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Mar 25, 2018 2:43 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
i guess i'll have to post here, or it'll get lost in a much bigger forum. it's very hard to compare urban apt growing with outside or green-house or even in-house growing. The space is so-o! limited...
can i single-handedly save this forum from oblivion? to try or not to try - that is the question!
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Mar 25, 2018 2:59 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
will throw in some random pics
kitchen isle before thanksgiving - all aboard!
From left to right clockwise: Sansevieria, Schlumbergera truncata, Chlorophytum comosum,
Zamioculcas zamiifolia...
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Mar 25, 2018 3:00 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
Congrats on 200. More pix please. Gene
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Mar 25, 2018 3:12 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
mad evening in may...Amaryllises with Poincettia ?! and why not if we're holding bracts?
my Minerva's are quite friendly with Jingle Bells ;).
Ficus pumila upfront and on the right several episcias just burst into blooms.
Oh, and in the back my veteran African Mask nodding sagely...We can all get along!
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looming in the shadows are Dieffenbachia, Schefflera, Hoya carnosa.
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Mar 25, 2018 3:29 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
same spot in August
Grown from cuttings Polyscias filicifolia, Ficus benjamina 'bush' plain and variegated mingle.
Hoya carnosa again, small rooted cuttings of Polyscias fruticosa,
from tot-pot to fully-grown mini-cane Begonia 'Cracked Ice'

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Mar 25, 2018 3:53 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
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I'll guess you do not have cats.
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Mar 25, 2018 3:59 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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I have agree with Gene, you can't have cats! I'd love to have so many indoor plants but my cats would annihilate them! I'm lucky because I do have a space they aren't allowed in where I have grow lights. I keep my African violets & orchids there. I do also have a tiny backyard which I jam pack full of plants. I miss having lots of plants in the house though.☚ī¸
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Mar 25, 2018 4:05 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
well, i guess i'm lucky ;) Shrug!
i'm allergic to most creatures - fish not tried yet. it's a possibility, but NOT yet. i Do have nodding priorities
however, fish tank is another matter, since it CAN be filled with all sorts of green pretties..can't find an empty spot for it though...ALL TAKEN!
coffee table jumble: 'scuse me, i need to pass..no, after YOU...
several Av's, blooming phal, Dieffenbachia in back and my fave brom from last year Vriesea 'Euro Smudge' laden with 18 pups..yo-hoo!
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Mar 25, 2018 5:44 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
from long time ago (2.5years) when there was still some room at the window - how spare, how minimalistic it looks now. Practically bare Hilarious!
my 2 Ficus lyrata (cuttings), Syngonium (cuttings), Schefflera 'Trinette' (cuttings) and Spathiphyllum 'Domino'. I guess cuttings are in my blood Blinking
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Mar 26, 2018 8:26 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
this is 'the nursery' -the 2nd bedroom where i keep all the starts/propagations, spillovers.
the shelves are in front of floor to ceiling wall of windows.
impossible to take a pic from the back - all is black against the light. So this is the side of shelves facing the window, the window sill is in the bottom left corner. the shelves are stuffed top to bottom :).
and then there are plants on the floor in front and on the window sill too.
total count for this room stands at 130.
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Mar 26, 2018 8:41 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
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If I was a Spider Mite I would love to visit your place.
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Mar 27, 2018 9:16 AM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
i keep a tight house - unwanted visitors are shown the door ;)...
but ...yah, i shower and neem often especially Crotons, Acalyphas, African Masks, Calatheas, Stromanthe.
i also overwinter Ivies, but keep them separate from other plants, they are the worst.
I dunk them pot and all into a tub for 30 min - very effective for mites Thumbs up .
Started doing this for African Masks too this fall. I Also tent them to prevent mites spreading to other plants. Miraculously, dunked and tented ones had no mites at all. untented ones did. so they get them from some cracks..donnow..
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Mar 27, 2018 10:32 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
I have approx. 900 house plants in my small house. I could not do it without Azamax. Does not stink up the place, effective, kills all. Gene
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Mar 27, 2018 11:26 AM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
i'm planning to look into it. i've gone thru African violet's phase nodding and had 40 from 12 plants going and then 25 wiped out by mites. Blinking
they recommend a number of things Azamax, Judo(Forbid), AVID most are super expensive and/or for pro use and hard to get...
can you spray azamax indoors? problem is i don't have outdoor space for spraying and don't want to get 'intoxicated' by fumes Hilarious!
i see hydro people use it a lot - so that must be indoors. i sure need it D'Oh!
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Mar 27, 2018 11:35 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
Amazon sells Azamax. It is not expensive. Yes, it can be sprayed indoors. Does not harm pets or children or fish. Repeat - does not stink up the house. I have years of experience using it. It works which is the main thing! Gene
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Mar 27, 2018 11:38 AM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
my hot room (west facing) is getting to 78F on sunny days - they're gonna hit me soon! it's a resort place for them Rolling my eyes.
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Mar 27, 2018 11:41 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
You might think about running a small fan to circulate the air there. I have one that is plugged into the light timer. Gene
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Mar 27, 2018 2:35 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
i have central a/c and i can run a fan with or without it + open the window. It normally creates a good flow. But it's been still freezing at night, so a/c is not turned on full blast. So for a few hours in late afternoon it gets balmy - i actually love it too, since the other side of the apt is still chilly at 70F :).
we have special dual system for west/south facing units that get super hot quick.
my tropicals love the glow so to speak ;). it's Summertime suddenly.
The African Masks are on a heat mat to boot and shooting their 1st leaves of the season. That's how i wake them up ev spring (and sprout bulbils when i dig them up after repot).
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Apr 23, 2018 4:41 PM CST
Name: Lizette
Chicago Far North by the lake (Zone 6a)
skylark said:this is 'the nursery' -the 2nd bedroom where i keep all the starts/propagations, spillovers.
the shelves are in front of floor to ceiling wall of windows.
impossible to take a pic from the back - all is black against the light. So this is the side of shelves facing the window, the window sill is in the bottom left corner. the shelves are stuffed top to bottom :).
and then there are plants on the floor in front and on the window sill too.
total count for this room stands at 130.
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Wow! 200 plants! Wish I have a second bedroom too. My condo is barely 700 sq ft. The only area where there's sunlight are the east-facing window stools. I can keep just a little over 35 plants and have to give away some if I want to get some.

More pics please! Can you show us your whole bedroom nursery?
WISH LIST: anything mini/miniature/small that can be grown indoors ☀ bromeliad, small ☀ fern, small
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Apr 28, 2018 8:05 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
>> Can you show us your whole bedroom nursery?
m-mm..that will require some clean-up ...it's a mess due to spring fever (sprouting caladiums and heating up African Masks)...and i need to replant all newly rooted plants...
and the problem is it's all back-lit and even with a flash you can't see much. It's a bunch of 6' shelves that are positioned smack into the floor to ceiling window. i'll try - but in general it's not a pretty site :). and the whole lot does not fit into a pic. and if it does - you won't see the plants, just a green mass of leaves...;(.
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