With the warm weather arriving this week, everyone is excited to return to their new warm homes and start working in them. Though we all have long been aware of the value of indoor plants to our daily lives, it wasn’t until recently, that most gardeners had the chance to explore the benefits of providing plants such as roses, rose bushes, succulents, trees, bulbs, and even bromeliads with an environment that is more inviting.
Due to the warm weather this winter, all of us have a rare opportunity to examine our indoor environments and realize all that it contains. For this reason, we want to be able to develop and enjoy a healthy indoor environment that welcomes our plants, while taking advantage of the growth we can experience in our own homes.
Determining the best temperature to provide plants with
“The most widely accepted wisdom regarding the relationship between indoor temperature and root growth and flowering performance is that the optimum temperature for growth of rhapis excelsa is 33.6F”. In other words, cold season is on the horizon and homeowners now have a completely new opportunity to “invincible” our indoor plants.
Before we dive into indoor plants as recommended by Rhapis excelsa, let’s first take a look at what Rhapis excelsa actually is and its growth rate.
Below is a historical chart of the growth of rhapis excelsa, which is roughly the size of an 8-inch globe. Because of its size, it is a great plant to breed because it is similar in many ways to violets, without the plant having to be completely rooted up in a dry pot.
In order to bring in more airflow and to facilitate the needs of rhapis excelsa to grow and thrive, several growing mediums have been given. Below is a below is a historical chart of the growth of rhapis excelsa, which is roughly the size of an 8-inch globe. Because of its size, it is a great plant to breed because it is similar in many ways to violets, without the plant having to be completely rooted up in a dry pot.In order to bring in more airflow and to facilitate the needs of rhapis excelsa to grow and thrive, several growing mediums have been given. An indoor houseplant catalog which sells rhapis excelsa suggested growing in the following indoor conditions,
Hardwood Hardwood. (Included below) Metal Hardwood. (Alongside metal). (alongside metal).
In addition to the use of hardwood, this nursery also recommended basing this plant in metal, which is our recommended indoor growing medium.
Keeping Plants Alive in the Home
Once indoor plants are rooted up in the right type of growth medium, the next step is to use the right climate for plants, in order to provide the needed humidity, oxygen, and nutrients required to give these plants the care they need. The origin of this green tip is a modification of an oriental polycultural growing system.
Creating A Naturalistic Environment for Rhapis excelsa, in order to most resemble its native environment. Creating a naturalistic environment is essential to the growth of rhapis excelsa, and helps to allow the plants to thrive in our indoor environment.
For indoor plants, hydrangeas, roses, ferns, hydrangeas, boxwood, tulips, hyacinth, marigolds, sweet potato vines, and several other tropical natives must be provided with a “rich” of moisture and light; both can be achieved by using the right growing mediums.
It is important to note that whatever type of growing medium you use must be chosen in the appropriate amount and lighting to keep the plants healthy and thriving, in addition to the amount of moisture you provide. The method of water delivery for your growing medium must also be chosen so that the water will remain continuously flowing throughout your indoor climate. When combining the optimal light and humidity you provide to your indoor plants, you begin to understand what is at the core of any successful indoor growing system.
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