High Light Plants
Azaleas lead the pack among the most popular flowering plants. Their bountiful, colorful, and long lasting flowers, combined with a compact growth habit and the ability to be planted outdoors, makes them an ideal choice for gift-giving. A popular Mother's Day gift presented to appreciative Moms everywhere!
The extremely slow-growing pony tail palm makes a surprisingly interesting desktop plant. Indoors, these novel miniature palms are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of strappy green leaves emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil. Given time and the right conditions, these plants will grow into respectable specimen plants, up to 6 feet in height or more.
Rieger Begonias are an excellent mixer for annual plantings offering attractive glossy foliage and plentiful blooms. Bring indoors to bright, filtered light to enjoy a second burst of blooms in the winter. Flowers in shades of red, white, yellow, orange, and pink.
Crotons are houseplants that normally have variegated leaves with brilliant shades of yellow, red, and green. Crotons originated from Indonesia so they adapt well in the warm climates of homes. A fairly easy plant to grow indoors.
Ficus benjamina, commonly known as the weeping fig, Benjamin's fig, or ficus tree is often sold in stores as just ficus. It is a tree with gracefully drooping branches and glossy leaves, oval with an acuminate tip. A ficus tree is a very popular houseplant in temperate areas due to its elegant growth and tolerance of poor growing conditions.
The gardenia is an old-fashioned fragrant beauty that makes a great gift. The quest for the perfect scented creamy-white blossom makes growing gardenias a rewarding hobby for even the amateur horticulturist.
Hibiscus are tropical plants well suited to be grown indoors since they prefer conditions that appeal to people. Growing hibiscus in pots is not too difficult with care. Potted hibiscus are known to become very old, forty years or more is not that rare!
Commonly known as Wax Plant, Hoya Carnosa is a tough tropical plant. They have a thick waxy leaf and exquisite clusters of small star-shaped waxy flowers. Often used in hanging baskets, Hoya flowers release a fragrant scent during the evenings while in bloom. The hoya adapts readily to the conditions in most homes.
This is the plant most often associated with bonsai. The juniper has a bright green, low spreading and cascading style.
Kalanchoes are characterized by opening their vibrant colorful flowers by growing new cells on the inner surface of the petals to force them outwards, and on the outside of the petals to close them. Cultivated as ornamental houseplants and rock or succulent garden plants hence its thick leaves and foliage. Commonly purchased during the Chinese New Year for decorative purposes.
Stephanotis isn't the easiest plant to grow in Boulder. It loves very bright light and a humid climate. We can easily supply the light but our climate is anything but humid. it's beautiful, strongly perfumed, waxy tubular flowers still make it well worth the effort. Even when not in bloom, the glossy green leaves growing on vines that may reach ten feet make it a beautiful... Read More »