Good Indoor Plants

Jeffmm2(z6 NY)January 2, 2004

Hi. I'm new to this part of the forum and was wondering if anybody of you know any good indoor plants that grow year after year. I heard that Christmas Cactus is one, and another are Philodendrons.

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Jeff

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marguerite_gw

There are so many, Jeff. Did you try reading the posts on the Houseplant Forum here?

    Bookmark   January 4, 2004 at 3:42PM
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turtlegirl03(z7-OK)

There are many good plants. I would recommend the spider plant and any dracena type plant. Both are common houseplants.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2004 at 12:17PM
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ankraras(8/9AZ)

You may want to check on Aglaonema, to me it's among the easiest plants to grow.


Ankrara's Hobby Corner

    Bookmark   January 5, 2004 at 5:17PM
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KITHfreak5(MI)

I would recommend the Golden Pothos (vine type plant with green leaves with streaks of yellow through them), the Snake Plant a very very easy plant to grow...barely needs any water and basically "thrives on neglect", another I would say would be the Rubber Plant also a very easy one. Good luck with whatever you end up choosing : )

    Bookmark   January 27, 2004 at 10:32AM
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greengirl318(MA)

I second turtlegirl03, spider plants are just great, and so rewarding! after a year or two ( sometimes sooner) you will get shoots with baby spider plants and before you know it youu'll have a spider infestation you can live with.
peace and green thumbs forever
laura
ps. the scientific name is Chlorophytum.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2004 at 4:10PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Jeff,

Aloe plants are fairly easy to grow as well as a parlor palm. There are so many. How about an oxalis? They are sometimes call shamrocks (red and green) and can be found around Saint paddys day. Hurry they will be gone in a couple of days!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2004 at 11:26PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Jeff,

I thought of a couple more. Again, there are lots of plants to choose from, and as Marguerite recommented, the house plant forum is somewhere you could go. But, how about a jade plant? They are pretty easy. Also, Maranta (prayer plant, green or red)are very easy to grow.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 19, 2004 at 12:58AM
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foxykitten350234(z6)

Jeff, What kind of lighting do you have to offer your plants? There are so many to choose from that lighting can help narrow down your choices and make it a little easer to pick the right plant.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2004 at 12:13AM
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clairabelle(z4 Quebec)

Some good choices mentioned and even better, they are recognized as having high air-purifying qualities.
Schefflera
Aglaonema
Peace Lily
Chorophytum
Cissus
My personal favorite indoor plant is Crassula or Jade plant. Runners-up include the oh-so-generous flowering plants, the Xmas cactus and Abutilon or flowering maple.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2004 at 4:35PM
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fuzzy(6b northern AR)

I'm enjoying an aspidistra "Milky Way", which has been living happily in my living room for six months.

It's only been watered three times, and is growing. Amazing.

And, it only cost me $3!

Here is a link that might be useful: Milky Way Aspidistra (cast iron plant)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2004 at 12:01AM
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