What Species Should I Get?

PiranhamooseMarch 10, 2013

Hi. I'm trying to figure out what species would best survive a specific set of conditions for a live display. It would need to do well in 75-80 degree temps year round as well as a humidity level of 60-100% throughout the day (probably something tropical). If you know of any species that might work, I'd like to know so I can research them.

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You may have difficulty with tropicals. As tropical and subtropical plants are the best for indoor growing.

For indoor bonsai, the best plants are tropical and subtropical species.

Two species which are especially good bonsai for indoors are the dwarf Hawaiian umbrella tree, Schefflera arboricola and many small leaf Ficus varieites.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:19AM
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Is this an indoor/greenhouse display?
Either those allready mentined and I would think a lot of Ficus or Wrightia Religiosa commonly used for bonsai.
Good Luck

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 12:51PM
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It will be an indoor display. The dwarf hawaiian is almost exactly what I was picturing. I'll spend some time reading up on them. Thank you both for the suggestions. If anybody has anymore I'd like to hear them.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:11PM
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I've found one website that says the Schefflera Arboricola is poisonous, but I haven't found a site that verifies that. Could anyone familiar with this species tell me if that's true or not?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:22PM
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