Plant/flower for indoors

kubusMay 27, 2006

Well my Aunt has finally decided to quit smoking and I thought, as a gift, I'd give her a nice smelling plant or flower.

However, it's not going to have too much light, is there such a plant/flower, that doesn't require a lot of light, yet, will grow and give off a pleasant smell?

Thanks.

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botanybabe

Are you planning it for indoors? outdoors?

For outdoors jasmine has a fabulous fragrance.

Indoors you could force tuberoses. Or get a nice oncidium orchid, "Shari Baby." It smells like chocolate and the flowers are beautiful and last a long time.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2006 at 12:53PM
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kubus

It will be an indoor platn only.
I noticed the leafs grow to be long and stringy.
Seems like it would grow long and big?
How long would it get?
Would prefer something that could sit on the dining room table, if not, and this is the only viable option, will definitely try it.
Thanks :)

    Bookmark   May 29, 2006 at 11:31PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

There are not a lot of flowering plants that will be able to generate the energy without plenty of sunlight. Your plant selection is very limited.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 3:44PM
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botanybabe

Then get a phalaenopsis orchid, they don't need a lot of light. The leaves are more round and it can easily sit in the middle of the table. Most phalaenopsis, don't have a smell though.

Other options are:
gloxinia
african violet
fern
dwarf calla lily
begonia
gardenia ----yes this is the answer. Doesn't need much light, has beautiful, waxy white flowers, and smells heavenly. You can prune it to keep it any size you want. Needs a watering of Miracid once in a while. Run, don't walk to get one.

Lainey

Lainey

    Bookmark   June 4, 2006 at 10:46PM
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