Pot crops meant to be enjoyed then thrown away
Produced by the millions
Millions of plants are produced each year in the U.S. as pot
crops. In 2006, for instance, the total was over 168 million.
Poinsettias were the largest component of that crop, at 41 million.
Hollies are a minor component, with a few hundred thousand
grown and counted in the category "other," which totals 51 million
flowering and foliage plants.
Care to guess...?
Which four of the following plants join poinsettias to comprise
the top 5?
The candidates are: Roses, African violets, spring bulbs,
lilies, mums, azaleas, orchids
Check your guess.