Century plant (see Agave)
Chinese evergreen Aglaonema costatum
Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum spp.
Senecio x hybridus (other plants called cinerarias include Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, Senecio vira-vira, and Senecio cineraria) Pellaea rotundifolia
Coleus blumei, C. hybridus, and others
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
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
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