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3 Little Ladies 
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05-23-14 05:22 AM - Post#4110734    

Do you have indoor plants?


My mom had so many indoor plants when I was living at home that my dad used to tease her about it looking like a jungle in the house. lol

I just have the few from Phil's funeral. One basket came with 5 different indoor plants in it, and then I have an ivy. I already pulled one plant out of the basket and pitched it. I'm terrible about keeping them watered. I need to get a few pretty planters and potting soil to separate the 4 left in the basket. I'm hoping to keep them alive. lol

 
hockeymom24 
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05-23-14 05:48 AM - Post#4110736    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

we have 1 plant. Literally. it was one that dh gave ds a few years ago for birthday or something, so far it is staying alive. I forget to water it but thankful it doesn't need tons of water.

 
gingersfavorite 
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05-23-14 05:50 AM - Post#4110738    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

My mom had a bunch too - and while I like them, I'm not good at caring for them.

 
hockeymom24 
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05-23-14 05:56 AM - Post#4110742    
    In response to gingersfavorite

you should have seen the amount of plants my grandmother had. And because the family had hoped and kept hoping and still hope that she will get to go home again they kept the plants in the home for almost a year. Finally they took them to other homes and not sure if they are doing well or not.

But there were lots and lots and lots. I remember having to water at least 22-25 plants each week.

 
Judge Amy 
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05-23-14 09:04 AM - Post#4110766    
    In response to hockeymom24

My parent had lots indoors and out. The place would have qualified as a botanical tour.
I have several, I would like to have none, but each has a reason. They collect a lot of dust. They stay alive because they learn to live on less. I water them when I think about it or notice them. The strong survive.

 
DeblynA 
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05-23-14 03:44 PM - Post#4110782    
    In response to Judge Amy

No indoor plants here. As good as I am about taking care of my garden, not so much for indoor plants. I thinbk I gave up on indoor plants after the last one I bought had itty bitty spiders in it, I really really dislike spiders!!

 
RedSquirrel 
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05-23-14 04:20 PM - Post#4110786    
    In response to DeblynA

2 spider plants in the conservatory. I've had one of them since I bought it for 15p at a Brownie fete when I was about 7. Since then it's had about a million babies, including the other plant I've got. My Mum looked after them while we were abroad.

But that's all. DH doesn't like having plants indoors.

 
WorkingMommy 
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05-23-14 05:35 PM - Post#4110794    
    In response to DeblynA

I always say I have a black thumb, not a green one. I have finally managed to keep some low-maintenance plants alive. I think they're called Philodendrons? I have four of them and they do pretty well despite a lot of neglect. I learned that I was overwatering them, so now I just water them once a week and they've been doing well for a few years.

 
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05-23-14 05:51 PM - Post#4110796    
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I have a basil plant from the store. This one is going pretty good. I've learned you have to let them dry out before you water them again. Before I was always trying to keep it moist. Some I could keep a good few weeks and others not as long. Now I know the secret. :74:

I have an impatien in my bathroom. It's the offspring of offspring - taken from cuttings I'd root when the plant looked too leggy. My son had brought the original plant home in like 2nd grade. It's a hardy plant. It can get dried and wilty and will bounce back. It will bloom in the winter. Must be the way the sun comes in my bathroom that time of year. One year, I had the best looking plant. I wanted to put it outside in my flower bed. Bad mistake. It didn't do well out there. I haven't had as nice a one yet.

 
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05-23-14 05:52 PM - Post#4110798    
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And Rosey, we've had some spider plants before. Hubby would sneak some babies off the ones at Disney.

 
SchoolBusMom 
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05-23-14 09:03 PM - Post#4110804    
    In response to kaleidoscope

I have one from my moms funeral(1998) and one from Dh's moms funeral(2002).

I also have one that is 23 years old!!

 
RedSquirrel 
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05-24-14 02:46 AM - Post#4110814    
    In response to SchoolBusMom

  • SchoolBusMom Said:
I have one from my moms funeral(1998) and one from Dh's moms funeral(2002).

I also have one that is 23 years old!!


A spider plant? Or Tam's plant?

I just worked out that the spider plant I have must be 40 years old.

 
Westerngirl 
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05-24-14 09:19 PM - Post#4110864    
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I don't really have room inside, but have just re potted some on the veranda, I like to have pot plants. Mostly they live.

 
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05-25-14 10:24 AM - Post#4110920    
    In response to Westerngirl

We have one from my MIL's funeral. I used to have a beautiful Ficus but when we moved, it got spider mites and no matter what I did, I couldn't get rid of it. I finally had to pitch it.

My mother AND father had a ton of house plants. I have a beautiful garden window in my kitchen that I want to fill up but last year when I had herbs, I got bugs. No matter what I did, I could not get rid of them.

 
Grandma to 3 
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05-25-14 10:29 AM - Post#4110928    
    In response to Nora

No matter what I do, I cannot seem to remember to water them. I have one hanging in the front window right now that is doing amazingly well.

I used to have a spider plant -- loved it!! I think my sister took it when she moved out. Haven't seen one of those in the local stores -- might have to go looking for one.

 
RedSquirrel 
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05-25-14 05:00 PM - Post#4110980    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Spider plants thrive on neglect. I think that's why I still have them after 40 years...

 
SchoolBusMom 
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05-26-14 07:35 AM - Post#4111026    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Rosey the plant I have is a Ficus Ali. But I didnt braid mine like the pictures show. So its kinda crazy....lol

 
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05-27-14 10:17 AM - Post#4111146    
    In response to SchoolBusMom

I have 8 indoor plants. They all seem to be doing well! I water them about every 2 weeks. I go according to when my cleaning lady comes, which is every 2 weeks. That way I remember when to water them!

I'll have to look up spider plants since I've never heard of that before. Sounds like an interesting plant!!

 
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05-27-14 01:10 PM - Post#4111164    
    In response to buttonscrapper

They're practically indestructible. Here's a link Virginia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorophytum_com osum

They put out long stalks which have little white flowers on, and each flower turns into a new plant. Unless you trim them off, you end up with a load of trailing stems that all grow. They look lovely in a hanging basket with the babies all hanging down below the parent plant.

 
buttonscrapper 
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05-27-14 01:20 PM - Post#4111166    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Thanks for the link Rosey! I've seen plants like that but have never owned one. After these posts about them, not sure I want to own one!

I have enough with my philodendren. Actually, I think mine is called pothos (???), because they have the white on the leaves. They grow uncontrollably, and every so often I have to cut off long strands of vine with no leaves on them. I've even cut some stems off and put them in water to grow roots, and then plant them. Don't need more plants that are out of control!!

 
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