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Häusliche Blumenpflege Eine Anleitung zur Pflege der dankbarsten Zimmer- und Balkon-Pflanzen

Nature volume 85, pages 370371 (19 January 1911) | Download Citation



ACCORDING to the author plant culture in the home is not sufficiently practised in Germany, and the object of the present work is to arouse more interest in the pursuit. Certainly if the plants for which instructions are given can be grown in the house, many having the time and taking a keen interest in flowers would be inclined to try their skill. The list includes Abutilon, Camellia, the Alpenrose, Bouvardia, Clivia, Monstera deliciosa, and Odontoglossum grande, in addition to the palms, geraniums, hydrangea, Cactaceæ, and other plants that are generally recognised to be suitable for the purpose. The chief essentials to success are carefully prepared soil, good lighting, judicious watering, and, in many cases, an unheated room for winter storage; the good results observable in cottage rooms are quite in accord with the last condition.

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