Satin pothos


Screw pine

Sansevieria spp.

Scindapsuss pictus

Schefflera spp.

Pandanus spp.

See Bromeliad; easily grown from the top of a pineapple; if plant has not flowered after one year, enclose it in a plastic bag with a ripe apple for a few days (ethylene from apple should initiate flowering); no temperature below 15°C (59°F) Susceptible to diseases and pests; usually does not last long as a house plant Put several cuttings in one pot for bushy appearance

After flowering, let plant dry under cool conditions until it loses its leaves, place in total darkness for a month, then restart

Name derived from fact that leaves fold together in evening

Needs much water; does well outside in cool weather

Use pots that are broader than deep

Hanging-pot plant whose potting medium must drain well or plant will not survive Do not overwater!

Very slow growing (not a palm but a gymnosperm); never allow to dry out, but be certain water drains Perhaps the toughest of all houseplants—nearly indestructible

Basket or pot plant

Plants can get quite large if growth is not controlled

If given space, can become large; mist-spray often

Selaginella (see Spike moss)

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

Introductory Plant Biology, Gardening Companies, 2003

Ninth Edition

House Plants and Home Gardening

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