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I'm no expert, but I'm definitely better with indoor plants.

Category: Houseplants | Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:02 pm

So, this is my expertise; why or how, I have no idea...
I have had this gift of being able to bring certain plants from near death, back to life.
It was only within the past few years, that I've been able to keep houseplants alive once they are healthy again. It was so strange. I'd bring a plant from near death, back to life and then have to give it away quickly before I killed it.

Anyway, for the past few years, I've been improving. It started with a Jasmine plant, the love of my life. Unfortunately, I had to give it away because I was running out of room in my little apartment. I would prune the plant and root the clippings. I could not throw them away. See the problem? I had a very bad habit of loving plants that are so easy to propagate that I barely had any room to sit comfortably; Jasmine, Purple Heart, African Violets, and a cute little succulent that I couldn't figure out, but it wanted to spread.
The point is that I really needed to train myself to research plants before buying, knowing I had a location for it to live before taking it home with me, and knowing how to control it, and myself, before accepting it into my life and home.
Accepting the fact that I have this type of addiction, I finally gave away the Jasmine and only have a couple of African Violets left. I am keeping control of myself and am not propagating them. I do have to remove the suckers from my African Violet, but before I do that, I want to make sure I have homes for them first. Other than that, I have other plants that I am not so obsessed with propagating. I have an Aloe plant and a Peace Lily. I was given some Orchids to try to save from death, and now have to find a home for. I did get more pieces of the Purple Heart to root, but I am determined to keep it in check. If I can do that, I will reward myself with another Jasmine plant.

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Jewell wrote on Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:31 pm:

I totally understand trying to grow smaller varieties of plants so that you have room in your home. I to have seriously downsized my plants and limited propagating new plants. It is hard though :{


Beeker wrote on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:01 am:

Yea. I have plans to add some shelves to the windows. That way I could have more room for the plants.

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