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Diddydoit

I am looking for a house plant but not so sure what to choose.OH hates plants in the house so looking for something to change her mind.What plants do you have in your house and why?

Diddydoit

Ok i get the point then that no-one likes house plants. my wife is that bad ,she can kill a plastic flower.

Dovefromabove

Well, it all depends where you want to put it - on a sunny windowsill or a shady corner?  Tell us a bit more .... 

Stacey Docherty

Orchid orchid and more orchids!!! My oh bought a bonsai from ikea that I thought I had killed lol it lost all its leaves last year ( in autumn!!! Doh) it's thriving this year lol why I thought it wouldn't she's in autumn is beyond me....

GillyL

Agree with Dove,also consider your heating and the postion of the plant in relation to it.

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Diddydoit

The OH hates them on the windowsill so they would have to be on the floof in a corner away from the radiator.

Diddydoit

The cheese plant will grow to big even though i do like them,and the fig you only have to sneeze and the leaves drop off.I did like your choice dove, in the right terms and conditions.

Sara 4

I have a big bowl (one of the old sink bowl and ewer type things) with a collection of ferns in - I have left them in plastic pots and I just pour water straight into the bowl and let them sit in it quite happily.  I'm not good with house plants in general (I couldn't agree more about figs, I have killed an untold number and they were completely bald before their ultimate demise) but so far  (2 years!) the ferns have been bomb proof.

Diddydoit

which type of ferns do you have sara?I love ferns

Sara 4


 

Those sort .... (excuse the bread bin, I am dismantling the kitchen and everything's in the sun room.  Which is why I'm avoiding the issue and playing with GW instead!)

Also bomb proof is a cactus collection, currently too buried under god knows what to produce a picture of - I got an old glass aquarium from the tip and stuck some car boot sale cacti in it with a load of old marbles.  It looks great, sometimes flowers and I have never, ever, had to pay it any attention at all.

Diddydoit

to many pricks sorry lol.

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You'd be no good in my house then, cactus all over the kitchen windowsill....

Sara 4

All the cacti are inside the aquarium Diddy, so it can be moved about without touching anything prickly.

Diddydoit

nasty things i prefer succulents and sempraviums myself.ugly things cacti are in my opinion

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Dovefromabove

What about ferns in glass bottles/cases?

Diddydoit

that sounds good dove,and maybe planted with a maidenshair fern.And I also have an asparagus fern.What say's it peeps?

i like that I also have a 

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Diddydoit

How is the aspisestra for living in moist soil as the fern like?

Dovefromabove

Aspidistra tolerates most things( including a fair amount of neglect) and likes a moist but well-drained soil but I have known it rot at the base if it gets too damp, particularly in low light where it doesn't get the chance to utilise that moisture in putting on a growth spurt.