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Dec 16, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Name: Aaron DeMasi
New York (Zone 7a)
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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
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Dec 19, 2017 12:47 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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Dec 19, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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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
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Dec 19, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Name: Aaron DeMasi
New York (Zone 7a)
Aroids Tropicals Peppers Region: New York
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! )
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Dec 19, 2017 12:42 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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You have a lot to look forward to !! I'm 71. My oldest Pony Tail Palm is over 75. Gene
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Dec 19, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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How tall is that ponytail, Gene?
My older plants get too big for my places, so given away, or cut up for smaller plants.
Plant it and they will come.
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Dec 19, 2017 9:26 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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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
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Dec 20, 2017 6:18 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
Let's all play ukulele
Charter ATP Member Frogs and Toads Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland
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Oh my gosh, Gene!!! what an awesome tree!
Plant it and they will come.
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Dec 20, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
https://garden.org/thread/view...

Posted here Aug 16. Gene
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Dec 20, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
Let's all play ukulele
Charter ATP Member Frogs and Toads Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland
Composter Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds
Thanks for the link. That's awesome! Look at the base on that thing!
Plant it and they will come.
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