13/07/2012 at 13:35
Can anyone recommend some houseplants I can try? I have a conservatory which has full sun all day in the summer and is heated in the winter. I currently grow the usual such as aloes, mother in laws tongue, Christmas cactus, various succulents, pitcher plants, and at the moment chillis and peppers but want something with a bit more'wow' factor with regard to flowers etc. I have lots of wide windowsill space but not too much floorspace for large plants such as palms or vines. I have found that it is far too hot and sunny for plants such as orchids or other houseplants who prefer to be out of direct sunlight
I also have an issue with red spider mite. Can this be reduced by misting and perhaps keeping a bowl of water to increase humidity? Any advice greatfully received.