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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 7, 2018 2:10 AM CST
Im going to grab some new house plants today and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jan 7, 2018 7:22 AM CST
Pothos, snake plant,palms,begonias, those are a few of my favorite easy to grow.
Name: greene
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greene
Jan 7, 2018 7:28 AM CST
Do you have windows to provide light? Will you be using supplemental lighting? How warm/cool do you keep your home during winter? Ae there any pets or small children that might try to chew/eat plants? Knowing that information could narrow down suggestions and recommendations. Thank You!
(For example, at 62F my house is waaaaay to cold during the night to keep a houseplant happy!)
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jan 7, 2018 7:48 AM CST
Kind of a wide open question without some context of light, your experience level, expectations, etc as greene said.
I ditto Christine- except begonias -in between growing like mad, they seem prone to sudden death for me.
Add Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) which is easy to find. and
Philodendron, commonly a trailing one that looks a lot like pothos. LuckyBamboo is sometimes also sold in a small pot, and I think most Dracaena are easy.
Aglaonema- easy, one of these newer ones with red or pink markings is the last plant I spent money on.
Common Phalaenopsis blooming orchids flowers last a long time.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jan 7, 2018 9:13 AM CST
Available light in the specific locations you have in mind for plants should be your starting point. If you don't have a good match between the available light and the particular plant species, nothing else you do will matter.
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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 7, 2018 10:00 AM CST
Im a I502 certified cultivator of cannabis in washington, I have tons of lights for my house plants even heat mats for my succulents was just looking for peoples suggestions for new ones i may not have. cacti or other succulents maybe even a tropical or maybe a epiphyte ......
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 7, 2018 10:13 AM CST
BotanicallyBaked said:Im going to grab some new house plants today and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?


The above question was all we had to work with. We did the best we could. Confused Blinking

Hmmmm...When you ask a general question and don't provide any information, we can only give you general answers. Thank You! I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Adam Pope
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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BotanicallyBaked
Jan 7, 2018 10:17 AM CST
No right answers here lol i appreciate it thank you. i guess i should of clarified my level of botanical education. Shrug!
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jan 7, 2018 11:28 AM CST
You could go almost anywhere, I think, given your knowledge and resources. So my only suggestion is start with small plants and have fun watching them grow. And find a good online vendor, orchids maybe, get something more special than the usual big box stores.

I had a Streptocarpus last year, under the lights in winter it grew like crazy, once started blooming, I moved it to my bedroom and the blooms kept coming a long time.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 7, 2018 2:10 PM CST
Cacti? This is one of my favorites. Easy to grow and I love the way the spines curve into a sort of daisy shape. And it doesn't bite. Smiling
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