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milkmoustache Fri 21-Apr-17 10:19:39

I have decided we need more indoor greenery. I can't stand rubber plants or spider plants, we already have a peace lily which is ok but not my favourite.... I am a bit fussy, obviously, but can anyone suggest some alternatives? Big and small plants, I don't mind! Thanks

MollyHuaCha Fri 21-Apr-17 10:31:05

I love these, lovely in a corner against pale background or in front of a mirror or window.

milkmoustache Fri 21-Apr-17 10:59:38

Nice. What is it called?

MollyHuaCha Fri 21-Apr-17 11:09:48

It's just a palm, they come in various sizes and just need a little water and enough natural light. If you get one, check the soil doesn't have insects - impossible to get rid of them! Huge ones of a metre or more high look amazing if you have space. If not, then a 20cm one in a pretty pot is also really lovely.

Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 21-Apr-17 11:13:08

I've got a twisted fig which must be about 20 years old now and is about 3 foot high - I love it.

GinAndOnIt Fri 21-Apr-17 11:15:51

Oooo watching this with interest! I need more greenery indoors smile

We currently have lots of succulents (I like them on windowsills because they're not tall enough to block out light, but still offer a bit of green) and ferns.

I like that fig!

AstrantiaMajor Fri 21-Apr-17 12:24:56

These all came from Wilko, really cheap and dead easy to,look after

milkmoustache Fri 21-Apr-17 13:13:51

Aha! Wilko has recently opened near me, had no idea they did plants, good tip!

Cambergirl Fri 21-Apr-17 20:46:26

Devils Ivy. Quick and easy to grow. And cuttings dead easy to root.
Umbrella and rubber plants. We have two 6ft Umbrellas and a 5 ft rubber.
I also have rabbit foot ferns, Swiss cheese plants and about three million spider plants!

Semaphorically Fri 21-Apr-17 20:50:37

I have a ZZ plant that came from Ikea of all places and it is absolutely impossible to kill. I've had it for years. I very seldom water it. I leave it in rooms with little natural light. And after all this maltreatment if I remember to be nice to it for a while it happily perks up and starts growing new leaves.

applecatchers36 Fri 21-Apr-17 21:05:19

I have peace Lilly, Verbena and Pelargonium which flowers often and has pretty pinkish, purple flowers

MsUnderstanding Fri 21-Apr-17 21:55:06

Oxalis, the purple type.

ElleDubloo Sun 23-Apr-17 07:16:27

I've got an ivy tumbling down from the top shelf of a bookcase.

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 23-Apr-17 08:10:02

I've got a schefflera (umbrella tree) that is nearly 30 years old, in a shady corner. Lob a bit of water in every few weeks, dust the leaves occasionally, that's all it needs.

CheepAndOrm Sun 23-Apr-17 16:30:56

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