ShadyGreenThumb said:Hi I'm new here, too! Living in Tropical Houston area, I have some of the same plants pictured here growing outdoors. They need protection in the winter and become my house or garage plants. My Pink Arrowhead Vine is pretty large this year. I wonder where it will go inside the house, come winter? My croton sits under a large pine tree and with some extra protection it spends the winter outdoors. My biggest issues are the 2 beautiful 15 ft ficus trees. They are too tall for the garage now. I might have to prune them back this fall to fit. Oh, the horror! My plumeria comes in to "rest" and the larege cane begonias will join the crowd in my living room. Last year, the Peace Lily, didn't make it back outside. I came to love where it was in the house! This year I have a new philodendron/Gordon's gold that will make it in so I don't lose it. So come winter we will have houseplants. The rest of the year, they love it outside.
Cinta said:I wish I could leave my houseplants outside all winter. Maybe not all but some would be nice. My house is so crowded all winter.
Cameron, I think everything is growing slower. It has been so dry. It is amazing how good rain water makes things grow faster, house water just does not help.
JB said:Hi Cameron, I love your houseplants..Your cuttings and starters look really great. Do you sell your little ones? If so you should do very well. They are healthy and happy looking. I too am a houseplant person and I sell mine because the greenhouse gets too full. Take a look at my cubits if you have time and maybe you will decide to open a store also. The more the merrier. Keep those pictures coming.
purpleinopp said:I can't stop coming by to see that pink Syngonium. (Extremely long lead-in to question alert...) I've lived in this house since '07 and have always noticed what I thought was a mini Caladium in a bed in the back. Really cute but TINY! This year I decided it needed to be moved and realized after digging it up that it's not Caladium but Syngonium. Hoping now that it's in a pot it can grow long enough (year-round) to get big enough to produce something besides tiny leaves. Preferably big, very pink leaves like yours! So lovely! So since you said yours almost died out, I wonder if you remember if it's always been so pinkly pretty, or if it was more greenish while still smaller or going through the stress of "almost dying?" It looks like the older, smaller leaves are more green. What do you think?
Do you ever grow your heart-leaf Philo on a support - like up instead of dangling down?