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INDOOR PLANTS: PLANT LISTS

  MG Manual Reference
Ch. 9, pp. 19 - 21
[Selecting an Interior Plant: light requirements | specific indoor | hanging baskets]


The remainder of this chapter is composed of lists of plants that will withstand specific indoor conditions of light intensity, temperature, and cultural form.
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS OF SELECTED INDOOR PLANTSTop

PLANT
(by common name)
DIRECT
LIGHT
BRIGHT
LIGHT
AVERAGE
LIGHT
LOW
LIGHT
Aluminum Plant  
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Areca Palm  
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Asparagus-Sprengeri
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Asparagus-Meyeri
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Aloe Vera  
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Boston Fern  
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Burro's Tail
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Chinese Evergreen  
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Coleus
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Corn Plant  
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Croton  
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Dumb Cane
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Devil's Ivy
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FiddleLeaf Fig  
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False Aralia  
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German Ivy-green  
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German Ivy-variegated  
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Gold Dust Dracena  
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Grape Ivy  
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Heartleaf Philodendron  
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Jade Plant
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Japanese Aralia  
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Kangaroo Ivy  
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Maidenhair Fern    
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Moses-in-the-Cradle  
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Norfolk Island Pine  
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Parlor Palm  
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Peperomia  
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Piggyback  
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Ponytail Palm
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Rubber Plant
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Schefelera
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Snake Plant
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Spider Plant  
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Strawberry Begonia  
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Swedish Ivy
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Tahitian Bridal Veil
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Velvet Plant
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Wandering Jews
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Weeping Fig  
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TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS OF
SELECTED INDOOR PLANTS
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Cool temperature plants grow best at 50 - 60° F during the day and 45 -55° F at night.

Azalea Camellia
Cacti and Succulents 2, 3
(winter rest periods only)
Cast-iron Plant2
Chrysanthemum Creeping Fig
Citrus
(grapefruit, lemon, orange)
Daffodil, Narcissus
Easter Lily2 Ivy2
Euonymus Japonica
(Spindle Tree)
Hyacinth
Hydragea Japanese Aralia
Jasmine Jerusalem Cherry
Miniature Rose Mock Orange
Norfolk Island Pine Persian Violet
Primrose Tulip
Tree Ivy Wandering Jew
White Calla Lily Zephyr Lily
Medium temperature plants grow best at 60 - 65° F during the day and 55 - 60° F at night.

Amaryllis Asparagus Fern
Avacado Baby's Tear
Begonia Bird's Nest Fern
Bromeliads3 Bush Violet
Cacti and Succulents1, 3 Cast-iron Plant1
Christmas Cactus Citrus1
Coleus Crown of Thorns3
Earth Star3 Easter Lily1
English Ivy1 German Ivy
Gold-dust Tree Hibiscus
Kangaroo Vine3 Living Stones3
Palms Panda Plant
Peperomia Piggyback Plant
Pilea Podocarpus
Purple Passion Plant Schefflera
Shamrock Plant Snake Plant3
Staghorn Fern3 Strawberry Begonia
Wax Plant  
High temperature plants grow best at 70 - 80° F during the day and 64 - 70° F at night.Top

African Violets Bromeliads
Cacti and Succulents1, 2
(Peacock plant)
Caladium calathea
Chinese Evergreen Coconut Palm
Copperleaf Cordyline
Croton Crown of Thorns2
Dracena Earth Star2
False Aralia Ficus
Flame Violet Geranium
Golden Pothos Hen and chicks
Impatiens Kangaroo Vine2
Living Stone2 Peace Lily
Philodendron Prayer Plant
Purple Velvet Plant2 Sensitive Plant
Snake Plant Staghorn Fern2
Swiss Cheese Plant Screw Pine
1 Will also do well at high temperatures.
2Will also do well at medium temperatures.
3 Will also do well at cool temperatures.


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