Appendix 7: Houseplants for personal use (examples of eligible and non-eligible plants)

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Note: These lists are not inclusive

Eligible plants

Bromeliads and flowering plants

  • African violet - Saintpaulia spp.
  • Bromeliads - Bromeliaceae spp.
  • Gloxinias - Sinningia speciosa
  • Poinsettias - Euphorbia spp.
  • Tillandsia - Tillandsia circinnata

Foliage plants

  • Airplane or spiderplant - Chlorophytum spp.
  • Crotons - Codiaeum spp.
  • Dieffenbachias - Dieffenbachia spp.
  • Ferns
  • Fittonias - Fittonia spp.
  • Marantas - Maranta spp.
  • Monsteras - Monstera spp.
  • Peace lily - Spathiphyllum spp.
  • Peperomia - Peperomia spp.
  • Philodendrons - Philodendron spp.
  • Pothos - Scindapsus spp.
  • Scheffleras - Schefflera spp.

Succulents (CITES may be required)

  • Aloe vera - Aloe spp.
  • Crown-of-thorns - Euphorbia milii
  • Jade plants - Crassula spp.

Cacti (CITES may be required)

  • Barrel cactus - Ferocactus spp.
  • Christmas cactus - Schlumbergera bridgesii
  • Easter cactus - Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri

Examples of non-eligible plants

  • Azaleas - Rhododendron spp.
  • Coleus - Coleus spp.
  • Cyclamens - Cyclamen spp.
  • Chrysanthemums - Chysanthemum spp., Dendranthema spp., Leucanthemella serotina
  • Hibiscus - Hibiscus spp.
  • Hydrangeas - Schizophragma hydrangeoides
  • Primrose - Primula spp.
  • Ivy - Hedera spp.
  • Nicotiana spp.
  • Solanum spp.
  • Aquarium and pond plants

Trees and shrubs (including bonsai and penjing)

  • Apple - Malus spp.
  • Cherry, peach, plum, etc. - Prunus spp.
  • Christmas tree (potted) - Abies spp., Pseudotsuga spp., Tsuga spp., Picea spp., Araucaria heterophylla
  • Elm - Ulmus spp., Zelkova spp.
  • Juniper - Juniperus spp.
  • Pear - Pyrus spp.
  • Pine - Pinus spp.
  • Oak - Quercus spp.
  • Spruce - Picea spp.

Flower bulbs

  • Begonias - Begonia spp.
  • Daffodils - Narcissus spp.
  • Gladiolus - Gladiolus spp.
  • Hyacinths - Hyacinthus spp.
  • Iris - Iris spp.
  • Tulip - Tulipa spp.

Vegetables

  • Eggplant, potato - Solanum spp.
  • Onions, chives, leeks, shallots - Allium spp.
  • Tomato - Lycopersicon spp.
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