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Shadowdmom, Sounds like you must have a very interesting collection of plants, to have 58. But after going to garden centres and seeing something you just "HAVE" to come home with, I definately understand!!! :lol: I can't put houseplants out here, it's just too cold still, also when it's actually nice, the wind blows and it would kill them! :(

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:oops: Well added 3 more plants to the collection as well as the pothos cuttings that are rooting away nicely. 32 and counting! Yikes! :oops: Wouldn't change it for anything though. Love them ALL. :D

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shadowsmom wrote:I'm not counting the hibiscus starts in the sun-room. BTW that's Lorax's fault! :lol: Since I started doing it the way she said I've been successful and I've been swiping hibiscus cuttings from everyone I know. Everyone who comes over leaves with at least one, maybe two if I can convince them.
You can't blame me for that!!! :() All I did was provide much-needed information. What you did with it is your own problem....

I have one house plant - a 'Maqueño' banana (surprise surprise).

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:roll: Only ONE houseplant??? How did you manage that?

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All her "tropicals" grow wild outside! Lorax and her orchid weeds. :lol:
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You can't blame me for that!!! All I did was provide much-needed information. What you did with it is your own problem....
I thank you for the propagation tip! I've been highly successful. I gave away 6 more this past weekend, so I am thinning the herd. :lol:

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:roll: Went to the garden centers today ( well 2 of them) Ended up with 4 more plants, plus 2 I bought for gifts. So I now have 38 plants and a jam jar full of pothos cuttings. I got 2 in the mail through e-bay, so that brought me up to 38. Also waiting for christmas cactus cuttings in the mail. Hope they get here alive, as we are having a postal strike! Yikes!!! :( I think there are 8 cuttings of those. Guess I will see if they get here. This has become a really fun, addictive Hobby!!! :oops: :D :D

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Lets see. I have
1 Hibiscus Tree
2 Marble Queens - Pothos
1 huge Aloe plant - rescue
1 Orchid
1 huge Peace Lilly
1 Dwarf Umbrella Tree
1 3 Leafed Clover - Bought for myself for St. Patricks Day :P
4 seedling trees, not sure if they are all apple, or some are others, can't remember :P

So I am just a beginner but I would love to get more.
So wow... 12 plants in an apartment :)

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:wink: Guess what, You have only just begun. LOl!!!! It really is addictive! :roll: Fun though isn't it? Sounds like you have a real assortment going there.

You will find, that you will start looking for smaller plants to fit, then "where' can I put this one?? Start moving things around, to put more plants, never ending!! :oops: You're hooked now! :lol: Good Luck though, because it's so relaxing too! :)

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GM, you'll get an even bigger kick out of this. The banana went outside, and now I have exactly ZERO houseplants, unless you count the little cups of basil that I'm starting in my kitchen window.... :-()

And Apple is right - I live in the tropics, and it seems like cruel and unusual punishment to keep the plants that grow outdoors in the house.

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1 scented geranium, 2 coleus (kiwi fern and pink chaos (not including cuttings)), 2 ponytail palms, 1 agave, 1 cactus (not sure of name), 1 begonia... mind you, they aren't house plants as much as half-room plants. so i have 8 but if i had a whole house I'm sure there would be plenty more.

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6 Overall (counting pots not plants)

3 Herbs (dill parsely chives)
1 China Aster
1 Hellfrucht dwarf tomato
1 Peace Lily

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1 Dwarf Meyer Lemon (30")
3 Japanese Maple (18")
3 Crepe Myrtles will be in soon once I cut the air layers off the tree.

Wife has some plant in the window that she was given after she got hit by a car...

In the process of rebuilding my 'green room', heat, light, plant shelf. 400w MH in there. :)

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Kinda like Lorax, I only have very temporary need for plants in the house. Even stuff in pots is on the porch or under trees. When it gets very cold, they get to press their little plant noses up against the French doors wishing I would let them in.

What I do have indoors are vases of various greenery for that little bit of air cleaning property. One in my bedroom, two in the bathroom. I watch the mosquito larvae grow to a certain size, then dump them outside and refill with another third of new material. These are so prolific I do not care about rooting, just the esthetics of the arrangement.

As a child, I had an etagere in front of a western window with somewhere around 100 plants. Wasn't going for a goal, just growing lots of things with the intent of building more terraria for friends.

Hint: Do not try to root and keep every spider plant baby you've ever seen.

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Ask me in another couple weeks when all the overwintering stuff has to come back in. In the summer, I had zero houseplants, all the tropical houseplants were out in the screened-in porch. Currently, I have seven large pots full (two of which are full-sized, ceiling scraping trees - great fun to lug in and out!) . In another couple weeks, I will have well more than double that once I bring in coleus, geraniums, angel trumpet (another tree!), some basil and pepper, and whatever else needs to come in for the winter.
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nk wrote:1 scented geranium, 2 coleus (kiwi fern and pink chaos (not including cuttings)), 2 ponytail palms, 1 agave, 1 cactus (not sure of name), 1 begonia... mind you, they aren't house plants as much as half-room plants. so i have 8 but if i had a whole house I'm sure there would be plenty more.
It's been a long week... I have 10 now.

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:D Addictive isn't it! Lol!!!

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:D Still loving all my plants, have lost a few though. That seems to happen to all of us at one time or another, unfortunately.

Lorax, I have to say that having plants like yours would be awesome!!! To cold here, as you know.

I have decided to slowly go in a bit different direction with the plants, some I really like and wouldn't want to be without. Others will slowly replaced with things like
Aloe vera
Spider plant
more in-door herbs
Some more Bay leaf plants, (if I can find them) I have 1 baby now.

I guess more bigger display plants, instead of lots of little ones.
Plus more plants, that can be used in cooking, throughout the year.

Funny how your tastes change in plants, I still have an awful lot of plants, but can honestly say I have been behaving myself when I go near the plant sections, :roll: Mind you don't know how long that will last??? But just sort of going in a different direction.

Just curious to know if anyone else has done this over the years????

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My new direction is that I have houseplants and gradually more and more. I always used to say "I'm not a houseplant person" and I have never actually bought a traditional houseplant. But years ago I had a couple of surgeries. Each time my church (knowing I love growing things) instead of sending flowers as get well wishes, sent a basket of growing plants. That was like 25 and 15 years ago and I still have most of them. One of the baskets included a baby corn plant maybe 4 inches tall. Last year I cut it back, because it was pushing against the ceiling and it is already almost touching the ceiling again - and has gone from one stem to three over the years.

So houseplants have adopted me and I've gotten more in to trying to over-winter things instead of just letting them die in the cold.
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12 and 3 plants I'm trying to root

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Did a count today, and I am still at 33 plants after losing some!! :shock:

rainbowgardener.........I like your idea of growing the things that came in your floral baskets.

That corn plant must be a record!!! Lol! Never heard of one of that height INSIDE!!!! Congrats! :D

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Thanks... the corn plant has never been really outdoors in its life. It moves from the dining room in cold weather, to the (quite shady) screened in porch in warm weather (a distance of just a few feet). I may eventually give up moving it entirely since it has gotten so huge...
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