GARDEN PLANTS | LIFE SPAN OF PLANTS
Every plant has life span which kind of dictate how it is going to live. The short life span plants like those small flower plants which can thrive from a few weeks to months, while the larger trees will keep growing for many long years. It is necessary to provide living plants with proper treatment care and environment in order to help them grow healthily.
Improper treatment and neglect will cause definitely cause the plant to wither and die earlier than its life span.
To make houseplants to survive long depends on understanding their growing conditions and requirements. Ideally you should keep a precise profile of your plants in a notebook to make your gardening skill better and monitor the plant propagation and growth over the years.
TYPES OF HOUSE PLANTS
A lot depends on growing conditions. Plants such as Cineraria, Christmas Cherry and the Back-Eyed Susan are those types with about 12 months of growing cycle. Primroses belong to the short life span plant and will wither after a few weeks of colourful blooming. Bromeliads, Chrysanthemum, Kalanchoe and Poinsettia are other types of short cycle growth.
Plants like Kangaroo Vine, African Violet, Italian Bellflower, Shrimp Plant Grape Ivy, Boston Fern can grow happily for a few years before dying off, while larger plants like the Rubber Plant, Dracaenas, Cordyline, Dieffenbachia and Asparagus Ferns can live for long years or decades. Cacti and succulent indoor plants like Mother-in-law's Tongue Staphanotis, Kaffir Lily, Norfolk Island Pine and Aspidistra all live in excess of 50 years or more.