I'm looking to get a few more indoor plants, but after a few successes and major failures, I want to make sure I am selecting good species for my home.
I currently have a pretty robust ~3' Dracaena Janet Craig, but it grows very slowly, perhaps, due to my limited light, the fact that I haven't yet fertilized, or maybe, simply because it's winter.
I also have a Sanseveria tri., ~2'. It has healthy new baby shoots, but is another slow grower....
Finally, I have a Boston fern, which looks....okay. It sheds like crazy, has some brown tinging to some leaves, and it doesn't put out shoots as often as it first did. Perhaps, it hasn't got enough light, or it is too dry here? I mist it almost daily, and it resides in the brightest window I've got....I did repot it in fall, maybe it will take some more time to get settled?
I've had bad luck with Boston ivy (possibly spider mites, won't buy again), and a spider plant (my fault -- was left outdoors during a sudden cold spell, but it wasn't thriving anyhow). I got the spider plant to produce one offshoot months before, but by then, it began to look bad and slowly die. I desperately tried to revive it, to no avail.
I'm looking for plants to fill a northern-facing window or two, and a west-facing one. Wish I had a south-facing one-
I live in USDA 8/Sunset 11.
I was thinking of trying a spider plant again, as well as:
- Tillandsia cyanea
- Monstera deliciosa
- Arrowhead plant
- Azaleas (?)