New plants! And questions!
While browsing my local Lowes and super market i came upon a couple plants that i tried to grow years ago to no avail.
I picked up a Cyclamen and a Norfolk Island Pine.
I read up on Cyclamen... i think there's a reason i killed it. They can be quite picky. My question about this one is should i put this in the window with my African violets? Since moving my violets (i dont know what direction the window faces) but since moving them there they haven't stopped blooming. Would this be a good place for my Cyclamen to live until it goes dormant in the late spring?
Second question is about the Norfolk. I read that this is a tropical tree that enjoys a good misting. I got a fairly large specimen (almost 5 feet tall) from Lowes for $2.50. He isn't in the best of shape but i couldn't see him get tossed in the trash.
All 3 major grow tips on this guy were snapped off. He does have multiple trunks but 3 main trunks. (i should say the largest of the trees in the pot) Questions arose when i noticed new grow tips emerging. Even bigger questions emerged when i noticed that they were actually growing new 'leaders' since all i have read and all i have seen is if the grow tip is cut off, a new one will not take its place... that it will not grow a new 'leader' it will just grow excess branches hanging to the sides. But these are actually forming into a 'fountain' look. a centralized bud with buds around the grow tip.
Against what i would normally do i did take this guy out of his nursery pot to check out his roots. They are in fantastic shape (strange to me since this guy was picked up 3 weeks after Christmas) I kind of figured i paid 2.50 to just give him a kind death at my house... But he's Growing! And thats exciting to me :)
Another question. I heard these guys like humidity. I have been misting him twice a day. (i cannot do a pebble tray due to cats)do you think this will be enough? Giving him bright and indirect light is not a problem, he's a bit further from the windows that my ficus trees do fantastic in.
I guess due to so much conflicting information on the internet im quite stumped. I dont want this plant to die. Am i doing the right things? are there any tips and tricks?
I also bought an 'escargo' begonia plug. already showing new growth as well. Unlike the cyclamen i have put this guy in the african violet window already... is this a good spot for him?
So many questions! Im quite sorry for the scatter brained post! But thank you:)