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#1 of 18 Old 05-05-2003, 06:33 PM - Thead Starter
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I was curious what types of houseplants everyone has in their home? Do you have a particular plant you like to grow?
Which ones to you have trouble with?
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I have several houseplants. My oldest is 12 years old. It is a Hawaiian (or Dwarf) Shefferella. I bought years ago as a 4 inch pot plant and it is about 40 inches tall.

My other plants are:
3 ivy plants
2 mother-in-law plants
3 spider plants
and 1 rubber plant

I used to have a Boston fern but I never have any luck with them. I gave it to my mother the Plant Queen and it is doing great. I guess it did not like me.
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My house plant is a fig tree! I haven't killed it yet!

I have my other "houseplants" at work because I concentrate on my kids and keeping them alive I always neglect my plants at home. So currently I have 7 plants at work.

1 violet plant w/pink flowers.
1 assorted house plant (secretaries week)
1 assorted house plant from Trey being born (13 months old)
1 azalea from last secretaries day
2 cactus plants that are like 5 years old
1 pointsetta from Christmas that is still red and green!!

So I am the green thumb at work not at home!!!

Speaking of which I should check them!!
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I almost forgot Michael's Norfork Pine tree that we got when he was born! How silly of me!

Hey Jan,

I didn't know you had a green
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Right now all I have is a dead one.
But my fake flowers are very pretty!
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I have fake flowers too Stephanie and there's nothing wrong with that!
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I have several pots of golden pothos, about 10 violets, 3 of ivy (from my wedding bouquet) and some calladiums in pots. I have some that I usually put out for the summer - begonias, monkey face, others that I don't know what they are.
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Hmm... I have one small ivy, and one large one (althought it's not doing too well since I repotted it...) I got some African violets at Sam's, but they got too cold by the window and croaked. I love those things, but once they get too big to fit in a little pot on my window sill, I don't have room for them.

We always have good luck with our outside flowers, though.
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I have a sword plant that is ancient. It was my grandma's plant and I inherited when she died It is HUGE. We transplanted it into three pots and it is still growing like crazy.

I want to get a spider plant.
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None- can't keep Jared OR the cats out of them.
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I really want to have plants in my house so I got a practice one... but oops I kept forgetting to water it!
Some day I will have plants all over my house!
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Stephanie,

You can have plants too! Start simple wiht a plant that is easy to care for.

Believe me I didn't start out with a green thumb either. I have kill one or two accidently in my day...

The easy one to start with is Ivy in my opinion. YOu can go to Walmart and get a 4 inch potted one for $2.37. They do well in filtered light. I have mine by a window for morning light, then I move it by my desk.


Here are some links on easy care plants:

http://www.jackeden.com/tips/ezplant.html

http://www.colehardware.com/hotline/...6/hangplnt.htm
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I am not very good with houseplants. I do have an Orchid collection that is looking pretty pathetic lately. (I just don't have the time to put into them anymore)
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I have a mostly dead Boston fern. I only bought it about a month ago (and it was the most beautiful plant I had ever seen) and have managed to make it look pathetic!
I also have some kind of tree thing that my mom bought for me when Maci was born but I have yet to look at the tag and see what it is. It will die within a month so I am not getting too attached.
I have a beautiful tree/plant thing that is by the tv. It is potted in a thing of concrete and will be with me forever. That is the only kind i have any luck with.
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Jen,

Ferns are the most difficult plants in my opinion because they are high maintenance plants. They have to misted often and I never have time for that. I always forget!

Every Boston Fern I have had, does not do well.
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That makes me feel better, Sandra. I thought that it was just me. I have never had a boston fern before and I since see them everywhere, I just figured that they would be easy.
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Heck no...I have been in the nursery plant business for years and can't seem to get it right with those babies.
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Don't forget we're having a GARDEN chat this May 27th.
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