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The stag horn plant or Platycerium: characteristics and maintenance

How to recognize it? The Stag horn plant or Platycerium is an epiphytic fern that is easily recognized by the shape of its fronds. Its evergreen fronds are flat, narrow and cut like antlers, hence its nickname of deer horn plant or elk horn... The Platycerium bifurcatum species is the one mos ...

05
Jan
2023

Gardening: caring for a tillandsia in 5 questions

1- Where to install this plant ? In the genre of Tillandsias, or daughters of the air, you're spoiled for choice with nearly 400 species of plants with leathery, evergreen foliage. These plants from the Bromeliad family, the same family as the pineapple, are quite unusual in that they don't need ...

25
Mar
2022

The chocolate drop: a plant that smells like chocolate

A flower that deserves to be known The chocolate drop or Berlandiera lyrata is a perennial plant native to North and Central America. The plant itself is not unusual as it forms a rather compact bush with spindly stems and gray-green leaves. On the other hand, its summer flowering is remarkab ...

13
Jan
2023

The griffin foot: a winter flower

A species of the hellebores family The griffin's foot, also called fetid hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), is a perennial plant in the same family as the Christmas rose or hellebore (Helleborus niger). This 60 cm tall plant is characterized by generous dark green foliage. Its long, toothed leaves ...

12
Jan
2022

Gardening: 5 tips for repotting a fat plant

1- Repot on average every 2 years Mini succulents and other succulents are often grown in small containers. This is because these plants have a particular fondness for being cramped. Despite this, it is necessary to repot them, on average every 2 years for two reasons: - firstly, succulents ...

16
Feb
2022

Garden: growing kiwai in 5 questions

1- What are the particularities of kiwai? The kiwai is the fruit of the Actinidia arguta vine, a plant in the Actinidiaceae family (the same family as the kiwi). It is a climbing plant that can grow up to 8 m in length. This perennial plant native of Japan, China and Korea carries deciduous leav ...

20
Jan
2023

Garden: 5 good reasons to plant sunflowers

1- They are easy to grow The first good reason to plant sunflowers in your garden is their easy cultivation. Even novice gardeners will have no trouble growing this great flower south of the Loire, as the sunflower loves warm climates. Simply sow the seeds under cover in March-April and trans ...

24
Sep
2021

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

What is the definition of this word? The adjective 'epiphyte' comes from the Greek and literally means 'on the surface of plants'. Indeed, an epiphytic plant is unique in that it grows on other plants (most often trees), not in the ground. Attention: epiphytic plants should not be confused wi ...

23
Mar
2022

White lupine: a decorative and edible plant

A plant of easy culture The white lupine or Lupinus albus is a plant of the Fabaceae family that was already cultivated in ancient times by the Egyptians and Greeks. Simply sow it in spring or fall in regions with mild winters and the plant will emerge from the ground in less than a month. This ...

13
July
2022

Garden : how to divide a perennial plant ?

What are the advantages of the division? Division is an interesting method of plant propagation to know about, especially for perennials that grow back from the base every year. Despite their perennial nature, perennials are not forever. Over the years, they bloom less and less and eventually wi ...

08
Mar
2023

The edible chrysanthemum: an amazing vegetable plant

What is this plant? The edible chrysanthemum is a vegetable plant in the same family as ornamental chrysanthemums. Its botanical name is Chrysanthemum coronarium. This plant is native to the Mediterranean basin and East Asia. In fact, it is highly valued in Japan and China, where it is called Sh ...

06
Oct
2021

Aurone: the most effective plant against mosquitoes

An anti-mosquito plant to discover Less well known than lemongrass or scented geranium, Aurone or lemon sage is a perennial aromatic plant in the Asteraceae family. Its botanical name is Artemisia abrotanum. This species is native to southern Europe and the Middle East and forms a small shrub 50 ...

19
July
2022

The maranta or praying plant: characteristics and maintenance

A foliage that does not go unnoticed With the fashion for houseplants with graphic foliage, you've probably seen a maranta without knowing its name. This small tropical plant native to Central America does indeed sport foliage that doesn't go unnoticed. Its beautiful oblong leaves feature a whol ...

23
Dec
2022

Phacelia: 3 good reasons to plant this flower in your garden

grow Tansy leaf phacelia or Phacelia tanacetifolia is a favorite flower of natural Gardening enthusiasts. It must be said that this annual herbaceous plant, which is a friend of bees, has multiple virtues to appeal to gardeners. Simply browse it during the spring to see this plant grow quickly at ...

08
June
2022

The garden arroche: a forgotten vegetable

What is this edible plant? The arrow formerly known as the Good Lady of the Gardens is an annual herbaceous plant in the same family as spinach. Its botanical name is Atriplex hortensis. In the vegetable garden, it is grown for its edible leaves, which come in multiple colors: green, red, yellow ...

07
Sep
2022

Salvia microphylla: 5 questions about small leaf sage

1- What does it look like? Do not confuse small leaf sage with the officinal sage grown in the vegetable garden as a medicinal and aromatic plant. Although it belongs to the same botanical family, Salvia microphylla is an ornamental sage producing many small white, red or pink or even two-tone f ...

31
Aug
2022

The slipper orchid: a flower with an amazing shape.

n early and unusual blooming. It is in the months of February and March that you can see the "calcéolaire" in garden centers and florists. This small plant, on average 20 cm tall, is one of the first to bloom at the end of winter. While it is rather discreet in size and foliage, this plant stands ...

23
Mar
2023

Tomato diseases: symptoms and solutions

of the disease are dark green spots that appear on the edges of the leaves. They then quickly turn gray and then brown. Later, other parts of the plant turn brown: stems and fruit become stained brown. In the final stage of the disease, your tomato plants look dried out and your entire crop may ...

02
June
2022

The Persian shield: a plant with purple foliage

es not come from Persia Despite its name, Persian Shield or Strobilanthes dyerianus is not native to Persia but to Burma. It is therefore a chilly plant that is grown as an annual or that must be brought in from the cold as soon as the thermometer drops below 12°C. If you are lucky enough to ...

28
Sep
2022

Garden center purchases: how to choose your plants?

1- Define your needs beforehand To get your plants right, you need to take the time to think about it before you even go to the garden center. Impulse buys and crushes often lead to disappointment, when the chosen specimen doesn't find its place in the home or garden and ends up vegetating or dy ...

05
Oct
2022