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Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

Posted by Tuckamore none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 9:57

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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RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

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

RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

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!

RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 17:35

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.


RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)


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.

RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

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..


RE: Lunaria annua (silver dollar plant)

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?

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