Environmental Requirements Remarks

Sensitive plant

Sentry palm Setcreasea Shrimp plant Spathe flower

Spider plant

Spiderwort Spike moss

Splitleaf philodendron

Mimosa pudica

Howea fosterana Setcreasea pallida Beloperone guttata Spathiphyllum spp.

Chlorophytum comosum

Tradescantia spp. Selaginella spp. Monstera deliciosa

Sprenger fern Asparagus densiflora

(not a true fern) var. sprengeri

Staghorn fern



Stove fern

Platycerium spp.

Stephanotis floribunda

Sedum spp., Crassula spp.

Pteris cretica

String-of-pearls Senecio rowleyanus




Stromanthe spp.

Drosera spp.

Syngonium podophyllum

Wr E

Leaves fold when touched; does not usually last more than a few months in most houses

Palm that is easy to grow

Don't overwater

Winter temperatures should be above 15°C (59°F)

Prefers warm winters and even warmer summers; potting soil should have high organic content Plantlets formed at tips of stems can be propagated separately

Easy to grow; do not overwater

Can become a weed in greenhouses

Plant adapts to various indoor locations quite well

Fertilize weekly; repot annually

Tough plant; immerse in water weekly

Use very little fertilizer; keep cool in winter but water sparingly

Keep cool in winter

Water and fertilize regularly

Keep cool in winter

Needs warm shaded environment

Sterilize pots; grow only on sphagnum moss (plants die soon in soil)

Repot annually in spring

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