Indoor plants are usually of tropical origin (Ficus, tronchetti, Potos), therefore they need high and constant temperatures, with a good level of humidity. Errors that should be avoided are placing the plants near heat sources (radiators, fireplaces, etc..), which make the air too dry, put the plants in positions subject to current (near entrance doors or windows), delay the time when they return to the apartment because they would be subject to low temperatures at night.
- In winter, indoor and outdoor plants undergo physiological changes to adapt to climate change. In fact, as we well know, the plants to grow and develop …
- Many are the species of fern cultivated in apartment, as many are the ferns spread on the ground, there are tens of thousands, present in all wetlands and shady, from the forests to the Alps….
- Good morning, I live in London and a week ago I transplanted an olive tree (about 3 years) in the garden of my house.
Unfortunately it has been raining for days, it is cloudy and there is no improvement in climate. The temperat…
Fundamental element that allows the life of plants, light, sometimes can become an environmental adversity. Placing the plants near glass windows exposed to the sun causes without wanting to damage, in fact, the glass creates a “slow effect” to the sun’s rays, which in this way burn the leaves.
Or there is often a lack of flowering of the plant because it has not received enough light, the same for those plants that need a lot of light to grow (eg Anthurium, Ficus Benjamin), which are placed in poorly lit areas of the house just because they fit aesthetically in that position. In this case it is important to understand what kind of plant adapts to the brightness of the environment in which it will be placed.
Among the environmental adversities we can find the lack of water or too abundant irrigation. As a general rule, watering should be regular and not excessive, so as not to create situations of water stagnation or excessive dryness of the soil. It is also important to use water that is poor in limestone and chlorine in order not to create excess salt in the soil that would cause the roots to die.
Environmental Adversity: Nutrients
Plants require all the nutrients, which are generally provided with fertilizers. If the fertilization is not regular or not suitable for the type of plant (e.g. tropical plants need a lot of nitrogen and microelements), there are alterations to the plant: such as the lack of formation of flowers and fruits, branches with few leaves, which imbue the aesthetic appearance of the plant, thus depriving it of its ornamental function.
When the plant shows the first symptoms of suffering (some yellowed leaves, flowers that fall quickly), it is recommended to give them formulas that act as reconstituents, which have the property of containing “useful elements” ready to use.
These “nutritional activators” are based on amino acids, vitamins, plant extracts and carbohydrates that, in practice, provide energy and useful substances for a quick recovery and determine quickly:
– Formation of new plant tissues (shoots).
– More efficient photosynthesis.
– Increased leaf area.
– More radical activity
– More intense flowering.
The nutritional activators, if they are administered to the plants in normal vital conditions, have the property of favouring and exalting their vegetative, floral and fructification development.