Geege Schuman stashed this in Gardening
I love this article!
PandaWhale needs more articles about gardening!
And more articles about plants!
And more links to Houzz!
You get a +3 for this post Geege!
Agreed. I have a ton of stuff about gardening, sustainability, and stuff you can have, Adam, but I love this because I don't have a lot of sunlight inside, and I miss indoor plants.
Indoor plants are great! I don't have a garden so the indoor plants are all I have right now...
That's a good one! I had not heard of ponytail palm before...
I like all the plants mentioned but vines can get unwieldy and ficus and palm trees are too big.
Jade seems perfect:
4. Jade plant (Crassula ovata). Also known as friendship tree or money plant, jade plant has been widely used as a houseplant for many years. It has plump, glossy leaves on thick stems and can grow up to 4 feet tall if it likes the conditions.
Give it good light and low water (about once or twice a month), make sure your potting soil is well drained and never let this plant sit in water for long.
Tip: The leaves will wrinkle if you're underwatering. If you notice this, drench the soil with water but then let it slightly dry out before watering again.
I'm also a fan of bamboo, money trees, and cactus:
There are so many forms to choose from — taller forms, like Mexican fence post (Pachycereus marginatus);rounded shapes, like golden barrel cactus(Echinocactus grusonii); or the more diminutive spinystar (Corypantha vivipara).
Most prefer bright indirect light, and some can take light by a bright window. Allow the soil to dry out in between waterings and use a weak cactus fertilizer once a month to encourage steady growth.
Tip: To plant prickly plants like cacti, fold newspaper into a long strap and gently wrap it around the cactus. This will protect your hands from being poked as you move it into its pot.
Check out these non-invasive bamboos. The Clone X variety reaches 75'!!
75 feet sounds a tad invasive to me. :)