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Foliage & Houseplants

Milmont Garden Center offers a large array of foliage and ornamental houseplants. We also carry many rare philodendrons, pothos, ficus, cactus, and succulents. Following is a list of plants as well as some basic instructions for their care.  Because our stock of indoor foliage plants changes so frequently, please call to be sure we currently have an item in stock.  To download the complete article, please see "Indoor Plant Culture."

Keeping plants clean and neat through regular grooming improves the appearance of plants and reduces the incidence of insects and disease problems. Remove all spent flowers, dying leaves, and dead branches. Keep leaves dust-free by washing plants with warm water and mild true soap – avoid detergent, which can cause damage to leaves and buds. Cover the pot to prevent soap from entering the soil. If tips of leaves become brown and dry, trim them off neatly with sharp scissors.

  • 46267 Adenium Desert Rose 2" Pot
  • 21477 Adenium Desert Rose Grafted 4"
  • 21293 Agave 4" Pot
  • 47421 Agave 6" Pot
  • 47098 Aglaonema Assorted 4" Pot
  • 46355 Aglaonema Chocolate
  • 47418 Aglaonema Garnet Coltrane
  • 08972 Aglaonema Maria 3" Pot
  • 22601 Aglaonema Maria 4" Pot
  • 46356 Aglaonema Mystic Marble 6" pot
  • 47419 Aglaonema ruby 4" pot
  • 38538 Aglaonema Siam 6" Pot
  • 47235 Aglaonema Siam 8" Pot
  • 08931 Aglaonema Silver Bay 10" Pot
  • 45693 Aglaonema Spring Snow 6" Pot
  • 42571 Alocasia Calidora 10"
  • 18337 Alocasia Frydek 6" Pot
  • 33103 Alocasia Ivory Coast 6" Pot
  • 44185 Alocasia Morocco 6" Pot
  • 46382 Alocasia Regal Shields
  • 44065 Aloe Exotic 6"
  • 15112 Aloe Vera 10" Pot
  • 00524 Aloe Vera 4" Pot
  • 07136 Aloe Vera 6" Pot
  • 39803 Angel Vine 6" Pot
  • 47100 Anthurium Andraeanum 6" Pot
  • 10489 Anthurium Assorted 4" Pot
  • 47143 Anthurium Assorted 6" Pot
  • 46326 Anthurium Pedatoradiatum 10"
  • 11760 Anthurium Pizazz 6" Pot
  • 45083 Anthurium Red 10" Pot
  • 33112 Anthurium Red 8" Pot
  • 47106 Anthurium White Heart 10" Pot
  • 23816 Anthurium White Heart 6" Pot
  • 47105 Anthurium White Heart 8" Pot
  • 41787 Anthurium Winter White 6" Pot
  • 21479 Aphelandra Zebra Plant 6" Pot
  • 46327 Aralia Elegantissima 123
  • 09074 Aralia Elegantissima 6" Pot
  • 18892 Aralia Fatsia Japonica 6" Pot
  • 00559 Ardisia 3" Pot
  • 14184 Ardisia 4" Pot
  • 08912 Aspidistra Cast Iron Plant 10"
  • 47417 Assorted Gasteria 3" pot
  • 47427 Assorted sempervivum 2" pot
  • 00560 Baby Tears Helxine 3" pot
  • 24849 Banana Musa Basjoo 10" Pot
  • 20594 Banana Musa Ensete Maurelii 10
  • 36986 Banana Musa Ensete Maurelii 14
  • 38764 Banana Musa Tropicana 10" Pot
