Fans of indoor plants sooner or later come to an irresistible desire to have an exotic flower at home. Today, graceful orchids and the original bromeliad family (for example, echmea, guzmania, tillandsia and, of course, pineapple) have become familiar in our latitudes. However, the supply of exotic flowers does not end there. In this article, we will look at some of them. We will immediately warn you that one of the difficulties will be their acquisition. Rare guests in flower shops, they are more likely to become available to you on foreign websites. Therefore, be prepared for the services of an interpreter. However, translation agencies do not care if they are working on correspondence or translating a passport into English.
So, citron is recognized as one of the most amazing plants, on behalf of which the modern concept of “citrus” originated. Citron adorned the gardens of Mesopotamia more than 6 thousand years ago, and its unique fruits gave the plant the name “Buddha’s Hand”. Citron at home does not grow more than a meter. It has smooth and stiff leaves, and its flowers are large, purplish white and have a delicate but strong fragrance. Citron loves heat and moisture, so it needs to provide abundant watering and temperature conditions from +22 to +25 degrees. In winter, he needs a cool, but bright room.
Caring for exotic plants
The oddity prize is usually won by the Welwitschia. She has only two leaves, which grow up to 2-4 meters, and sometimes more. Velvichia requires a temperature of +21 to +23 degrees during the day and not lower than +10, +12 at night. Watering should be regular, but the earth should have time to dry out. In addition, you need to remember that the plant grows very slowly.
Coastal stemmadenia will not leave anyone indifferent. This is a small (at room conditions) tropical tree with large white flowers. Stemmadenia blooms all year, especially abundantly in mid-summer. Its foliage has a rich green color and is slightly glossy, which advantageously sets off the beauty of the flowers. Stemmadenia requires warmth and diffused light, as well as high humidity and abundant watering year-round.
When ordering plants online, be extremely careful. Read the documentation carefully and ask for large photos to make sure there are no parasites. With correspondence in another language, translation agencies will help you, which not only translate contracts into English, but also provide any assistance to the client.
Of course, to compile a list of exotic plants, you have to write a whole book. On the other hand, with such a lifesaver, a whole unknown world opens up before you, in which new amazing discoveries await. And of course, don’t be afraid to experiment.