I have an aloe Vera, two Christmas/Easter cactus and a cyclamen that I have just bought inside. I also have a tallish plant that has always been known as fraggle, I don't know what it's correct name is.
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My friend gave me a tub of mint and it was dead in a week so you can guess I’m not good with plants at all. I do have an aloe Vera on my kitchen window ledge but it’s looking a bit brown round the edges.
I have always had lots of houseplants. Success with most but not all. I have been known to drown cacti!! I have many spider plants and they produce babies regularly. Great for putting in the macrame plant hangers I have been making lately. Have one of those devils ivy plants that is so long I have draped it round the top of the dresser and across the curtain rail. Money tree is looking healthy too
They say mint grows like crazy Mags but bought in those little tubs, I also struggle with it. Your Aloe sounds like it needs a good water and a soil top up in a sunny spot
Do you pot the babies up Linda? they make nice gifts in a cute pot.
I'm looking forward to having more macrame hangers in my next house VW. You sound like you have a fair few plants yourself, the watering is a full time occupation!
OH and I faddled together a lean to/orangery call it what you like, nothing special but a nice place to put extra plants. We did it during lockdown, bought a small banana plant and now it's massive. I'm not sure how to care for it over the winter to avoid it pegging out. I've seen some people have planted them in their gardens but want to take it with us when we move. Does anyone else have one who can give me pointers?
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Aug 31, 2020 21:57:32 GMT
We’ve always had houseplants of all sorts but most have died due to neglect I expect. We have a conservatory and now that’s the only room in the house which we have plants in. Most are cacti. They put up with all sorts from us but earlier in the year I saw on a gardening programme a couple who show their cacti at Chelsea Flower Show. The woman said that every year people come and say to them that their cactus isn’t growing or doesn’t flower and in reply they say feed and water them. So I’ve taken much more care of ours, lockdown helped as more time and yes we’ve had flowers and they’ve thrived. One is so tall we are going to repot this week and move to a bit of the room with a higher ceiling. I have several other plants that I’ve inherited or been given. A spider plant which is about 20 years old and some Christmas cacti. But the one I love the most was my mum’s and I’ve had it for 15 years now - it’s a cast iron plant. So called because they put up with being treated badly. I need to check but think it’s also called an aspidistra and was popular in Victorian times.