Grape ivy, cissus rhombifolia

January 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Grape ivy, cissus rhombifolia

An attractive ivy resembling grapevines (hence the common name “grape ivy”), once very popular, today kind of forgotten. Cissus rhombifolia – an ideal plant for less bright rooms, which can hang down, climb up or expand horizontally. It is time to renew interest in it. 🙂

Weeping fig, ficus benjamina

January 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Weeping fig, ficus benjaminaThe weeping fig is one of the most popular trees to be grown indoors. It seems to me that the main reason for that is its appearance. Ficus benjamina is actually a real tree, with its hard trunk crowned with branches full of green leaves. Of all house plants this is the one which is the closest to our understanding of what a tree should look like.

Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum

January 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Spider plant, Airplane plant, Chlorophytum comosumWhile I was thinking about how to begin my post about the spider plant and in particular about the characteristics that differentiate it from other house plants, the following thought came to my mind: “the spider plant, with its bushy green and white leaves and shoots of little new plants hanging down, makes every room that it grows in seem quieter and more homely”. Apart from being easy to grow, it is precisely this feature that explains why there is always at least one specimen of this popular plant in my home.