  • 09848 Begonia Beefsteak 6" Pot
  • 00562 Begonia Rex 4" Pot
  • 39060 Begonia Rex Assorted 5" Pot
  • 13206 Begonia Strawberry 4" Pot
  • 44181 Bonsai Asst 4" Pot
  • 18609 Bonsai Ficus Willow Leaf 06
  • 45734 Bonsai Hawaiian Umbrella HU-12
  • 37686 Bonsai Japanese Black Pine
  • 37689 Bonsai Mini Jade 05
  • 44350 Boxwood 5" Pot
  • 47230 Bromeliad Assorted 5" Pot
  • 46407 Butterfly Ginger 10"
  • 38068 Cactus Assorted 10" Pot
  • 38067 Cactus Assorted 12" Pot
  • 19369 Cactus Assorted 2" Pot
  • 11526 Cactus Assorted 3" Pot
  • 11404 Cactus Assorted 4" Pot
  • 11518 Cactus Assorted 6" Pot
  • 47243 Cactus Golden Barrel 6" Pot
  • 00569 Cactus Grafted 3" Pot
  • 13225 Cactus Pencil 4" Pot
  • 41596 Cactus Pencil Firesticks 6" Po
  • 47232 Cactus Prickly Pear 3" Pot
  • 20846 Cactus Prickly Pear 6" Pot
  • 33015 Calathea Dottie 6" Pot
  • 44079 Calathea Lancifolia 4" Pot
  • 46359 Calathea Zebrina 6" Pot
  • 46257 Chenile
  • 10847 Cissus Grape Ivy 4" Pot
  • 09056 Cissus Grape Ivy 6" Pot
  • 25144 Citrus Clementine Nules 12" Po
  • 45706 Citrus Glen Navel 12" Pot
  • 46253 Citrus Grapefruit Flame 12" Po
  • 41235 Citrus Lemon Variegated Pink 1
  • 10569 Citrus Lime Key Tree 12" Pot
  • 44143 Citrus Mandarin Gold Nugget 12
  • 15759 Citrus Meyer Lemon Standard 12
  • 46251 Citrus Nagami Kumquat 12" Pot
  • 46252 Citrus Satsuma Dabashi 12" Pot
  • 35216 Citrus Tangerine Dancy 12" Pot
  • 10477 Clerodendrum Bleeding Heart
  • 22902 Clerodendrum Bleeding Heart Tr
  • 40665 Clivia Orange 6" Pot
  • 08245 Coffee Plant 3" Pot
  • 32641 Coffee Plant 4" Pot
  • 45703 Colocasia Maui Gold 10" Pot
  • 45862 Cordyline Red Sensation
  • 13084 Croton Assorted 3" Pot
  • 11989 Croton Assorted 4" Pot
  • 11433 Croton Assorted 6" Pot
  • 34853 Croton Mammy 4" Pot
  • 08249 Croton Petra 3" Pot
  • 12525 Croton Petra 4" Pot
  • 00530 Croton Petra 6" Pot
  • 18955 Croton Petra 8" Pot
  • 45677 Croton Tamara 14" Pot
  • 00582 Crown of Thorns 3" Pot
  • 41604 Crown of Thorns 5" Pot
  • 23823 Cryptanthus Assorted 3" Pot
  • 33009 Cryptanthus Assorted 4" Pot
  • 46264 Ctenanthe Lubersii 10" Pot
  • 08269 Dieffenbachia Assorted 10" Pot
  • 24562 Dish Garden Milmont Medium
  • 24559 Dish Garden Milmont Small
  • 39359 Dish Garden Succulent Mini
  • 37413 Dish Garden Succulent Small
  • 22977 Dracaena Cordyline Mocha Latte
  • 22896 Dracaena Cordyline Red Sensati
  • 44182 Dracaena Cordyline Red Sensati
  • 00589 Dracaena Florida Beauty 3" Pot
  • 45680 Dracaena Green Jewel 4"
  • 46258 Dracaena Lemon Lime 3" Pot
  • 18877 Dracaena Limelight 6" Pot
  • 18738 Dracaena Limelight 8" Pot
  • 00532 Dracaena Marginata 3" Pot
  • 17105 Dracaena Marginata 4" Pot
  • 10867 Dracaena Marginata Bicolor 3"
  • 19165 Dracaena Marginata Bicolor 4"
