Corn plant Croton

Acalypha wilkesiana

Dracaena massangeana Codiaeum spp.

Crown of thorns Euphorbia milii and E. splendens

Cyclamen Donkey tail Dracaena Dumbcane Dwarf banana

Cyclamen spp. Sedum morganianum Dracaena spp. Dieffenbachia spp. Musa cavendishii

Dwarf cocos palm Microcoleum weddelianum Echeveria Echeveria spp.

English ivy

False aralia

Hedera helix

Dizygotheca elegantissima

Fatshedera (= hybrid Fatshedera lizei between Fatsía and Hedera)




Climbing fig Fiddleleaf fig Weeping fig

Fatsia japonica Many species

Ficus pumila Ficus lyrata Ficus benjamina

Fatsia Hedera

Seldom survives average house environment for long

Uses much water when large; easy to grow Needs constant high humidity and bright light

Deviation from watering routine may result in loss of leaves, but plant generally recovers

Fertilize weekly; keep cool; withhold water after flowering for few weeks, then start over Keep cool and dry in winter

Many kinds—all easy to grow and tolerant of some neglect

Needs regular fertilizing; keep away from small children (poisonous) Will produce small, edible bananas if given enough light, water, and humidity Keep temperature above 18°C (65°F) at all times

Keep cool in winter

Needs cool temperatures to grow at its best but will usually survive higher temperatures Benefits from frequent mist-spraying

Climbing shrub

Also called Aralia

Water regularly; propagate from spores or rhizomes

Damp-sponge leaves regularly Damp-sponge leaves regularly Damp-sponge leaves regularly

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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