All about plants and their cultivation.
- They're like plants that move!
- Turning plant samples into plants
Some plants ∞
Which I liked ∞
- Light: Bright room.
- Water: Water thoroughly then allow soil to dry between watering. Do not over water.
- Grooming: Do not remove spent flowers.
- What an astounding plant! It's like a permanently blooming cactus of a plant. With its thick leaves it retains water very nicely.. it's extremely rugged and forgiving.
- Light: Bright, indirect
- Water: Moist soil.
- Food: Not needed.
- Grooming: Remove spent flowers to encourage other buds to open.
- What an awesome plant. I had one of these for the longest time and it bloomed and bloomed. I over-watered it and it died a horrible death.
- Epipremnum pinnatum -- A very well-behaved plant!
Gardenia -- Also very nice. Smells a bit too strongly, but seems to be cool.
English Ivy ∞
I had a gigantic pot of English Ivy with three stakes of bamboo forming a spire from it. The ivy was bushy and weaved into the bamboo. It was so tall that it barely fit in my place.
It cost only $40! Not bad for the whole shebang.
Though I hoped the late winter berries wouldn't piss me off too much, the plant died probably from mold from over-watering.
Which I did not like ∞
- Light: Bright
- Water: Evenly moist soil.
- Food: Liquid fertilizer for blooming plants.
- Soil: All-purpose mix.
- Grooming: Remove spent blooms at base of plant to encourage new blooms.
- These are amazingly picky, and my experiences with them have been terrible. I buy them when in bloom, and they die a horrible death even though I try to keep them in good condition. Can be planted in the garden during warm months. 10-21°C
- Light: Sunny
- Water: Twice weekly. Moist soil.
- Food: Once a week.
- A beautiful plant, but boring when not in bloom. It gets a shine on its leaves (probably from pollen) which I really dislike. When under-watered, it wilts a little and will bounce back when watered properly again. I rather dislike this plant.
- Light: Sunny
Resources and notes ∞
- Sustainability > http://www.dynamiclist.com/?node=12fe24bf-2be6-4975-8a37-a5874f996a67
- "The Amazing Dinosaur Plant"
- How we can make crops survive without water - (2016-01 TED talk), by Jill Farrant.
- Use geoponic (hydroponic?) fertilizer for optimum health of plants and cacti
Tropical Plants: Water every two weeks
Things that live in the desert that is a house:
- Add water once a week, no fertilizer required
- Water once a month
Check out Houseplant for some ideas.
I might be wrong, but I'll note some stuff..
- Removing flowers and buds forces the plant to focus on other activities, such as root development.
A smaller pot will inhibit root growth and stunt plant growth, keeping them shorter and narrower.
Low-Light Plants (more than five feet from a light source)
Medium-Light Plant (within five feet of window with a northern or eastern exposure, no afternoon sun)
High Light (close to light source, receives strong afternoon sun)