  • 17823 Dracaena Marginata Colorama 3"
  • 46119 Dracaena Marginata magenta
  • 43893 Dracaena Warneckii 6" pot
  • 46270 Dracaena Warneckii Assorted 3"
  • 46600 Eugenia Topiary Ball 10" Pot
  • 07975 Fern Asparagus 6" Pot
  • 44288 Fern Asparagus Cwebe 4" Pot
  • 11530 Fern Asparagus Sprengeri 10"
  • 37693 Fern Assorted 2" Pot
  • 35315 Fern Assorted 3"
  • 30936 Fern Austral Gem 4" Pot
  • 46554 Fern Austral Gem 6" Pot
  • 46352 Fern Australian Tree 12" Pot
  • 18809 Fern Autumn 3" Pot
  • 09072 Fern Autumn 4" Pot
  • 00462 Fern Autumn 6" Pot
  • 09395 Fern Bird's Nest 4" Pot
  • 00596 Fern Bird's Nest 6" Pot
  • 00597 Fern Boston 10" Hanging Basket
  • 06209 Fern Boston 4" Pot
  • 10852 Fern Boston Macho 10" Pot
  • 08774 Fern Boston Massaii 10" Hangin
  • 10875 Fern Button 5" Pot
  • 13191 Fern Cotton Candy 4" Pot
  • 05919 Fern Elkhorn 4" Pot
  • 45861 Fern Emerald Queen 10" Pot
  • 47170 Fern Emerald Queen 8" Pot
  • 44247 Fern Fox Tail 4" Pot
  • 09286 Fern Heart 4" Pot
  • 47238 Fern Heart 6" Pot
  • 06014 Fern Kangaroo Paw 6" Pot
  • 15695 Fern Kimberly Queen 10" Pot
  • 34920 Fern Kimberly Queen 8"Pot
  • 17832 Fern Korean Rock 3" Pot
  • 00509 Fern Korean Rock 4" Pot
  • 13834 Fern Korean Rock 6" Pot
  • 11421 Fern Lemon Button 4" Pot
  • 38541 Fern Maidenhair 3" Pot
  • 00697 Fern Maidenhair 4" Pot
  • 11533 Fern Maidenhair 6" Pot
  • 10196 Fern Meyerii 6" Pot
  • 43326 Fern Pellaea Falcata 3.5"
  • 41632 Fern Pellaea Falcata 5" Pot
  • 00535 Fern Plumosa 4" Pot
  • 10205 Fern Plumosa 6" Pot
  • 46057 Fern Prickly Holly 4" Pot
  • 46273 Fern Pteris 3"
  • 21018 Fern Pteris assorted
  • 33110 Fern Pteris Assorted 4" Pot
  • 44081 Fern Pteris Silver Ribbon 6"
  • 46228 Fern Quadriaurita 5" Pot
  • 41641 Fern Rabbit's Foot 10" Hb
  • 06214 Fern Rabbit's Foot 4" Pot
  • 12271 Fern Rabbit's Foot 6" Pot
  • 30928 Fern Rabbit's Foot White 3" Po
  • 14215 Fern Rainbow 4" Pot
  • 44134 Fern Selaginella 2"
  • 08093 Fern Silver Lady 6" Pot
  • 10788 Fern Staghorn 12" Inch Wood Pl
  • 00604 Fern Staghorn 4" Pot
  • 11535 Fern Staghorn 6" Pot
  • 41240 Fern Staghorn Cypress plaque
  • 10869 Fern Table Assorted 3" Pot
  • 00603 Fern Table Assorted 4" Pot
  • 09058 Fern Table Assorted 6" Pot
  • 09403 Ficus Benjamina Standard 14" P
  • 45918 Ficus Benjamina Standard 17"
  • 09258 Ficus Bush 6" Pot
  • 00471 Ficus Lyrata Fiddleleaf 6" Po
  • 25418 Ficus Lyrata Fiddleleaf Bush
  • 43399 Ficus Lyrata Fiddleleaf Std 14
  • 45919 Ficus Midnight Standard 17"
  • 09282 Ficus Repens 3" Pot
  • 09287 Ficus Repens 4" Pot
  • 47101 Ficus Repens Quercifolia
  • 11661 Ficus Rubber Plant Burgundy 4"
  • 28852 Ficus Ruby 4"Pot
  • 47420 Ficus Starlite 6" Pot
  • 31580 Ficus Tineke 4" Pot
