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Schenectady, NY


October 22, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9312212

There are a total of 88 votes:


Flowering plants (primulas, african violets, etc.)
(15 votes, 17%)
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Cacti and succulents.
(11 votes, 12%)
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Tropical foliage plants.
(28 votes, 31%)
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Ferns.
(2 votes, 2%)
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Dwarf fruit trees.
(3 votes, 3%)
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Other? (tell us!)
(15 votes, 17%)
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No indoor plants for me!
(14 votes, 15%)
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Previous Polls

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9312248

I voted "other" I love them all, I wish I had more indoor space for them
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

October 22, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9312256

I don't do indoor plants.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9312351

I vote for "cacti & succulents"...
smileymom343
Kenmore, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9312442

I love them all!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9312532

Tropical hibiscus and meezo.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9312634

What I'd like to be able to keep alive indoors and what will actually cooperate are two different birds...er...plants. I'd love to have tropicals and ferns and orchids. Instead I have several pothos and a sickly palm and...a couple of other totally bland growies.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 22, 2012
8:23 PM

Post #9312707

My indoor plants don't get enuff light nor heat- 60* caves to keep out 109* days just doesn't keep a plant healthy. The indoor plants I have are well dried and/or stored in jars with lids (herbs). My vote was no indoor plants.
thaidai
Phutthamonthon
Thailand
(Zone 10b)

October 22, 2012
8:56 PM

Post #9312736

I voted other because I prefer scented plants like jasmine.
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2012
9:24 PM

Post #9312744

Cacti, though I keep my cacti outside in the summer to get better light. They're also quite easy to raise from seed on a windowsill.

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DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2012
3:47 AM

Post #9312819

I chose "other'. I love tall ficus trees, giant monsteras vines clinging to a support, and myriad philodendrons designs with leaves of ever conceivable shape and colors ranging from bright, spring green to bright red and on to a deep, dark red black. I love Chinese Evergreens, diffenbachias, and really pretty much every tropical plant nature has given us. I am also quite fascinated by cacti & succulents, love the bold, statuesque appearance of tall, multibranching columnar cacti like some cerius varieties. I also love many other members of the cacti & succulent group, love aloes, agaves, and echeverias, each statuesque in its on way. At the same time, I love the gracefully arching beauty of large, verdant ferns dripping down between the various trees and vines growing upward, together forming a sort of living window cover.

In addition to all of this I have a special weakness for African Violets and episcias, especially the ones with unique, multicolor, ruffled, & variegated leaves in shades like green, yellow green, yellow, pink, red, & tan.. While I only have a few large philodendrons at present - and keep them outside year round, pot and all - at one time I had amassed enough for a veritable 'green' wall of large plants growing up from the floor interspersed with ferns and vines draping down from the ceiling. At that same time, I had a large collection of African Violets perched on glass shelves suspended before full length windows in a small dinning room with sky lights and celling to floor windows on 3 of 4 sides, a perfect home for light loving violets. These days, for now at least, I've moved my plant operations out of doors where I grow the usual outdoor varieties like roses, hydrangeas, lilies, and so on. Bottom line, while I don't currently have that huge group of indoor plants anymore, I am still unable to choose between tropicals, cacti, and gesneriads. I need them all.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9312828

I voted tropical foliage because that is what I have most luck with. Ficus benjamina, several different Draecena, Sanseveria, Pilea, Orchids, Palms, and a Ming Aralia, just to name a few. Though I do also have a couple of African Violets that are doing better than I expected them to. LOVE having an indoor garden!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9312908

I don't have indoor plants. Just no room for them, darn!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9312914

The questions is not, IF you have any indoor plants but "what is your favorite?" If you could have them, would you? and what kind?

lourspolaire

lourspolaire
Delray Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 23, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9312949

To me, nothing beats philodendron giganteum. Give it some light, some water and some fertilizer and it just grows. Gotta love it. OK, as its name implies, it gets BIG, but one shouldn't need a magnifying glass to see your plants.

Sylvain.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9312989

There was a catagory for "No houseplants" and that's what I choose. But if that doesn't count than I guess I'll by pass voting for anything from now on.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9313281

Sansevieria's or mother-in-law's tongue. I have a wierd fascination for those in various forms. Easy to grow and my grandmother loved them, too.
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

October 23, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9313448

I voted "other". I have favorites in all those categories.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9313545

Tropical foliage only there are a couple of cactus here. if there was room for more,there would be more.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 23, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9313626

I have abysmal luck with indoor plants, but keep trying. I mainly stick with inexpensive tropical foliage plants and hope for the best...over and over again.
jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #9314055

i pickled other because i can not pick just one, LOL! i need to have a little of each!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 24, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9314123

I voted "other" as the best sellers are the low maintenance plants. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), Aglaonema, Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'), Dracaena fragrans 'Warneckei', Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), etc. People don't want to be bothered with high-maintenance plants.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9314137

You've got a point there growin, but personally I like some of the challenges. These for example, can be very frustrating at times. :-)

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jmc1987
Cascade, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9315112

great job on the orchids, after the blooms are done, i can never seem to get them to do it again, and i am just stuck a leafy plant most of the time, but thats better than killing it, right? lol :)
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9316820

I voted "Other" because I do have a few plants that stay in all the time (cuban oregano and a few succulents), most of my plants spend part of the year outside. In the Winter, I have palms (metallic, balloon and fishtail), a couple of philodendron, and citrus (key lime, mexican thornless, Clementine) in the Sun room. I do have a greenhouse, so they could go in there, but I like the green in the bleak days of Winter.
Barb

DaylilySLP

DaylilySLP
Dearborn Heights, MI
(Zone 6a)



October 28, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9317764

Orchids!

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9318359

Whatever is hard to kill; like mother in-law's tongue or devil's ivy. I don't actually have them at home because of the cats, but I keep them at work.
Bloominggardens
Edgewater, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9336129

Every plant that is happy indoors is welcome!

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