See Bromeliad; name from red tips of leaves

Strictly terrarium plants— humidity too low elsewhere

Add charcoal and peat to potting medium

Needs bright light to flower

Soil must be alkaline

Make cuttings annually and discard parent plants each fall; keep cool through winter; available with various scents, including orange, rose, or coconut

Fertilize heavily and water frequently; after flowering, withhold water and keep bulb cold for few weeks Pot in mixture of leaf mold, fern bark, peat moss, and charcoal; use only rain water or filtered water Soil should have high organic content and be kept evenly moist; humidity must be maintained

Tolerates low light better than most plants

Gynura (see Velvetleaf)

Hart's tongue fern Phyllitis scolopendrium


Haworthia spp.

Hen and chickens Sempervivum tectorum and hybrids


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hippeastrum (see Amaryllis)

Holly fern Cyrtomium falcatum

Doesn't thrive if water is of poor quality

Aloe-like plants that need minimum temperatures above 10°C (50°F) in winter Keep cool in winter

Fertilize weekly; does better outdoors in mild climates

Relatively tough fern; keep cool in winter

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

Introductory Plant Biology, Gardening Companies, 2003

Ninth Edition

Appendix 4

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