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Friday, April 8, 2016

Indoor Survivers......................

This year when I put out the houseplants, (if it ever warms up) I think I will leave them out. I don't like all this stuff in the house. It looks pretty sad by the end of Winter. ideas. The Spider plants do really well outside from Spring through Fall. They are big and lush when I bring them back in. Trouble is they get scrawny over the winter and I bring them inside because I hate to see them die, and also then have to buy more in the Spring.
The same for Cyclamen. They don't do well inside unless I never put them out. They are like my African Violets, they like a certain window and are not happy anywhere else.
My Christmas Cactus is blooming now. It's ever so pretty when it does. I think I may get a couple of nice ones this year and stick with just a few inside plants.
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I know they come in a variety of colours, they like the windows too.
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The Cactus does not need a lot of help either. I like that. I have a few plants inside that wont be coming back (shhhhhhhhh don't tell them)
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I don't know what this next one is called but it is also a sort of cactus. It does really well in the house and I have split this one from one original plant, into many.
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It is not fussy. It does well in light and more shady corners. I had one that a friend gave me many years ago and it is now in several pots. I should give some away.
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Once I can shift some of the others outside I will sort these all out, repot those who need it and give new soil and munchies (plant food) to them all.
One plant I brought inside is looking really nice and I will keep this one inside now. Its some kind of Begonia I think. I wonder if it will bloom. I don't really care because I love the foliage.
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I brought two inside because I loved the leaves. The other one is bigger and leggy, it just needs to be repotted. That will get attention as soon as I can get everyone sorted out for the Summer. I may just keep that one inside too if I can make it look a bit better.
The other house plants that do well for me are the Devils Ivy or Pothos (sounds like one of the Three Musketeers)
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This one I can split and just grow in water. They like shady corners and last forever. If you buy one, you will never run out. Almost impossible to kill. Well, some people can kill anything but these will give you a good run for your money. YOu can tell when it needs water but just dont overdo it. Even so you can grow them in water instead of dirt so........hmmmm.
I have a Peace Lilly that never blooms. I put that outside every year and it doesn't bloom out there either. So will that come inside next year? I don't know. I just hate to let things die. I just don't have room for them all. I have a small Snake Plant that is doing well and will repot that one and it can stay. I like those who do not need fussing.
My African Violets are the best, they have a window they like and bloom all the time. That table is full though.
So Spider Plants. You best behave or wont come in next year. I wish I could plant them outside but they wont survive the snow. I could put them in unused bedrooms but would forget to water them. So what will I do? I do wish I could keep Geraniums over winter too, lots of people do. They don't do well for me though and neither does Ivy. That I do plant in the ground for the next year.


  1. Such lovely flowers. I'm hoping the weather will improve here so I can get my annuals planted. Wishing you the same!

  2. I like house plants but never bring ours inside just no room and our winters are mild.

  3. My mom is the house plant girl and I am the outside plant girl! LOL! She has many of the same plants as yours. I have to admit, as time has went on, mom doesn't keep as many either. It gets too be too much. But, her Christmas cactus she will never let go!


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