Exotic Flowers You Can Grow Indoors
If you are a gardener without a garden chances are your apartment is full of pots and planters with various greenery sprouting and blooming. But if you want to add more color and flair to your houseplant collection you cannot do without these exotic beauties. These may present additional challlenges to you as a gardener but they are definitely worth it all.
Exotic Flowers For Growing Indoors
Orchids are amazing flowers that can be grown indoors. They require sufficient sunlight to bloom and re-bloom but they also don’t tolerate overwatering, which can kill the flowers. They also require a frop in temperature at night, which you can achieve by relocating your orchid into a cooler space at night or by manipulating home temperature manually.
Dendrobium, Paphiopedilium, and Odontoglossoms orchids make for beautiful display and are relatively easy to grow.
Passion Flower Maypop
Passion flower maypop may look like a tropical beauty but it really is a native to southeastern United States that prefers soft light (no direct sun). Since the plant can be invasive keeping it contained in a pot is a great way to avoid it overgrowth. It requires regular watering and a trellis as this vine can grow up to 15 feet. It also produces edible fruit and comes in a variety of colors.
Medinilla encompasses 400 species but only one has such beautiful large pink blooms. Medinilla magnifica grows best in ideal temperature range of 63°F to 77°F (17°C to 25°C). From March to November it cannot tolerate direct sun any longer, so it is better to keep it out of it. It can also live outdoors where temperatures are above 12°C (54°F) and last longer due to cooler nights. The plant is really showy with its large upstanding leaves and hanging rose pink blooms.
Bat flower (Tacca chantrieri) is a showstopper for sure, but there’s something menacing about it, which limits it to people with peculiar taste. There is a white version of the flower as well but if you ask me, it doesn’t look less menacing. Choose a shady spot to house your bat flower and provide it with well-drained soil for it to grow big and beautiful. Repotting and root-trimming may be required.
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