It is an unfortunate fact of houseplant growing that the more ordinary a plant looks, the longer it will last in the home.
A gloxinia will look spectacular for a short while but a swiss cheese plant will be only a baby when the gloxinia dies. A caladium will keel over and die if you look at it the wrong way but an ivy will still be happily waiting for you if you leave it in a freezing house while you go on holiday for a fortnight. You pays your money….
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