foliage plant

noun

Definition of foliage plant

: a plant grown primarily for its decorative foliage

Examples of foliage plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mainly a foliage plant, Hostas are perfect for shade gardens with moist soil. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, House Beautiful, 25 May 2022 This lush foliage plant is another easy-to-care-for option. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2021 Perhaps the best remedy is to apply a liquid foliage plant fertilizer that contains all the nutrients every other week for two or three applications. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Oct. 2021 Once grown as a foliage plant with small, light green leaves and somewhat succulent stems, the artillery fern has escaped and shows up in flower beds and container gardens. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 11 Sep. 2021 It’s actually not a bamboo at all but rather cane cuttings of Dracaena sanderiana, a foliage plant that’s native to tropical Africa. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 20 Apr. 2021 Caladium and coleus are colorful foliage plants that are good sources of color for the summer shade garden. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 16 Apr. 2020 Amid the array of flowers are 4,000 pots of foliage plants, including 95 kentia palms, native to Australia. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2019 Athena head planter: Mount this piece on any vertical surface and then fill it with trailing or upright foliage plants to mimic hair for an elegant or whimsical look. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of foliage plant

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foliage plant was in 1862

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Dictionary Entries Near foliage plant

foliageous

foliage plant

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Last Updated

27 May 2022

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“Foliage plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foliage%20plant. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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