Pics of your smallest houseplant(s)

plantomaniac08(8)January 10, 2013

I was looking at one of my plants earlier and came up with the idea of everyone posting photos of their smallest houseplants (or if you're me, a photo of your smallest houseplant). Here's mine, a Peace Lily named 'Tiny' Measuring the plant alone, it's about 3.75 inches tall. You can see why I named him 'Tiny'

Planto

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

How cute! My Mom has one of those little critters on a pot too.

I wouldn't usually try to grow a Coleus sprout at this time of year, but it came up, in early Oct., so I gave it this little pot and wish it luck! 3" pot.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I cut everything off of this Coleus to keep as cuttings for winter, but noticed the stump was growing new leaves a few days later. I pulled it up and potted it. Looks like it wants to live in this pot until spring, I hope.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 3:11PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

This tiny Philo is growing from a little chunk of vine I cut off the mama, which makes MUCH bigger leaves. It looked better before a dropped it a few weeks ago.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Portulacaria afra cutting in a tiny pot.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Sedum cuttings that are coming back to life from the roots.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Newest Sans babies.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 3:16PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Alternanthera joseph's coat, this is about as tall as this plant gets. I like it at the base of much bigger plants. Pouting about being in REALLY LOW light right now, but propagates as easily as Coleus.

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birdsnblooms

Planto..is your Spath, 'Wallisii'? Stays small in spite of age???

I like your little raccoon hanging from the pot..cute.

Purple. Are you sure it's an Afra? Something looks different about it..it's very pretty and unusual.

Smallest plant I have is Crassula 'Pubescens.' Don't think it gets much larger but not sure.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 3:40PM
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rachelthepoet(7)

Thanks for starting this great thread!

This little spider plant is doing well in a north windowsill in our dining room.

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cowgurl160(4 SD)

Pleiospilos nelii in a pot with a echeveria harmsii and kalanchoe tomentosa. The pleiospilos nelii is hopefully just shedding the larger lobes and not completely dieing, but for now the living part makes it my smallest plant. And I realize now that is FAR from an ideal pot of plants but I figure if they all survive until spring I'll do a repot and split things up better.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 4:19PM
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cowgurl160(4 SD)

And my itty bitty AV that was once a much larger plant, but after a couple of mistakes by me that almost killed it, it is now in recovery mode.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 4:21PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Thanks all for the replies and photos, a bunch of cute plants!

@hopeful, I'm not sure what kind of Peace Lily is is, I got it as a rescue for $1. I think 3/4 of it was dead... I cleaned it up but didn't think it was going to survive.

@cowgurl, I'm afraid to say your split rock looks like it's dying... If I'm not mistaken, I think there's mold on the old leaves and the newer leaves look discolored. But, time will tell.

Planto

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 5:11PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Al

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 5:49PM
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theficuswrangler(9/10)

ok, i think al wins with his little portulacaria in an acorn cap. Show off. (I mean that in the best possible way)

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plantomaniac08(8)

Yeah, I think Al won too!

Planto

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 7:30PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yeah, Al has it cornered with that Port. afra.

Toni, that's definitely a Portulacaria afra in Purple's pic :-)

Here's something I've been working on for a couple years.
I rooted this as a cutting in Turface and Scoria, and left it in the pot...
I pinched it back recently. It looks much better during the Summer, for sure.
I'm not certain of the name, but have seen Kalanchoe blossfeldiana mini suggested.
You tell me :-)

Josh

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plantomaniac08(8)

Josh,
Whatever it is, it's adorable!

Planto

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:05PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Thanks, Planto :-)

Here's a pic of this sweet little plant in full Spring glory!

Josh

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:50PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Josh,
Wow, that looks like a different plant!

Planto

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:35PM
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Drock(Z5 Boulder, CO)

My Miniature African Violet.
Standard AV leaves in foreground for scale...

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:38PM
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flowerpottipper

Here's some of mine-

tiny air plant-

Vanilla planifolia, my smallest cutting-

Black jewel orchid rooted cutting-

Albuca noid that's not even an inch wide with babies-

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 12:14AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Nice AV, Drock!

