They are a native of Asia and America and has over 200 species. All are characterized by thick stems, dark green leaves and big flowers. When proper care is taken, these plants can grow upto 12 feet in height and their lush green nature adds beauty to the homes of the people. When the flowers come, they are an attraction for all birds and insects. Used for religious purposes and making a beautiful landscape, its like a common plant in many homes. Less to take care of and more output in terms of greenery and flowers, it’s a must have in homes
|Pot size||5 inches|
|Plant height||10 inches|
|Plant spread||6 inches|
Plant care best practices
They need a medium level of care. As it has lot of leaves and branches, the water needs are high. Also it needs space to grow. Care need to be taken on the fact that these plants also need frequent weeding and good fertilizer needs to be applied. They can become home to insects which need to be taken care of by cleaning them or applying organic insecticides. One needs to also see that during harsh summer months, the plants are well watered and not exposed to too much direct sun.
Once received, open the box and water the plant slightly. Keep it in an airy place. Do repotting only after a week or so.
Full sunlight is good for growth.
Planting medium needs
A well drained soil with organic matter. is good. Water logging must be avoided.
Daily watering in small amounts is good for growth. In the containers there should be provision for water coming out.
Once a month with organic fertilizers. A high dose of potassium and nitrogen is good.
Overwatering : The leaves will turn brown and die. Keep the watering quantity within limits
Bugs and insects : If found, they need to be applied with neem oil and cleaned.
If taken proper care, they can live upto 30 years or more.