Gardening with Ginny – House Plants
Gardening Expert Ginny Rosenkranz joins us to talk about house plants and how to keep them alive in your home.
During the winter months, many feel that its too difficult to manage bringing in outside plants or too tedious to maintain a house plants needs, but Ginny shows us a variety of plant species that are very low maintenance.
A Philodendron is a vine-based plant that only needs a little water, a little sun, and can be pruned frequently.
The “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” (Sansevieria Trifaciata) is a large palmed plant that grows rather tall, and only needs to be watered about once a month. Or the smaller version, the “Bird’s Nest” can be kept in a small pot and takes more of a bush form.
A “Chinese Evergreen,” (Aglaonema), is genetically modified to grow with red hues in the leaves. These plants if put in direct sunlight will burn, but placing them in a room that has moderate in-direct light from multiple windows, they will thrive.
Lastly she shared about the “Parlour Palm,” (Chamaedorea elegans) can be considered difficult by some because of it’s need for a certain amount of water, but Rosenkranz said that if given a small amount of water once a week, it should sprout new stocks and flourish in your home.
To maintain any of the house plants above, Rosenkranz reminds to fertilize and re-pot plants at least once a year, and if you wish for them to take up more or less space, the size of the pot determines how large the plant will grow.