  • 23251 Ficus Tineke 6" Pot
  • 45920 Ficus WinterGreen CorkScrew
  • 00537 Fittonia Assorted 3" Pot
  • 30919 Fittonia Assorted 4" Pot
  • 45960 Fittonia assorted 6" pot
  • 06048 Gardenia Flowering 6" Pot
  • 45738 Ginseng Ficus Bonsai GF-05
  • 44301 Goldcrest Tree 2" Pot
  • 38159 Heather Flowering 4" Pot
  • 09084 Homolamenia Emerald Gem 6" Pot
  • 42556 Hoya Assorted 4" Pot
  • 46254 Hoya Hearts 3" Pot
  • 44763 Hypoestes Assorted 3" Pot
  • 10870 Hypoestes Assorted 3" Pot
  • 45702 Ice Cream Banana 10" pot
  • 00474 Ivy Algerian 8" Hanging Basket
  • 44276 Ivy Algerian Neon 6" Pot
  • 17829 Ivy Algerian Variegated 4" Pot
  • 00630 Ivy Algerian Variegated 8" Han
  • 08085 Ivy Assorted 3" Pot
  • 08084 Ivy California 3" Pot
  • 11473 Ivy California 4" Pot
  • 11481 Ivy California 6" Pot
  • 00480 Ivy Glacier 3" Pot
  • 09290 Ivy Glacier 4" Pot
  • 00539 Ivy Glacier 6" Pot
  • 00482 Ivy Gold Child 3" Pot
  • 00483 Ivy Gold Child 6" Pot
  • 09090 Ivy Green 3" Pot
  • 05987 Ivy Green 4" Pot
  • 00490 Ivy Green 6" Pot
  • 00491 Ivy Green 8" Hanging Basket
  • 11753 Ivy Green Heart 3" Pot
  • 09291 Ivy Heart Leaf 4" Pot
  • 06049 Ivy Kolibri 6" Pot
  • 06218 Ivy Needlepoint 3" Pot
  • 10391 Ivy Needlepoint 4" Pot
  • 46389 Ivy Schafer Three 6" Pot
  • 12419 Ivy Shamrock 4" Pot
  • 24238 Ivy Topiary Globe 6" Pot
  • 31276 Ivy Topiary Heart 4"
  • 10621 Ivy Variegated 4" Pot
  • 11405 Jade Plant 4" Pot
  • 12481 Jade Plant 6" Pot
  • 00448 Jade Plant 8" Pot
  • 46408 Japanese Bird's nest fern 14"
  • 13872 Jasmine Belle of India 10" Pot
  • 13012 Jasmine Confederate Trellis 10
  • 00542 Jasmine Grand Duke 6" Pot
  • 47408 Jasmine Maid of Orleans 6" Pot
  • 43337 Jasmine Night-Blooming 6" Pot
  • 11525 Jasmine Sambac 4" Pot
  • 47236 Jasmine Sambac 8"
  • 15374 Jew Bolivian 8"
  • 39341 Kalanchoe 2.5" Pot
  • 43064 Kalanchoe 2.5" Valentine Pot
  • 12311 Kalanchoe Assorted 4" Pot
  • 20923 Kalanchoe Assorted 6" Pot
  • 46124 Kalanchoe Donkey Ears 10" HB
  • 24218 Kalanchoe Donkey Ears 4" Pot
  • 39342 Kalanchoe Tricolor 6" Pot
  • 41030 Lipstick Plant 3.5" Pot
  • 09130 Lipstick Plant 6" Hanging Bask
  • 00633 Lipstick Plant 8" Hanging Bask
  • 00635 Lithops Living Stone 2" Pot
  • 18956 Lucky Bamboo Dish 3" Pot
  • 36259 Maranta Assorted 4" Pot
  • 08247 Maranta Red 3" Pot
  • 10522 Mini Foliage Assorted 2" Pot
  • 20925 Money Tree Braid 4" Pot
  • 46263 Myrmecodia Beccori Ant Plant
  • 44292 Nepenthes Pitcher Plant 6" Pot
  • 13245 Nephthytis Assorted 4" Pot
  • 08086 Nephthytis White Butterfly 3"
  • 28381 Orchid Mini 2" Ceramic Pot
  • 44164 Orchid Mini 3" Clay Pot
  • 43023 Orchid Oncidium Assorted 5" Po
  • 06057 Orchid Phalaenopsis 6" Pot
  • 44760 Orchid Phalaenopsis Asstd 3" P
