Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Garden Minute - House Plants

Garden Minute - House Plants
Dec. 1, 2015

This is Jason Lamb with your Gardening Minute.

Houseplants are simply plants that will grow in conditions inside homes. Where the temperature is normally around 70 degrees or lower during the winter. 

Select your house plants on the conditions that you have in your home. Sunlight varies for each individual plant. Some plants require five hours or more of direct sunlight, like jasmine, miniature rose, and asparagus fern.  Other plants like prayer plant and Swedish ivy require no direct sunlight. Plants should be kept at least 12 inch from the window to prevent leaf burn. 

Temperatures for tropical plants should be around 65 to 70 degrees and suffer when temperatures fall below 60 degrees. Humidity should be 50 percent or more. Double potting can help with humidity.  

Rapidly growing, large-leafed plants need large amounts of water. Slow-growing, flowering plants and most foliage plants need less water and are easily dam­aged by too much water. Sensitive plants, such as azaleas, camellias, and gar­denias, should be watered only with distilled water. 

For more information about House plants please contact us at the Cooperative Extension Office at 461-0562. We will be hosting a Private Applicators Workshop on Dec. 9th at the Tucumcari Convention Center beginning at 9am worth 3 CEU’s. This has been your Gardening Minute with Jason Lamb your Quay County Ag. Extension Agent. Where are programs are open to everyone.

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