This chapter is designed to familiarize you with the basic
aspects of tropical plant care rather then attempting to acquaint
you with specific cultural requirements of the more than 250
commonly grown plants in the foliage industry. Bear in mind that
in most cases, homes and offices are environments poorly suited to
the needs of tropical plants. Thus the task of the indoor plant
gardener is to select plants that can best withstand the
conditions of a specific indoor location.