We believed that all plants need water but a colossal number of houseplants are always ready to welcome more water to stay healthy and energetic.  But always remember, it’s still crucial for such plants to place them in well -drained soil.  If you are not live in drought-stricken areas and have plentiful water then all thirsty houseplants are for your kitchen. Terracotta pots are ideal option for such plants because they permit extra water evaporate through the porous clay.  All thirsty houseplants loves damp soil though not soggy soil. Let’s explore thirsty houseplants.

Impatience

Impatience is one of the most the thirsty plants which always eager to abundance of water. Impatience flowers are gorgeous and bright annual in the world of plants. This outstanding and low-maintenance houseplant with vibrant colors can brighten up your dark kitchen space. They are easy to grow and propagate.

How to Care and Grow Impatience Plant?

  • They don’t perform well in full exposure of sun so, place it where they get enough indirect light because they love to thrive in partial shade.
  • If temperature increase above 85 DF then watering your green friend twice a day. Impatience flowers can tolerate overwatering but can’t bear under watering. If they can’t receive sufficient amount of water, they look welted, sluggish in growth and deprive of their beautiful leaves.
  • Impatience loves well- drained soil so, don’t let the soil dry.

Begonia

Begonia prefer to thrive in hanging basket and windowsill of your kitchen. Begonias require watering on daily basis and moist soil with organic matter. Keep away your fur babies from begonias plant because it is not harmful for the health of pets. You can apply water-soluble fertilizer on begonias plant once in a month in growing season for fast growth. Place Begonias plant near the west or south facing window of your kitchen where it get enough indirect sunlight and afternoon shade. But dry or warm air is not better for healthy plants.

Common Varieties of Begonia

There are five main and unique varieties of Begonia plant.

  • Wax / bedding begonias
  • Tuberous Begonias
  • Cane Begonias
  • Rhizomatous Begonias
  • Rex Begonias

Poinsettias

Poinsettias is very popular holiday and thirsty plant. It is native to Mexico. They have beautiful heart-shaped and colorful red leaves like petals and small yellow flower in the center known as Cyathia. They are used for decoration because of beautiful bracts and patterns especially on Christmas occasion and valentine day. Nature bestow us with this beautiful gift for valentine day and promote love and happiness.  They are not toxic to cats and dogs. They are not available only in red and white color but also come in pink and white, green and white combination. Now, they are available in orange but rarely.

How to Care and Grow Poinsettias?

  • Poinsettias prefer direct sunlight instead of indirect light so, put it near the east or west window of your kitchen where it get 4 to 6 bright light per day.
  • Indoor temperature of 65-70 Degree F is appropriate for poinsettias but temperature below 50 DF is awful for the health of your green friend.
  • Poinsettias loves moist soil so, don’t let the soil dry. Provide them a lot of water to make to make them contented and healthy.
  • Fertilize your Poinsettias plant only when you notice new leaves, bracts want to grow.
  • You can transplant your plant in large container only in late spring and early summer.
  • If you see that your plant become leggy and has straggly stem, cut back to about 5 inches tall to encourage close-packed growth.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a bright colorful florist houseplant and always have strong desire to more water. It belongs to primulaceae family and native to alpine woodlands of southern Europe, western Asia and North Africa near the Mediterranean.  Its glossy green heart-shaped leaves and vibrant flowers make it very close to everyone’s heart. Whenever you acquiring Cyclamen plant, choose a plant with a lot of buds that are just ready to open their eyes in this world and become sturdy plant. Taking care of this beautiful plant is crucial if you want to keep your cyclamen plant lasting forever and never lose its gorgeous look. Let’s glance at how to grow and care the Cyclamen plant.

Tips for taking care of your Cyclamen Plant

  • Temperature over 68 Degree F and below 40 degree F is not acceptable for Cyclamen, it will scorch the green leaves and turn into yellow color. If you don’t change the position of your plant then it will going towards the end of life.
  • Be mindful about watering the cyclamen plant because it can’t tolerate overwatering or under watering. Never let the soil dry otherwise your plant face sluggishness in the growth and drop their beautiful leaves and flowers.
  • Just make sure that watering the plant below the leaves so that water doesn’t get access to the stems and leaves. Stop watering the cyclamen plant after blooming, only water them when you see the signs of dehydration.
  • Fertilize your starving green friend only once in a month. Don’t fertilize your plan in excess amount, it may slow the capacity of rebloom.
  • You can start watering the plant again and soak the soil completely to get it to rebloom.

 

Umbrella Plant (Schefflera arboricola)

This leaved low-maintenance houseplant got its name for its leaves and is known as umbrella palm and umbrella sedge. Umbrella plant loves to drink more water regularly. It is native to Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius and belongs to Cyperaceae.

How to Grow, Care and Planting the Umbrella Plant?

  • Umbrella plants show their best result in bright indirect light so, keep it near the south or west window of your kitchen. If the Umbrella plant can’t get adequate amount of light, it may dull in growth.
  • Umbrella plant loves to thrive in damp soil so, you can water it frequently. If you notice that dark green leaves of plants turn into yellow, stop watering it because it is a sign of overwatering. On the other hand, if you see that your plant lose your leaves, it is a time of watering your green friend. The ideal way to know that your plant need water when the top 2 inch of soil will dry.
  • You can feed it after two or three weeks with liquid fertilizer. Once the plant meet your ideal growth, fertilize it only once or twice a year.
  • Temperature between 65 and 75 and moderate humidity level are acceptable for proper growth of your green plant.
  • Don’t forget to clean your green friend otherwise dust particles accumulate on the surface of leaves and plant face difficulty in photosynthesize process.

Boston fern

Boston fern is one of the most popular and well-known ferns. If you are looking forward to low maintenance fern then you are landing at right place. Boston fern have long graceful fronds with small oval leaves. It looks amazing in hanging basket. Smoke which produce from fire, coal, and burning wood is poisonous for Boston fern so, don’t place it near the stove. All houseplants bloom flowers but Boston fern can’t bloom flowers for making your day.

Boston Fern Caring and growing Tips

  • Place Boston fern near North facing window where it get enough bright indirect sunlight for making your green friend happy and satisfy.
  • Boston fern is very touchy about watering schedule. You can watering it several times in hot weather while once in a week during winter season. Moisture is crucial for proper growth but avoid from over watering.
  • Boston fern demands high level of humidity so, don’t place it near the radiators.
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