Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Indoor Plants - House Plants or Office Plants - Aglaonema

Chinese Evergreen-Aglaonema 'Jubilee Petite'

Good Indoor Plants for Beginners - Aglaonema

This is an Aglaonema 'Jubilee Petite'. The common name for Aglaonema is Chinese Evergreen. Aglaonema make great indoor plants for any office or even in the home.

When I first started in the indoor plant care business, about 30 years ago, there were only a few varieties of Aglaonema plants that we used on our commercial accounts.

The other day I went to the growers website and did a count of the varieties of Aglaonema that they were offering for sale. I believe the total was somewhere around 32! That leaves a little something for everybody when it comes to leaf size, color and other characteristics of plants.

Aglaonema are pretty plants, at least most of the varieties, and they are good for growing in an area of bright, indirect lighting without any sun. They don't take loads of attention but, of course, for any indoor plant to do well, you do need to do a regular check for water needs, groom your plant (remove any yellow leaves, gently clean leaves of any dust, etc.) and turn to keep your plant growing evenly on all sides.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Beautiful Orchid in Flower

Cattleya loddigesii

This wonderful orchid is the "Orchid of the Day" from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate for August 1, 2017.
The Santa Barbara Orchid Estate grows and sell hundreds of different orchids. Check out their website at www.sborchid.com

"One of the most beautiful of the bifoliate Cattleyas! Since it grows happily as an epiphyte (tree grower) and lithophyte (rock grower) in its native habit it can be grown either potted in stones and bark, or mounted to a tree or bark slab.Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Brazil and Argentina."
Information and orchid photograph from www.sborchid.com 

Enjoy the day with plants, flowers and orchids!!