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Video: 5 Best Flowering Houseplants For Northern Windows Home Care. Photo - Page 4 Of 6
And today, remaining the most common miniature indoor plants, the charming Usambara violets-Saintpaulia delight not only with an abundance of varieties and a rich selection of colors, but also with the ability to grow in partial shade. On the windowsill of the northern room, they receive the perfect secluded soft lighting that allows them to reveal all their beauty.
The choice of varieties of Saintpaulias today is so great that everyone will find a plant to their liking. Terry and simple, small and large-flowered, ruffled and with even petals, with delicate white-pink-blue colors or dark, mysterious purple and cherry flowers, two-tone variegated women of fashion, not to mention the choice of the shape, color and size of leaves - Saintpaulia can be call it anything but boring.
Saintpaulias belong to the flowering perennials from the Gesneriev family. This is a plant whose leaves are not inferior in beauty to flowering, but it comes to the peak of decorativeness precisely because of it. The shortened stems are not visible under the charming rosette of leaves. Leathery, pubescent, rounded or back-heart-shaped, velvety and surprisingly pleasant to the touch, the juicy leaves of Saintpaulia are arranged in tiled rosettes, creating a beautiful pattern, and they are attached to slightly reddish thick petioles. The diameter of the rosettes varies from 6 to 40-60 cm.
The flowering of Saintpaulias is difficult not to recognize. Collected in clusters on thin, branched peduncles, flowers with five petals can be anything you like. Some Saintpaulias have thicker inflorescences, while others are loose. They can lie almost on the leaves, and rise above them, creating a new "tier". Classic, star, fantasy, rim or chimera varieties - there are plenty to choose from.
All that is needed to select the ideal conditions for indoor violets is to take care of diffused light and a stable air temperature. If problems never arise with the first on the northern windows, then it is better to check the temperature. Saintpaulias develop well only in warmth, with rates from 20 to 24 degrees, ideally.
Caring for Saintpaulia actually comes down to accurate and careful watering and regular feeding. This delicate plant is accustomed to careful attitude, it does not like stagnant water and wet leaves. During continuous flowering, removing wilting inflorescences will not be superfluous.
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