Most of the products of The Palm
Center are of tropical and subtropical nature and therefore can
be cultivated outdoors only under certain conditions and areas.
Nevertheless, most of these products are suitable for indoors
indoors it is meant inside of buildings. Often limited
sunlight through the windows is insufficient for the cultivation
of many plant species. For the cultivation of sizeable and
attractive plants at indoors, designs have been made with high
ceilings and with top ceiling windows. Mankind has explored ways
to feel close to nature after having been separated from nature
as a result of industrial revolution. Resultantly Winter
Gardens and Conservatories have been created. These are
indoor areas with sufficient lighting and heating, suitable for
the cultivation of various plants. Generally Winter Gardens
are annexed to living rooms, e.g. an annexed balcony, or a part
of the living room units or even a detached Green House type.
For designing of Winter Gardens,
heating, insulation, air circulation need to be considered in
addition to sunlight reception. In the so-designed indoor
garden environment, to maintain the desired microclimate a
separation e.g. a door, from the other spaces of the house is
required. A common mistake made in our country in the
maintenance of green house type winter gardens, is the provision
of insufficient air circulation. This is why more plants have
difficulty and often die during summer months as a result of too
high temperatures in such areas as compared to outdoors. It is
also obvious that at higher temperatures many soil and plant
pests are more active.
It is possible to keep any type of
plant in a suitable winter garden. However, care should be taken
in plant type selection. Fast growing trees, plants growing
easily outdoors, or those which can get stressed indoors, should
be avoided. Poisonous plants and those having thorns are also
not suitable for indoors, particularly in homes with young
children and pets. Often personal preferences govern the choice
of plants. However, the requirements of the plants and their
harmony should also be considered. It is obvious that desert
plants will not be suitable in a high temperature humid
We have chosen some plants for you,
that suitable for Winter Gardens and Conservatories from our
production range. You may wish to widen this selection; it is
all depend of your creativity and knowledge of plants.
Chamadorea palms are suitable for cultivation indoors and in
winter gardens. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea
seifrizii) is a member of this
family, most resistant to sunlight. Others prefer shady
environment and their leaves get damaged when receiving direct
microspadix) and Stemless
radicalis) are the two frost
resistant members of this family. These can be conveniently
selected in areas with limited heating.
elegans) is suitable for small
and limited height areas.
should be selected for high ceiling and large areas. >>>>>
Golden Cane Palm=Areca Palm
lutescens) and Sentry
forsteriana) are attractive
palms which have been popular indoor plants for centuries.
rivularis) and Fish Tail
urens) are attractive and
interesting palms for keeping in high ceiling indoors spaces
with plentiful light.
chinensis) this palm, which is
not so well known in our country, is frequently used in European
Winter Gardens because of its large, shiny leaves, and as it
grows very slowly>>>>>
Dwarf Date Palm
(Phoenix roebelenii) is one of the ideal plants for
winter gardens with plentiful light.
furfuracea), Indian Cycas
Thouarsii) Japanese Cycas
spinulosum) are very attractive
fossil plants suitable for cultivation in Winter Gardens.>>>>>
STRELITZIA AND BANANA PLANTS
recommend Strelitzia=Bird of Paradise Plant (Strelitzia
regina), Dwarf Bird of
for smaller areas, Golden Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia
for collectors and Ornamental Banana (Musa ornata)
as a compact beauty of Banana family member.
For large and high ceiling spaces, in addition to the above
species, Giant Strelitzia (Strelitzia
nicolai), Red Banana (Esnete
maurellii) and for the ambitious, Travellers Palm
indispensable for creating a tropical atmosphere.
from this group is very wide, however, will be less if the
plant environment is not designed for cacti only. Here, our
recommendations are as follows: Jade Plant (Crassula
Aloe Vera (Aloe
vera miller or A.vera
which has become fashionable in our country recently,
despite having been used in medicine for 2000 years,
Spineless Yucca (Yucca
elaphantipes) known as
Indoors Yucca without thorns, Blue
elegans) as a small plant.
Despite being desert plants, Nolinas (Beucarnea
are indispensable selections for Winter Gardens, because of
their elegant and interesting stem and their adaptability to
indoor climates. They are often used in Europe and United
States in Winter Gardens.
- BOG PLANTS
If the Winter Garden contains a water environment element,
Dwarf Nymphaea (Nymphaea
spp.) may be kept in small
ponds or the regular Nymphaea in deeper ponds with or
Water Cucumber (Pistia
crassipes) and, Water
Lentil which available in our country, and its tropical
Eared Watermoss (Salvinia
auriculata) can be selected.
alternifolius) and Papirus
papyrus) can be situated in
or at the side of ponds.
Iris species, our Centres product Wild Iris
grandiflora) and Peacock
bicolar) are amongst the
aethiopica) are attractive
plants which can also be used.
There is a large selection of tropical fruits is available for
large Winter Gardens. Banana species (Musa
paradisiaca), known widely and with edible fruit, are at
the top of the selection. For those who prefer challenge and
have some experimentation with plants we recommend Pawpaw
Tree (Carica papaya).
microcarpa), Yellow Guave
littorale) are suitable and
easily fruit bearing trees at indoors.
microcarpa) and Natal Wild Plum
muricatum), Dwarf Pomegrenade
are suitable for smaller Winter Gardens.
SHRUB AND TREES
Yellow Flowered Bauhinia
tomentosa), Red Flowered
elegans), Purple Flowered
lucida), Rosa of China (Hibiscus
Plectranthus species (Plectranthus
Solanum species (Solanum
multiflora), Indian Temple Tree=Frangipani
stenophylla) and Bougainville
glabra and hybrids) are our
recommendations for the titled groups.
Morning Glory Bush (Ipomea
are not included in the above recommendation as they are known
as poisonous plants. Nevertheless these plants are widely used
in Winter Gardens of homes without young children and pets as
they are very attractive.
It is possible to extend the above selection enormously
depending on the persons interests to plants, aesthetics and