What indoor flowers at home can disappoint? Told in video
An orchid is one of the most attractive and inexpensive plants in a flower shop, but not everyone takes root in their homes. If you do not know how to care for it, and do not devote enough time to creating ideal conditions, then the orchid simply will not bloom. Also, care errors will lead to rapid rotting of the roots or wilting of the leaves, after which it will be almost impossible to save the flower.
2 Venus flytrap
A predatory plant of an unusual shape attracts attention and stands out from the background of others. In addition, it is quite compact, so it seems that this is an ideal option for the home. But the natural habitat of the Venus flytrap is a forest swamp, so this flower is only suitable for patient and experienced owners of exotic plants. The Venus flytrap needs high humidity, which almost never happens in an apartment without special humidifiers. Add to this partial shade, specific soil and the need to eat insects at the right frequency (the plant can be overfed, and it will die because of this) — it will be difficult to provide proper care.
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Alocasia is a large and spectacular indoor flower, but it is demanding to care for. It will be difficult for an inexperienced plant owner to understand why the leaves begin to wither or turn yellow — the line between insufficient or excessive watering is quite thin. At the same time, alocasia quickly dies, within a couple of weeks after the first symptoms of the disease appear. Another serious drawback is that the juice of this plant is poisonous and dangerous for pets.
In flower shops you can find miniature bushes strewn with beautiful buds. They look very aesthetically pleasing, but this is more of a temporary decor for the interior. In most cases, roses will not even bloom. If flowering is successful, the rose bush will most likely wither within two to three weeks after that. It is also unlikely that roses will be transplanted to the dacha, because they do not take root very well this way.
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Mini-spruces and various varieties of juniper often appear in flower shops before the New Year. This is another forest dweller who will not survive the dry air in the apartment and the proximity to the batteries. You can transplant a tree into open ground no earlier than April, but by this time it will most likely die, even if you keep it on an open balcony and regularly water and spray it with a spray bottle.
Geranium is often a disappointment because of its smell. She smells not flowers, but leaves — this is how they react to changes in temperature around. For many, this smell causes a headache, and for some, an allergic reaction. In addition, this plant used to be very popular in schools, hospitals and other government institutions, so it is often simply not associated with home comfort and aesthetics.
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Decorative miniature tangerines, oranges and lemons rarely take root in an apartment. They need a lot of sun throughout the year, proper watering and regular moistening of the leaves. And, of course, the fruits that grow on them are not intended for human consumption.
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