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33. Exotic Plants that You Can Grow
If you keep your greenhouse temperature about fifty degrees there are a wide variety of exotic plants that you can grow. You can create the usual arrangements, grow usual plants for gifts, or you can enjoy those special flowers in your greenhouse. Some exotic plants do not produce flowers but that they do vary in the color of the leaves.
I have talked to you a little about cacti in previous articles but you should also know a little about succulents. Succulents are similar in nature as they are very hardy and can resist the drought conditions and they require little attention. Succulents and cacti will both love sunlight and you can grow a few different types in the same pot without worrying about over crowding.
Sensitive exotic plants are plants and flowers that do not like to be touched or transplanted. You will find that if you touch a sensitive exotic plant that the flowers will drop off or ball up as a reflection of defense. Read more on the particular exotic plant that interests you to find if it is too delicate to grow in your environment.
Orchids are an exotic flowering plant that many gardeners fall in love with. Orchids are found in just about any color that you may desire and you will also find that orchids differ in what care they require. There are very delicate orchids and there are more hardy orchids for the beginner gardener as well. The most common colors that you will find orchids available in are shades of white, pinks and purples with other colors available but just a little more hard to find.
Carnivorous plants are considered an exotic plant because they attract and eat insects. Hairs on the leaves and in the flowers will hold an insect in that was attracted to the sweet pollen or nectars of these plants. If you were to touch the carnivorous plants with your finger they will close up. It is often thought that each trap or flower that captures insects will only do so once, die off and then re-grow again.
Exotic plants will differ in the amount of sunlight and the water that they need, for example many types of carnivorous plants will love moisture and water where the cacti and the succulent plants will not need as much water in order to survive. Happy Growing!
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