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Links and Reviews for Houseplants

The following 52 sites have linked to our Houseplants website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

About
http://experts.about.com/q/House-Plants-721/NAME-HOUSE-PLANT-WRONG.htm

About.com
http://gardening.about.com/od/tipsforbetterhouseplant1/index_r.htm

All Experts-Houseplants
http://en.allexperts.com/q/House-Plants-721/NAME-HOUSE-PLANT-WRONG.htm
"I WAS WONDERING WHAT TYPE OF HOUSEPLANT I HAVE. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS CALLED SOMETHING LIKE BORACOLA SHEFRILLA. I WAS WONDERING IF THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH INFORMATION FOR YOU TO TELL ME WHAT IS THE REAL NAME... Jennifer, Your plant is an schefflera arboricola. For care info check out these websites: http://www.evergrowing.com/tips/arboricola.htm http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/houseplants/types/schefflera.html They like lots of light and like to dry out well between waterings. Good luck. Darlene"

All Experts-Zebra plant
http://en.allexperts.com/q/House-Plants-721/Zebra-Plant.htm
"Hi Darlene, I've had my zebra plant for about 3 years, and it has grown to a little over 3 feet tall. The problem is that the first 2 feet, has no leaves anymore, and it is very top heavy, to the point where if I don't lean it up against a wall, it has fallen over a few times. Is is possible to cut the top off, re-root it in water, and then plant it when it re-roots? Or will that inevitably kill it? Thank you very much for your help. Jeff, If you are going to cut it off I wouldn't root it in water,I would dip in in rooting homone, such as Roottone or Hormodin, then insert it in a fresh pot of soil. It should root within a month. Keep it lightly moist but not wet. It would be safer still to air layer the cutting off, then it is already rooted when you cut it off and this is the perfect time of year to do that. You can find complete instructions to do that at the following websites: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/ornamentals/airlayer/airlayer.html http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/houseplants/propagation_airlayer.html Be sure to keep the old base for at least 3 months. It will likely send out new shoots and form an even bushier pretier top than it has now. Good luck. If you need more info write again. Darlene"

An Introduction to: Plants in the Classroom
http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/mcvittiej/resources/livingthings/plants.htm

Answers-agaonema
http://www.answers.com/topic/aglaonema-1

BBC - Gardening - Basics - Techniques - Hourseplants - Cactus - Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_cactus1.shtml

BBC - Gardening - Basics - Techniques - Hourseplants - Caring - Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_caring2.shtml

BBC - Gardening - Basics - Techniques - Hourseplants - Hyacinth - Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_hyacinth2.shtml

BBC Gardening
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_caring1.shtml

BBC Gardening - Gardening Guides - Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_winter2.shtml

BBC.co.uk - Gardening - Techniques - Elsewere on the Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_winter1.shtml

BCC Gardening Guides - Growing Indoor Hyacinths
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/houseplants_hyacinth1.shtml

Chicago Gardener - Blog - Adventures of a Balcony Gardener
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/12/adventures-of-a.html

Cornell Universtiy
http://ezra.cornell.edu/posting.php?timestamp=1036472400

Country Almanac Magazine
http://www.countryalmanacmag.com/winter2005/houseplants.html

Countryside Industries, Inc.-Houseplants and air quality
http://countrysideindustries.com/news/tag/houseplants/

Daily Press: Home and Gardening
http://www.dailypress.com/features/home/garden/dp-garden-newsletter010307,1,7068941.story?coll=dp-features-gardening&ctrack=1&cset=true

Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmplants/Dracaena.htm

eNature.com - Dragon Tree Propagation
http://www.enature.com/expert/expert_show_question.asp?questionID=12876

eStrip - Buffalo, New York Blog - Garden Progess
http://estrip.org/elmwood/journals/index.php?u=matthew&id=27445

Extension-Purchasing houseplants
http://extension.org/pages/13072/indoor-plants:-selection

Fine Living (television channel)
http://www.fineliving.com/fine/rejuvenation_essentials/article/0,1663,FINE_1422_2365622,00.html

Floras Kolkata - Gardening - Indoor Gardening & Houseplants
http://www.floraskolkata.com/links.html

Garden Illinois - Gardening Tips for Feburary
http://www.gardenillinois.com/icntipsfeb.htm

GardenIllinois.com - Gardening Tips for December
http://www.gardenillinois.com/icntipsdecember.htm

Gardening Launch Pad
http://gardeninglaunchpad.com/HsP.html

GardenWeb Forums - Knockout Roses/Cuttings - Air Layering
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/flgard/msg0608110027064.html

Helpful Gardener - Gardening Forum - Gardening Etcetera - Indoor Plants
http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5879

Janet McVittie - Faculty and Staff - College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/mcvittiej/resources/livingthings/plants.htm

Lincoln Daily News
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2004/Apr/17/Features_new/family_b.shtml

Moist Mate - Watering Guide
http://www.moistmate.com/watering_guide.html

Montana State University-Environmental Horticulture
http://plantsciences.montana.edu/department/hort/hort.html

Mott Community College - Clubs and Organizations - Gardening Association - Related Sites
http://www.gardening.mcc.edu/

Plainfield Public Library
http://plainfield.lib.il.us/reference/links.asp

Plant Detective for fifth level - Webquests - Plant - Resources - The Plant Keeper
http://oceanofk.org/webquests/plant/resources.htm

Plants and Plants Links
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~avondale/Plants/

South Plainfield Public Library
http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/useful/home.htm

South Plainfield Public Library
http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/useful/home.htm

The Home Know-It-All - Growing Houseplants in the Bathroom
http://www.thehomeknowitall.com/the_home_knowitall/2008/08/growing-housepl.html

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - 'Limelight' Dracaena
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/houseplants_foliage/dracaena.html

University of British Columbia Botanical Garden - Forums - Indoor and Greenhouse Plants
http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5743

University of Florida Okeechobee Externsion
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/News columns/Holiday Ivy.htm

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Caring for Houseplants While Away
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/houseplants_foliage/away_care.html

University of Florida Extension - News Colums - Holiday Ivy - Hedera
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/News%20columns/Holiday%20Ivy.htm

University of Hawaii at Manoa - College of Tropical Agriculture - Dracaena
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmplants/Dracaena.htm

University of Idaho Extension - Canyon County - Horticulture - Links
http://extension.ag.uidaho.edu/canyon/horticulture/hortlinks.htm

University of Maryland - Astronomy - Dr. Melissa N. Hayes-Gehrke - Plants
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~avondale/Plants/

Watermelon Punch
http://www.watermelonpunch.com/blog/archives/2005/10/autumn_moving_right_along.php

Wikipedia-Aglaonema
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aglaonema

William Barcroft Junior School, UK
http://www.williambarcroftjuniorschool.co.uk/LowerSchool_Science.html

Yorkville Public Library
http://www.yorkville.lib.il.us/pages/links.asp

 

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