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14/09/2013 at 16:56

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?

15/09/2013 at 21:08

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

16/09/2013 at 06:52

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

16/09/2013 at 08:36

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....

16/09/2013 at 09:21

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

16/09/2013 at 13:17

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

18/09/2013 at 07:12

So you're talking about a shady corner in a centrally heated room, you'll need something quite large  for it to have any 'presence' and avoid being a trip hazard - looks like a Monstera Deliciosa would fit the bill, or a Ficus Benjamina 

18/09/2013 at 14:43

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.

18/09/2013 at 15:10

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.

18/09/2013 at 15:15

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

18/09/2013 at 15:36


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.

18/09/2013 at 17:05

to many pricks sorry lol.

18/09/2013 at 17:29

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

18/09/2013 at 17:59

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

18/09/2013 at 18:02

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

19/09/2013 at 08:51

What about ferns in glass bottles/cases?

19/09/2013 at 08:53

Or an aspidistra?

19/09/2013 at 09:54

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


19/09/2013 at 09:56

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

19/09/2013 at 10:04

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.

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