Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

TuckamoreMarch 26, 2013

I know this is an outdoor plant, but has anyone had any experience with growing this plant as a houseplant?

I had quite a few seeds so I am going to pot some, be nice if someone can give me some pointers


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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

I dont see how that be possible. i personally think they are best left outside

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 1:55PM
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As I said Im in a northern region so I have quite a bit of a wait until growing season.

I know they will grow inside, just wondering how well they will grow.

I know a lady that grew an orange tree inside her home that produced an orange, this tree was an indoor tree only; and it was given no special treatment.

So I figure if an orange can grow, why not these guys? lol

Ive grown other "outdoor" plants inside before and they did quite well.

Anyway, no harm in trying!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 2:26PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It's a biennial, so it will take 2 years to fruit, which means it will want a cool rest for the first winter and will die after it fruits. .... can't hurt to try.


    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 5:35PM
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If you have the seeds, why not try?

One problem growing annuals and biennials indoors is spider mites.
Marigolds grow indoors, too, but during winter there's a good chance they'll end up with mites before flowers.
But, growing garden plants indoors isn't an imposibility.

Lack of light and fresh air are other problems.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 5:54PM
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Thanks for the advice!

The thing I love about growing things is the challenge, thats why I always like to try new plants and see how they will react to different conditions.

sometimes you win, sometimes you lose..


    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 6:08PM
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Hi Tuck - did you end up trying this out? Just curious how it worked out. I have some seeds laying around as well and was thinking of giving this a go. Any hints/tips?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 5:21PM
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