10 Foliage Plants to Grow in Your Garden
1. Areca Palm
These plants like bright Sun, but it is advisable to keep them away from the scorching heat. They also don’t require a plethora of water, watering the soil to make it moist is just enough. It grows best in the summer and spring seasons and can even grow up to 10 years.
2. Jade Plant
They are considered a symbol of good looks as it is very simple to take care of them. Water your jade plant when the top of the soil is just dry to the touch and never let your plant dry out completely. Also, they need full sun to grow properly.
3. Spider Plant
Spider plants are known to bring good luck and prosperity to your homes. While growing in your garden, make sure to provide them with well-drained soil and indirect sunlight so that they can flourish properly. They also need some drying out in between watering.
4. Alocasia Velvet Black Plant
These plants are a little toxic, hence, you ought to wear gloves before touching them. They grow well in hot and humid conditions. They also prefer filtered light to thrive properly. Water your alocasia plant well to settle the soil around the bulb.
5. Golden Money Plant
The plant does best when you maintain it in hot temperatures. Water the plant regularly in small amounts on a day-to-day basis when it is about a height few inches. The plant matures and is ready to absorb more amount of water about 2-4 inches once every week when the soil is completely dry.
6. Snake Plant
These plants grow best in warm climates and temperatures. Snake plants are drought tolerant, so they only need watering about once a week. Try to avoid letting the soil become waterlogged because the roots will rot. They also tend to become more vibrant when exposed to direct sun.
7. Dieffenbachia Camille Plant
These are also known as dumb cane and if you live in a warm climate they are your best summer plants. You can take advantage of Dieffenbachia’s natural growing season (from March to October) by planting in the spring. Water your dieffenbachia well and keep the soil moist (but not soggy), as the plant establishes itself.
8. Rubber Plant
They can thrive well in partial and full sun with heat and humidity. You can also add a 2-inch layer of mulch which will keep the soil moist longer. Rubber Trees grown in these conditions can commonly reach 60-90 feet tall and can grow wide, shallow root systems to support their height and capture the water and nutrient resources around them efficiently.
9. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a very popular medicinal plant with antioxidant and antibacterial properties and grows in hot and dry climates. It can easily tolerate infrequent watering Plant aloe in a terracotta pot with well-drained dirt. Your best bet is to mix equal parts sand and potting soil or buy a special succulent mix.
It is believed that they grow well in shade but it is preferable to light them up with the morning sun. Planted outdoors in early spring, coleus quickly spreads and grows to full size in a single season. Large swaths of assorted coleus plantings in a landscape or garden bed take on a quilt-like appearance. It grows best in soil that is consistently moist but not soggy.
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