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[hous-plant, -plahnt] /ˈhaʊsˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt/
an ornamental plant that is grown indoors or adapts well to indoor culture.
Origin of houseplant
1870-75; house + plant Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Feed monthly with a complete houseplant fertilizer, following label instructions.
  • They are a certain type of houseplant, but made many times bigger.
  • When pineapples are grown in containers, fertilize with a houseplant-type fertilizer according to label.
  • Some houseplant species become overcrowded in containers.
  • After the holiday season, it can be used as a houseplant or placed in the landscape to be enjoyed for many more years.
  • Can be grown as a houseplant under bright conditions.
  • Decorate a small pot with paint or decoupage, and put a houseplant in it.
  • Similar to this mixture, you can soak a cotton ball in hot sauce and place it in pot of a houseplant to repel insects.
  • Don't become alarmed if your houseplant leaves begin to yellow and drop.

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