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Hello. I was thinking about making my plants collection bigger. Because of that I decided to ask you what is your favourite plant? Maybe you will inspire my! I mean of course indoor plants, because I live in a flat. Waiting for your answers!


  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376
    you're a plantaholic?  Grow a Ricinus Communis.....beautiful, fast growing from seed.  don't eat the seeds.      seeds are viable for a few years so buy some seed this year, plant them for a few years.

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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    I have too many indoor plants and my favourite changes quite often. Right now I'm torn between my kalachoe tomentosa which is looking great right now or my cotyledon tomentosa. I've got some other succulents just coming into flower though which are looking great too.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,953
    My favorite indoor plan is probably a Philodendron.. super tough and forgiving, and just gets on with climbing all over the house.  Easy to propagate too, so fairly soon you have a plant in every room!
    Utah, USA.
  • Don't have many indoor plants but asked hubby to buy me a Vanda Orchid for my upcoming birthday  :) 
  • My favourite is my Dieffenbachia. Someone (who shall remain nameless) snapped the one I bought in two, which I thought was a tragedy. But I popped the top half in a pint glass of water and almost immediately it started growing new roots. It looked like a Dalek, and now it's in a nice new pot and looking really healthy.
    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,052
  • I have no luck with any flowering houseplants and manage to kill every Strepocarpus I've ever had!
    I love my two different varieties of "Christmas Catcus" because they are bomb proof and flower 2 or 3 times a year. Most prolific is a pale pink one with vivid purple stigma. Will try to take a picture of one in flower now. Behind it are a pineapple grown from a top and a chlorophyllum. Also Crassula ovata also known as money tree or jade plant.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    @Hostafan1 if you're ever up in North Wales make sure to visit Bodnant Gardens. The hosta displays up there are outstanding.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,713

    I'm not very good at houseplants either, they usually die. I think of plants as belonging outside. But I also have a Christmas Cactus than my son gave me years and years ago. It lives on neglect and does this every year.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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