Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Fire Dragon Plant

I had never seen one of these plants, called a Fire Dragon plant, until the other day when I stopped by my neighborly florist.  New varieties and species come on the market fairly often and this is one that will be an eye-opening specimen in someone's home!  It's remarkable shades of pink and red along with its uplifted branches just assert that life can be colorful and joyous.   

It can be worthwhile to stop by your florist or garden center just to see what is new.  You may be delightfully surprised, as I was, upon finding something you did not yet know about. I still don't know its botanical name or where its native home is but I know enough from many years of experience to write about its care.  

When I get more information on this one,  I will add it here.  If you know any more details about the Fire Dragon Plant, please comment.

*You can send plants and flower arrangements to almost anywhere in the world from this friendly florist:   Flowers and Plants Etc.

Care Instructions---
  • Direct sun. The more it gets the brighter its colors will be.
  • Water when the top of the soil is dry.  A plant in a 10" (25 cm) diameter container will take about 2 quarts (about 2 liters) of water, when ready.
  • It can be pruned to shape.
  • If your home is fairly dry, providing some extra humidity by misting daily would be appreciated.
  • Fertilize regularly for best growth.
  • A cleaning in the shower or outdoors from time to time will help it look and breathe better.
**For other houseplant info, click here: The Indoor Garden blog
**** To view clips on plant care from my 90's television series,  click here:  The Indoor Garden


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