The moment when this plant is the most beautiful and highlights all its strengths is the spring. The wait is worth it because the result is spectacular. This is why this plant certainly wins more and more success. It has a rosette of thick leaves from which appear thin stems that support flowers. The latter are available in several colors that go from white to bright pink and bright or that draw on the apricot.
This very singular plant belongs to the family Cactaceae, it is a succulent epiphyte. When it grows in its natural environment, it is perennial and has a life span of several decades. It develops in tuft very big and very thick. She is from the mountains of Mexico. It can be grown in rock preferably in Mediterranean climates, even if it can support short frosts. It has a hanging port and some varieties can measure up to 1.50 meters. The very long leaves are covered with small spines. The flowers are beautiful and most often a pink pulling fuchsia bright. It is perfect in suspension in the house or in a veranda.
The Christmas cactus is a beautiful plant that throughout the winter brings color to your home. It is part of epiphytes and succulent cacatés. Its very original and complex flowers develop in several successive times during this season. They have different shades: red, pink, two-tone white and red, purple, tending towards orange, the choice is vast. There are several species that have different characteristics. Water the plants gradually as soon as the buds appear and during the entire flowering period. Once the flowers have blossomed, for two months, do not water any more. She likes a very bright and even sunny place. In summer it takes place on a balcony without problem.
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Cape Violet or Saintpaulia
This classic plant is widespread because it is easy to live with and requires little maintenance. The only condition is not to wet the rosette with foliage and avoid cold water. It can bloom up to 10 months a year, excluding the winter months. These flowers are grouped into a bouquet, they are double or single, two-colored or plain and fringed. It requires a minimum of 15 ° C in winter, avoid temperature differences it does not like. The land must remain cool and it does not like dry atmospheres. Do not hesitate to remove regularly faded flowers and leaves that are damaged. The cuttings are easily done with the leaves.
This succulent or succulent plant offers persistent, thick, long and soft leaves. They present a color, oscillating between the green franc and the gray blue. They are often lined with teeth. A flowering stem bears the flowers in clusters, red, orange or yellow, which may be in the form of hanging bells or tubes. This plant blooms in early spring or late winter.
We find this very pretty plant especially at the seaside. They form very beautiful rugs of flowers in bright colors that animate the landscapes. They are fond of very rocky slopes and produce edible fruits.
It is a succulent or succulent plant with evergreen foliage and is perennial and rosette. Its leaves have an elongated, broad or triangular shape and are thick. It gives flowers in bells, either in clusters or solitary. Their colors are most often white, yellow, orange or red. They can be on large or short stems.
Euphorbia can be large or small, perennial or annual. We particularly like their original form and their unusual flowering that surprises most often. Succulent or herbaceous, it grows very easily. We love their bright colors that enliven the garden by creating aesthetic contrasts.
Lithops is a succulent and perennial plant that belongs to the Aizoaceae family and can be found at any altitude up to 1500 meters in the mountains or on the central plateaus. It flowers from September and growth begins in early winter or at least August in the southern hemisphere when the heat has become less intense.
It is a succulent plant that is found very often in florists, it is very common among florists. It has foliage and ports very variable. They have thick, fleshy leaves and measure between 15 cm and up to more than one meter. Some varieties are in bloom all winter, others in spring or at any other time of the year.
Epiphyllum is a cactus with succulent stems that grows in trees and is therefore reminiscent of the tropical orchid. This is what earned him the nickname of orchid cactus. At its origin, it produced white and fragrant flowers that came out during the night. It has since been crossed with different species like Disocactus phyllanthoides with pink flowers and Heliocereus with red flowers. As a result, the hybrids obtained bloom the day and present many colors. The flowers usually appear in spring and summer.
