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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 30


Richard W. Henley

pp: 505-509

Interior trees can be defined as tropical or semitropical plants with evergreen foliage, woody, predominantly upright stems which are approximately three feet or more in length. Most interior trees have prominent branching structure including plants with single stems, branched trunks or multiple stems from the base and are well adapted to the light level, humidity and temperature regimes inside buildings maintained for human comfort. Several unique aspects of producing interior trees are discussed in this paper. Cultural practices are those commonly used by Florida nurserymen in southern and central regions of the state. Nurseries located in Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward countries, the southeastern region Florida, account for most of the interior tree production, with limited production in southwest and central Florida.

Interior tree production on a massive commercial scale is a relatively new industry when contrasted to the landscape tree business. Most interior tree nurseries in Florida have developed

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