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what are you growing

Posted by darkruler (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 5, 07 at 5:40

I want to know what everyone is growing in there house.i grow so many houseplants its not funny.but everyone has a story so i have to keep them all.ok ok heres what i got

1.banana canvadish
2.draco margintina
3.pregnant onion
4.heartleaf philo
5.coffee arabica x2
6.sago palm
7.dumbcane
8.parlor palm
9.thanksgiving cactus cactus
10.christmas cactus
11.spring cactus
12.tasmanian tree fern
13.rubber tree
14.rubber tree bengi
15.norfork island pine
16.corn plant
17.split leaf philo
18.african violet
18.saguro cactus
19.spider plant
20.wandering jew purple
21.wandering jew green
22.jade
23.lucky bamboo
24.adenia
25.madagascar palm x3
26.plumeria
27.aloe vera
28.zig zag cactus x3
29.blood banana
30.pineapple
31.avocado
32.milk bush
33.desert rose
34.brazilian rain tree x2
35.about 10 orchid cactus
36.spider plant "curley leaf hybrid"
37.rabbit foot fern x2
thats about all if you dont count the cuttings and many many seed trays


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I cheat and have a greenhouse and sell plants, so this isn't a fair competition.
I hope you have a big house! but at least I bet you have fresh air.


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2 cyclamens
1 Philodendron
1 ZZ
1 Shefflera
4 orchids
1 snake
1 poinsettia
1 Cyanea
several tillandsia
several Sundews (d.Adelae and d. capensis)
2 Nepenthes
1 oak leaf Ivy
1 nerve plant
1 small impatien
1 xmas cactus
1 Thanksgiving cactus
1 golden Pothos
1 caladium

I think that's it right now. I need MORE ROOM!


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I wondered when somebody was going to ask this again. I'll have to specify right at this moment (early on Friday 10/5), because it changes at least a couple times a week as things are given up on or propagated. For obvious reasons, you'll have to pardon the typos.

