Ortho's Houseplant Encyclopedia
Chevron Chemical Company, 1993 - Gardening - 112 pages
An A-Z guide to plants for indoor gardens, from familiar favorites to exotic species, this book describes almost 300 plants, with advice on watering, feeding, potting, and propagating them.
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actively or flowering allow to dry Alsobia Average indoor humidity begonias best results bloom if light bright south Bromeliad cultivars curtain-filtered sunlight cuttings from stems direct sunlight discard drainage Dracaena draft or dry dry air dry between waterings early spring F at night fern Fertilize lightly throughout foliage fronds Grooming growing actively growing season heavily in summer height and shape hours of curtain-filtered houseplants humidifier for best indirectly lit south indoor humidity levels Keep evenly moist Keep to desired Keep very moist least 4 hours Leaves will scorch Let plant approach light pruning mealybugs orchids philodendron Pick off yellowed plant approach dryness plant is growing Problems Propagation Provide at least pruning or clip Repot in winter Repot infrequently Requires moist air rhizomes scorch if plant shape with light spider mites standing in water stems or shoots Take cuttings Take stem cuttings Temperatures throughout the growing west window winter or early yellowed leaves