  • 18607 Oriental Ficus Bonsai OF-06
  • 09091 Oyster Plant 3" Pot
  • 44042 Oyster Plant Rheo Tricolor 4"
  • 45809 Palm Adonidia 14" Pot
  • 09850 Palm Cataractarum 10" Pot
  • 15075 Palm Cataractarum 12" Pot
  • 05986 Palm Neanthe Bella 3" Pot
  • 05985 Palm Neanthe Bella 4" Pot
  • 00544 Palm Neanthe Bella 6" Pot
  • 47169 Palm Neanthe Bella 8" Pot
  • 40815 Palm Phoenix 5' 17" Pot
  • 06019 Palm Pony Tail 10" Pot
  • 10871 Palm Pony Tail 4" Pot
  • 00545 Palm Pony Tail 6" Pot
  • 18426 Palm Ravenea Majesty 12" Pot
  • 18550 Palm Sago 6" Pot
  • 45818 Passion Flower Vine 10" Po
  • 13132 Peperomia Assorted 3" Pot
  • 12312 Peperomia Assorted 4" Pot
  • 25254 Peperomia Puteolata 3" Pot
  • 12421 Peperomia Ripple 6" Pot
  • 45429 Peperomia Rosso 4" Pot
  • 47426 Petite Succulents 1" pot
  • 12547 Philodendron Black Cardinal 4"
  • 46379 Philodendron Black Cardinal 6"
  • 15757 Philodendron Brasil 6" Pot
  • 33099 Philodendron Brazil 3" Pot
  • 46346 Philodendron Combination 3" Po
  • 05975 Philodendron Cordatum 3" Pot
  • 11475 Philodendron Cordatum 4" Pot
  • 05973 Philodendron Cordatum 6" Pot
  • 18800 Philodendron Deliciosa 8" Pot
  • 46344 Philodendron Jungle Boogie 14"
  • 45917 Philodendron Jungle Boogie 14"
  • 33013 Philodendron Lemon 4" Pot
  • 45376 Philodendron Monstera 4"
  • 43889 Philodendron Monstera 6" Pot
  • 46345 Philodendron Pink Princess
  • 46347 Philodendron Pink Princess
  • 41950 Philodendron Pink Princess 10"
  • 16267 Philodendron Pink Princess 6"
  • 46406 Philodendron Red Emerald totem
  • 47355 Philodendron Red Emerald10" po
  • 18799 Philodendron Selloum Hope 6" P
  • 10383 Philodendron Swiss Cheese 8" H
  • 47237 Philodendron Xanadu 14" Pot
  • 23916 Philodendron Xanadu 8" Pot
  • 46118 Pilea Assorted 3" Pot
  • 10872 Pilea Assorted 4" Pot
  • 18739 Pilea Friendship Plant 4" Pot
  • 47231 Pilea Peperomioides 5" Pot
  • 47233 Pilea Peperomioides 6" Pot
  • 25546 Pine Norfolk Island 14" Pot
  • 06024 Pine Norfolk Island 4" Pot
  • 29419 Pine Norfolk Island 6" Pot
  • 43294 Pine Norfolk Island 8" Pot
  • 06026 Pine Norfolk Island Multi-Stem
  • 12512 Pine Norfolk Island Multi-Stem
  • 44287 Pitcher Plant 4" Pot
  • 10401 Podocarpus 4" Pot
  • 06220 Pothos Golden 3" Pot
  • 05983 Pothos Golden 4" Pot
  • 05979 Pothos Golden 6" Hanging Baske
  • 08916 Pothos Golden Totem Pole 6" Po
  • 19155 Pothos Jade 3" Pot
  • 18953 Pothos Jade 4" Pot
  • 09268 Pothos Jade 6" Pot
  • 06221 Pothos Marble Queen 3" Pot
  • 05984 Pothos Marble Queen 4" Pot
  • 00548 Pothos Marble Queen 6" Pot
  • 05971 Pothos Marble Queen 8" Hanging
  • 33008 Pothos Neon 3" Pot
  • 34921 Pothos Neon 4"Pot
  • 17546 Pothos Neon 6" Pot
  • 46410 Pothos NJOY 3" Pot
  • 33102 Pothos Pearls and Jade 3" Pot
