Poll

How many plants in pots do you have inside your home?

0
7 (31.8%)
1-5
3 (13.6%)
6-10
6 (27.3%)
11-15
1 (4.5%)
16-20
0 (0%)
21-25
1 (4.5%)
26-30
0 (0%)
31-35
0 (0%)
36-40
1 (4.5%)
40+
1 (4.5%)
What's a plant? / I can't count.
2 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 21

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How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« on: 14 October, 2023, 10:05:27 am »
The plants should be alive, & growing in any substrate/liquid to count.  ;)
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Re: How many home indoor potted plant do you have?
« Reply #1 on: 14 October, 2023, 03:49:43 pm »
Any particular reason for asking?
I have 3, a geranium that an old neighbour gave me, a bombproof Christmas cactus that flowers at random intervals and a money plant that was an unwanted gift.
Once upon a time I had a couple of streptocarpus from my mum's collection but I can't remember what happened to them.
I could probably fit a few more on the living room window but I don't seem to have the same love for houseplants as those outdoors, probably because they're not covered in pollinators.
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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #2 on: 16 October, 2023, 08:06:58 am »
Interested mainly, as I think we have too many.   :)   I recently spend some time rationalising the plants, & opted not to overwinter any chilli plants indoors this year.  Three citrus plant pots are also now attempting to last the winter in a small poly tunnel, with pots & plants bubble wrapped.  One room has 9 cacti pots - one large & eight small.  Miniao's Monstera & Dragon tree plant keep getting bigger.  Also been thinking about pot plants & condensation...  tho epiphytes are apparently quite good at extracting moisture from air.
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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #3 on: 16 October, 2023, 08:12:15 am »
Please feel free to also express the data as plants/room ratio...  :)
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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #4 on: 16 October, 2023, 08:21:51 am »
Our windows are relatively small and mostly in the shadow of our lower auvent. In any case they open inwards so pot-plants are a PITA for ventilating the place. MrsT, however, has a few shade-friendly plants such as gawky orchids and the like that haven't been knocked flying yet.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #5 on: 16 October, 2023, 08:22:05 am »
I have two.
A money plant and a rosary ivy, both of which I bought in 1994.
The money plant features centre stage in this picture

Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #6 on: 16 October, 2023, 09:42:14 am »
Does Pam's Mad Plant and the three small plants that we are trying to propagate from it count as one plant or three?  ;) (Pam's Mad Plant is getting a bit too big, so we plan to add it to the compost heap and grow on one or two of its children. We do the same with Money plants.)

Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #7 on: 16 October, 2023, 11:12:35 am »
We have about 3 but No1Daughter has brought a bloody forest with her. Currently about 30. There's at least a dozen cacti.

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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #8 on: 16 October, 2023, 11:17:32 am »
I have four very happy carnivorous plants, two avocadoes I grew from stones last year, an aspidistra called UNCLE ( ;D ) and four air plants I rescued from work and which have quadrupled in size. I didn't know they grew that big, to be honest, but apparently I'm good with air plants.

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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #9 on: 16 October, 2023, 12:09:46 pm »
Despite my wife being an avid plantswoman, she doesn't really do indoor plants. We've had the odd avocado or citrus grown from seed, but nothing at the moment.
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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #10 on: 26 October, 2023, 10:40:07 am »
We're definitely a top end outlier atm.   :)  An orchid had recently developed 3 keiki, one of which I've transplanted.  I used to pot on aloe vera, but now just prune the pot growth back.
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Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #11 on: 26 October, 2023, 10:54:36 am »
0. We had lots of house flora until the arrival of the house fauna.


Re: How many home indoor potted plants do you have?
« Reply #12 on: 26 October, 2023, 07:49:16 pm »
Looks like rabb is eyeing up the trees too...
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