Where to go with hobby

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  1. IslandPony89

    IslandPony89 Senior Member

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    @lucky_pine

    I wish mine would stop dyingevery few days theres new brown on its leaves. Its in a bright area no direct sun. I water it like u say, i just dunno. 20180914_141413.jpg

    I grew some babies from it and had them outside and they seem to be happy, ive started to bring them in 20180914_141754.jpg
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    I think everyone has that one plant that they just cant keep. My mom has majesty palm just like mine, her died right back to the base and is apparently slowly recovering. Where ive had mine sitting outside all summer with water every few days and mine has grown huge.

    We have these two plants that are like mini trees and her has grown where mine started to die and drop leaves every where. Its started to come back but looks sad in comparison to my moms
     
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    I think spider plants are prone to decline after they produce a lot of babies. Until then, they do fine.

    Your prayer plant needs lower light.

    That tarantular legged one is DA BOMB~!! Love that thing. I used to have a String of Pearls plant. Loved that too. It got strings of pearls 6'long on it~!! Very cool plant.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yes, when the spider plants are young they look good, after they've put out a lot of little ones they start having a lot of dying foliage. That's all I've noticed. I imagine if you removed all the little ones as they start you can prolong it. The peace lily is one that's good to remove the flowers on IMO. They tend to be very messy and take a lot out of the plant. They're primarily grown for their pretty foliage, so that's what I always did, kind of the same with spider plants as that's their way of propagation, with the suckers rather than flowers.
     
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    Hmm. Mine is from 2006. Like I said, as soon as it starts producing babies I clip them off. The plant won't put most of it's nutrients and energy into anything but itself then, maybe that's the difference. Like on a Majesty Palm. If a stalk starts dying, clip it down towards the root base. The rest of your plant won't be compromised then. My grandma taught me this and she won awards for her plants so there has to be some weight to the idea.
     
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    I just have spider plants growing under the pergola. We water them sometimes. They go crazy. :eek:
     
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    Thought id give an update.

    I brought everyone inside over the course of a few weeks and no one really freaked out and dropped their leaves.

    I did lose three plants tho, a cactus, an ivy and one that i rooted from a piece of one of my moms plants.

    I took a trip to see family and decided to try and build a terrarium. So i got three really cute plants and a container 20181104_120203.jpg
    Ill try and get a better pic of them later as its in the bedroom.

    This rooter did really well and i love the colour! Im sad the other rooter didnt make it tho
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    I did a bit of rearranging as the house isnt getting as much light before so i tried to move everyone closer to the windows 20181112_081011.jpg

    Front view 20181112_081027.jpg
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    That's winter for ya, everything needs to go into, or close to South facing windows.

    Watch your terrarium doesn't get too moisty inside or your plants will rot. I tried a terrarium once and had to leave the lid just slightly off to vent it. Plus, they do need a little oxygen.
     
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    IslandPony89 Senior Member

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    This i picked up at a local store, i love the green, i believe its called an arrow head 20181112_081044.jpg

    I love purple so i picked this one up to its called a begionia rex(spelling?) Upon further reading realized it apparently can be finnicky
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    This one reminded me of @manesntails rubber plant
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    This is one i rooter from my moms plant, this poor thing had a rough start. Its so delicate that it kept breaking off in pieces but i think its now finally settled in 20181112_081200.jpg
     
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    IslandPony89 Senior Member

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    I try to leave a window space for the cats otherwise they knock everything off. I moved their cat tree infront of one window and deemed it to be plant free for them. People say they are surprised i can balance cats an plants in one house hold.

    I find the only time they pester the cats is if their food bowl is empty

    Ya i noticed that a few days after i brought them home and i finally checked on them that there was alot of condensation built up inside so ive tilted the lid off to let the air circulate.
     
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    That IS the same as mine~!!

    I like the arrowheads, pretty easy to grow, but they climb.
    The Rex begonias are GORGEOUS. I never had much luck with them. Brown leaftips I kept getting on them.

    ETA: I LOVE that old blue table with the flowers painted on~!! :loveflag:. So cool~!!
     

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