1. Aechmea fasciata (silver vase plant) (4)
2. Agave victoriae-reginae (1)
3. Aglaonema pictum, maybe? (1)
4. Aglaonema x 'Emerald Bay' (1)
5. Aglaonema x 'Golden Madonna?' (1)
6. Aglaonema x 'Maria' (1)
7. Aglaonema x 'Diamond Bay' (1)
8. Aglaonema x 'Stars' (3)
9. Aloe brevifolia (1)
9. Aloe greatheadii var. davyana (1)
10. Aloe harlana (1)
11. Aloe saponaria (1)
12. Aloe variegata (partridge-breast aloe) (1)
13. Aloe x 'Black Gem' (1)
14. Aloe x 'Crosby's Prolific' (4)
15. Aloe x 'Dapple Green' (4)
16. Aloe x 'Minibelle' (1)
17. Aloe x 'Walmsley's Blue' (1)
18. Anthurium x 'Cotton Candy' (2)
19. Anthurium x unknown (1)
20. Araucaria bidwillii (monkey-puzzle tree) (1)
21. Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island pine) (2)
22. Ardisia elliptica (shoebutton tree) (1)
23. Asparagus plumosus (asparagus fern) (1)
24. Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way' (cast iron plant) (2)
25. Asplenium nidus (bird's-nest fern) (1)
26. Begonia x (rex begonia) (2)
27. Carludovica 'Jungle Drum' (Panama hat plant) (1)
28. Cereus peruvianus (6)
29. Chamaedorea metallica (metallic palm, small fishtail palm) (1)
30. Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant, airplane plant) (1)
31. Chlorophytum orchidantheroides 'Fire Flash' (Fire Flash) (9)
32. Cissus rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica' (oak-leaf ivy) (3)
33. Codiaeum variegatum 'Andrew' (croton) (1)
34. Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold-Dust' (gold dust croton) (1)
35. Coffea arabica (coffee plant) (1)
36. Cordyline glauca (green ti plant) (1)
37. Cordyline terminalis 'Kiwi' (1)
38. Cordyline terminalis unknown cv. (3)
39. Crassula muscosa (C. lycopodioides, watch-chain crassula) (1)
40. Crassula ovata (jade plant) (14)
41. Crassula perforata (1)
42. Cryptanthus bivittatus 'Pink Starlite' (1)
43. Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern) (1)
44. Davallia trichomanoides (rabbit's-foot fern) (1)
45. Dieffenbachia amoena 'Tropic Snow' (2)
46. Dieffenbachia maculata? (1)
47. Dieffenbachia x 'Camouflage' (1)
48. Dieffenbachia x 'Compacta' (4)
49. Dieffenbachia x unknown cv. (1)
50. Dieffenbachia x 'Sterling' (3)
51. Dieffenbachia x 'Triumph' (1)
52. Dizygotheca elegantissima (Schefflera elegantissima, false aralia) (4)
53. Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon-Lime' (1)
54. Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii' (2)
55. Dracaena fragrans 'Limelight' (1)
56. Dracaena fragrans massangeana (corn plant) (2)
57. Dracaena godseffiana (D. surculosa, gold-dust Dracaena) (2)
58. Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor' (1)
59. Dracaena sanderiana 'Lucky Bamboo' (1)
60. Echeveria nodulosa (1)
61. Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty' (2)
62. Echeveria x 'Topsy Turvy' (1)
63. Echeveria x 'Moonglow' (2)
64. Echinocactus grusonii (golden barrel cactus) (3)
65. Epipremnum aureum 'Marble Queen' (pothos) (3)
66. Epipremnum aureum 'Neon' (pothos) (3)
67. Epipremnum aureum (pothos, golden pothos) (6)
68. Euphorbia ammak (2)
69. Euphorbia enopla (1)
70. Euphorbia grandicornis (cow's horns) (1)
71. Euphorbia tirucalli (pencil cactus) (1)
72. Euphorbia trigona (African milk tree?) (2)
73. Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii' (longleaf fig) (2)
74. Ficus elastica 'Decora' (rubber plant) (1)
75. Ficus lyrata (fiddle-leaf fig) (1)
76. Gasteria bicolor (3)
77. Guzmania unknown cv. (6)
78. Gynura aurantiaca (purple passion plant) (1)
79. Hatiora salicornoides (drunkard's dream) (6)
80. Haworthia batesiana? (12)
81. Haworthia fasciata (zebra haworthia) (2)
82. Haworthia limifolia var. limifolia (1)
83. Haworthia pumila? (1)
84. Haworthia retusa (1)
85. Hedera canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo' (Algerian ivy) (1)
86. Hibiscus acetosella 'Brown Sugar' (1)
87. Homalomena x 'Emerald Gem' (1)
88. Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea' (2)
89. Hoya carnosa 'Exotica' (2)
90. Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen' (1)
91. Hylocereus undatus (can't think of the common name) (1)
92. Kalanchoe hildebrandtii 'Silver Teaspoons' (1)
93. Kalanchoe tomentosa (panda plant) (1)
94. Ledebouria socialis (silver squill) (3)
95. Ludisia discolor (jewel orchid) (1)
96. Maranta leuconeura erythroneura (prayer plant) (1)
97. Monstera deliciosa (split-leaf philodendron) (3)
98. Murraya paniculata (orange jasmine, mock orange) (1)
99. Pachypodium geayi (Madagascar palm) (1)
100. Pandanus veitchii (screw pine) (1)
101. plants I think are Pandanus veitchii but I'm not sure (2)
102. Pedilanthus tithymaloides (devil's backbone) (1)
103. Peperomia magnolifolia 'Rainbow' (1)
104. Philodendron hederaceum 'Aureum' (yellow heartleaf philodendron) (2)
105. Philodendron hederaceum micans (velvet philodendron) (5)
106. Philodendron hederaceum (heartleaf philodendron) (1)
107. Philodendron panduraeforme (P. bipennifolium) (fiddle-leaf philodendron) (1)
108. Philodendron selloum (tree philodendron) (1)
109. Philodendron x 'Autumn' (1)
110. Philodendron x 'Black Cardinal' (1)
111. Philodendron x 'Moonlight' (2)
112. Philodendron x 'Red Emerald' (1)
113. Philodendron x 'Silver Metal' (P. glaucophylla?) (1)
114. Pilea cadierei (aluminum plant) (2)
115. Plectranthus nummularis (Swedish ivy) (3)
116. Plectranthus nummularis (variegated Swedish ivy) (5)
117. Portulacaria afra (elephant bush) (1)
118. Rhapis excelsa (lady palm) (1)
119. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Bantel's Sensation' (1)
120. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Black Robusta' (3)
121. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' (snake plant) (1)
122. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moon Glow' (2)
123. Saxifraga stolonifera (strawberry begonia) (5)
124. Schefflera actinophylla (umbrella tree) (1)
125. Schlumbergera x (Christmas cactus, might be Zygocactus) (1)
126. Sedum rubrotinctum (jellybean plant) (1)
127. Senecio macroglossus (German ivy?, wax ivy) (1)
128. variegated Senecio macroglossus (1)
129. Spathiphyllum wallisii (peace lily) (1)
130. Spathiphyllum x 'Golden Glow' (yellow peace lily) (1)
131. Spathiphyllum x 'Sensation' or maybe 'Mauna Loa' (big peace lily) (1)
132. Spathiphyllum x unknown cv. (peace lily) (1)
133. Strelitzia nicolae (white bird of paradise, might be S. reginae) (4)
134. Synadenium grantii (African milk bush) (1)
135. Syngonium podophyllum 'Maria?' (arrowhead vine) (2)
136. Syngonium podophyllum 'Neon' (arrowhead vine) (1)
137. Tillandsia cyanea (pink quill, or something?) (1)
138. Tradescantia pallida (purple heart) (1)
139. Tradescantia spathacea (Moses in the cradle) (1)
140. Vriesea splendens (scarlet sword?) (1)
141. Yucca elephantipes with gray variegation (4)
142. Yucca elephantipes with yellow margins (2)
143. Yucca elephantipes - all green (4)
144. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant) (1)
145. Zebrina pendula (wandering Jew) (1)

