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Houseplant Needs

Foliage plants can be a beautiful addition to a home or office. They are often grown for their attractive foliage, since most would require greenhouse conditions to produce flowers.

Several factors influence your success with indoor plants. The key factors for plant growth are light, temperature, humidity, and water. Take time to read about their individual requirements and then try to match their needs to your indoor setting.