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Allow soil to dry almost completely before watering Glossy green leaves with fragrant spring flowers; small fruit. Water a little less during the winter
CROTON Codiaeum variegatum pictum Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Long variegated leaves in various colours and shapes
DIEFFENBACHIA Dieffenbachia spp. Filtered or indirect light
Allow soil to dry before watering
Variegated leaves with an oblong shape, quilted texture; sap is toxic
DRACAENA Dracaena hybrids Indirect light, warm
Allow soil to dry before watering
Long lance-shaped leaves on either shrub or tree form plants
FERN spp. and hybrids Filtered light Keep soil moist
Many varieties of shade tolerant, moisture loving plants with a delicate foliage
FIG-FIDDLE LEAF Ficus lyrata Filtered or indirect light
Allow soil to dry somewhat before watering
Tree or shrub form with large lobed, fiddle-shaped leaves
house plants
Name Comments
CACTUS
Botanical Name
various spp.
Light Watering
Bright direct sunlight
Allow soil to dry completely before watering Huge family of succulent plants with sharp needles, variously colored flowers possible on some species
CALADIUM Caladium x hybrids Bright indirect light
Keep soil moist; stop watering in fall
Thin heart-shaped, various coloured leaves, plant dies back in the fall; bulb can be saved over winter
CALATHEA Calathea hybrids Colourful, intricately patterned leaves
CAST IRON PLANT Aspidistra elatior
Long, leathery, dark green leaves; low light plant CHINA DOLL Radermachera sinca Delicate glossy green leaves on slender stems CHINESE EVERGREEN Aglaonema commutatum Clusters of variegated, lance-shaped leaves CITRUS Citrus spp.
Filtered or indirect light
Keep moist in the summer, reducing in winter
Filtered light, cool temperature Allow soil to dry before watering
Bright indirect light Keep soil moist
Filtered or indirect light
Allow soil to dry before watering
Bright direct sunlight


































































































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