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  1. FOLIAGE PLANTS Original by Myron K.Sellers Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Updated September 2005

  2. ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE • WHOLESALE VALUE IN 1998 • $527 ,000,000

  3. FOLIAGEPLANTSAREUSEDINOFFICES, MALLS,HOMES,ANDASGIFTS

  4. WHERE ARE FOLIAGE PLANTS PRODUCED? • CALIFORNIA 20% • FLORIDA 55% A WARM CLIMATE IS THE MAJOR ADVANTAGE OF THESE STATES

  5. MOST POPULAR PLANTS • ENGLISH IVY • PALMS • SPATHIPHYLLUM • DRACAENA • FICUS • POTHOS • DIEFFENBACHIA

  6. HOW ARE THEY PRODUCED? MOST PLANTS ARE PRODUCED VEGETATIVELY • FROM CUTTINGS • FROM AIR LAYERING • FROM TISSUE CULTURE

  7. WHERE ARE THE CUTTINGS PRODUCED? • MOST CUTTINGS ARE PRODUCED IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND IN CARRIBEAN ISLANDS

  8. CUTTINGSARESHIPPEDTOTHEU.S.GROWER

  9. THECUTTINGSAREPOTTED.

  10. MOST CROPS REQUIRE 3-4 MONTHS OF GROWING TIME FOR A 6” POT.

  11. FOLIAGE PLANTS CREATE JOBS FOR MANY PEOPLE AND ADD BEAUTY TO OUR ENVIRONMENT