grace40
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growing from seed in office setting

Hi -

I am hoping that someone knows of a plant or flower that will grow in an office setting where the overhead lighting is Florescent and a little bit of window light. Is there such a creature and if so can someone let me know. Thanks!!!

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Are you specifically looking for something you can start from seed, or any plant? :wink:
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re: growing from seeds in an office setting.

I am hopeful that I can find something that will grow from seeds. If not perhaps you can suggest a plant.

Thanks!

grandpasrose wrote:Are you specifically looking for something you can start from seed, or any plant? :wink:
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Well, depending upon how much real sun you get, an african violet would be office friendly. They don't require much more than indirect sunlight, though they do prefer a north or east window. You will also need two in order for it to flower.

The easiest indoor plant I have ever come across is the philodendron. Here's some photos. https://www.greenlagoon.com/Philodendron.htm

I keep the vining variety myself: https://www.fertilizer.com/garden/houseplants/philodendrons.htm

You can find them a dime a dozen nearly anywhere, you can just keep wrapping the vines in the pot, or clip it, if you need it to stay a certain size. They need water once every two weeks it seems, and just a little of the blue juice seems to keep them happy.

Another plant I came across recently is called Grandpa's Pipe. Be warned tho - I took home a little 4" plant and in two months have an 18" tall (and wide) plant!

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The best house (office) plant I know is Pothos, or Devil's Ivy. Despite the horrid name, it is a low light wonder that needs terrible abuse just to look bad and a flamethrower to kill. Nice varigation and a trailing habit makes it just the thing to stick on top of a filing cabinet...Widely available, should be able to find one at your supermarket, let alone as garden center...(Easily started from cuttings, just root in water. EASY!)

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Swedish Ivy is another, as well as peace lily (for a larger plant)
Plants in offices are of great benefit as they clean the air as well as look nice. Good luck. :wink:
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