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The A - Z of House Plants is currently under construction. Plant names will be linked to their corresponding articles as they are added. Please be patient - there are a lot of plants, and there may be days when only one or two articles can be added at a time. In the meantime, why not take a look at some of these general care articles:
Yet to come:
(Hyacinthus orientalis hybrids)
Janet Craig Dracaena
Lily of the Valley
Martha Washington Geranium
(Rosa chinensis hybrids)
Money Tree Plant
Moses in the Cradle
Mother of Thousands
Mother-in-Law's Tongue/ Snake Plant
New Guinea Impatiens
(Impatiens x hawkeri hybrid)
Norfolk Island Pine
(Epiphyllum species and hybrids)
Ornamental Chili Pepper
(Viola x wittrockiana)
Pink Calla Lily
Polka Dot Plant
Pothos/ Devil's Ivy
Powder Puff Tree
Purple Heart Plant
Purple Passion Plant
Pygmy Date Palm
Rabbit Foot Fern
(Pelargonium species and hybrids)
String of Pearls
Sweet Potato Vine
Swiss Cheese Plant
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Venus Fly Trap
(Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum)
Windmill Palm Tree
X - Y - Z
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Seen in most gardens, Lavender comes in many different varieties - English, French and Spanish - as well as anything besides and in between. This article is primarily concerned with the so - called English Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia - and its many...
Indoor house plants are a joy to behold and will make an environment altogether more pleasant. Just like other plants, they will assist in turning carbon dioxide into new oxygen, making the air in the room fresher and healthier. While some consist purely...
While watering indoor house plants may appear to be fairly easy, more plants die as a result of too much or too little water being supplied than for any other reason. The problem is, different plants have different needs. Indoor house plants with lots...
The Buddleia, otherwise known as 'Butterfly Bush', can be a right pain due to being an aggressively invasive plant. The author's Buddleia started out as a small, rather decrepit looking thing in the corner of her garden, but soon began a process of forming...
It can be seen in lots of gardens, people can smell it as they are walking by... Lavender. This gorgeous, versatile plant is not only lovely to look at and smell, it also has excellent healing properties, its fragrance calms the mind and it has a range...
Indoor house plants have been cultivated from plants that are found in the wild all over the world. Just like they all have different needs with regards to watering and lighting, they also require different levels of humidity. In particular during the...
Very little is known about the Acanthodactylus mechriguensis, a member of the Lacertidae, the wall or true lizards, and close relative of the Acanthodactylus pardalis, the so-called Leopard fringe-fingered lizard. So little, in fact, that the Acanthodactylus...
Macronyx flavicollis, better known as the Abyssinian Longclaw, is a bird belonging to the Motacillidae family. It is endemic to Ethiopia, where its natural subtropical or tropical habitat mostly consists of arable land and grassland at high altitudes,...
The African Blind Barb Fish, which is also known as the Congo Blind Barb, the African Blind Barb or, in French, Poisson Cavernicole D'Afrique and Barbu Aveugle, is a species of ray-finned fish belonging to the Cyprinidae family. Believed to be the only...
Belonging to the predaceous Dytiscidae family of diving beetles, the Acilius duvergeri is another creature, this time an insect, that is being listed as vulnerable in several countries - including Algeria and Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain - before...
The Abolokopatrika Madagascar Frog, which has the scientific names of Gephyromantis salegy or Mantidactylus salegy, is an amphibian belonging to the Mantellidae family. This family consists of terrestrial, aquatic and arboreal frogs only found in Madagascar...
The secretive, shy Abbott's Duiker, also often referred to as the Minde (Swahili), has the scientific name of Cephalophus spadix and belongs to the family of Bovidae, in the order of Cetartiodactyla. Believed to be one of the subspecies of another Duiker,...
Endangered species around the world do not just include cuddly mammals and beautiful looking birds, but anything from amphibians, arachnids, birds and clams; corals, jellyfish and sea anemones to crustaceans, fishes, insects, mammals and marsupials; reptiles,...
The Knysna Velvet Worm, known to the scientific community as the Peripatopsis clavigera, is endemic to South Africa, where it predominantly inhabits the moist subtropical or tropical mountain forests of the George/ Knysna coastal regions, the Western...
Light, water and the right amount of humidity alone are not enough to keep a house plant healthy and growing strong, it will also need nutrition provided by the right kind of fertiliser. The type of fertiliser required will depend on the type of plant,...
Two of the species belonging to the Asatharia genus of freshwater bivalve mollusks found in Africa are currently listed as vulnerable. One of these species is Aspatharia divaricata, which is endemic to Tanzania's Lake Victoria and has been recorded in...
The variety of potting mixes available for house plants at garden centres can be confusing, to say the least. In spite of the fact that potting media is generally referred to as potting soil, most mixes do, in fact, not contain any kind of soil at all....
Hard as it may be to believe, the Aquadulcaris pheronyx, a species of freshwater crustacean belonging to the arthropod family of Paramelitidae, is listed as critically endangered before much - or anything - is known about it, and before it has even been...
Every now and then, it becomes necessary to repot house plants, because unless adequate space for the plant's roots is provided, they can become pot bound. Pot bound roots form a tightly packed, cramped mass and will eventually inhibit the growth and...
Regular maintenance and grooming will help to keep a house plant looking attractive and healthy. In addition, cleaning, deadheading (flowers), pinching and pruning plants will assist in preventing harmful diseases and pests. Cleaning House Plants Cleaning...
Often simply referred to as green fly or black fly, these soft-bodied, 1 to 7 mm (up to about 1/4 in) long sap sucking insects actually include a variety of species. Typically pear-shaped and featuring long legs, some of these species are wingless, while...
Fungus Gnats, which belong to the order of Diptera, look similar to mosquitoes, are a nuisance and can cause serious havoc on plants, but are harmless to people and animals. Around 2 to 3 mm (1/16 to 1/8 in) long, their delicate bodies are black and feature...
Mealy bugs are common, sap sucking pests that thrive especially well in warm conditions. Although they will infest a whole list of house plants - as well as greenhouse plants - they have developed a particular taste for begonias, coleus, African violets,...
The scale insect, often simply known as scale, is a limpet-like sap sucking pest likely to infest just about any greenhouse, ornamental or house plant, as well as fruits and even vegetables, although some of its many species seem to have developed a particular...
Spider mites belong to the mite (Acari) family of Tetranychidae, a family including around 1,200 species. Known to feed on hundreds of different plant-species by puncturing plant cells using their mouth-parts, which are needle-sharp, they can quickly...