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House plants

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Clever username, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    A thrilling thread, I know, but I'm clueless when it comes to things like this. Basically, I'm wondering if there are any green, leafy house plants that don't require an abundance of light. I'm pretty sure a lack of light is why my last one died, but there's no spot in my apartment that really gets a lot of direct sunlight. It may also have been my inconsistent watering, but I'm more thinking it was the light issue.

    And yes, I could get a cactus, water it twice a year and not worry about it, but I don't want one.
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Get a spider plant or the vine-like ones labeled pothos.

    They're hard to kill and cheap to replace.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Cactus, contrary to popular opinion, are easier to kill than one is led to believe.

    Or, maybe it's just me. :-\
  4. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Spider plant -- genius. My mom had like 47 of those. They never did die. Never even thought of that.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    And, once a year or so, your spider plant will have babies.

    Snip those fuckers off, fill an ice cube tray with water and stick the little plants into the water. Wait a couple days until you can see roots.

    Bingo. More spider plants. Give 'em to your friends.
  6. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Philodendrons are pretty low maintenance. You just have to water them about once a week and they grow like weeds. I've got some cuttings from one growing well in just a vase full of water.

    Sadly, like buckweaver, I've killed a cactus, too.
  7. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    How do you kill a cactus?
  8. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I watered mine too much. It rotted from the inside.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Over watering. Which is actually how most house plants get killed.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Mine didn't get enough sunlight, I presume. Didn't really have a chance in my old place, though.
  11. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Stab it's tires.

    Oh wait. That's how to stop a prick driving a BMW.
  12. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member


    Yes, I am that bored.
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