The Cut Flower & Houseplant industry is a growing market worth over £2.2B in the U.K., and $1.7 billion in the U.S, each year. Two-thirds of indoor species sold within the last twelve months originate from tropical locations around the world; this isn't surprising as over one BILLION exotic Orchids (Phalaenopsis) were sold within this period! The second most popular houseplant category, is, of course, Cacti. In essence, all but one of the 1749 species originate from the Americas, with Rhipsalis baccifera (Mistletoe Cactus) breaking this trend in the central tropics of Africa. Have a read through the list to see where your houseplant originates from - click on its link for more information regarding care requirements, common issues and its history!
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