Phalaenopsis orchid, Moth orchid

September 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm

phalaenopsis orchid, moth orchid, phalThe moth orchid (phalaenopsis) is one of those cult house plants which almost everybody knows. A real, beautiful queen among indoor plants that can bloom in any season of the year. Not a very demanding queen.

Stolons with plantlets – plant propagation

May 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

plant propagation - stolons with plantletsStolons (also called runners) are horizontal above ground plant stems which start to root and to form a new plant at the place where they touch the ground. Stolons of some plants (like for example the spider plant) grow upwards, then bend over slightly and produce little young plants, called plantlets, at their tips. After touching the soil, the plantlets take roots and become independent from the mother plant.

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.