Tips On How To Keep Houseplants Alive

Now that people in different countries of the world are encouraged to stay at home, they are given more spare time, with many who have decided to make use of it properly. Individuals of various ages and status looked for routines and activities that they can busy themselves on. Some made investments in improving themselves while others chose to spend their time doing recreational activities. Houseplants are a hit these days. A lot of people, such as mothers and teenagers, were drawn into growing their own plants. But growing your own garden is not that simple and can be difficult to start. So to all aspiring plant persons out there, you might want to check out these plant guides which contain information that you can credit to your planting process. Here are the names of popular houseplants and tips on how you can keep them alive.

Majesty Palm

Its scientific name is Ravenea rivularis, but it is widely known as ‘Majesty Palm.’ Majesty Palms is one of the most popular indoor houseplants. It is tall and can grow six to eight feet, if indoors. It also has elegant fronds which are long. This plant looks like a palm tree that originally came from Madagascar. But unlike palm trees, this plant does not bear any fruit.

Because this indoor plant can grow very tall, it is very important that you give it enough degree of space for growth. This is a tropical plant, and so it is very fond of moist air. For it to strive, you need to let it receive the bright light that it needs for at least six to eight hours every day. So placing it near a sunny window can aid in its growth.

Ponytail Palm

The ponytail palm has climbed its way to the top over the years into being one of the most popular houseplants. It has a deceptive name because contrary to the name it has, it is not related to the family of palms, but rather, the ponytail palm belongs to the family of succulents. Its scientific name is Beaucarnea recurvata, which has a history as to why it acquired the name. Its name is said to give honor to the man who first collected the plant’s flowers, which is Jean-Baptiste Beaucarne.

This tree has a very unique shape since its trunk bulges to a degree at the bottom, which the plant uses to collect water. Since this is a part of the succulent family, there is no need for it to be watered on a daily basis. In fact, it likes to be semi-dry. Bright light is the most suitable for this plant, and letting them enjoy the light for half the day will make a huge difference as they like it very much.

Dragon Tree

Dracaena Marginata is more popularly known as the dragon tree. This plant showcases its green and narrow leaves with stripes that run through each other. The color of its stripes is a variation of cream and yellow. The dragon tree can grow an amazing fifteen feet in height, and its growth is rapid during the first few years. You should consider planting a dragon tree as an investment if you are looking for a plant that is easy to maintain and take care of. However, this one is toxic and is not advisable to be placed where cats and dogs can have access to. If you have pets, make sure to keep them out of their reach.

To prevent over-watering of the plant, only consider giving it a sprinkle if the soil’s top one inch has already become dry. It would also be better to have a pot that has good drainage to provide insurance that your plant won’t be sitting in a puddle of water. The best light for this plant is bright but indirect sunlight because too much of it can lead to developing brown spots in its leaves.