Houseplants forum: Post your houseplant's ages!

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Name: Aaron
New York (Zone 7a)
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Araceae
Dec 16, 2017 6:49 PM CST
I thought it would be fun to ask everyone hold old their houseplants are/how long you have had certain plants! nodding

I'll start:
Hylocereus undatus (Dragon Fruit Cactus) - 10 years
Epipremnum aureum (Pothos vine) - 8 years
Schlumbergera (Christmas Cactus) - 6 years
Hypoestes phyllostachya (Polka Dot Plant) - 4 years
Tradescantia zebrina - 3 years
English Ivy - 3 years
Calathea - 3 years
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane) - 2 years
Angel Wing Begonia - 1 year
Anthurium - 1 year
Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) - 1 month
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 19, 2017 12:47 AM CST
Fun!
But I won't have many accurate ages... I have:
A christmas cactus that is 5 years, because my MIL got it for her 95th birthday
A ponytail palm older than that, it lived on her windowsill ? years in that glued rock stuff.
A fan palm grown from seed I smuggled in from a trip to Italy in 2008, so that's nearly 10.

I have a number of plants but no real 'date acquired' in my mind for most.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Dec 19, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Youngsters.

My oldest is over 75. Dozens over 50.
Something like 15 Sansevieria Cylindrica over 45.
I'll bet at least half of my (900?) house plants are over 20.
Hey, I thought the goal was to grow them correctly and not try to kill them.
But, what do I know? Gene
Name: Aaron
New York (Zone 7a)
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Dec 19, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Oh my gosh! @gasrocks

What kind of plant is your 75+ year old?
Yes nodding I'm afraid you're right, my plants are youngsters. But then again so am I ( just turned 21 woo Hurray! )
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Dec 19, 2017 12:42 PM CST
You have a lot to look forward to !! I'm 71. My oldest Pony Tail Palm is over 75. Gene
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 19, 2017 4:58 PM CST
How tall is that ponytail, Gene?
My older plants get too big for my places, so given away, or cut up for smaller plants.
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Herbs Annuals Hummingbirder Butterflies Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Birds Cat Lover Houseplants Garden Sages
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gasrocks
Dec 19, 2017 9:26 PM CST
About 7 foot tall. It spends the winter in one of my unheated bedrooms where it stays dormant. Gets moved outside for a summer vacation. My back hurts just thinking about it. Gene
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Dec 20, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Oh my gosh, Gene!!! what an awesome tree!
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Herbs Annuals Hummingbirder Butterflies Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Birds Cat Lover Houseplants Garden Sages
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gasrocks
Dec 20, 2017 9:05 AM CST
https://garden.org/thread/view...

Posted here Aug 16. Gene
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Mid-Atlantic Composter Region: Maryland Birds
Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
Dec 20, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Thanks for the link. That's awesome! Look at the base on that thing!
..come into the peace of wild things..-Wendell Berry
Life is a buffet (anon)

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