Acid Loving Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Marblehead, MA
Question by brideybuxton8
March 13, 2001
would like a list of acid loving plants beyond
the usual gardenia, orchid and fern


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Answer from NGA
March 13, 2001

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Here is a listing of acid loving houseplants from Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

Houseplants and their pH preferences
pH 4.5 to 5.5
Achmines
Adiantum
African violet
Aloe
Amarylis
Aphelandra
Aurucaria - Norfolk Pine
Azalea
Begonia
Caladium
Calathea
Crossandra
Cyclamen
Dieffenbachia
Epiphyllum
Gardenia
Hydrangea
Impatiens
Maranta
Pellaea - a fern
Peperomia
Pilea
Polypodium
Primula
Rechsteineria
Saxifraga
Scindapsus
Streptocarpus
Syngonium
Zygocactus


pH 5.5 to 6.5
Anthurium
Bromeliad Cattleya
Columnea
Cymbidium
Cypripedium
Daffodil
Gladiolus
Hyacinth
Iris
Narcissus
Phalaenopsis
Platycerium
Thipsalidopsis
Tulip
Vanda


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