plus many cuttings in various stages of progress,
plus a terrarium (Cyrtomium falcatum + Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk' + Calathea unknown spp. + 2*Pilea unknown species/cv.). If I've typed all the numbers right, you should be able to come up with a total of 283 plants, cuttings and terrariums aside.

And before you ask -- watering takes 2 to 5 hours, every three or four days. Really. (The average is about 3.) Repotting, grooming, taking cuttings, etc. eats up another 3 or 4 hours per week. And then I'm at work, watering, grooming, repotting, taking cuttings, etc., for another 30 hours a week, give or take. I didn't actually mean for this to happen.


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Those are very impressive lists you all have there. I knew not to ask the question as people like Mr S. would be typing for a very long time.
These lists are good to have so we can know who to compare notes with!
My list is the following: (And forgive me for not always using their proper names)
1. Siderasis fuscata
2. Alocasia sanderiana
3. Philodendron Selloum
4. common philo
5. common philo 2
6. common philo 3
7. White Bird of Paradise
8. Coconut Palm
9. Monstera delisiosa
10. Schefflera
11. Schefflera 2
12. Orchid
13. Dwarf Palm
14. Dracaena Dragon Tree
15. Dieffenbachia
16. Prayer Plant
17. China Berry Tree
18. Peace Lily
19. Pineapple Plant
20. Spider Plant
21. Spider plant 2
22. Wandering Jew
23. White Butterfly
24. Amate Schefflera
25. Dieffenbachia 2
26. Janet Craig
27. Massange's Dracaena
28. Peace Lily 2
29. Ficus
30. Corn Plant
31. Coffee Plant
32. Rubber Plant
33. Sanseveria
34. False Aralia
35-45. 10 Jatropha Multifida in varying stages
46-54. 8 Plumeria
55.56. 2 Banana Trees


