Sempervivum spp. Hydrangea spp.


Nematanthus spp.

Hypoestes (see Pink polka dot plant) Impatiens Impatiens spp.


Jade plant

Epipremnum aureum

Crassula argenta and others

Jamaican pansy Achimenes spp.

Kaffir lily



Clivia miniata

Kalanchoë spp.

Lantana camara

Madagascar jasmine (see Stephanotis) Maidenhair fern Adiantum spp.

Meyer fern

(not a true fern)



Asparagus densiflora var. meyeri

Lysimachia nummularia

Pachyphytum spp.

Moses in the cradle Rhoeo spp.

Mother-in-law's tongue (see Sansevieria) Mother of thousands Saxifraga spp.

Keep cool in winter

Prune after flowering; keep cool in winter; blue-flowering plant can be converted to pink by changing the soil to acid, and vice versa (Caution: Leaves and buds are poisonous)

Plant several in a hanging basket

Exceptionally easy to propagate from cuttings

Can tolerate some neglect

Keep cool in winter

Requires treatment similar to that for Gloxinia

Save the plant's energy by removing flowers as they wither

Withhold water and fertilizer for a few weeks after flowering, then repot and start over

Fertilize twice a month; can be espaliered

Mist-spray regularly

Fertilize regularly; repot annually

Hanging-pot plant; needs bright light

Keep cool in winter

Can tolerate some neglect

Also called Saxifrage; hanging plant; plantlets formed on runners can be removed and grown separately

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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