Collecting House Plants

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Bleenie, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I started collecting house plants close to the start of this year & so far have had quite a few. To begin with I was buying most of them until I did some reading and figured out how to start my own. At one point I had so many that I finally had to give a bunch away to make space so it didn't look like such a jungle in here!
    I guess I just really enjoy watching them grow and how pretty they all look. My last addition was some Variegated Teardrop Peperomia starts but besides those i have..

    Arrowhead Plants (pink, white & neon)
    Pothos Ivy (normal & variegated)
    Green Philodendron & Split Philodendron(?)
    Aluminum Plant
    2 Hoya starts
    Coffee Plant(this one is making me crazy!)
    Spider Plants
    Prayer Plant
    Rubber Plant
    Poinsetta 'Tree'
    & a weird little tree-looking thing (i have no idea what it is besides a house plant!)

    I have been trying to find a Silver Philodendron for months now and have only been able to find 1 big one at Wal Mart but I would really rather buy a small one and grow it up myself. I haven't even been able to find anyone around here with starts off of one!

    So, do any of you collect house plants or just enjoy growing them? [​IMG]
  2. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Songster

    Jun 3, 2009
    Blue Ridge, GA
    I didn't realize I was collecting house plants but after reading your message I have a few too many! [​IMG]

    Umbrella tree x2 (one that is probably 20 years old)
    Christmas Cactus
    African violets
    White-veined arrowhead vine
    English Ivy
    Areca Palm
    Angel Wing Begonia
    I have several different kinds of cactus but not sure of the names.

    I tried Orchids but they would die every time! [​IMG] I really love them.
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    My husband and I have the same .... um.. "discussion" [​IMG] twice a year -- once when I take all the plants outside in late Spring, and again when I start moving them back inside for the winter. He fusses & growls b/c I'm not supposed to be moving heavy things (neither is he -- he had a total bilateral knee replacement, so he's got 2 titanium knees) and a couple of them are REALLY big. I have a big ficus tree (weeping fig) that I've had for at least 20 years, a split-leaf philodendron that came from my baby brother's funeral in 1980 (he was 14), a schefflera, some pothos, some ivy, a ponytail palm, spider plants, a draecena, a peace lily, a citronella plant (LOVE that one!) , a miniature orange tree, and several others in dish gardens & combinations. I really have to scramble to find them all a decent spot to live through the winter. Still, I do it because I enjoy them. [​IMG]
    ETA: I also have a Christmas cactus that I started from part of my Grandmother's plant over 20 years ago, and I have a pot of small rubber trees that came to my dad's funeral last Oct.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I have lots of house plants but I put them outside in the shade most of the year here. I will try to find some pics, there are way too many to list lol.
  5. baustin

    baustin Songster

    May 5, 2009
    I'm addicted to house plants also. I also take cuttings and swap with friends. I have:

    spider plants
    dog tail cactus
    10 African Violets
    spring cactus
    Christmas cactus x 3, brought cuttings of a white one from my daughters mother in laws plant in NC in June
    philadendrons of various kinds
    miniature rose
    several cactus I don't know the name of
    pine cone cactus
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Today I saw a Big Split Leaf Philodendron and almost bought it but i am lacking a place for it so sadly had to pass... I have never seen one for sale around here so i was pretty bummed! I did end up coming home with a Dracaena though, the tree-looking type and i also bought a new little palm a few days ago [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2010
  7. Chiefs Mess

    Chiefs Mess In the Brooder

    Feb 1, 2007
    I have been trying to find a Silver Philodendron for months now and have only been able to find 1 big one at Wal Mart but I would really rather buy a small one and grow it up myself. I haven't even been able to find anyone around here with starts off of one!

    Next time you are at Walmart take a small pair of scissors with you. When no one is looking snip a vine off. [​IMG] (j/k)
    (phild. root very easy in water. )​
  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    We currently have
    a random mix (someone gave it to us at my grandmother's funeral, it gives me the creeps)
    A brand new Christmas Cactus
    Aloe plant
    and I really want to get a new spider plant I miss having them.
  9. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    So far I have

    African Violets that were my grandmother's.
    jade plants galore
    other jade plant looking thingies
    turkey fig, yum
    pineapple sage
    Christmas cactus
    Meyer lemon
    giant sequoia tree, bonsai

    I think that is it.
  10. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    My DBF can't figure out my obsession with houseplants, I keep telling him he's lucky, since I've been with him my house isn't the jungle it used to be [​IMG] He just shakes his head every time a new one comes in, bless his heart

    Currently I have
    a giant palm
    good sized Rubber Tree
    hawaain ti plant
    spider plants
    philodendrens of various types
    pony tail palm
    moses in the cradle
    wandering jew
    several bromeliads
    three rescued orchids
    jade tree
    large aloe
    and three plants I have no idea what they are!!

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