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If I took the time to type a list, I doubt anyone would take the time to read it!
I have actually started trying to make a list for my own reference, but it's slow going ;) I have my Aloes all listed (I think)...a little over 250 of them. I also have close to a couple hundred Haworthias, maybe a hundred Euphorbs, a couple dozen Sans, loads of Mesembs (Lithops, Conophytum, and many many others), a number of Adromischus, many "typical" cacti, a bunch of epiphytic cacti (esp. Rhipsalis/Lepismium types), quite a few caudiciforms & myriad other succulents, quite a few orchids (from showy Catts to Paphs, to leafless Chiloschistas, to terrestrial Jewel Orchids, to succulent orchids like Dockrillia), some Gesneriads (Episcia, Av, Chirita, et al), a number of ferns, fewer Philos than I used to have, but still quite a few, some Anthuriums, a smattering of other Ariods, some Hoyas and Dischidias, just a couple Cycads, A bunch of Bromeliads (both vase types and Tillandsias), a few of the small South African winter-growing bulbs, a few CPs ....Lots of plants in a pretty wide variety. The bad part is that I still have several hundred to move back indoors before it gets too cold!
All those plants, and I don't think I spend as much time watering as Mr. S. does. If they were all water-hogs, I'd be in trouble!


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Jen!!!! Where have you been? It's good to see you again.

I would be typing forever trying to list all of my plants. I grow just about everything- mostly aroids. I don't grow many succulents and VERY few desert cacti. I have several jungle cacti, though. Well, Sans are considered succulent, so I do have quite a few of those. One of my favorite groups of plants, by the way.

My latest love are gesneriads. Just love 'em. And now with space at a premium, they are just small enough to fit the bill!


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I'm so curious where do you find the time to take of so many plants?Your houses have to be much bigger than mine.My plants came in very very handy on Sun.My dgt. got married on Sat.I spent Sun. watering and tending to chase away the blues and I thought weddings were happy events!I have 18 plants and stick the easy to grow ones.


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christianme:

I'm actually not even in a full house, just a two-bedroom apartment. There's a lot of shelving and supplemental lighting and stuff. Someday, there will be pictures.


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LOL and i thought i had alot of plants.i love all the answers so far keep them coming.


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1. golden pothos (x 5)
2.marble queen pothos (x 2)
3.swedish ivy
4.varigated swedish ivy
5.Lemon-Lime Dracaena
6.janet craig dracaena
7.Shefflera
8.deffenbachia (4 I am currently killing, and I am trying the misting Toni!)
9.Ponytail Palm (x 3)
10.Moneyplant (x 3)
11.Warneckii Dracaena
12.Aglaonema (5 different kinds, can't remember all the names at this moment)
13.Philo (tiny heart leaves w/white spots)
14.Philo autumn
15.Monstera
16.bird of paradise
17.boston fern (x3)
18.Prayer plant (2 different kinds)
19.Syngonium (3 different kinds)
20.avacado (x 10)
21.zz plant
22.Philo (soft fuzzy red velvet heart shaped leaves)
23.calathea "tropical satisfaction rotundifolia"
24.burros tail
25.African Violet (x 2)
26. Sansevieria (2 different kinds, one short, one tall)
27.philo (arrowhead?)
28.lucky bamboo (20 if we are counting individual stalks)
29.aloe vera
30. asparagus fern
31. palms (2 different kinds)
32.varigated ginger
33.corn plant
34.jade
35. tree philo
36.curly spider "bonnie"
37. green on green spider
38.green and white spider
39.pepperomia (3 differnt kinds)
40. ribbon plant (drecaena)
41.cast iron plant
42.birdsnest fern
43.peace lily
44.fittonia (the pink one)
45.wandering jew (green and purple)
46.moses on a raft
47.hoya (x 2)
48.Aralia
49.Anthurium
50.3 different ferns that I don't have i.d on yet)

okay I am stopping there, I think I got them all:)


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Lol thanks for that now i dont feel i have so many hahaha.hope you all had a great day.


