PLANTS FROM PLANTS: How to Grow New Houseplants for Next to Nothing by Suzanne Crayson

PLANTS FROM PLANTS: How to Grow New Houseplants for Next to Nothing

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How to propagate your own plants using water or vermiculite, by cuttings, runners, air layering, etc. The basic techniques are described briefly but each kind of plant (60 are listed alphabetically) has its own specific instructions, including sharing your showers for high humidity. You can put an African violet leaf directly in water, air layer the plants that always lose their bottom leaves like Aphelandra (zebra) or Dieffenbachia (dumb cane), root coleus overnight or an avocado in two weeks (not two months). Crayson stresses gradual acclimatization once things get growing--transplants can traumatize. Plant parenthood for economy-minded gardeners.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1976
Publisher: Lippincott