The Curious Mimicy Plants

curious mimicy plants

Protective coloration and mimicry of surrounding objects so everyday in the animal kingdom are seldom encountered in plants. Few realize that a group of plants that best exemplify this interesting

Anthuriums – Flowers for Moderns

Anthurium Flowers

Are they real?” That’s what visitors would ask incredulously when shown over a thousand anthurium blooms in the greenhouses. Their incredulity was due, of course, to the “strange” formation and

Begonias in an Apartment

Apartment Begonias

For air must circulate freely about them. A large 5-foot tray directly on the radiator itself supplements the water supply in the galvanized tray of the largest window. About seven

New Slants On Growing African Violets

African Violets

Many years ago Atlanta, Georgia, was the great center of African violet interest on October 9 and 10, when enthusiasts from 20 states met for the first time at the

The Poinsettia Flower A Flower of of Mystery


In December 1945, I wrote an article for Plants and Gardens, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden serial, entitled “Poinsettia: Mystery Flower.”  Now, seven years later, I am glad to have the

The Ultramodern Bromeliads

Modern Bromeliads

Bromeliads are as ultramodern in appearance as the United Nations buildings in New York, but they have been popular houseplants for a hundred years in Europe. The bromeliads are air

Are Variegated Houseplants Tough Enough To Take It

Variegated Houseplant

What are the most popular or best variegated houseplants. To accomplish this, we checked the experiences of others in the growing community, visited nurseries and botanical gardens, and consulted catalogs