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Evergreen terrace plants

Evergreen terrace plants


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Evergreen terrace plants


To set up a terrace that is well decorated, medium-sized plants must be used, which can be herbaceous or shrubby, flowery or evergreen.
The advantage of housing evergreen terrace plants lies in the fact that they constantly maintain a pleasant and colorful appearance, even during the cold months, performing an ornamental function.
These are medium-sized plants, often climbing plants, which have developed mechanisms for adapting to winter weather conditions; with them there is no need to prepare special protections to allow the colder season to pass and their maintenance is rather simple.

Abelia



It is an evergreen shrubby plant.
Presents elongated stems (up to 1 meter), branched, reddish, which tend to take on a hanging appearance.
The leaves are small, oval, serrated, shiny and dark green in color.
The flowers are tubular, with a morphology similar to that of the bellflowers, white tending to pink.
The fruits are alchems of woody consistency.
It requires a soft, well-drained soil, enriched with organic substance and peat.
It prefers areas that are well exposed to sunlight, even to direct sunlight as it loves mild and temperate climates and fears excessive cold (it does not live with temperatures below 5 degrees).
It must be watered regularly but not excessively.
It is advisable to fertilize at least twice a year with liquid fertilizers.

Sanseveria



It is an evergreen herbaceous plant.
It has rhizomatous roots from which herbaceous stems with a length between 30 cm and 1 meter originate.
The leaves are flat, lanceolate, narrow and thin or cylindrical depending on the variety, dark green.
The flowers are small, white or greenish in color, they gather in elongated spike inflorescences.
They are inconspicuous but very fragrant.
It requires a hard, well-drained soil, possibly enriched with peat and river sand.
It must be housed in intensely lit areas even if not directly under the sun, with a temperature never below 10 degrees.
Watering should be done every two weeks, alternating them with leaf sprays that can also be washed with a damp cloth.
It is advisable to fertilize the plant regularly with slow-release liquid fertilizers.

Kenzia



It is an evergreen herbaceous plant.
The stems are erect, up to 3 meters high, of an intense green color, from which the flexible stems depart.
The leaves appear bipinnate, with sharp apices, of dark green color.
The flowers have the appearance of cylindrical ears inside which the flowers are positioned.
The fruits resemble small olives.
The plant has a rather slow growth even though it appears majestic and very decorative when it has reached its optimal development.
It requires a well-drained soil, with a sandy, spongy and friable component, enriched with peat and with a considerable transpiration capacity, essential for the roots.
It must be housed in areas with dimmed light, not in direct sunlight, which could damage its foliage.
It loves temperate and warm climates, not too humid.
Watering must be regular, without wetting the trunk and stems too much and favoring the hair that can be sprayed.
It is advisable to fertilize twice a year with liquid fertilizer or tablets.

Fittonia



It is an evergreen herbaceous plant.
It has small fleshy stems of light green color that tend to develop horizontally more than in height.
The leaves are medium-sized, oval, green and with veins of contrasting colors.
The flowers are small and inconspicuous, gathered in elongated spike inflorescences.
They can also be housed in aquariums.
They require a soft and well-drained soil, enriched with sand and humus.
It must be placed in shady areas, never in direct sunlight.
It loves temperate climates and fears the cold.
It must be watered regularly and abundantly, it is advisable to spray the leaves often.
Fertilization should be repeated every 2 weeks with liquid fertilizers rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, iron, copper and zinc.

Clivia



It is an evergreen herbaceous plant.
It has rhizomatous fleshy roots from which erect stems originate.
The leaves are ribbon-like, opaque or shiny depending on the variety, of an intense green color.
The flowers, very large, have a funnel-shaped tubular shape with a falling pattern, yellow, orange or pink and have a very short life.
It requires a sandy soil, compact, well-drained and possibly enriched with shredded bark.
It prefers areas with a lot of sun as it loves warm but also humid climates.
It must be watered very often: at least every two days during the warm season, while in winter it is sufficient to irrigate only twice a month.
Frequent crown sprays and the presence of humidified saucers are recommended.
Fertilization is recommended using liquid fertilizers rich in nitrogen, copper, iron and magnesium and must be repeated twice a week during the warm months, and then reduced once every two months during the cold season.