Spontaneous in some oriental areas (South China, Japan and Taiwan), so named in honor of the danish botanist Jacob Christian Scheffler. Rustic plant that also adapts to moderate nocturnal temperatures.
Native plant of South Africa; there are a lot of varieties with simple flowers and duble flowers, in mild climate regions it can be cultivate outdoors, it’s sufficent that the temperature does not drop below 5°-7°C.
Native of oriental regions of Africa (Zanzibar, Tanzania). The name “zamiifolia” it means that the leaves are similar to Zamia. The adult plant can be reached and to exceed a meter in height. It is enought easy to mantein this plant in an apartement because it can be adapted in many conditions.
Native plant of Solomon Islands. During the years the name has undergrone many changes from Photos aureum to Raphidophora aurea, from Scindapsus Aureus to current Epiprenmun aureum. The minimum tolerated temperature is 10°-12°C.
It is a plant of the orchid family, native of tropical regions of the Asian continent. The name means “ like a butterfly” They are cultived in pots filled with pine bark and do not tolerate temperatures below 15°C. It’s necessary that the environement air has a high and constant humidity.
Native plant of damp areas of Asiatic South-east (Sri Lanka, New Guinea and Indonesia). Microsorum is an ornamental fern easy to be cultived and resistant to drought.
His hair is particularly original, hard and anarchic, in various shapes. The Microsorum plant is also called fern kangaroo for his stems that look like kangaroo paws.
Native plants from equatorial forest of Brazil and Guyana where they grow in shady places of the undergrowth. The leaves have the peculiarity to remain erect during the night and bend during the day to maintain humidity. They are fast growing plants for which they are indicated for those who have low patience with plants and want to see immediately the results . The optimal temperatures for a good cultivation of Maranta are between 20 ° C and 28 ° C.
It’s an arboreal plant native of damp tropical areas. In a pot it can reaches 1,5 meters in height, while in the ground 12 meters. It has very large, shiny and corrugated leaves of green color. The Tineke Elastic Ficus variety with very decorative, creamy foliage is slightly more delicate than the others.