Planto, it's always hard to defoliate and pinch back a plant....
but worth it when Spring comes and she fills out again :-)

Josh

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 12:14AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

...yeah, but does the acorn have a drain hole?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 9:22AM
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rina_

Planto

Is it the small plants or real miniatures you like to see?
Your 'Tiny' peace lily is very nice.
I don't have any miniatures.

We all have tiny plants when rooting/sowing...here is some of my "chubbies":

Baby Ludisia growing from root cutting:

Drock

Your miniature AV is beautiful.

Rina

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plantomaniac08(8)

Rina,
Well, I guess either small or miniatures. I can't say that I put that much thought into my post hehe. :)

Planto

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I can't remember what Al said about the acorn cap...a wick, perhaps?
Either way, I think that experiment is over ;-)

Josh

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I still have the plant, but the acorn rotted away after a year - I had a small wick in it & it rested on a capillary mat. I watered twice each day with an eye dropper. The little hardy cactus is actually not much larger than the Portulacaria. The pot is about the size of a dime and the Turface it's growing in is actually the fines that pass through an insect screen, so they're about the size of sugar sprinkles you might decorate a cookie with. I need to take a picture of that one in my hand so you get the same perspective.

Al

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Just for the record, the question was a joke but the serious answer is fascinating and appreciated.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 2:31PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

what pretty little plants

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 2:43PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Awesome follow-up, Al....would love to see more pics.

Josh

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 3:37PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Pretty little E. milii, this one blooms young, 18 months from cutting. It came to me in this cup, I changed its mix & left it there on a pebble tray.

Kalanchoe orgyalis, gets an ochre-like tone in summer light, reminds me of suede.

A trio of young Sans which sprouted from a forgotten piece of rhizome. This is about 2 months growth.

I'm just delighted with these; happy little accident.

Thanksgiving cactus seedling, 6-8 months old

In fiddling with it, I knocked it over so I took it out for a good look. I like how even in miniature, it's already showing distinct segments.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 1:00PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

PG,
Wow, that is a tiny TC cactus seedling. I think your Sans are adorable, what "kind" are they?

Planto

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cactusmcharris

Karen,

I'm happy to see the Kalanchoe plugging along.

Here's mine, though it won't stay small and won't be inside in the summer, by which time they should be at least doubled in size.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 8:41PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Planto,

Thanks, I think so too, am completely smitten, these baby Sans. just make me smile. Sorry, don't know their ID, the parent had been given me, was a couple of leaves on a rhizome & the thin leaf or 2 dried up, I remember pulling & tossing 'em.

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plantomaniac08(8)

PG,
Oh, I see. Maybe you'll be able to ID them once they're bigger. :)

Planto

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plantomaniac08(8)

I think I officially have a new smallest houseplant. My Mother just gave me four baby Gasterias earlier today, here's a photo:

Planto

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:36PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Those are cute! So shiny and green...they remind me of newly hatched sea turtles :-D

Josh

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dsws

I wish I knew where my camera is. I've got a couple cactus seedlings fairly recently sprouted.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:13PM
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mrlike2u(**)

S. African dwarfed bulb... It's exact cultivation I have no idea It has Amaryillid shaped foliage and real small Amaryillid flower form nearly the same as the super sized bulb but is orange/red in color not the more common pink color.

For the fat plant fans

Tylecodon sulphureus should do well in this pot for a while.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:16PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Mike,
Those are tiny!

Planto

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Laura Robichaud

My cute little 3-headed astrophytum asterias.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 2:19PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Planto!!

I wanted to add a few small little ones i have right now...

This Succulent is from a friend who calls his mother tree "Fang" Thanks Christopher!! ;-)

I have a larger mom "Fang" and have a few babies, but this one is so cute that i had to show this one!!!

This little Adenium is a cross from Mark D. AZ.

another C & S

Take care,

Laura

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 11:11PM
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emerald1951

hi theses are my smallest plants, my mini violets, a trade from a friend here on GW......linda

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mrlike2u(**)

A bit off topic

One of my smallest flower(s)

Ledebouria pauciflora flower on top and it's small bulb below

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plantomaniac08(8)

Mike,
Even though it's a flower, it is pretty small. Perhaps you could make a topic about smallest flowers. :)

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

It's a crying shame my phone can't take a more detailed pic. This fairy garden I saw yesterday is probably the best one I've ever seen. At least 100 plants, and probably 30-40 different kinds in this thing, about 3 ft. by 2 ft. I can only wish these were mine, and I did buy 3 tiny plants, but wanted to share this on this thread for inspiration of what to DO with all of these tiny plants.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 9:21AM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Purple,
Oh, that's adorable! I am envisioning a gnome house and... well, you just got my juices flowing! Too bad I don't have the room for something like that.

