Don’t you just love these beautiful green babies that you buy in kindergartens and markets?
The cute little philodendrons, calatheas and rubber trees. They are ready to take photos and look fantastic on your windowsill and desk. They love the fact that they fit until they no longer fit.
(Good to know: No plant is actually a houseplant. It is only a matter of plants that have been identified in accordance with the living conditions in the interior and which mimic their natural growth conditions.)
You see, almost every houseplant we love comes from tropical or subtropical climates. What does that mean? Well, in the tropics and subtropics, size matters, especially with the plants that we often buy for our homes. It is often plants that have to survive under large tree tops, constant moisture and poor soil. So little light, little wind, and large amounts of foliage mean you have to survive by sticking to everything you can to gain as much height as possible, and most importantly, to do photosynthesis, you need leaf area, large leaf areas.