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Creeping Fig On A Wall – How To Get Creeping Fig To Climb
By Mary Ellen Ellis
If attaching creeping fig to a wall is your desire, the first year of growth can be slow, so have patience. You can also use a few tricks found here.
Creeping Fig Plant – Tips For Creeping Fig Care
By Heather Rhoades
Creeping fig vine is a popular ground and wall cover in warmer parts of the country and a lovely houseplant in cooler areas. Creeping fig plant makes a wonderful addition to the home and the garden. Learn about here.
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How to Grow Bromeliads
The Spruce / Letícia Almeida
The term "bromeliad" refers to thousands of species of plants in hundreds of genera in the plant family Bromeliaceae. Even when narrowed to those common species and cultivars grown as houseplants, there is an enormous range of choices.
For a long time, bromeliads were considered advanced houseplants, more fit for a greenhouse than a typical home. This is perhaps due to the extreme showiness of these plants—specimens so beautiful are often assumed to be finicky. However, bromeliads have finally attracted the attention they deserve since they easily adapt to average home conditions. These relatives of the common pineapple are available in an astonishing array of colors and textures. Although many do have very showy flower displays, bromeliads are just as popular as beautiful foliage plants with strappy leaves in red, green, purple, orange, yellow colors and with bands, stripes, spots, and other features.
Bromeliad species can either be terrestrial (growing in soil) or epiphytic (clinging to trees and absorbing nutrients through their leaves), but when grown as houseplants, both types are usually grown in a porous, well-draining potting mixture. As a general rule of thumb, bromeliads will thrive in the same conditions as epiphytic orchids. However, they are considerably more tolerant than orchids of fluctuations in temperature, drought, and careless feeding. Bromeliads are relatively slow-growing plants that take one to three years to mature into flowering plants.
|Botanical Name||Bromeliaceae genera|
|Plant Type||Most species are perennials family includes both epiphyte ("air plant") and terrestrial species|
|Mature Size||Varies according genera and species|
|Sun Exposure||Bright, indirect light when grown indoors|
|Soil Type||Fast-draining potting soil|
|Soil pH||5.0 to 6.0 (acidic)|
|Bloom Time||Blooms once timing varies|
|Flower Color||Red, green, purple, orange, yellow|
|Hardiness Zones||10 to 11 (USDA) usually grown as houseplants|
|Native Area||Tropical and subtropical Americas|
|Toxicity||Non-toxic, but some individual may have allergic reactions|