The plants of zygocactus (Christmas cactus) that bloom in December determined the popular name “Decembrist”. It is unpretentious in care, requires infrequent watering as it dries in the ground. The Decembrist flower negatively perceives sharp changes in temperature, it is best to provide a loose kidney and drainage, while the capacity under it should not be very deep. About once every 10 days, it is worth nourishing the Decembrist flower with root top dressing. The Decembrists bloom in bright red color, bewitching any viewer.
Originally from the tropics, our homes and departmental offices subdued the monstera. It owes its name, including its own huge size. The fact is that under the spreading specimens encircling tall trees, often found the corpses of people. It was by the cry of the travelers who discovered the terrible find “Monster!” That the name of the plant went.
So the monstera in the photo is often of a very decent size; its large fleshy leaves stretch upwards and spread along the ground. To ensure a comfortable stay of the plant at home. A sufficient amount of light is needed. The flower adores moist, but not wet soil, frequent spraying. An adult plant gives a lot of aerial roots, which are easy to disrupt during transplantation. That is why it is worth making no more than two transfers: intermediate and final. Comfortable conditions and the content of the plant allows you to grow a specimen up to 6 meters high! During the growing season (April-August), plant nutrition is used, and during the dormant period, it is better not to give fertilizers.
Pachypodium has a thick impressive and very prickly trunk. It was for the appearance of the base that it got its name (literally, “thick leg” in Greek). Thin leaves are located on top of the trunk. Pachypodiums are represented by real trees, capable of reaching a house height of 3 floors and a diameter of more than one and a half meters. In indoor flora, this plant is able to reach one meter in height.
Also, pachypodium and its care contribute to its cultivation in arid rooms. The flower has a wonderful property to store moisture in the stem. The advantage of pachypodiums is that these plants do not need a cold wintering. By its nature, this plant is poisonous and has rather sharp thorns. When the stem is damaged, it produces white milky juice, like milkweed. It is worth knowing that this juice is extremely dangerous and toxic, but does not burn the skin. The main principle when caring for it is the abundance of light, as well as careful balancing between the dried substrate and its over moistening.