Cushion of mother-in-law
The mother-in-law's cushion belongs to the family of cacti and its origin is from Central America and more particularly from the Mexican desert. There are about 15 different varieties listed. It shows slow growth and can reach a meter in diameter. It does not tolerate frost or temperatures below + 1 ° C. You can keep them indoors in pots and outdoors during the summer. The flowers are of a yellow color drawing on the walleye and flower only the plants having ten years at least.
Rhipsalis belongs to the family Cactaceae. It grows in the southern hemisphere, in Africa and America, provided the area is tropical. It grows on the branches or the trunk of other plants. There are about fifty varieties. The foliage can be elliptical, tubular or flat. The leaves are drooping and persistent. It can be installed in suspension and even for plant walls. Its size varies between ten centimeters or a few meters. It can not withstand frost and it is best to return under a veranda in winter. It flowers generously in the spring and its flowers are red, pink, orange, yellow or white. They are small, but pretty, if they are pollinated, you will see small berries.
Delosperma is a succulent that is much more often found in garden centers in recent years. It is appreciated for its flowering which is abundant. Its pretty flowers in solitary heads are so numerous that they cover the foliage almost entirely. The hues vary between pink, purple, carmine red and a species even gives yellow flowers. It is found very frequently in the gardens of the Atlantic coast and in Brittany.
It may be a cousin of yucca and agave, its leaves are very different, less hard and they do not have a sting. The coral red stalk that appears in May-June can measure between 1.50 meters and 2.50 meters high. It has a port that tilts slightly to the ground. The color of the red or pink bracts creates a contrast with the pale green flowers. It brings to your garden an incomparable exotic atmosphere.
Oonium belongs to the family Crassulaceae. She is from Morocco and Macaronesia (Madeira, Canaries and Cape Verde Islands). It is a succulent succulent plant. Its flowers have a star shape and if they are mostly yellow, they can also be red, pink or white. They form a kind of pyramid that grows in the heart of rosettes. They usually bloom in the middle of winter when the climate is mild or in regions with a harsher climate in the spring.
Kaffir lily or clivia miniata
It is certainly the plant preferred by our grandmothers. Its beautiful glossy foliage gives it a great look and its flowers in high tubes and umbels orange are certainly foreign to this craze. It flowers in early spring, there are more or less yellow varieties. It is better to avoid the winter heat, it only supports 8 to 10 ° C. It should be watered fairly little from spring to autumn until the stem measures about 18 cm. She likes brightness, but in summer, she should not be exposed to sunlight and enjoy the semi-shade, and if you wish, you can put it in the garden.
Cyclamen of Persia
It is a familiar plant that has a lot of resistance and a long life. Some varieties require more heat than others. The easiest to grow are those with large two-tone or single-color flowers, which can be revolute or fringed and scented. They bloom abundantly from autumn to spring. Their foliage is imposing and very decorative, because it is marbled.
They love the light and they perfectly support temperatures between 10 and 15 ° maximum. You must water the root ball by immersing it directly into the water and then placing the pot on a bed of clay balls. The bulb should never be in contact with moisture and not completely covered. It is necessary to reduce the waterings from the moment when the plant deflates. In the fall, you take them back gradually.
It is a plant of the Agavaceae family, native to Madagascar. In the same family, we also find lucky bamboo or Chinese cane. Its foliage is evergreen and green, edged with red, white, pink or yellow. It is not a rustic plant, so it is grown in your potted interiors because it does not support temperatures below 15 degrees. It can reach 2 meters in height and they have several ramifications and several heads.
Its cream-colored flower is at the end of a beautiful flowering stem that can measure up to one meter. They look like little bells, they are very fragrant and quickly become heady in a room, but this is not the case for all species and it is even quite rare.
Calathea is a very hardy plant. Its foliage is leathery, dark and erect. It is on this case that appear the flowers in spikes tight, durable and bright orange. It resists heating perfectly without exceeding 22 ° and if it is in a room with little light, it survives without problem. It is best to keep the soil cool all year round, but you will water less in winter. It blooms during spring and summer.
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