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Re: Bathroom plant question


Red spider mites Jim?  That's interesting.  I've never tried to grow them
indoors.  As far as I know we don't have red spider mites here I wonder if the
8 spotted mite goes for them as well?
DF



----- Original Message ----
From:
james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Monday,
May 19, 2008 2:28:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bathroom plant question

David, I
tried to grow New Guinea impatiens in an apartment in WDC  
once. They turned
out to be magnets for red spider. Aggravating  
experience.


On May 19, 2008,
at 1:49 PM, David Franzman wrote:

> Hi Aurlie
> Spider plants, anthuriums,
african violets, draecenas, many
> different kinds of palms, coleus is a good
one but crotons grow out  
> in almost
> full sun in the tropics and they tend
to get fungus in too much  
> shade.  A
> favorite from a long time ago is
Zebrina pendula or wandering jew.  
> Indirect
> or filtered light is best for
them.  Fun plant.  Also what about  
> pathos or
> pothos...help me out
Kitty.  Like deja vu isn't it?  New Guinea  
> impatien or
> lastly, the
easiest and most common I think is the good ol' parlor  
> Boston
> fern.
> DF
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC
>
95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent:
> Monday, May 19, 2008 1:20:42 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bathroom plant
question
>
> I
> have grown some nice coleus indoors. Those are colorful and
don't need
> terribly bright light.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
From:
> owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>
Behalf Of
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 3:58 PM
> To:
gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Bathroom plant question
>
> I have just
received an email from a
> friend I haven't heard from in a
> long
> time.
>
She tells me that she is moving to
> a retirement home with a huge
>
wheel-chair-
> ready bathroom.  She says she
> always secretly admired and
envied the
> plants
> I had growing in my bathrooms,
> and asked if I would
give her a list of
> plants
> that she might grow in her new
> place.
>
>
Well, it just happens that my last bathroom plant got too big for the
> space
> and
> I have not replaced it.  When I tried to think of a list to give
>
her, I
> couldn't come
> up with much.  I have grown Kalanchoes there from
time to
> time, but they
>
> usually
> get ratty after a few months, and I
throw them out.
> Of course there is
> always
> Philodendron, and I once had a
very nice dwarf
> Platycodon that thrived
> for a
> few
> years.  I grown
ferns elsewhere in the
> house, so I suppose they would
> work in
> bathrooms,
too, and I have a friend who
> grows orchids in her bathroom,
> but I
> have
>
never tried that.
>
> This group is the
> source of all knowledge, so help me
out with a list of
>
> plants
> for bathrooms.
> My friend seems to think I
know more than I do.  Really,
> I
> just
> put in
> whatever was handy or
looked right, and usually it worked.  Help
> me
> keep my
> reputation as a
knowledgeable person.
>
> Auralie
>
>
>
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