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Alicia Rihn, Hayk Khachatryan, Benjamin Campbell, Charles Hall, and Bridget Behe

Indoor foliage plant production has been an important industry in Florida since 1912, when Boston ferns ( Nephrolepis exaltata L.) were first mass produced there ( Mitchell, 2008 ; USDA-NASS, 2012 ). In 2009, Florida produced 72% of the United

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Seon-Ok Kim, Yun-Ah Oh, and Sin-Ae Park

results of EEG and subjective evaluations of emotions under green visual stimuli revealed improved concentration and psychological relaxation in elementary school students when they looked at real foliage plants compared with other visual stimuli ( Oh et

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Andrew J. Macnish, Ria T. Leonard, and Terril A. Nell

Potted foliage plants are high-value ornamental commodities used to decorate indoor and patio environments. In the United States, the wholesale value of potted foliage plant production was $498 million in 2010 ( USDA, 2011 ). Popular genera include

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Lyn A. Gettys and William T. Haller

; Koschnick et al., 2005a , 2005b ; Mudge et al., 2007 ; Mudge and Haller, 2009 ), but little is known regarding the effects of bispyribac-sodium, quinclorac, topramezone, and trifloxysulfuron on foliage plants. Homeowners living adjacent to canals and

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Sin-Ae Park, Chorong Song, Ji-Young Choi, Ki-Cheol Son, and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

prefrontal cortex of the brain ( Jöbsis, 1977 ; Perrey, 2008 ). The biological effects of viewing foliage plants on the wellbeing of individuals are not well understood. Because of the advantages of using NIRS to assess brain activity, the objective of this

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Robert H. Stamps, Seenivasan Natarajan, Lawrence R. Parsons, and Jianjun Chen

Foliage plants are extensively used in interior and outdoor landscaping as a result of their diverse forms, attractive colors, and textures. The value of foliage plant production in the United States was $401 million at wholesale in 2009 ( USDA

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Qiansheng Li, Jianjun Chen, Russell D. Caldwell, and Min Deng

for bedding ( Klock-Moore, 1997 ; Moore, 2005 ), landscape ( Beeson, 1996 ; Fitzpatrick, 2001 ), and foliage plant production ( Chen et al., 2002 , 2003 ; Conover and Poole, 1990 ; Fitzpatrick et al., 1998 ), as well as the use of coconut coir for

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Jianjun Chen, Dennis B. McConnell, Richard J. Henny, Kelly Everitt, and Russell D. Caldwell

Fire flash (Chlorophytum amaniense), a member of Liliaceae, is attracting considerable attention in the foliage plant industry as a new addition for interior plantscaping. Coral-colored petioles and midribs contrasting with dark green leaves make it a sought after specimen. Originally collected from rainforests of eastern Africa in 1902, it has remained largely obscure for a century. Recently, studies on fire flash's propagation, production, and interiorscape performance have been completed. This report presents relevant botanical information and the results of our 4-year evaluation of this plant. Fire flash can be propagated through seed, division, or tissue culture and produced as a potted foliage plant under light levels from 114 to 228 μmol·m–2·s–1 and temperatures from 18 to 32 °C. Finished plants after being placed in building interiors are able to maintain their aesthetic appearances under a light level as low as 8 μmol·m–2·s–1 for 8 months or longer.

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Jianjun Chen and Richard J. Henny

ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), a member of the family Araceae, is emerging as an important foliage plant due to its aesthetic appearance, ability to tolerate low light and drought, and resistance to diseases and pests. However, little information is available regarding its propagation, production, and use. This report presents relevant botanical information and results of our four-year evaluation of this plant to the ornamental plant industry.

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Kwang Jin Kim, Hyun Hwan Jung, Hyo Won Seo, Jung A. Lee, and Stanley J. Kays

Gawl. cv. Massangeana foliage plants were obtained from a commercial market. F. japonica and D. fragrans were selected as woody species with fibrous roots and a central tap root, respectively. The three-dimensional volume occupied by the aerial