  • 41233 Pothos Pearls and Jade 4" Pot
  • 40378 Pothos Silver Satin 3" Pot
  • 00668 Purple Waffle Plant
  • 01512 Radermachera China Doll 6" Pot
  • 07616 Rose Miniature Asst 4" Pot
  • 07617 Rose Miniature Asst 6" Pot
  • 34850 Sansevieria Assorted 10" Pot
  • 47456 Sansevieria Black Coral 4" Pot
  • 27647 Sansevieria Black Coral 8" Pot
  • 14085 Sansevieria Black Jade 3" Pot
  • 45750 Sansevieria Cylindrica Spaghet
  • 00671 Sansevieria Hahnii Assorted 6"
  • 06060 Sansevieria Laurentii 6" Pot
  • 46409 Sansevieria Samurai 4" Pot
  • 46330 Sansevieria Sharkfin 10" Pot
  • 00511 Sansevieria Snake Plant 3" Pot
  • 13135 Sansevieria Snake Plant 4" Pot
  • 27476 Sansevieria Snake Plant 8" Pot
  • 44137 Sansevieria Snake Plant ass
  • 46455 Sansevieria Tricolor Ass. 5" P
  • 46457 Sansevieria Tricolor Hahnii Gr
  • 46261 Sarracenia 3" pot
  • 19168 Schefflera Alpine 6" Pot
  • 47234 Schefflera Amate soliel 6" Pot
  • 44145 Schefflera Arboricola 4" pot
  • 22741 Schefflera Arboricola Bush 6"
  • 08918 Schefflera Arboricola Gold Cap
  • 46405 Silver Satin Totem 10"
  • 12530 Spathiphyllum Domino 8" Pot
  • 10858 Spathiphyllum Peace Lily 3" Po
  • 00676 Spathiphyllum Peace Lily 4" Po
  • 08863 Spathiphyllum Peace Lily 6" Po
  • 06069 Spathiphyllum Peace Lily 8" Po
  • 08975 Spider Plant 3" Pot
  • 47407 Spider Plant Bonnie 4" Pot
  • 00438 Spider Plant Variegated 6"
  • 44022 Stromanthe Triostar 4" Pot
  • 44180 Succulent Aloe Assorted 3" Pot
  • 00678 Succulent Assorted 2" Pot
  • 14209 Succulent Assorted 4" Pot
  • 17997 Succulent Assorted 6" Pot
  • 13133 Succulent Assorted3" Pot
  • 45827 Succulent Echeveria 2" Pot
  • 33098 Succulent Echeveria Assort. 3
  • 47410 Succulent Gasteria 2" pot
  • 46268 Succulent Gasteria 3" pot
  • 41232 Succulent Haworthia Assorted 2
  • 41693 Succulent Haworthia Assorted 4
  • 45375 Succulent Sedum Copper Tone 2"
  • 34656 Succulent String of Pearls 4"
  • 46363 Swiss Cheese Totem 10"
  • 16965 Tillandasia Magnet
  • 45746 Tillandasia w/ 2" pot
  • 41569 Tillandsia Fasciata Medium
  • 36268 Tillandsia in Glass Globe
  • 46403 Tillandsia Jellyfish small
  • 40752 Tillandsia w/ Shell Magnet
  • 44189 Violet African 2" Pot
  • 07620 Violet Miniature 2" Pot
  • 10483 Wandering Jew 4" Pot
  • 00519 Yucca Cane10" Pot
  • 23600 Zamioculcas Zamifolia 4"
  • 23615 Zamioculcas Zamiifolia 5" Pot
  • 43689 Zamioculcas Z-Z Plant 10" Pot
  • 19161 Z-Z Zamioculcus Zamiifolia 6"

Humidity can be increased by placing plants on trays lined with pebbles and filled with water to within one half inch of the base of the pot. If you heat with wood, keep a pot of water on the stove.

