One doesn’t have to be an experienced gardener to enjoy beautiful plants at home. Here are some suggestions for people who begin their experience with flowers, who are busy or do not know much about planting. These plants do not need much to grow but if you pay even little attention to them, you will be glad to see their beautiful leaves and flowers.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia comes from the island of Zanzibar. It is extremely easy to grow and a very decorative plant. Its stems come from the underground rhizomes and they are covered with thick, shining leaves. Its flower may reach a height of one metre and one can notice several new stems each year. It is an ideal potted plant for those ones who habitually forget about watering.
Sansevieria trifasciata, also called snake plant, mother-in-law’s tongue or Saint George’s sword (in Brazil). It is widely known as an “iron sword”. It is characterized by long, hard, striped, sword-shaped leaves in the following colours: green or yellow. Sansevieria is a very popular plant due to its longevity. Besides, it doesn’t need much sunlight and a high quality soil. It is able to withstand up to three weeks without watering.
Dracaena marginata, sometimes called the Dragon Tree. It is easy to grow and resistant to rough conditions. It prefers light spots (not the scorching sun!), but it will also grow well in a shade . It likes moderate watering – once a week is enough.
Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant, or money tree. It grows slowly and does not require trimming or taking too much care. It is a perennial potted plant. In a domestic environment it can grow up to 100-centimetre height. In spring and summer it likes abundant watering, however it may withstand periodic water shortages. In winter, before watering, one must wait until the soil dries up well. The plant likes sunny spots. In summer you can put it on a balcony.