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My! Lots of plants! I have about 8 African Violets and only 2 of them are growing happily. I have a dying Elephant Bush in addition. now, my mom has some things growing in her bathroom. She has a very happy Christmas cactus and some other plants we don't know the name of. Oh and we have some palm-ish yucca plant in the living room.


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I have a small house and all my windows are full. Otherwise, I would have more. Here is my list.

Spider Plant (varagated)
Spider Plant (reverse varagated)
Spider Plant (green)
Spider Plant (curly bonnie)
Spider plant (hawaiian) X2
Marble Queen Pothos
Golden Pothos X2
Lucky Bamboo
Parlor Palm
Ponytail Palm X2
Goldfish Plant
Thanksgiving Cactus (red)
Thanksgiving Cactus (yellow)
Thanksgiving Cactus (white)
Christmas Cactus (pink)
Christmas Cactus (purple)
Easter Cactus (peach)
Hummels Sunset Jade
Curly Boston Fern
Arrowhead
Janet Craig
Peace Lily
Heartleaf Philo
Bird of Paradise
Elk Horn Cactus

I think that's everything. As you can see I love Spider Plants and Holiday Cactus :)


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hmmm, I think I need to go plant shopping, LOL!

1) schefflera
2) spider plant
3) tri-color wandering jew
4) senecio that is about ready to kick the bucket; going to cut it back and see if I can save it
5) an ivy that is getting tossed this weekend
6) goldfish plant (nematanthus)
7) cissus rhombifolia, I am also propagating 3 new clippings of it
8) pothos
9) chinese evergreen
10) zz plant
11) peperomia obtusifolia
12, 13, 14 & 15) a few different sanseveria
16) Christmas cactus
17) another peperomia that I put outside. I can't remember the variety

I think that's it right now.


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Micke,
Do you have your Monstera on a training stick? I just got a moss stick yesterday that I ordered online and I stuck it in the pot with my Monstera. Waiting to see what happens.
Mr S, I would LOVE to see a pic of your apartment with over 200+ plants. A site to behold!
And I agree, seeing everyone's list has given me the itch to go plant shopping!
Lori


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Oh Mr. S, you have Homalomena x 'Emerald Gem'. If you click on my name you'll see that particular plant has a special place in my heart. I've since lost mine (they are quite prone to spider mites) but she is *fondly* remembered.

While I don't want to take the time to type up an exact list, I recently culled my collection down to about 100 plants. Last month I had well over 200, but every now and then I like to weed out poor performers, give away doubles, and keep only the best. Seeing deformed/struggling/ugly plants around my house only serves to depress me (I know in others it inspires them to do a "rescue").

My current fascination is with hoyas, but my other true loves are the aroids. Also calatheas, gesneriads, and palms make the list. While I'm not much of a succulant lover I do have a few that I wouldn't be without, mainly my pencil cactus ("Fire Sticks"), string of pearls, schlumbergeras and a few sansevierias.


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hornetwife, I was just wondering if I should stake it, it has leaves touching the ground, makes it look kind of scraggly, I have never staked anything, I didn't even know what I could use, I was thinking along the lines of a regular garden trellis as it is so big. A moss stick might work for a while, but I want something where I won't have to mess with it too much once it starts growing on it, and how do you get it to grow up one anyway? I figure the new growth will climb it but what about the stems that are already pretty long?

I forgot 2 plants, one I got in a trade, It is a Homalomena and I believe it was called Emerald Gem, but I am not sure if that is correct, it doesn't look like what I have seen, guess that is another I need to get correct i.d on.
the next is my Philo Brazil, I love the sucker but it has been a battle to keep it looking nice. I have had 3 of them so far and I only have 1 left:(

Darkruler, you just wait, before too long you will have so many you will start forgetting some, I wasn't "into" houseplants until a year ago and I already have ran out of room in my house, I have had about 10 or so for 5 years, the rest are a year or younger. It is so easy to pick up small pots of what you don't have, then you start seeing 10 inch pots fairly cheap, and then before you know it you are spending 20 bucks on a plant (I couldn't help it, I had been eyeballing it for about a Month at HD, then I had a bad day at work, figured I needed a pick me up, so what if it was 20% off the very next week? *Grrrr*) then you see another of what you already have, but this one is different (longer, busher, etc.) I am trying very hard to stop buying duplicates, but it is a battle!


