Do you love indoor plants, but do not know which flower to get to start with? Or maybe you already have your own collection of indoor plants and are dreaming of adding something exotic to it?
The selection of exotic indoor plants for today is very large. Already any flower shop can boast of a great variety of such miraculous plants as an orchid or a money tree, or lemon, and even pomegranate. Hostesses and in our conditions have learned to care for such exotic plants.
So, if you nevertheless decide to purchase a tropical foreigner, then we suggest that you get acquainted with the most popular plants and find out in what conditions they need to be kept so that they not only grow, but also bear fruit. We present to you 7 of the most popular exotic indoor plants.
In the first place is the lemon tree
It is the lemon tree that lovers of exotic indoor plants most often dream of buying. Lemon is a perennial citrus plant that can be grown at home. With proper care, this plant can bloom twice a year and yield 10 to 60 lemons. It is very interesting to grow a whole tree from a bone. A lemon grown in an apartment can reach a height of 1.5 meters.
Within two to three years, some species of this exotic plant begin to bear fruit. Lemon trees should be placed in places where there is no direct sunlight, only diffused light and be sure to put it in a slightly cool room, in which the air temperature will be from +10 C to +23 C. The lemon tree requires frequent watering, but in no case do not overmoisten it. For irrigation, only settled water at room temperature is used.
This tropical plant will thrive and bear fruit in a humid environment. The tree loves fresh air, so during the summer it is best to keep it on the balcony or terrace.
In second place is the banana tree
This tropical palm tree will certainly add some unusual and exotic character to your interior. In addition, it will not reach large sizes, since the breeders have already bred varieties of this tree, adapted for growing in apartments. The banana tree belongs to cold-resistant indoor plants, so it can be kept in a room with an air temperature of +15 C to 30 C. Also, this plant will bear fruit better in a room with high humidity. The banana tree must not be overdried. If a clod of earth dries up, then it must be urgently watered abundantly, otherwise the tree may dry out.
In third place is the date palm
In good home conditions and with proper maintenance, this plant can grow up to 2 meters in height. The ideal place for a date palm is partial shade. Direct sunlight is contraindicated, they will simply destroy the plant. This tropical plant also loves high humidity and abundant watering, although in winter it is necessary to water it a little less often than in spring and summer. The palm tree does not tolerate heat well, it needs a temperature regime of at least +15 C and not higher than +20 C.
In fourth place is the indoor feijoa
This plant can now live in your apartment, because the breeders have bred a self-pollinating species. Indoor feijoa will actively grow and bear fruit only in a room with high humidity and subject to abundant watering. If the plant dries up even a little, it will almost immediately throw off its leaves and stop growing. Feijoa should be located in a relatively warm, but not hot, room with plenty of light. Feijoa does not tolerate heat, therefore this plant must be kept at a temperature not lower than +12 C and not higher than + 22 C.
In fifth place is eucalyptus
This is one of the unpretentious exotic indoor plants, which practically does not require special care, and also has healing properties, therefore this plant is very popular among flower growers. Eucalyptus needs a lot of light, it can even be placed in a sunny place. Water this plant sparingly and only when the soil dries up. Air humidity for homemade eucalyptus is not important, the main thing is that the air temperature does not drop below + 10C. With the right content, eucalyptus can please with new fragrant green leaves and beautiful flowers in early spring.
In sixth place is the tea tree
This exotic plant is ideal for growing at home. It, like eucalyptus, is unpretentious, and also has a lot of medicinal properties. But at the same time, gardeners can also drink tea from a couple of freshly plucked leaves of this plant. It is not difficult to grow a tea tree bush in an apartment; water it abundantly with sufficient settled water at room temperature and place it in a room with high humidity. To obtain a high-quality harvest, it is necessary to spray the leaves of the tea tree at least twice a week. This plant is thermophilic and moisture-loving, therefore, if the temperature regime exceeds + 20C, it is worth increasing watering.
And in seventh place is the olive tree.
This exotic houseplant beats all records for harvesting at home, but this is only with proper and proper care. Ideally, 2 kilograms of olives can be harvested from the olive tree grown in the apartment. This plant is placed in a sunny place. To avoid stagnant water after irrigation, the olive tree must be planted in good drainage soil. For active growth and fruiting, the olive tree needs warmth, but not heat, therefore, the plant is kept at an air temperature not lower than + 15C and not higher than + 30C.
Enjoy the wonderful world of vibrant and extraordinarily charming exotic and tropical plants and be convinced of their unpretentiousness and ease of maintenance.