Most plants should not be watered until the soil feels somewhat dry. There are commercially available water meters to determine the soil moisture content of con­tainer and garden-grown plants. However, the old tried and true method of sticking your finger into the soil is the most reliable. With experience you can lift a con­tainer and judge its water content and thus its need for water. Apply enough water to thoroughly saturate the potting soil. In most cases, the soil is saturated when water drains from the bottom of the pot. Placing a sau­cer under the container eliminates water damaging the surface where the container sits. In some cases, such as a root-bound plant, water will drain from a container before the potting soil is saturated. In this case, fill the saucer with water and allow it to be absorbed into the container. Make sure to empty the saucer once water is no longer being absorbed.

Fertilizers are salts and if you do not water thoroughly, salts can become concentrated in a potting soil. High soil-salt concentrations are toxic to roots and can kill a plant. So, regardless of your fertilization method (solu­ble or slow-release), thorough irrigation is necessary to keep salts from building up in the soil. To further avoid salt toxicity and to be on the safe side, one can always use less fertilizer than the recommended rate.

When the weather warms in the spring, houseplants can be put outside. Don’t be too anxious to move your houseplants outdoors, as even a good chill can knock the leaves off tender plants. To avoid cold temperature damage, find out the minimum temperature your par­ticular indoor plants can tolerate. Make sure the out­door light conditions are compatible with those of your plants. Plants can get “sunburned” if you move them from an average indoor light exposure to a full sun exposure of the outdoors. Avoid windy locations, since such exposure can tear leaves and accelerate water loss and increase watering frequency.

Houseplants that have been outside all summer should be allowed to make a fairly slow transition to indoor conditions. Quick changes in environment can result in yellow foliage and leaf drop. To avoid injury, bring plants indoors before temperatures dip below 55°F, do not wait for frost warnings. Check for insect pests before you move the plants; it is easier to get rid of pests while plants are still outside. Rinse the plants’ leaves, and soak pots in water for 15 to 20 minutes to drown most soil-dwelling pests.

To download the entire article, please click here.

This publication was originally authored by Diane Relf, Horticulture Extension Specialist (ret.), and Elizabeth Ball, Program Support Technician, Virginia Tech.

Because our stock of indoor foliage plants changes so frequently, please call to be sure we currently have an item in stock.