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Key West is the place where your sickly house plant back in New York grows to 10 ft. It's also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies.
Edmund White

Meaning of "house plant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOUSE PLANT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOUSE PLANT

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House plant is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOUSE PLANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

house plant

Houseplant

A houseplant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. Houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes, positive psychological effects, or health reasons such as indoor air purification. Plants used in this fashion are most commonly, though not always, tropical or semi-tropical. Houseplants need the correct moisture, light levels, soil mixture, temperature, and humidity. As well, houseplants need the proper fertilizer and correct-sized pots. A variegated cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata, a common houseplant...

Definition of house plant in the English dictionary

The definition of house plant in the dictionary is a plant that can be grown indoors.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOUSE PLANT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE HOUSE PLANT

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Synonyms and antonyms of house plant in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «house plant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOUSE PLANT

Find out the translation of house plant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of house plant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «house plant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

家工厂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

planta de la casa
570 millions of speakers

English

house plant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घर संयंत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مصنع منزل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комнатное растение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

planta da casa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘর উদ্ভিদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

maison usine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kilang rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zimmerpflanze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

観葉植物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

집 식물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

House plant
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cây nhà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீட்டு தாவரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घर वनस्पती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ev bitkisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pianta della casa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

roślina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кімнатна рослина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plantă casă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυτό σπιτιού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

huis plant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hus växt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hus plante
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOUSE PLANT»

The term «house plant» is regularly used and occupies the 62.309 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about house plant

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QUOTES WITH «HOUSE PLANT»

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Edmund White
Key West is the place where your sickly house plant back in New York grows to 10 ft. It's also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOUSE PLANT»

Discover the use of house plant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to house plant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The House Plant Expert: Book two
Featuring an expanded A-to-Z section on plants, a new edition of the best-selling guide to houseplants describes the care requirements of various types of plants, identifies symptoms of problems, and offers advice on potting, propagation, ...
D. G. Hessayon, 2005
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The House Plant Expert
If you keep house plants (and who doesn't) you'll need this book!
D. G. Hessayon, 1996
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The Pocket House Plant Expert
Introduction Indoor Plants A-Z Buying Plant Care Increasing Your Stock Troubles Glossary
D. G. Hessayon, 2002
4
California Master Gardener Handbook
A guide for diagnosing house plant problems is found in table 1 1 .4. (For a broader discussion of diagnosing plant problems, see chapter 22.) Before purchasing house plants, inspect them carefully for insect and mite pests and possible ...
‎2002
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Encyclopedia of House Plants
Monstera is an easy house plant which will grow in the semi-shade and tolerates dry air reasonahly well. If the leaves hecome dull they can he made shiny again hy wiping them with a cloth dipped in huttermilk, if availahle, or proprietory leaf ...
Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld, 1999
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The House Plant Encyclopedia
Provides a photograph, description, advice on placement, care, and propagation, and watering and food needs for nearly one thousand plants
Ingrid Jantra, 1997
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Report ...
Clark, Mrs. R. T.—Specimen Fern (any variety); Specimen Palm (any variety) ; Specimen Begonia (foliage variety) ; Specimen Fancy Foliage House Plant. COLLECTION PLANTS: 2 Boston Ferns; 3 Aspidistras; Specimen Foliage Plant; ...
‎1917
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Clark, Mrs. R. T. — Specimen Fern (any variety) ; Specimen Palm (any variety) ; Specimen Begonia (foliage variety) ; Specimen Fancy Foliage House Plant. COLLECTION PLANTS: 2 Boston Ferns; 3 Aspidistras; Specimen Foliage Plant; ...
Maryland Agricultural Society, 1917
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Four seasons in the garden
... 117-119,126 improvement under cultivation 118-119 protection against black aphis 94 Azalea, desirable house-plant 183-184 B Baby Primrose, culture of 254 desirable decoration 254-255 desirable window-plant 177 Back-yard gardens, ...
Eben Eugene Rexford, 1907
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The Greenhouse Expert
ORNAMENTALS : GENERAL ASPIDISTRA Cast Iron Plant Minimum temperature : 35° F The Aspidistra is usually thought of as a house plant rather than a conservatory one, but it is an extremely useful subject when you are trying to create a ...
D. G. Hessayon, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOUSE PLANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term house plant is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pensioner rushed to hospital after house plant caused 'fingers to …
Britain's poison plant crisis took a new twist today after a pensioner was hospitalised for a WEEK by a house plant. Rita Savage, 79, was ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Cannabis husbandry an intensive process - Alaska Star - July Issue …
If you want your cannabis plant to successfully produce, you cannot treat it as you would any other house plant. Growing cannabis is an ... «Alaskastar, Jul 15»
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Don't Forget The Yard Chores Before Going On Vacation…
Fertilize house plants with a house plant food at the time of watering. Harvest all ripened or near ripened vegetables to induce further ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
4
Abundance of Alices perform in Parksville
She compared herself to a caged parrot, “Pretty Polly,” a withering house plant and a broken swan before exclaiming at the end of her poems ... «Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Jul 15»
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What's on TV this week: the seven shows you can't miss, from drama …
One of my favourite chat show hosts ever, Graham's guests could include a phone book and a house plant and he's still make it funny. Tonight it's an all-female ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
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Savings on occasional table
It also has an inner shelf where you could display a house plant or vase — or use it for extra storage. Previously priced at £225, the Odessa is ... «Homes and Property, Jul 15»
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Tanning Expert Jules Heptonstall On How To REALLY Nail Your …
Not just a pleasantly scented house plant – aloe vera is also the secret weapon for perfectly faking that golden glow. Why? This wonder ... «instyle.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Puffy slipper flower shows its summer stuff
... colour in yellow, orange or red, with much bigger puffy flowers, often spotted and speckled. It is very often used as a temporary house plant. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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A houseplant for those without a green thumb
Honestly, because of it's use as a house plant, as many as three dozen cultivars and as many nicknames have “cropped up,” (pun intended). «Chippewa Herald, Jul 15»
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7 Bugs That Live in Your House
If you have a house plant, you have plant lice. No getting around that. But they are actually more common in your food. Aphids are serious pests ... «Clapway, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. House plant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/house-plant>. May 2020 ».
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