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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 774 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STOVE PLANTS.—For the successful culture of stove plants two houses at least, wherein different temperatures can be maintained, should be devoted to their growth. The minimum temperature durin winter should range at night from about 55° in the cooler to 65 in the warmer house, and from 65° to 75° by day, allowing a few degrees further rise by sun heat. In summer the temperature may range 1o° higher by artificial heat, night and day, and will often by sun heat run up to 90 or even 95 , beyond which it should be kept down by ventilation and frequent syringing and damping down of the pathways. During the growing period the atmosphere must be kept moist by damping the walls and pathways, and by syringing the plants according to their needs; when growth is completed less moisture will be necessary. Watering, which, except during the resting period, should generally be copious, is best done in the forenoon; while syringing should be done early in the morning before the sun becomes too powerful, and late in the afternoon to admit of the foliage drying moderately before night. The following is a select list of genera of stove plants (climbers are denoted by *, bulbous and tuberous plants by t) : Acalypha Cyanophyllum Musa Achimenest (Miconia) Nelumbiumf Aeschynanthus Cycas Nepenthes Allamanda* Dieffenbachia Nymphaeat Alocasiat Dipladenia* Oxera* Amaryllist Dracaena Pancratiumt Anthurium Eranthemum Pandanus Aphelandra Eucharist Passiflora* Aralia Euphorbia Pavetta Ardisia Ficus Petraea* Arisaemat Franciscea Pleroma* Aristolochia* Gardenia Poinsettia Ataccia Gesnera Rondeletia Begonia Gloriosa* Sanchezia Bertolonia Gloxiniat Schubertia* Bignonia* Heliconiat Scutellaria Bromeliads Hoffmannia Stephanotis Cactus Ipomaea* Tabernaemontana Caladiumt Ixora Terminalia Calathea Jacobinia Thunbergia Centropogon Jasminum* Torenia Cissus* Luculia Thyrsacanthus Clerodendron* Maranta Tydaea Crinumt Medinilla Vinca Codiaeum (Croton) Meyenia
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JOHN STOW (c. 1525-1605)

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