Native to tropical Asia and the Pacific islands. Height 0.6-l, 2 m, diameter 30-60 cm. ASPLENIUM NIDUS is in nature an epiphytic species that grows on trees: hence its specific name; commonly called also a bird's nest fern or deer tongue. The shiny, bright green, whole and lanceolate fronds form a regular rosette that can grow up to 0.9 m or more.
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The ixora is a small evergreen shrub native to India; in nature it reaches 120-150 cm in height, but in pot it remains within 50-60 cm of height. It has thin, woody stems, dark brown in color, with bark that tends to peel over time. The leaves are oval, shiny, leathery, opposite; at the apex of the branches, in summer, it produces large corymbs consisting of small flowers with four petals, delicately scented, generally of a deep red color, although there are varieties with pink, yellow, white and orange flowers.
It is a perennial evergreen herbaceous native of the Island of Socotra; to the genus exacum belong about 40 species of herbaceous plants, annual and perennial, but only E. affine is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is a small plant, at most 25-35 cm high, with a roundish, very ramified habit; the stems are thin, herbaceous, tender, they bear numerous small oval leaves, light green, slightly fleshy.
The Bromeliad family is usually divided into three subfamilies: Bromelioideae, Pitcairnoideae and Tillandsioideae. It has about fifty genera, and more than two thousand species, widespread in the tropical and subtropical areas of Asia and America, with a single species native to Africa. These are perennial, evergreen herbaceous plants; there are some succulent species.
Sanseveria Rhizomatous evergreen succulent plant from southern and western Africa and Asia. It is made up of dense clumps of long, fleshy, dark green leaves, mottled with light green and silver; the bearing of the leaves can be of two types: some varieties are constituted by a dense rosette, while others have long leaves that grow erect.
Russelia equisetiformis is a small evergreen shrub native to Central America. It has thin, green, fleshy, very branched stems, which grow a prostrate growth, covered with small lanceolate leaflets, bright green; when the climate is mild it is covered with a myriad of small tubular flowers of bright orange color, the flowering begins in February and lasts until autumn, it is not infrequent that the plant is in bloom throughout the year.
Aspidistra Rhizomatous perennial herbaceous variety, native to East Asia and Africa, widespread in many parts of Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. It appears as a dense tuft of long dark green leathery leaves, which grow directly from the roots, thick and fleshy; some varieties have variegated or dotted leaves, usually white or cream.
The Vriesea splendens or Bromelia is an evergreen, epiphytic plant native to Central and South America. It looks like a dense rosette of fleshy leaves, long and narrow, stiff, dark green, crossed transversely by brown bands. From the center of the rosette a colored stem is raised, which in summer carries a long inflorescence consisting of bracts and red, white or pink flowers; when the flowers wither, the colored bracts surrounding them remain on the stem for months.
Evergreen tree native to Australia and New Zealand, the ficus australe or ficus rubiginosa can reach a height of 8-10 meters in nature, but in a container it remains within 2-3 meters, with quite slow growth. It has an erect stem, thick and robust, with gray bark; in the part passes generally development numerous aerial roots; the crown is broad, rounded, and the young branches are covered with a light down, as well as the apical buds.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: Genus that counts about twenty species of perennial herbaceous plants, which develop large roundish tubers, originating from the Mediterranean area; they are widespread in most parts of the globe as apartment and garden plants, ideal for shaded flower beds.
Genus that includes dozens of varieties of fern, widespread in most of the temperate zones of the world; Blechnum spicant is also widespread in Italy; the most cultivated species are native to Asia, and generally fear the cold, they are therefore used as houseplants. They form large roundish bushes, consisting of long, light green fronds, which appear rolled up, and develop unrolling, reaching up to 50-60 cm in length.
The plants of Acalypha reptans belong to the Euphorbiaceae family, which includes numerous varieties of perennial plants originating mainly from tropical areas of Southeast Asia. These plants have a fairly rapid growth and are characterized by large foliage and a dark green color.
It is a genus that includes some palm trees originating from the islands of the Pacific Ocean, cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America due to the large fruits known as coconut. It is a very long-lived plant, which in nature can reach 20-30 meters in height, produces a large umbrella-shaped inflorescence and large fruits with a thick and woody rind, with juicy and sweet pulp.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: Begonia belongs to the begoniaceae family and is widespread in all regions, from tropical to warm temperate ones. There are about 900 species, most of which are perennial, which can be divided into 3 main groups: tuberous begonias, rhizomatous begonias and collated root begonias.
Pineapple bracteatus is an epiphytic plant native to South America, in particular Brazil and the Amazon forest; it is cultivated as an ornamental plant, but also, in tropical countries, as a fruit plant. The pineapple produces large rosettes, up to a meter high and even 120-150 cm wide, consisting of long leathery leaves, slightly succulent, stiff and thorny at the edges and at the apex; the color of the foliage is varied: from bright green to striped green with yellow or white.
Cultivation techniques The two main requirements of Guzmania lingulata plants are: heat and high humidity. They are planted at the end of spring or at the beginning of summer, in pots of about 10 cm, using a mixture of coarse sand, leaf soil and osmunda in equal parts, in a bright area but not exposed to direct sunlight, especially during the hottest hours of the day.
Saintpaulia Saintpaulia, also known as African violet, is a plant particularly appreciated for its vigorous growth and for its abundant and almost continuous flowering. Its popular name unites it to violets, probably due to the color of the corollas or the natural environment in which both grow, the undergrowth.
The genus includes 500 species of herbaceous plants, terrestrial or epiphytic, always green perennials, mostly originating from the southern United States to South America. The plants are covered with scaly silver hair, which absorbs and retains moisture. Tillandsia argentea is cultivated in pots or on a tree branch.
Billbergia nutans is an evergreen plant native to South America, and in particular Brazil. It consists of a dense rosette of thick, dark green, stiff and serrated fleshy leaves that grow upwards. In spring from the center of the rosette of leaves grows a long spike of flowers from pink to dark purple, from yellow to red; many varieties have brightly colored bracts that completely cover the floral stem.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: The yucca The yucca are succulent herbaceous plants from warm and dry environments of North and Central America. They belong to the Agavaceae family and their genus includes no less than fifty species. There are more or less rustic ones.
It is a genus that contains 5-6 species of evergreen shrubs and creepers, originating in Central and South America. They develop long thin stems, very branched, which bear long dark green leaves, sometimes pubescent, oval or lanceolate, up to 12-15cm long. In spring they produce particular inflorescences, consisting of two bright pink bracts, with a serrated edge, which subtend small yellow flowers.