Details about both of these plants is available below:-
Bougainvillea: Height: 1 Foot
Bougainvillea blooms a variety of flower colors, e.g. White, Red, Pink, Purple, Saffron, Mixed colors etc. (depending upon variety). Some gardeners make beautiful figures by careful pruning of this plant. This plant is almost maintenance free and drought resistant. Even during hottest summer, the plant blooms. The plant is used as hedge plant. Its stem is spiny, hence cattle do not damage this plant. It can become a tree of 9-10 feet, if we do not prune regularly. The plant blooms round the year. Blooming will be maximum during spring and summer season. During winter season, blooming may reduce. Regular pruning enhances its bushy growth and blooming. But pruning should not be done during winter.
Watering & Sunlight:
It likes sunlight but can grow in diffused sunlight also. Blooming will be very less in diffused sunlight. Minimum 4 hours direct sunlight availability is must for its blooming. A matured plant (with height of minimum 3 feet) grown on open ground can survive without water for a longer time. We should water it, whenever the soil of your pot becomes dry.
Soil: Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix must be available. If you give sufficient water and vermi-compost, it shows more vibrant and bright green colours. It’s a long life plant. Even if you don’t give fertiliser, it shows satisfactory growth.
Use : This plant is widely used in landscaping and terrace gardening.
COMMON NAME– GREEN TINGE SPIDER LILY ,Height: 1 Foot
These plants have fast growth rate. Leaves of this plant can grow upto 2 feet after gaining maturity. This plant is almost maintenance free. Even without fertilisers, this plant will show satisfactory growth. However, use of fertiliser shows faster growth and more blooming. It’s a long life plant. Its spiders shaped white flowers look very pretty and 3-4 flowers can also bloom together.
If leaves of this plant becomes yellow or damaged due to sun burn or any other reason, we should prune the leaves, so that new leaves may grow faster. After pruning, we must keep the plant in shady or filtered sunlight area, otherwise hot temperature may prevent its healthy growth. The plant keeps on producing new bulbs in soil and each bulb is capable to give birth to a new plant. If we plant this on open ground, it can grow horizontally in all directions by producing many new plants. We can separate each new plant and plant them at separate place. This plant is very easy to grow. If we have grown this plant and we don’t water it for months, its leaves may be dead but its underground bulb in soil remains capable to re-produce new leaves. Even with low level of atmospheric humidity (25% ), this plant continues to grow healthily.
Watering & Sunlight:
The plant can grow very well in diffused sunlight. If edges of leave are getting yellow, shift the plant to shady area. Over watering is to be avoided because this plant can survive without water for a longer time. But if give excessive water, its bulb & root may rot. Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any of them) in potting mix should be available. Whenever the soil becomes dry, please water the plant. If you grow this plant in shady area, its leaves will always be green. Due to more sunlight or temperature (more than 30 degree C), its leaves may burn. But whenever climatic conditions will become suitable for this plant, it starts producing new leaves at very fast rate.
Uses: 1. Ornamental use, landscaping: This plant is widely used in landscaping and for making green cover under trees.
2. Indoor Plant: This plant is also used as indoor plant.