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Phalaenopsis orchid (Moth Orchid)

Phalaenopsis orchid (Moth Orchid)

Orchids are among the most treasured plants, but they also make up the most numerous plant family.

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Pilea

Pilea

There are more than 200 widely varied species in the Pilea genus.

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Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

One of the hardiest of all indoor plants is Sansevieria. Erect, dark green, lance shaped leaves emerge from a central rosette.

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Philodendron

Philodendron

No other group of plants is as widely used indoors as philodendrons.

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Peperomia

Peperomia

Peperomia is an extremely varied genus. It offers an astonishing variety of leaf forms, colors, and growth habits.

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Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Wilma’ (Lemon Cypress Tree)

Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Wilma’ (Lemon Cypress Tree)

The brilliant chartreuse green color of the Lemon Cypress is primarily due to two factors.

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SCHLUMBERGERA HYBRIDS (Holiday cactus)

SCHLUMBERGERA HYBRIDS (Holiday cactus)

(Holiday cactus, Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus)
Schlumbergeras are native to the tropical forests of South America, where they grow on trees.

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EUPHORBIA PULCHERRIMA - POINSETTIA

EUPHORBIA PULCHERRIMA - POINSETTIA

The poinsettia was first found in Mexico in the 1800s, growing as a wildflower. It has since become the most popular living Christmas gift in the United States.

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Columnea (Goldfish Plant)

Columnea (Goldfish Plant)

There are 150 different species of columnea. They come fromCentral America, South America, and the West Indies; their natural habitat is the dambdamp tropical forest.

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BROMELIADS

BROMELIADS

The most distinctive feature or bromeliads is the cup shaped rosette of leaves, which holds the water that nourishes the plant.

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ALOCASIA - African Mask

ALOCASIA - African Mask

The striking foliage of the alocasia is arrow-shaped, often with lobed or wavy edges.

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MONSTERA DELICIOSA

MONSTERA DELICIOSA

Found in many homes, Monstera delisiosa climbs and sends out aerial roots that attach to supports or grow into the ground.

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References:

Ortho`s Complete Guide To Successful Houseplant, Larry Hodgson, Dr. Charles C. Powell, Donald M. Vining, 1994
The Houseplant Encyclopedia, Ingrid Jantra, Ursula Krüger, 1997

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