Exotic houseplants with attitude

Hartill, Lane
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/24/99, Vol. 91 Issue 61, p15
Describes the growing popularity of exotic houseplants in the United States. Examples of kangaroo paws and monkey pod raintrees; Success of the SBE seed company, Gautier, Mississippi, owned by Jim Johnson; Increased accessibility of such plants to those in the US; SBE's online catalog; Plant cultivation in Europe; Growth of the houseplant market in the US; Impact of marketing and competition; Growing orchids.


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