Indoor Plant Shop and Barn
PLANT OF THE MONTH
You can tell the Thanksgiving cactus apart from the Christmas cactus by the shape of its leaves. The leaf segments, called “phylloclades,” are serrated or “toothed,” with pointy spines; with 2-4 on each side.
For the Lemon Cypress, keep your thermostat in the low 60’s (15-16 C.) during winter. Perhaps the most difficult part of lemon cypress houseplant care is ensuring sufficient light. Select a window that provides good sunlight and turn the container regularly to give each side a turn. The houseplant requires six to eight hours of direct sun.
Native to Mexico, Poinsettias are in the Euphorbia family and are a popular holiday plant because of their colorful leaves. There is also a species that is used as a cut flower. They are most commonly used for decorating during the winter holidays, but are also attractive as green plants throughout the year.