The evaluation of Pedilanthus palmeri Millsp. as a potential interior landscape plant

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Title:
The evaluation of Pedilanthus palmeri Millsp. as a potential interior landscape plant
Author:
Newman, Dara, 1962-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Pedilanthus palmeri Millsp. was evaluated as a potential interior landscaping plant. The optimal propagation technique, production and post-production light requirements, growth regulator response and photoperiod requirement were analyzed. Cuttings were successfully rooted within five weeks after treatment with aqueous solutions of IBA. Root fresh weight increased from 0.58 g with 0 mg·liter⁻¹ IBA to 1.12 g with 6736 mg·liter⁻¹ IBA. No difference in leaf length, width or thickness, plant height or node number was found between plants grown under 77% and 88% shade. Plants moved to a low light interior environment continued to grow and new, thin leaves replaced abscised leaves. The optimum concentration of the growth retardant Bonzi (paclobutrazol), 0.125 g ai per pot, caused a 46% reduction in shoot height. Apical pinching and 500 mg·liter-1 BA increased branch number 3.8-fold. Pedilanthus palmeri is a short day plant. Flowering occurred in the 8 and 10 hour light treatments but not in the longer photoperiods.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Pedilanthus palmeri.; Euphorbiaceae.; House plants in interior decoration.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sacamano, Charles M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe evaluation of Pedilanthus palmeri Millsp. as a potential interior landscape planten_US
dc.creatorNewman, Dara, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Dara, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPedilanthus palmeri Millsp. was evaluated as a potential interior landscaping plant. The optimal propagation technique, production and post-production light requirements, growth regulator response and photoperiod requirement were analyzed. Cuttings were successfully rooted within five weeks after treatment with aqueous solutions of IBA. Root fresh weight increased from 0.58 g with 0 mg·liter⁻¹ IBA to 1.12 g with 6736 mg·liter⁻¹ IBA. No difference in leaf length, width or thickness, plant height or node number was found between plants grown under 77% and 88% shade. Plants moved to a low light interior environment continued to grow and new, thin leaves replaced abscised leaves. The optimum concentration of the growth retardant Bonzi (paclobutrazol), 0.125 g ai per pot, caused a 46% reduction in shoot height. Apical pinching and 500 mg·liter-1 BA increased branch number 3.8-fold. Pedilanthus palmeri is a short day plant. Flowering occurred in the 8 and 10 hour light treatments but not in the longer photoperiods.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPedilanthus palmeri.en_US
dc.subjectEuphorbiaceae.en_US
dc.subjectHouse plants in interior decoration.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSacamano, Charles M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334306en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21217866en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17188507en_US
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