Houseplants forum: Is everyone crazy about variegated plants?

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Oct 13, 2020 5:18 PM CST
Sigh. I had most of this ready to post them lost it. Ok...
White Fusion at a really good nursery near me. I chuckled at how small it was compared to my guess from seeing the ad online
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More good stuff

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i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Oct 13, 2020 5:22 PM CST
Most tempting to my eyes of the Calathea area
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This seems pricey for an Aglaonema

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Peperomia seem to have a weird texture to look at them. Ick.
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Most horrible thing there
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i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Oct 13, 2020 5:28 PM CST
Is that painted sansevieria?
That looks like a nice store! You didn't come home with that calathea?
Name: Kevin Langley
London UK
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AmberLeaf
Oct 13, 2020 5:45 PM CST
Variegated plants are nice in the right settings but to many of them together I find doesn't look too appealing but I guess it depends on the persons taste. I actually prefer more non variegated types as they look more natural in a kind of way.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Oct 13, 2020 6:19 PM CST
nope, Loretta. My house has poor choices for plant placement. And two young kitties. I just got done bringing many of the plants in from their summer vacation, or taking them to work. And feeling Calathea are picky, I don't try.
I don't think I saw many begonias there Confused Thinking
Zero spider plants. Friend at work wants a spider plant, can't find them anywhere.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Sabine
New Mexico
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Rynoa
Oct 13, 2020 6:31 PM CST
sallyg said:
Most horrible thing there
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What the??? Blinking Confused
That is truly horrible. Reminds me of the painted cacti I saw at Lowe's one day D'Oh!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 13, 2020 7:15 PM CST
Yeah I don;t know where they are trying to go with these painted plants
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Oct 13, 2020 8:16 PM CST
I'd say Kevin is on the green team.
Sally, that's a coincidence. I did come home with the pink version of that calathea and I went shopping for spider plants and begonias too last weekend unintentionally. I never thought I would get another spider plant but this one is so cute.
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And this begonia was a deal at $7. It even matches my old porch floor.


Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Oct 13, 2020 10:51 PM CST
Both are Very nice, Loretta
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LorettaNJ
Oct 13, 2020 11:05 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Kevin Langley
London UK
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AmberLeaf
Oct 14, 2020 2:13 AM CST
LorettaNJ said:I'd say Kevin is on the green team.
Sally, that's a coincidence. I did come home with the pink version of that calathea and I went shopping for spider plants and begonias too last weekend unintentionally. I never thought I would get another spider plant but this one is so cute.
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And this begonia was a deal at $7. It even matches my old porch floor.




I like all kinds but its nice to have a good balance.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 14, 2020 5:47 AM CST
I think a mix of pattern and solid is really nice. I can remember when variegated forms of plants commanded the same price as green forms. Now its considered almost a 'special trait', especially in aroids
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LorettaNJ
Oct 14, 2020 9:43 AM CST
I agree on the balance Kevin. One of my favorite colors is a really dark green. I guess that's easy to find in house plants but not so easy when looking at deciduous leaves. I'm talking like yew green.
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Oct 14, 2020 9:49 AM CST
Some of those variegated aroids are gorgeous. I watch these collectors on YouTube with all these plants. and I wonder what they're going to do with them in 5 or 10 years when they're huge. I guess they can sell them again but I doubt they will command the same prices. But what do I know.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 14, 2020 10:11 AM CST
I hear ***NEVER*** watch any of the Youtube people. I would kill myself first LOL. But then the only thing I watch on Youtube is Heavy Metal music vids, and I look up stuff like how to change the battery in my car key thing. But plants? No. There ae much better sources of information.
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Name: Kevin Langley
London UK
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AmberLeaf
Oct 14, 2020 12:25 PM CST
LorettaNJ said:Some of those variegated aroids are gorgeous. I watch these collectors on YouTube with all these plants. and I wonder what they're going to do with them in 5 or 10 years when they're huge. I guess they can sell them again but I doubt they will command the same prices. But what do I know.


Also second hand plants may not look as nice or full as new house plants, some plants can start to get leggy as they grow over the years where as others can look pretty good.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 14, 2020 2:38 PM CST
I agree, lower light conditions in the house can lead to that. The only real way to combat it for some plants is to get grow light set ups. I think a lot of people who grow in the house propagate also and trade
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Oct 14, 2020 5:06 PM CST
These people have grow lights all over the house, shelving units, they hack IKEA cabinets to be greenhouses, they have humidifiers they have fans they're all out.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 15, 2020 3:28 AM CST
Yes they do. I have a few friends that do it here who live in apartments. Grow houses/portable greenhouses set up in the house, whole rooms devoted to plants in their own little self contained tents...
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Nov 9, 2020 12:07 AM CST
Lowes had Begonia ( corallina?)
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I think it was 17 or 19 dollars, three canes stuck in a pot.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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