Real World Gardener Indoor Plants for Warm Climates in Design Elements

July 28th, 2017

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

Indoor Plant Series part 2

 

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Phaelenopsis orchid

 

Phaelenopsis orchid

Indoor plants for warm climates.

So you live in a climate that's warm all year round.

 

Does that mean you need to grow anything indoors?

 

True, you can grow almost anything indoors in tropical and subtropical climates, as well as outdoors too. 

 

All you need to remember ks that the most important elements required for healthy houseplants include light, water, temperature and humidity.

 

If any or all of these factors aren’t properly met, your houseplants will inevitably suffer.

 

You might be sweltering under the fans in the heat of a subtropical summer but what about your indoor plants?

 

Can they cope or is this the climate where they thrive the best?

 

So let’s find out more in this new series on indoor plants.

 

I'm talking with Julia Levitt, Landscape Designer and Director of www.sticksandstonesld.com.au

 

The good news is that tropical plants usually enjoy warmer conditions and don’t perform well once indoor temperatures fall below 130-160C.

Plus they like a lot of humidity, that means at least 50%, but better at 70% or more.

Most of the tropical, ornamental indoor plants with attractive foliage & colourful leaf patterns are suitable for hot & humid climates.

For example Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane, Dracaena, house ferns of many kinds, Tricolor plant, snake plant, Philodendron, Money plant, Syngonium etc

 

If you have any questions about indoor plants why not email us realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675

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