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Indoor plant suggestions

by Andy1982 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:20 pm

Hello group , ive recently got a venus fly trap and im lookin to extend my indoor collection , ive seen plants that are simular to the small indoor catus plants but there more star shaped and dont grow tall , dose anyone know what group of plants there from ?

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by evenwind » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:52 pm

You can try Haworthias.
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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by _-SphagnumFromHell-_ » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:22 pm

I don't quite know what plant you talking about, but if you want a good indoor plant and have a window that gets some direct sun for a little bit, then try Christmas cactus. There more of a succulent, but they're really easy to care for and have beautiful flowers in the winter.

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by katiemolina44 » Thu May 02, 2019 10:24 am

Most houseplants are pretty safe for pets, as the animal would have to consume very large quantities in order for it to be dangerous for them. With that said, if you keep your choices to hardier plants that aren't as much fun for cats to play with (not fluffy or wavy to attract a kitty's attention!), you will have better luck. Try jade, rubber tree, Chinese evergreen, African violet, and other firm and compact plants that don't dangle or hang or sway....all qualities that are far too tempting for cats to resist!

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by DragonsEye » Thu May 02, 2019 2:56 pm

katiemolina44 wrote: Try jade, ...

Answer is -- it depends:
What kind of light will said plants receive?
How arid is your home?
What are the temps like from season to season in your home?

Jades are full sun plants and will not remain compact indoors unless receiving LOTS of light. Most cacti and succulents are not good houseplant candidates. Their light requirements are simply too high to easily be met indoors for most folks In contrast, Schlumbergera (Christmas/Thanksgiving cacti -- which are true cacti, btw) and Haworthia are often able to fair well in a home precisely because they don't want as much intense sun as most cacti/succs.

African violets and orchids can do very well in a home. Pinguicula, utrics, and some neps (should you wish to stay with cps) can be grown as houseplants without the need for a terr.

But no matter how you slice it, you should base you choices on what conditions you can provide.

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by thefic » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:24 pm

I would say Christmas cactus for sure. They can adapt to different light levels.

Also try ming fern(also known as asparagus fern). You can find them at stores in the fairy garden section. They do well in moderate light.

Peace lily is another option. Moderate light.

I have done some bonzai work with dragon fruit cuttings as well.

Norfolk island pine works well with moderate light.

Pothos is good too for a hanging basket near a window. Just be careful with these. Some from garden centers are covered in mealy bugs that will spread to the rest of your collection.

Sundews are good carnivores for indoor growing as well.

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by thefic » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:27 pm

For Christmas cacti there are articles about watering schedule and light and temperature that all happen to affect the number of blooms as well as bloom intensity. Pretty cool to read and I have tried it in the past. Seems to be right on the money and you get fantastic blooms.

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Re: Indoor plant suggestions

by optique » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:18 pm

Jade is a nice tough good looking indoor plant.

some have have growing on the dog house =) Image

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