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Name: Will Creed
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Jul 13, 2019 8:52 AM CST
|I'm not sure when this article was written or what it is based on. However, I think it is a bit out of date.
Heart-leafed Philodendrons and English (Hedera) Ivies are no long ar popular as they once were because they have not proven to be particularly hardy indoors.
More recently, plants such as Fiddle-leafed Figs, Monsteras, and a variety of small succulents have become more popular.
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Jul 17, 2021 11:51 AM CST
|These plants are classics and mostly easy to grow. The Chinese evergreen and Schefflera were unwieldly and too big for me. Favorites, still with me for 20+ years, are the Pothos, Heart-Leaf Philodendron, Spider and Sansevieria because they are just about care-free. For busy people, the pothos and heart leaf will begin to droop if they need water and recover quickly. Plus, you can't overwater them!
Note: to add to the 'green' around the house especially in low light places, trim the Pothos & Heart-Leaf Philodendron vines, strip the bottom few leaves and put into a clear glass container with just water and they will thrive as well as the plant in dirt. Just top off the water every few days. I use Eleanor's for daily watering, and they do fine. Every year or so wash the roots and replace them in fresh water. I love the 'green' they provide around the house. In the first picture on the left is pothos in dirt, right plant is heart-leaf in dirt. The second pic is heart-leaf in water, and the third pothos in water.
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