Do you have HOUSEPLANTS?

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    Feb 20, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    What are your favorites? Have you always liked houseplants? Green thumb? Terrariums?
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    No house plants right now except for a hibiscus tree that has surprisingly lasted a long time. The only reason why it is indoors is because of the extreme cold outside right now (at least for the plant). As for any other plants, no. The dogs would probably eat them and keel over. icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    Yes! icon_biggrin.gif

    I only have a devils ivy and bamboo at the moment, but I want to move on to growing pitcher plants and get some bulbosas as well once I graduate/move.

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    Feb 20, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    I have about... 5 or 6..... all plastic. haha
  • OMGitsRoy

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    Feb 20, 2010 4:43 AM GMT

    Just got one at the moment in my place, not sure what it is but i like it icon_razz.gif

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    Feb 20, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    RoyBoi said
    Just got one at the moment in my place, not sure what it is but i like it icon_razz.gif

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    Ah, I have one of those too. It's called the "Z" plant, or Zamioculcus zamifolia. It is one of the most tolerant plants around.

    Mine is humongous.
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    Feb 20, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    I have several houseplants. I have several from the death of my father from over three years ago. I have a Peace Lily, a Rubber Plant, "Flaming Flamingo," Ivy, Pothos, a flowering cactus, some Aloe Vera plants, and some other weird tropical plants.

    My favorite color is green and I collect mallards, so plants kind of pulls everything together. Okay, not really since most of my plants are tropical plants. I have always wanted to have this awesome patio that is completely closed in, in plants.

    Houseplants help clean the indoor air. They also bring color into rooms.
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    Feb 20, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    TONS.
    i actually live with my mother who's some kind of plant priestess.
    2 massive ferns, callas , huge geraniums, a weird one called a shrimp,
    a jade, a papyrus, god, the list goes on and on.

    the ferns, they've doubled in size since.

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  • sportsjockla

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    Feb 20, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    I do! Some palms, and some other plants I dont know the names of, but they look nice.
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    Feb 20, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    I currently don't have any house plants, but I've always been a fan of bamboo!
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    Feb 20, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    Back down in the Carolinas we always had orchids. We still have some that my mother is graciously helping to maintain.
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    Feb 20, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
    Venus fly-trap >icon_smile.gif

    I had two, and they both flowered, but no seeds, and then one died. The survivor is doing very well right now though icon_smile.gif

    would post a pic, but don't feel like uploading it anywhere right now.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 20, 2010 8:18 AM GMT
    Had them in the 1980's. You don't see them much today. Is this part of the granny chique thing? Quilts and embroidery? Plants are back?
  • Sparkycat

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    Feb 20, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    Lots of different ones all over the house. And a bunch of African violets I grow under florescent grow lights.
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    Feb 20, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    Yes, I have basil plants and others
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    Feb 20, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    xassantex saidTONS.
    i actually live with my mother who's some kind of plant priestess.
    2 massive ferns, callas , huge geraniums, a weird one called a shrimp,
    a jade, a papyrus, god, the list goes on and on.

    the ferns, they've doubled in size since.

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  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 20, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    I got me a philodendron hanging in the living room.
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    Feb 20, 2010 12:25 PM GMT
    I've got about 35 orchids and a half dozen other plants.
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    Feb 20, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI've got about 35 orchids and a half dozen other plants.



    Wow would love to see them! Are they mostly one species or several?
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    Feb 20, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Draecenas, a Christmas cactus, and a Cycad year round, but bring all the tropicals in for winter, so a tree-form Oleander, three Eucalapti (-usses?) that I grew from seed last year, and a bougainvillea, hibiscuses, Boston fern, a So. African impatiens, and a bunch of geraniums wintering over.
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:03 PM GMT
    my bf is plant guy. we have some orchids and some big.. other stuff. maybe its a kinda bamboo deal? our cat has eaten a few and also i don't like a lot of reandom little plants all over so we're moving towards just a few big ones. oh, we got a cool spikey cactus for a dining table centerpiece. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 20, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    I have several, a couple are arrowhead plants that I've had for some years.
    Sometimes I try and bring in some of the flowers from all the landscaping at seasons' end, but it doesn't usually work out too well. I brought in a couple of Hybiscous plants, but they just lost their leaves and took 6 weeks to recover.
    Probably just better to get some new ones.

    However you know spring is right around the corner.... the Hyasaths (sp) and
    Daffodills are beginning to emerge.....
  • carew28

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    Feb 20, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    I've got a christmas- cactus ( grown from a cutting of an older one that I'd had since 1979), two thanksgiving-cactuses, a walking-iris, and 4 little ardisia seedlings. My sister's large ardisia plant was outdoors last summer, it produced quite a few red berries. I cleaned off the berries and planted them in a styrofoam Dunkin Donuts cup on my windowsill. Four of them germinated, and they're growing pretty well.
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    Feb 20, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    I confess I have a sort of 'black' thumb. I would probably kill the plants if I tried to maintain them myself. I would over or under water them. I'm better off having the plant lady come in weekly to care for them. There is a service here - and the plants are all leased. That way if one goes south on me, they just take it away and replace it. Lazy I know, but I'm just not a good plant tender!
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    I love houseplants myself! not only do they give a sense of real living space to a home, but if taken good care they also tend to be very gracious by providing you with much needed cleaner indoor air, specially during the winter months!! Not to mention they add elegance and beauty to your living space. I am lucky to live in a house with an eastern/southern exposure! perfect lighting for most houseplants!!


    I have twelve giant size African Violent plants in the Kitchen, a huge Peace Lily plant (one of the hardiest easy to grow houseplants I own for 15 years) in my bedroom, three Pothos Devil's Ivy plants on each of the other bedrooms, one heart-leaf shape Philodendron in the Bathroom. I am even thinking of turning my enclosed porch into a Florida Room to make room for more exotic houseplants!!


    Leandro ♥