Planto

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saj_2002

a haworthia truncata..

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 10:42AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Planto, IKR! I was instantly addicted as soon as I saw it. Google "fairy garden" to see tons of other ideas. This one is especially big. The drip saucer from a large pot is a reasonable option for most people I think.

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christine1950

I've got to say all your plants are way up there on the CUTENESS scale, I enjoyed each & every one of them....

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 8:41AM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Purple,
This forum has definitely given me a number of ideas. Hubby has already asked, when we get a house, is it going to turn into the Tropics? I don't know what gave him that idea. ;)

Christine,
Thanks for looking! :)

Planto

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:28AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Well... if you channel your addictions to tiny plants, that should help. ...and why not just get a house IN the tropics? Don't we all have that fantasy?!

Now that I know the below plant is Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, I'll show a pic of one I got at the store with the fairy garden. Hope the pink bud actually blooms and is not freaked out about being driven/moved around.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:46AM
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marguerite_gw

Is Ledbouria pauciflora another name for Ledbouria socialis? Because that plant is identical to what I was given as L. socialis. It is one of my most precious plants, I'll take a picture shortly to post.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:18AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Any more tiny plants out there?

This little Senecio has a flower! I was wondering why the other one was droopy yesterday and found a tiny caterpillar on it. He's been relocated.

Almost forgot, here's an update on that tiny Coleus plant above! It's over 2 ft. tall, getting ready to make some flowers for the hummingbirds.

This post was edited by purpleinopp on Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 12:56

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plantomaniac08(8)

Purple,
Unfortunately, no new tiny plants for me (in fact, I lost that peace lily pictures in the OP.... and those Gasterias I later posted). :\ Glad to see your plants are doing so well (I'm jealous, although I think our zones are similar... maybe one day when we have a house to call a home, it'll look like your porch does!).

Poor little senecio, sounds like the caterpillar was happy though! Your Coleus is huge compared to the first picture (I think I'm looking at the right one; you cut it back?). My parents are the only ones who seem to get hummingbirds (we have ruby throated hummingbirds in our area), but for the last couple of years, we haven't seen as many (my folks still put out food for them though in the hopes they'll come back).

Thanks for sharing Purple,
Planto

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Yes, it's the same Coleus from Thu, Jan 10, 13 at 15:08.

So sorry about your losses! I've lost some plants due to rain accidents too. Really a bummer. But, after not having winter, it makes sense to not have summer, right?

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plantomaniac08(8)

Purple,
True! Maybe this year we'll have a real winter. :) It's ok, I guess nature "weeds" out the less fit. Of all the cacti I had, the one I thought would go first from being too wet was one of the only two that survived!

Planto

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BronwynH

The smallest plant I have is one of a pair of broken bits of anubias that are taking root in my fishtank. It's sitting in pea gravel, if that helps for scale.

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BronwynH

The smallest non-aquatic plant is a freshly planted rooting of some bits of wandering jew that broke off my main plant. Mamma plant is to the right.

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sradleye

mini pothos at the office

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sradleye

got a vft in the beginning of july which promptly turned black and died off. seems to be coming back. its hard to make out but there is the tiniest little head at 3 oclock

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sradleye

and one of my favorite plants. a little gollum

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ChannerT

This is my baby spider plant. Momma suffered a tragic end when I went on vacation last year and my mom watered it to often. This little guy is all thats left =(

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asleep_in_the_garden

Itsy bitsy prince of orange.

Such a tiny cutting I really wasn't sure it would take at all...but it seems I've got three new leaves! :)

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flowerpottipper

Here is a pic of one of my baby hanging pitcher plant... I think its way too cute...that's why I had to buy two lol.

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flowerpottipper

Here is a pic of one of my baby hanging pitcher plant... I think its way too cute...that's why I had to buy two lol.

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