Environmental Requirements Remarks


Many species



Calla lily

Cape jasmine

Carpet plant

Carrion flower

Caladium spp.

Calceolaria crenatiflora

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Gardenia jasminoides

Episcia lilacina

Stapelia spp.

Century plant (see Agave)

Chinese evergreen Aglaonema costatum

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum spp.


Cliff brake



Senecio x hybridus (other plants called cinerarias include Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, Senecio vira-vira, and Senecio cineraria) Pellaea rotundifolia

Coffea arabica

Coleus blumei, C. hybridus, and others

win w.r

Contrary to popular belief, these slow-growing plants should not be grown in pure sand; add some humus to potting mixture and withhold water in winter; keep cool in winter

Must have high humidity; keep root at no less than 18°C (65°F) in pot during winter

Discard after flowering

After flowering, allow plant to dry up; repot in fall and start over

Night temperatures below 22°C (72°F) needed to initiate flowering; needs cool temperatures in winter

Cactuslike plants with foul-smelling flowers

Needs warm temperatures and much water all year

Plants may be artificially dwarfed through use of chemicals; flowering initiated by short days Needs cool temperatures; discard after flowering

Hanging-basket fern; needs minimum temperature above 10°C (50°F)

Handsome foliage plant that will produce fruit if self-pollinating variety is obtained

To control size, restart plants from cuttings annually


Columnea spp.

See African violet for culture conditions

Stern-Jansky-Bidlack: I Appendices I 4. House Plants and Home I I © The McGraw-Hill

Introductory Plant Biology, Gardening Companies, 2003

Ninth Edition

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