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House Plants

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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There are two main types of house plants.  You can have plants which provide beauty through just there foliage or plants that flower.

Jerry Baker, The Impatient Gardener says:  "A house plant is any plant that will stay alive when grown in a container indoors.  This goes to show that there is almost no limit to your selection.  Just make sure that you can provide the plant you chose with the proper amount of sunlight and care."

Jerry also says:  "As every mother knows, toddlers will put almost anything into their mouths, and leaves or berries of many common house plants are poisonous.  Plants to avoid include croton, dumb cane, Jerusalem cherry, ornamental pepper, and poinsettia.  Keep them out of reach, or don't keep them at all."

Choose wisely!  If you are not sure ask the associate at the greenhouse or post the question to the group.
by on Mar. 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on Mar. 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

House Plants that like Bright Light.  Put these on the South or West side of the house with a Sheer curtain to filter the light.

African Violet                                                  Gloxinia
Amaryllis                                                         Hedera (Ivy)
Aphelander                                                     Hybiscus
Baby's Tears                                                   Hoya (Wax Plant)
Cacti and Succulents                                    Kalanchoe
Christmas Catus                                           Lanpranthus
Chrysanthemum                                            Pittosporum
Citrus (All)                                                        Yucca
Cyclamen
Gardenia

This list was compiled from the book The Impatient Gardener

LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on Mar. 7, 2008 at 9:52 PM
House Plants that like Medium Light:  Put these in and East window.

Anthurium                                         Hydrangea
Asparagus Fern                              Maranta (Prayer Plant)
Begonia                                            Nephthytis  
Bromeliads                                      Orchids (All)       
Caladium                                          Palms
Chlorophytum (Spider Plant)        Peperomia
Dracaena godseffiana                   Piggyback Plant
    and  sanderiana                          Pothos (Marble Queen)
Fiddle-Leaf Fig                                 Rubber Plant
Fushia                                                Schefflera
Grape Ivy                                            Wandering Jew

This list also compiled from The Impatient Gardener
LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on Mar. 8, 2008 at 11:41 AM
House Plants that like Shade.  Put these in a North window.

Aspidistra                                Nephrolepsis
Bamboo Palm                        Philodendron
Drcaena marginata               Sanservieria
    and massangeana           Spathiphyllum
Kentia Palm
octavia137
by on Mar. 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM
WOW!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on Mar. 8, 2008 at 7:00 PM
This is a pic of my Pothos.  I have had it since Oct. 2007.
LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on Mar. 8, 2008 at 7:03 PM
This is a pic of my catci.  The taller one I have had for about 10 years.  The middle one is a baby from the taller, it is about 2 years old.  The tiny one is my daughter's, she got it last year for graduation.
JadonJJmomma
by New Member on May. 9, 2008 at 7:48 AM
I did not see rubber tree on your list.  I have one that the big leaves are dropping from and it is getting new shoots that are flimsy and the leaves are very small.  What is it's problem. I have been considering throwing it out but can't seem to give up on it.  Any ideas??  sorry found it under medium light.  I am stil having a problem thought if any one knows about them.
LoreNsc2008
by Group Owner on May. 14, 2008 at 10:06 PM
In general I would say that you are over watering it but it could be a fungus that has attacked your plant.  I do not know much about the Rubber Plant so I looked it up.  I found that it needs to be in direct sunlight that has been diffused with a sheer curtain.  Keep the soil most but not soggy. Feed it a 15-15-15 fertilizer twice a year. Wash the leaves with a mild liquid detergent.  Minimum temperature is 65 Deg. with average humidity.  I hope this info is helpful.  Sorry it took so long to answer!
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