Commonly Used Ornamental Plants
A book which deals with 41 crop chapters, 30 dealing only with common ornamental plants such as Aglaonema, Alstroemeria, Araucaria, Begonia, Bellis, Bougainvillea, Canna, Catharanthus, Codiaeum, Columnea, Dieffenbachia, Euphorbia, Ficus, Fuchsia, Geranium and Pelargonium, Hedera, Holmskioldia, Impatiens, Ixora, Lathyrus, Monstera, Mussaenda, Ornamental Banana, Petunia, Philodendron, Primula, Saintpaulia, Spathiphyllum, Streptocarpus and Viola; and 11 groups of ornamentals such as Annuals with 126 genera, Bromeliads with 34 genera, Cacti with 105 genera, Carnivorous Ornamentals with 12 genera, Ferns and Allied Plants with 53 genera, Flowering Indoor Plants with 188 genera, Foliage Plants with 382 genera, Lawn with 37 genera, Ornamental Gingers with 7 genera, Proteaceous Ornamentals with 12 genera and Succulents other than Cacti with 192 genera. Each crop is detailed with their name derivations, origin, a brief history and uses; botanical description; methods of propagation including micropropagation; classification, species and varieties; cultural practices; manipulation of growth and flowering; postharvest management; and insect-pests, diseases and physiological disorders, supported with succinct account of significant scientific works carried out worldwide. The book is written in a very lucid manner. This book is written to fill up the gap between Cut Flowers and Traditional and Loose Flowers, just to acquaint the people [flower growers, horticultural development officers and landscapers, teachers, professors, scientists and students (B.Tech., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) engaged in pursuit of floriculture and landscaping] about various other important ornamentals worldwide. This has been prepared in a way to meet all the requirements for cultivating these crops with full success.