Urban Jungle (aka houseplants)

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Pickles, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    We bought a small-ish avocado tree like 4 years ago (planted outside), still no fruit. :bored: R thinks he may not have planted it deeply enough.
     
  2. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Anyone had any luck reviving an orchid? TG and I were gifted two as housewarming gifts. I had never had them before and was doing the ice cube watering schedule that I had read about online. They both lasted several months but eventually the blooms fell off. This was when I consulted a friend and she told me the ice cube plan is not good. She said that is what you want to do to prolong the life of a gift but not if you want to keep it alive. Basically, I under watered both.

    I started taking them out of their decorative pots and running the roots under water every Sunday. One of the orchids eventually started to turn green again and I have faith it may bloom again. The other one though, it has a new palm growing but the spike is hard and dry. I just cut it back but had to so all the way to the leaf so I am not certain this one is going to make it
     
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  3. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I have never gotten one to rebloom inside, though the leaves have stayed healthy forever.
     
  4. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I’d love cherry tomatoes, strawberries, and maybe a tiny lime tree, but I’m not great with plants and I hate spiders. Actually I’d have All The Vegetables if I didn’t have to do the actual gardening!
     
  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    If the flower stalk is dry just cut it off, it’ll grow a new one eventually. I’ve gotten a couple to rebloom just by treating them like houseplants. My aunt fertilizes hers every time she waters them and they’re incredible, so that’s my next to-do. She also uses room temp/warmish water. They are tropical after all.
     
  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I bought a Meyer lemon yesterday. It’s so cuuuute, with teeny little lemons on it already. Hope I have enough sun where I put it, Looking forward to lemons all year.
     
  7. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I have a kit to grow my own cherry tree (from the running store that was the official store of the cherry blossom race I was supposed to run). Can I grow it inside, up to a point anyway?
     
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  8. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    You can grow anything inside, up to a point.
     
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  9. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    Has anyone tried their green thumb on a carnivorous plant? I have a Venus fly trap and a pitcher plant that I'm waiting not-so-patiently to grow from its rhizome (like, more than a seed, less than a plant)
     
  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I almost bought one a couple weeks ago but didn’t want to commit to building a terrarium for it. Let us know how it goes!

    Update on my avocado- it grew a new stem from the pit and also branched out from the one I cut and they all have tiny leaves now. I didn’t kill it!

    I’m not sure if my lemon is happy or not. A few of the baby lemons have dried up and fallen off, but several are growing good. And in the last couple days there are a couple bunches of baby lemon buds. I did just pull the drain plug and soak it good a few days ago.

    I’m kicking myself for not getting a fiddle leaf fig at TJs. In a 4” pot and less than a foot tall but only $11 and cute af.
     
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  11. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    I built it a bog basically. Just a swamp bowl of sphagnum moss
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Keep us updated @Aw Pigley ! Those plants are so cool.
     
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  13. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    @Aw Pigley

    I hear they do best in very high humidity. Like terrarium level humidity.

    every one I’ve seen thriving indoors has been in one. They look fun!
     
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  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My dilemma- if I put it in a terrarium it won’t be able to eat all the GD fruit flies so what’s the point. :lol:
     
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  15. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    @CoolWife i think you could have a tall one with an open top. Some humidity would escape but overall it’d still be a humid environment.
     
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  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    My friend has a few. She’d always use distilled water for them; they’re carnivorous to begin with to supplement living in nutrient-poor soils. Minerals in tap water and such are too much for them.
     
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  17. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    Thanks guys! I'm in South Carolina so it's quite humid here to begin with which is why I went with the bog. I did read about the water so I bought distilled water and I'm already trying to collect rain water. It's planted in peat moss and sphagnum moss

    ETA: non-nutrient soil makes sense, but it was a shock compared to everything else I try to grow lol
     
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  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m remembering now that You Grow Girl has a carnivorous plant section
     
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My peace lily is fading. The large growth is doing more and more poorly but the smaller growth is flourishing. It has a good sized pot and has been fed. Been in the same spot for three years. I don’t really know what else to do.
     
  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Supposedly they split fairly well, you can take off the smaller part and see if it thrives alone or if the old plant still wants to live.
     
  21. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I think I’d have to kill the bigger part to move the smaller part out but I may try that
     
  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I split mine into several pieces a year or so ago, and they are all thriving!
     
  23. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I need to split mine. It’s in a pretty big pot. Probably need to split and trim my Christmas cacti as well. Those poor things are in sad little pots.
     
  24. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Okay so I think I want to grow hot peppers inside because delicious and pretty, but this means warming mats and grow lights etc. and I already have kitchen storage issues.

    My brilliant solution to both problems is to find the *perfect* tiered plant stand and use the top for my chili seedlings and the bottom for my excess kitchenware. But I have found approximately 1244 options that I like, almost none that I love, one I would have sprung for if it wasn't sold out FML, and not a single damn thing that appears to be reasonably priced.

    It's a few wooden slats and some bolts, why is it $100+?! I honestly expected this to be cheap and easy!!
     
  25. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    @Vespidae
    I’m sure you’ve done this already but just incase...
    I see stands for up for sale on FB marketplace or craigslist all the time. Might be a bit of a waiting game for the right one but at least it’d be cheaper!