Beautiful Pocketbook Indoor Plants
You’ll find pocketbook indoor plants for sale in garden centers from Valentine’s Day until the end of April in the United States. Growing pocketbook indoor plants is not very complicated as long as you remember that they like their environment cool and not too bright. While this annual can be grown both indoors and out, the most popular use may be as a potted indoor plant. It comes from Central and South America in the cooler plains areas where water and bright sunlight aren’t so abundant. Pocketbook indoor plant care works best when you try to imitate its native home. Keep the plant near a bright window, but out of direct sunlight. If your only window is on a bright southern exposure, hang a sheer curtain between the plant and outdoors to filter the brightest rays. Northern windows and tables away from the light source are more hospitable for these plants.
Caring pocketbook indoor plants includes carefully monitoring the water supply. These plants don’t do well with too much moisture on their roots. Give the plants a thorough watering, then let the pots drain in the sink for about 10 minutes. Allow the soil to dry out until the surface is dry before watering again. Although pocketbook plant is a tender perennial, it’s grown as an annual. Once the flowers die off, you won’t be able to make a new batch appear. It’s better to simply enjoy these unusual flowers while they look good, then add them to the compost pile when they begin to dry up and wilt.