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What Species Should I Get?

Posted by Piranhamoose none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 19:29

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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RE: What Species Should I Get?

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.

RE: What Species Should I Get?

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

RE: What Species Should I Get?

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.

RE: What Species Should I Get?

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?

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