19
Oct
2008
Environmental problems of herbal apartment
House Plant

Plants suffering physiological changes to adapt to climate change.

This is the time when plants suffer transported inside a time of stress. This exchange of environmental condition than growth, flowering, fruit production and in worst cases, can cause plant wilting.

Indoor plants are mostly of tropical origin and requires high temperatures and stable at a high level of humidity. Errors that should be avoided plants are positioned close to heat sources (radiators), which give an air too dry, put them on air currents (near the doors and windows), to delay when entering the apartment because they would suffer because of too low temperatures during the night.

Plants in the window positioning should be avoided because it can create glass lens effect of sunlight, which will burn the leaves. Or plants thrive because they have not received enough light is available in less illuminated areas.

Sprinkling the plants must be done regularly but not excessively so as not to create situations of stagnant water, followed by root rot. It is important to use low-water limestone and chlorine in order not to create excess salt in the land that would destroy the roots.

If fertilizers are not regular and neadacvate type of plant they first show symptoms of pain (yellow leaves, flowers falling ahead of time).

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Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes

Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.

 
Calathea

Petiole long, brown at the base. Language leaves to ovat ovat-elliptic, top short acuminata, the round or obtuse, dark green on top with green central rib, except nervurii glabra. Blossom terminal, spike side flat, narrow oblong, 15-40 cm long, peduncle 25 cm long, 4,5-6 cm wide, green-yellow bractei

 
Aeonium arboreum - tree aeonium

Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes. 

 
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819

Genus Rhipsalis includes 35 species of cacti, originating from dry areas of Canada to Patagonia and naturalized in the tropics and subtropice. Pendente growth, numerous bends. Stem cylindrical, with ribbed or payment. The flowers are small. Fruit small, spherical, fleshy.

 
Kalanchoe eriophylla

Kalanchoe eriophylla - was first described by R. Hilsenbeck and W. Bojer, in 1857. Originally from Madagascar, which grows at high altitudes, on rocks.

Kalanchoe eriophylla - epiphytic species, herbaceous perennial, 30 cm height. Decumbenta strain or swing. Leaves opposite, Sesia, in rosettes at the base, language juicy, sub-ovoid, 10-35 x 6-17 mm, pubescent, base truncata or amplexicaule, top obtuse, margin entire or crenata.

 
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