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Here you will find professional indoor plant care information based on 30 years of professional hands-on experience caring for indoor plants in office and residences. These are environments similar to your home and office. Other sources of indoor plant care information rely on experience gained in controlled environments such as greenhouses, nurseries and tropical rainforests. Searches online will yield non-professional information that is anecdotal and rarely based on solid research.
Here are the names of some common indoor flowering plants that DO have dormant or semi-dormant periods, usually in the fall: Amaryllis (dry), Anthurium (cool), Azalea (cool), Camellia (cool), Christmas Cactus (cold), Gardenia (cool), Gloxinia (dry), Hibiscus (cool and dry), Kalanchoe (short days), Oxalis (dry), and Poinsettia (short days).
Over the past 15 years, indoor plant expert Will Creed has answered thousands of questions online and via email. In this Knowledge Base Q&A format you can search for and find the various topics that relate to your concerns or interests. Simply type your topic into the search box on this page.
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