As different as the individual houseplants in their appearance, so too are their claims to the right place, the temperature prevailing there and light conditions and their water needs. One of the most common posture is the way in the drowning of leafy wards. Many house-types come with a short dry season that is rightly very good, but react very sensitive to "wet feet". This can sometimes lead even to root rot. Most plants have developed an environment tailored to their survival strategy. To grow, many orchid species, such as the representatives of the genus Dendrobium epiphytic, meaning that they sit in forked branches are attached by their roots or on tree trunks. Their water needs by rains, the prevailing humidity or the dew. Their roots are always only for a relatively short time in contact with water.
A longer bath would be for these plants, the guaranteed death. Others, such as the The classic indoor cyclamen (Cyclamen) need a rest. They draw from April / May one their leaves, and then drive off again in September and bloom in winter. During the rest period, they then need virtually no water and no fertilizer. The same is also valid for the Amaryllis, here from August / September, the watering reduced to zero, then the potato moves to January / February in a cool, dark place. Cast is during this time, it might lead to a renewed sprouting. The easiest way to determine the appropriate maintenance requirements for indoor plants is over their Latin names. The best respects to equal the purchase of a correct distinction – if you want lots of pleasure in them.