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Wow, everyones list is great. I am new here, so here is a way to intro myself. I grow a ton of philo's, a ton of hoya's, a ton of AV's, a ton of gessie's, and then a few of everything else. Some of my favs from everything else would be my christmas cactus, my rubber trees, my pothos(four different kinds, I love these too). I too have close to 400 plants, most of which are in pretty small pots(less than 6 inch, so there are lots of shelves and artificial lighting as well.


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see the funny thing is i just started about a year ago too.i also have run out of room.but if i see just the right plant i will buy it.right now im really looking to buy a miniature coconut palm they are very rare due to the forests and its natural habitats being taken by strip malls and housing.


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Wow, let's see...not too many, but I'm happy with all of them!

1. Aglaonema "Silver Queen"
2. Breynia disticha nana
3. Cordyline "Red Star"
4. Hibiscus "Electric Blue"
5. Generic orange hibiscus
6. Portulacaria afra
7. Episcia "chocolate soldier"
8. Episcia "Malaysian Ruby"
9. Fittonia "Red angel"
10. Odontoglossum, can't remember the name of the variety
11. Purple guava (hoping for fruit one day!)


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I thought I was bad. Looking at everyone's list I feel better. My family thinks I need to seek professional help. LOL!!!

I have too many to list. I have never met a plant I did not like and want to own. I do have a big house and a garden window. Every window and in the winter is covered and I converted my Laundry room as a tropical plant paradise until summer. I do not have a favorite.


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I need some house plant! wow everyone has so many I have about 15 anyone want to trade or send cuttings I could use just about anything.


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Erm, lets see:
Aloe broomii
A.variegata
A.juvenna
A.bellatulla hybrid
Pelargonium dichondraefolium
Pelargonium Vancouver Centennial
A furry Echeveria
Astrophytum doo dah
Lithops karasmontana
Haworthia truncata with flower bud
ZZ plant leaf
Crassula bonsai
Cyclamen persicum
Dying Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Aralia of some kind with funky leaves
Xmas cactus
Dying Schefflera
Peperomia of some kind
3 baby Chamaedorea metallica
3 baby Pygmy Date Palms
An Orchid,possibly Phalanopsis
Dwarf Chamaedorea elegans
Some kind of Pteris fern.
Think thats it,tho I have as many again outside in the box including more Aloes,some cacti and other succulents!


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  • Posted by paul_ z4/5 MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 13, 07 at 15:43

Not going to do a detailed list ... too lazy for that. Currently:

73 orchids [traded and/or sold off a few divisions this summer]
One large noid AV [probably an Optimara]
lots of baby noid mini av's
2 Senecio rowleyanus
Senecio radicans
clivia
?lithop?
Hawarthia
Vriesea splendens
NOID "earth stars"
vft
drosera capensis
pinguicula
Utricularia
NOID tillandra
3 ficus benjamina [really need to get rid of two]
hibiscus
voodoo lily
hoya carnosa 'krimson queen'
golden pothos
3 noid ferns
2 unknown cacti/succulents
3 ornamental aloes [really need to get rid of 2]
1 dormant or dead cyclamen
pot of mixed polka dot plants
1 tuberous begonia
Selaginella

Think that's about it....


