Can you recommend a great indoor plant?
Topic: Can you recommend a great indoor plant?
July 19, 2019 / By Zillah Question:
I would like an indoor plant, preferably something I could find at my local nursery. Something that is meant for indoors and can thrive there. I'd like something that could flower and be beautiful rather than just a plant but I know that really limits me. Also, for it to be low maintenance, I know alto of plants are fussy with having the right temperature, the right amount of water, sun, etc... I'm a beginner so something easy :) thank you!!
Best Answers: Can you recommend a great indoor plant?
Sherie | 3 days ago
Good evening AllyB,
I hope you had a great day. Some of the plants in my house are over twenty (20) years old and over six feet tall. They are all beautiful to look at, but I STRONGLY believe plants should get a job/earn/pay for their keep (smile). All my plants create/filter clean AIR and help remove DUST within my house, especially in the bedroom where I sleep.
In your case, you want an indoor plant which blooms and low maintenance. I think the Spathiphyllum Peace Lily fits your needs. Everyone entering our house will comment on my wife’s Peace Lily.
The website below is a study by NASA. It rates the best plants against cleaning indoor house air. Click on Peace Lily-Spathiphyllum which is located half way down the website on the left side under “Top 10 plants most effective in removing:” This will lead you to the new website which will give more details about the Peace Lily. Make sure you click on the picture for another short description.
TIP #1: AllyB whichever plant you decide to purchase use distilled water or let your tip water stand for three (3) days before watering your plant. Fluoride in your water can BUILD UP and damage your indoor plants in the long run. All indoor plants can become unhealthy and die due to fluoride toxicity.
TIP #2: Water with an Epsom salt solution once every four (4) months after your plant is six (6) months old. Follow mixing directions as stated in website. You can follow their watering schedule after your plant is two (2) years old.
TIP #3: Most people do well with house plants for about two (2) years. The second year things go wrong. A gardener can fertilize, introduce nutrients, water, and sing to your plants. All these things will do NO good until you learn the correct pH levels for the plant you are trying to grow. Each plant’s pH level is difference. Good pH levels will yield DISEASE FREE and insect free healthy plants you can be proud of.
After your first year, I strongly advise you to head to Home Depot and buy a pH Soil Testing Meter. The meter is about ten ($10) dollars. The meters are very, very, easy to use. The meter will last you for YEARS. They do not need batteries or electrical plugs. The meter will also test mineral (nitrogen) deficiencies of iron, magnesium, and potassium in your soil. Please read both website. They explain pH levels and why it is so important to every plant. I prefer the meters over the kits because you can use them over and over for years.
I enjoy passing on my knowledge of indoor plants, because gardeners spend too much time and money just to lose a houseplant after a year or two and never know why. This happens just when your plant is beginning to bloom and make you proud. Also do not forget, a beautiful container sets off any plant, especially when they are in bloom.
You and your family have a beautiful week. Peace, from Los Angeles.
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Originally Answered: How to train an indoor cat to be an outdoor cat?
It's good that the vet ruled out health problems, but this means that there is a behavioural explanation for the problem. As he's still using the litter box for urinating, it sounds like he is marking territory. When cats resort to defecating out in the open it's known as "middening" and is the sign of a very anxious cat and is a cry for help.
I had a similar problem with a previous cat. She began defecating behind bedroom doors, and it turned out that she was stressed because of a stray cat that kept hanging around outside. Once the stray cat moved on, the problem disappeared completely. Are there cats or other animals outside that he might feel intimidated by? Even if he can only see them through a window, this can be enough to trigger marking behaviour in a sensitive cat.
Another time she defecated in my handbag. However, this was because my partner had recently acquired a corn snake. As the snake spent most of it's time burrowed away, she hadn't been aware of it, but after she saw it for the first time in it's vivarium, she refused to enter the kitchen where her litter box was kept. In that case, moving the litter box away from the kitchen helped solve the problem.
Are you absolutely certain that there have been no changes within your home or daily routine that the cat might have picked up on? Christmas can be a stressful time for pets, because owners spend more time away from home or there are more visitors to the home than usual. Minor changes that seem insignificant to us, can be a huge deal to some cats. Cats can even detect when women are pregnant because they can detect the changes in hormone levels.
Where your cat soils will give you clues, because these are the places where he feels most under threat. The web site below has an article on territorial marking that may help you solve the problem, along with a check list of 18 reasons why a cat might feel stressed or unhappy.
I would urge you to consider these suggestions before you try to make him into an outside cat. I've nothing against allowing cats outside during the daytime, but if he is afraid of something outside, he's going to feel more stressed if he's made to live outside. My two cats spent the first 3 years of their lives as indoor only because I lived in an apartment, but when I moved to a house I allowed them the choice to go outside and they enjoy their new found freedom. However they still come back inside to use the litter box and I always keep them indoors overnight. Now that the weather is colder, they don't want to go out as much and prefer to spend most of their time inside.
I found some online articals that said hibiscus is good for that. The artical claimed it was an indoor plant. The picture showed large flowers. It did state to place it near a sunny window though. Most flowering plants must be out doors even if in shade. But many people say this one flowering plant does well indoors near a window. Google image a picture and see if it is what you had in mind.
I think I will getting one for myself.
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Mint. It smells wonderful, it's delicious and the leaves are great for making tea with especially a nice hot fresh mint tea in the winter, it has beautiful light purple flowers, it's a hardy perennial that can survive cold winters, does well in partial shade and can go a month without being watered and still do well. Put mint plants by your window. Plant it in potting soil in a large enough pot since the soil outside from your yard is probably clayey and it would do better in a good quality potting soil since it's looser and it's roots can more easily grow. Indoor plants also help with cleaning the air and providing oxygen. Only get non-gmo organic. :D
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Don't do venus fly traps they are hard to keep alive try to plant a avacodo there fun and easy also try a ressurection plant there super easy they cant die try looking for them at your local hobby lobby.
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If you want decorate your garden and home then you should go for money plants, bonsai plants, bamboo plants. You may get at Ferns N Petals.
Click this link : http://www.fnp.com/plant/
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Originally Answered: Indoor/outdoor cat question (Need help!) ?
That's not a memory issue. Something is wrong. Take your cat to the vet and have him checked for a urinary tract infection. Inappropriate urinating is a symptom of either a health issue or a behavior issue.
If he gets a clean bill of health (and likely he won't), then start looking for behavioral issues. Did something change in the house? Did you change his litterbox, his litter, his food? Has your schedule changed? Inappropriate urination with a behavior problem is a symptom of a cat's schedule being disrupted in some way. You'll have to figure out what happened.
Either way, putting him outside won't solve the problem. He's either got an infection (in which case, he's sick), or he is responding to some change in his environment, and changing it more won't help. He'll just act out in other ways.
Take him to the vet first to rule out any health issue. Then start working on possible behavior problems if he gets a clean bill of health.