Fun with Growing Odd and Curious Houseplants

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Book
ISBN 10
0517516543 
ISBN 13
9780517516546 
Category
House Plants & Indoor Gardens  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1975 
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Pages
168 
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If you love plants grown indoors and are ever on the lookout for new and different varieties, this book will introduce the odd and curious houseplants that you can grow with ease. The authors explain how they chose these strange specimens, their individual quirks, extremes in plant growth, odd relationships in families of plants, and some odd things that plants do. Some of the many topics the authors cover on growing these plants indoors are: proper temperature and humidity, natural vs. fluorescent light for maintenance and bloom, proper soil conditions, fertilizer, and water requirements. In addition they offer invaluable advice on pots and potting, multiplying your plants, seeding, propagating vegetatively, and terrarium culture. For instance, if carnivorous houseplants are your passion, the Sly Butterwort is for you. There is also the Foxtail Asparagus, a large plant with extraordinarily fine leaves, and the Pony Tail Plant, a pretty plant with a little domed fat swollen trunk surmounted by an arching spray of long narrow leaves. Some of the other rarely seen varieties are Tropical Sundae Flowers, An Everblooming Miniature Begonia, the Hideous Sea Onion, The Peacock Plant, The Oddest Flower in the World, A Horrid Euphorbia, and The Aluminum Plant. FUN WITH GROWING ODD AND CURIOUS HOUSEPLANTS is a sumptuously illustrated volume that will prove invaluable to all plant lovers everywhere who are looking for stimulating and creative ideas to enrich their collections. - from Amzon 
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