Hello everyone, great for you have here.
I have become interested in growing flowers indoors. I want to grow them
in pots and planters and keep them indoors on the windowsill etc. I
don't have a garden to move them to etc.
Are there any obvious species to start with?
"Spider Plants" are the easiest to grow indoors. The biggest problem with
house plants is bugs in the house. Once you get the bugs in the house it
can be hard to get rid of them. So spray the plants with insecticide soaps
once in a while.
Green leafy plants with no flowers tend to do best indoors. Some leafy
plants with color can be grown indoors like "coleuses" can be done. Good
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
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Depends on the light available.
For almost no light required and reliable blooming,
Christmas Cactus works for me. In a north facing
window I get blooms from November to March.
Under lights African Violets bloom almost constantly.
They may work for you in a window. East or West facing
I have a Snake Plant that blooms every 4 or 5 years.
The flowers aren't much to look at but they smell nice.
> Hello everyone, great for you have here.
> in pots and planters and keep them indoors on the windowsill etc. I
> don't have a garden to move them to etc.
I recommend that you start with Peace Lilies or Moth Orchids. They
don't need that much light and their blooms are just beautiful. Just
make sure you have good 'fiberglass planters'
(http://tinyurl.com/65hheba ) and good soil and you should be good to go!
Monstera deliciosa, also called Swiss Cheese Plant, is an excellent
choice. Bromeliads, especially Aechmea and Guzmania, are easy plants to
In one of the posts below I read about bugs.
To keep bugs away, it helps to fertilize the plants once a month with
On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 01:25:51 +0000, BobWalsh wrote:
I had one of these as a houseplant for many years when I was a child.
When I got older, I put it in the ground. It loved the sun and soil.
After a few years in the ground, it started to flower. Walking by
one day, I smelled something sweet. Looking, I found a fruit on the
ground, covered by ants. I looked it up and was surprised to find it
was edible. Now I watch the fruit, and get them when they are ripe,
before the ants. Yummmm.
If anybody wants a large specimen, and lives close to Garden Grove CA, let
me know. I will share, if you promise to give it a good home.
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