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Helpful House Plants

Discussion in 'Homesteading, Horticulture, Permaculture, Prepping' started by Kristy, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator

    i just wanted to share a few plants that are beneficial to have in the home and are also relatively easy to take care of.

    As you should know that even in the comfort of your home there are toxins about so having some house plants to rid those toxins can only benefit you and your loved ones.

    Plus having house plants attracts the fae.

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  2. Brooke

    Brooke Mother Bear Retired Global Moderator

    Thanks Kristy!! We've actually been discussing this very topic at home lately so this will come in handy for when we go and buy our plants

    Any advice for growing plants in rooms that don't get a lot of natural light?

    Also, I have heard that there are some plants that aren't recommended around certain pets. Do you happen to have any info about that? :)
     
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  3. John Swails

    John Swails Shimmering Soul Retired Moderator

    Nice. I have spider plants I have grown from off shoots all over the house as well as aloe plants in little pots in multiple rooms. Spider plants are great for newbies like myself when I first started with indoor plants and they will consume a lot of toxins in the air.

    tropical plans are best for rooms that dont get a lot of light. they are used to a lot of overheard cover and so rarely get much light. I have a Dracaena for that at home. Its what you see in a lot of dr offices for just the same reason and in hallways in office buildings
     
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  4. Brooke

    Brooke Mother Bear Retired Global Moderator

    Thanks for that John! I'm fairly certain it's Dracaena I have growing outside, but I will definitely have a look & may even take a few cuttings & try to establish some inside :D
     
  5. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator


    I have a more in depth list I will post for you.
     
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  6. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator


    There are many varieties of the Dracaena and like John said they can handle low light. Spider plant is a great indoor plant but it needs at least medium light. I will look for my more in depth list and share it.
     
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  7. Linda

    Linda Sweetheart of the Rodeo Staff Member Global Moderator Administrator

    [QUOTEAny advice for growing plants in rooms that don't get a lot of natural light?

    Also, I have heard that there are some plants that aren't recommended around certain pets. Do you happen to have any info about that? :)[/QUOTE]

    The Peace Lily does well with moderate to low indoor light (we have big eaves and solar screens). You can google plants poisonous to cats and dogs. There are several sites with good lists. It is important to do because so many cats and dogs are nibblers.
     
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  8. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator

    The Peace Lily does well with moderate to low indoor light (we have big eaves and solar screens). You can google plants poisonous to cats and dogs. There are several sites with good lists. It is important to do because so many cats and dogs are nibblers.[/QUOTE]

    So true. I myself have an asparagus fern growing specifically for my fur babies to chomp on
     
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  9. Pod

    Pod Boundless Creation Staff Member Moderator

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  10. Lilia

    Lilia Steadfast Being Retired Moderator

    in my darkest corner of the living room i have a Zamioculcas zamiifolia (sorry my native language is not english, so only the latin name here). it is an african tropical plant that usually likes the shade of growing under the trees. its decorative and easy to take care of, although it wont bloom easily (its decorative as it is anyway). Epipremnum aureum also likes indirect light and grows in shady places too, its very good for filtering out stuff from the air (its a plant that builds vines, not attaching itself to the walls like hedera helix, but it builds long long vines). then some philadendron also like places with less light
    [​IMG] zamioculcas
    [​IMG] epipremnum

    oh i almost forgot, if you want to make sure you have a non-toxic plant for a shady place, cultivate a ginger-plant, just take some organic ginger-root from the store, bury them so that they are just minimally covered by soil and keep them wet enough
     
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  11. Kristy

    Kristy Star child Retired Moderator

    Thanks for sharing these. @Brooke the plants Lila shared will do quite nicely for you
     
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  12. Brooke

    Brooke Mother Bear Retired Global Moderator

    Yes, thanks so much Lilia!! Much appreciated :D
    Now I just need to go shopping lol
     
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  13. Angela

    Angela Resolute Spirit

    This is wonderful. I've been preparing to make a plant bomb go off in the house, but i wanted to check out some suggestions first. I also have a couple pets and while i don't 'think' they'd take to munching, Charlie seems to have an affinity for the weedy herbs in our yard. (Maybe he can feel what he needs though. .... our maybe he's just bored or hungry. Haha)
     
  14. Lila

    Lila Boundless Creation Staff Member Moderator

    Plant bomb? I'd love to hear more about that!
     
  15. Laron

    Laron Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide Staff Member Administrator Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable

    :eek:
     
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  16. Angela

    Angela Resolute Spirit

    Haha. Plant bomb. Plant 'splosion. Plethora of plant. However you decide to term it. ;-)
     
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