Houseplants forum: Removing dead leaves

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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 30, 2016 10:36 AM CST
I am not a big House Plant person, but this morning I had to clean up my office plant - poor guy had a ton of dead leaves on it

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Thumb of 2016-06-30/PlantMania/e81cd3 Doesn't look like a lot but it's deep

When I leave this job, I think they will have to pry this guy from my hands

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2016 11:23 AM CST
Wow, that is a gorgeous Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

LOL, I understand perfectly why you'd want to take that beauty with you if you ever leave the job! Green Grin!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2016 4:55 PM CST
Nicely done! I would have taken the leaves home to compost, but I realize not everyone gets that far into it... ;)
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jun 30, 2016 5:01 PM CST
(Smacks forehead)

Was not even thinking about that. At home everything goes under our aquaponic system (well a six month system that went belly up)

If the cleaning crew does not come by tonight I can bring it home for our compost or our worm bed
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Oh, you are into it! How cool!
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jul 1, 2016 6:52 AM CST
First of all , thank you Tiffany for you for the generous gifts of acorns Thank You!

Well, I got to work this morning and ........ they came and cleaned Grumbling - missed opportunity




Thumb of 2016-07-01/PlantMania/2824ef Here is our worm hotel :)
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 1, 2016 8:00 AM CST
YW. Super setup!
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jul 1, 2016 8:43 AM CST
I have a set of friends that call us the Over Achievers because we do so much

For us it is not , Hey I am hungry, lets go get something to eat - to us it's:
Hey I would love this veg. Hmm wonder if we could grow it here...wonder if it would grow in a aquaponic system...oooo let's build one to see.... no that didn't work... let's plant it instead... wait.. start a compost over there and we will use that to till into this over here , oh we can give the soil more nutrients if we had worm casings... lets grow worms .... ok that worked a little but what if we..................................................


But I Love It !!!

Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lauren
Ottawa, ON (Zone 4b)
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Happyhouseplants
Jul 3, 2016 10:27 AM CST
PlantMania said:I am not a big House Plant person, but this morning I had to clean up my office plant - poor guy had a ton of dead leaves on it

Thumb of 2016-06-30/PlantMania/9f0515
Thumb of 2016-06-30/PlantMania/e81cd3 Doesn't look like a lot but it's deep

When I leave this job, I think they will have to pry this guy from my hands


Im totally taking a bunch of plants when I leave my job. Im the only one who takes care of them and when I started they were all on the brink of death. I doubt anyone will even notice haha! That is such a nice one Smiling
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Jul 5, 2016 6:08 AM CST
Haha. Awesome huge aglaonema!
I inherited the role of plant person. I had to ease into it- not from lack of interest, but of respect for the person who was doing (not doing) the job. It's amazing what certain plants can limp along in! She left the job 18 months ago, needless to say, almost all the plants have been repotted or divided, and most are home for the summer. (despite Will's admonition that plants don't like being moved, sorry!) I've got to start planning ahead on who will go back inside after summer, what pots, etc. One is an aglaonema like that, it sure has grown in 2 years.

I've also thought about asking for compost contributions from the lunch room. But with existing ant and fly problems, it would have to be immediately bagged up and brought every night.
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jul 8, 2016 11:08 AM CST
That is a huge beautiful strawberry pot(?) in that last pix!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Plumerias Garden Ideas: Level 1
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PlantMania
Jul 8, 2016 11:49 AM CST
Smiling Yep

Just didn't get around to using it this year :(
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