Snake Plant (Sansevieria) – The Complete Guide

Snake Plant - (Sansevieria trifasciata)

The snake plant (Sansevieria), also known as mother-in-law’s tongue because of its up to one meter high and pointed leaves, is one of the most popular houseplants in many living rooms. Already established on windowsills for decades, the plant has once again gained strong popularity due to many positive characteristics. The different varieties are extremely …

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Velvetleafs (Abutilon) – The Complete Guide

Velvetleafs (Abutilon)

With tropical blooms beautiful, velvetleafs (Abutilon), also known as Indian mallows, conjure up a paradisiacal ambience on the summer balcony. On the creative windowsill, the exotic beauty with its colorful campanulate flowers is a welcome guest. Behind its capricious appearance, you will find a low-maintenance and long-lasting tub plant. Planting Velvetleafs Since the non-hardy velvetleaf …

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Water Caltrop (Trapa Natans) – The Complete Guide

Water caltrop (Trapa natans)

The water caltrop (Trapa natans) is sometimes mistakenly called water chestnut. However, the water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) is not even closely related to the annual water nut. Trapa natans belongs to the Lythraceae family. You can find it in moderate to subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Origin and Distribution The water caltrop (Trapa …

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Callas (Calla) – The Complete Guide

Callas (Calla)

With colorful funnel flowers, callas create an exotic ambience on the windowsill and in the garden. Their African origin, the different flowering times, and unorthodox facets of their cultivation raise questions about the calla lily. We will answer all your questions here in a compact and practical way. Planting Callas Correctly Plant summer-flowering callas in …

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Lipstick Flowers (Aeschynanthus) – The Complete Guide

Lipstick Flower (Aeschynanthus)

Lipstick flowers (Aeschynanthus) are exotic plants that exude a special charm when they are in bloom. But the plants require a little more attention because only optimal site conditions and care measures ensure year-round bloom. Origin Lipstick flowers represent the genus Aeschynanthus, which belongs to the family Gesneria. It includes between 140 and 185 species, …

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Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis) – The Complete Guide

Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis)

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis), also known as scorpion grass, often grow in European forests and meadows. The plant also grew in gardens for many centuries as medicinal and ornamental plants. In ancient times, the former “magic herb” used to be found mainly in monasteries and herb gardens. Today there are numerous different varieties of the spring-flowering plant, …

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Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) – The Complete Guide

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum)

With snapdragons (Antirrhinum), sometimes also called dragon flowers, we associate a perpetual summer, bursting with colorful splendor. Thanks to the different growth heights, these charming summer flowers adorn the window box. The long-stemmed beauties stand out as backdrops in the perennial bed or vase decoration. If you know your stuff, you can guide these nostalgic …

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