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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Apr 6, 2014 5:39 PM CST
I'm really going to enjoy this forum because I live in a medicade run apartment building. Each apartment has two bedrooms. I don't currently have a roommate but my landlord is looking. This is the reason I can only have plants in my own personal space which is my bedroom.

I only have a north window so most of my plants are under lights except for my low light tropicals that are on a table by my window.

Here are some pics of my plants.


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Also I'm getting in a adenium obesum black fire tomorrow. Hurray!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 6, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Wow, lots of diversity, Adam. Good job!
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My year of the cat.
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Apr 7, 2014 2:11 AM CST
Magical, Adam. How many cultivars or species do you have?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 7, 2014 8:34 AM CST
That's great, Adam. I look forward to seeing more photos. Thumbs up
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Apr 7, 2014 4:00 PM CST
Here is a pic of my blackfire in it's new home.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 7, 2014 4:06 PM CST
Love your collection Adam! Lovey dubby
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Apr 8, 2014 9:12 AM CST
very nice collection Thumbs up
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Apr 9, 2014 8:33 AM CST
Here is a pic of two of my dioscoreas. I put a ziptie in the cup to give the vines something to grow on.
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Arkansas Container Gardener Seed Starter Miniature Gardening
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adamgreen
Apr 13, 2014 5:23 PM CST
I have about a 137 plants. Green Grin!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Apr 13, 2014 5:23 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My year of the cat.
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Apr 13, 2014 6:29 PM CST
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Name: ash
kauai
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barefeet
Jul 10, 2015 9:38 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Jul 25, 2015 9:14 AM CST
Very nice indoor garden.
Pause for Paws.

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JudySimmons
Oct 21, 2016 10:58 PM CST
Nice
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My year of the cat.
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Oct 23, 2016 2:01 AM CST
Welcome to NGA Judy. Welcome! Welcome!

NoraOb
Nov 29, 2016 11:04 PM CST
This is just amazing. It's a wonder seeing this many varieties of plants in an apartment, I believe that you must have a natural flair in gardening or else this won't be possible. I want to start a garden a garden in my apartment but our problem is the plumbing system. We are in talks with the plumbers of this apartment about this. We need a water supply to the balcony with a sprinkler attached. I hope they will get this done. Fingers crossed.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
My year of the cat.
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Dec 4, 2016 3:52 AM CST
Welcome to NGA @Noraob. Adam's garden is amazing.
Welcome! Welcome!

emy
Mar 7, 2017 9:51 PM CST
gardens in apartments are such a refreshing experience

carolp
Mar 7, 2017 10:16 PM CST
I already have an indoor garden with different varieties of plants. It is a great source of relaxation and satisfaction. My aged mother takes so much pleasure in taking care of my garden. Almost, all rooms have different indoor plants placed at various places. I'm now planning to enhance my bathrooms too, making them greener.
They would keep air fresh enhancing the aesthetics of the space. I'm looking for plants which crave for low light. I found an article which says, Aloe, Bamboo, Orchid, Snake plant, Spider are good choices (http://www.dispenser.com/blog/...).
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 8, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Hello carolp, try to see if you have space for Clivia plants, really shade loving plants that gets to bloom indoors in late winter after being given a cold rest in Fall.
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Other suggestions:
Aspidistra Elatior variegata..or there is also the solid green type.
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Snake plants as listed on the link you have, they come in so many varieties, so you got a lot of options: these are a couple of mine
Sansevieria francisii
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Sansevieria patula:
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Hoya shooting star - always indoors here, but I make it sit in water always:
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When in bloom:
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You may already have Golden Pothos, I grow mine in water gel beads, so the growth is contained and does not go too dry, no fungus gnat problem
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ZZ plants -Zamioculcas zamiifolia
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Dracaena marginata
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Tillandsias - can take shade, but preferably with access to bright light, can be attached anywhere, it does bloom, but it is monocarpic, so it means it is on its way out. But it will make new pups to continue the line eventually. No soil needed.

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This was in May 2014 when one of my tilly's is in blooming mode:
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Btw, I read that blog link you have, not in total agreement with Aloes for indoors. Maybe to protect it from the cold in winter, but during the warm months, they are best grown outdoors in full sun and warmth. Depending on what kind it is, it will even give you some nice blooms.

Orchids - there are some you can grow indoors, but there are so many kinds you really need to understand their light, temperature and watering needs. Typically what has worked for me are the Phalaenopsis orchids, easily available in most supermarkets. It is a love/hate relationship with this plant, some are good with it, some are not. It takes a good amount of control watering Phal orchids if grown indoors, at times, overwatering and poor airflow is the leading cause of its demise. But they sure are so exciting to see once ready to bloom and Phal blooms lasts for several months, which makes them a good indoor favorite. I do grow other orchids and next to Phals, I love the Oncidium alliance orchids, they stay outdoors in some shade during the warm months and during late Fall they go indoors near a bright light area, and I get their blooms in early winter to early Spring indoors.
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