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3 ornamental Aloes[really need to get rid of 2]
Oh man such a shame I'm not in the US! ;-)


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i keep all of my plants in my room b/c the cats will eat them
soooooo...
2 moon cactus
3 corn plants
2 elephant ears
sago palm
1 blood banana
M.basjoo x 5(to small to survive the winter)
2 planters full of Chamaedorea elegans
majesty palm
2 lady palms
chinese fan palm
orchid
S.cylindrica
2 ficus bonsai
sedum (yes, as a houseplant)
spider plant
hubiscus
1 unkown cactus
20 papaya seedlings
mango
2 aloe
2 pinapple
peace lilly
and sweet potatoe plant"blackie"

well that abot sums it up. lol


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Lots of hoyas, cane begonias, syngonium, philos, sans, some succulents,pothos,violets,peperomia, and few other odds and ends thrown in for good measure.

In my office (in my cube) a large green rubber tree, 4 hoyas, syngonium, peperomia, cane begonia, pothos, violet, and a prince of orange philo. :) I like being surrounded by my loved ones;gives off great kharma. :)

Susan


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I have about three hundred plants, so I won't attempt to list them individually. I'm going to try to write down what I can without leaving my desk, relying on memory and what I can see from here:

About 150 cactus and succulents. Mostly Aloes, Crassulas, Echeverias, Kalanchoes, and Sansevierias, but plenty of other stuff, too.

Some Aroids: Monstera, Philodedron selloum, three different Aglaonemas, a Homalomena, three Syngoniums, a ZZ, some Alocasias, and four kinds of "pothos"

Four spider plants, and two of their kin, the Chloropytum Fire Flash

Two Hoyas

Ten different Peperomias

Several different Tradescantias: zebrina, spathacea, pallida, tricolor, silomentosa.

One Staghorn fern

Two different Asparagus ferns: sprengeri and Meyerii

Grape Ivy

Croton

Four orchids: Two phalaenopsis, one dendrobium, one paphiopedilum

Two Sago palms

A bunch of coleus I am going to attempt to overwinter.

Iresine

Two Aspidistras, one plain, one variegated

Some Tillandsias

Some gesneriads: 3 African violets, 1 Kohleria, 1 Nematanthus, 3 Streptocarpus, 2 florist gloxinia.

Five different begonias.

A Croton

A Poinsettia

Three dracaenas

A Fatsia

A Bird-of-Paradise, grown from seed

A banana, also from seed

Two oxalis, one green, one purple.

Several Clivia seedlings

Eleven Amaryllis

Im forgetting some things, I am sure.


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I'm just a beginner, but here's the rundown:
-1 Chamaedorea Elegans, doing REALLY well although I bought it from IKEA and it didnt look the best, but now its all happy and perky. It's on top of my radiator in the bathroom and I water it every other day, it pops out fronds like its nobody's business, it also doesn't mind the dry air when I'm not showering, what a plus! it gets whatever extra fert i have left over from doing my other plants. This houseplant deserves more recognition because I give it a 5 star rating.
-1 Musa Basjoo banana.its in pretty good shape, its down to 1 LEAF now because one of them burnt for a reason i still don't know why?,its putting out another one with more on the way. It puts out 1 leaf per week. I fert it once a month. This one is another great plant of mine.
-1 Aechmea Fasciata. This one has had a love-hate relationship with me, but now its produced 2 pups and is powering along nicely. The pink bloom is gone, but the fountain-look and whiteness of the foliage always mesmerizes me. It takes dry air now, didnt use to. Likes tons of sun also. This one goes to the garden with the banana in the summer, because I've tipped it over as far back as I can fathom, its very top heavy so beware! But anyways now here's the list of what I've killed:
-2 Sabal Palmetto seedlings. These were never ment for my house, but unknowingly I got them in November and babied them for 5 months before they bid farewell. After that I stuck em outside and let Mother Nature take over.
-1 WodXVeitchia seedling. I bought this for $20 on ebay in september and It only survived until December. I think it died due to pink rot on the crownshaft.
-1 Guzmania Bromeliad. I bought this at Home Depot in a 16in pot for $15 in October and it died in March. The unusual thing is that one of the old stems where the old plants were(they produced pups before this) had fell off and was missing. The plant also stopped growing and died, so again I let Mother Nature take care of it, well I can always go back to Home Depot and buy another! Thanks Home Depot!


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