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Make your terrace green

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First Published: Fri, Jun 19 2009. 10 49 PM IST

Updated: Fri, Jun 19 2009. 10 49 PM IST
Mini ixora : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight as long as possible. Rs30
Rhoeo : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight as long as possible. Rs75
Ajwain : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight as long as possible. Rs25
Silver cinerea : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight as long as possible. Rs75
Eforbia : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight for 50-75% of the day. Rs200
Marigold : Water on alternate days, keep in sunlight for 50-75% of the day. Rs30
Cactus : Water on alternate days, but if the soil is damp, do not water. Ensure plenty of sunlight. Rs100
Coleus : Water on alternate days, keep in semi-shade. Rs50
The right mix
For all the plants, the growing medium should be a mixture of soil and cow manure. Fill three-quarters of the pot with this. Make a second mixture of coco peat, soil and manure, and top up the pots with it.
Available at
Mumbai:
u Namdeo Umaji, Byculla
u Ratanshi Agro Hortitech, Byculla
u Green Grower, Bandra (certain varieties are available only on order)
New Delhi:
u Masjid Nursery, Khan Market
u Rajdhani Nursery, Karbala, Jor Bagh Road
Bangalore:
u Obalappa and Brothers, Lalbagh Road
u Indo-American Hybrid Seeds, KR Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage
Kolkata:
u Agri Horticultural Society, Belvedere Road, Alipore
u Globe Nursery, Lindsay Street, New Market
Information and plant courtesy Namdeo Umaji, Byculla, Mumbai
Photographs by Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mint
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First Published: Fri, Jun 19 2009. 10 49 PM IST
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