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Office Plants
« on: May 25, 2011, 10:50:23 AM »
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  • I'm accumulating a couple of plants here in my office. So far there's a Peace Lily, a Himalayan Mix (I think it's actually as a Pink Allusion), and an Orchid I received as a gift.

    They've all managed to survive over 2 weeks, which is 14 days longer than I thought was possible.

    What plants are generally good for rooms without sunlight? What do you have lying around your workspaces?

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 11:06:43 AM »
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  • Plastic/silk works well in no/low light situations.  Infrequent watering to remove the dust is about all the care they require.

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 02:38:25 PM »
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  • Plastic/silk works well in no/low light situations.  Infrequent watering to remove the dust is about all the care they require.

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 03:44:50 PM »
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  • Plastic/silk works well in no/low light situations.  Infrequent watering to remove the dust is about all the care they require.



    I'm most surprised that the orchid is doing ok. Even the buds bloomed.

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 07:08:36 PM »
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  • orchids in bloom are easy, orchid out of bloom are hard.

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 08:53:19 AM »
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  • Peace lily should do well.  actually a great one for cleaning the air (recommended for offices/rooms with EMF).  Wish I could have more - working from home I also must consider plants that are non-toxic to cats/pets (peace lily will make them sick if they chew it...so ours is tucked away up on the mantle - doesn't get much light - seems to be doing OK ...though I'm not sure how much it'll be blooming up there...)   Some hanging ferns might be good too?
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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 01:58:05 PM »
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  • Philodendrons are good for low/no light and people who kill plants.
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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 09:46:41 PM »
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  • Philodendrons are good for low/no light and people who kill plants.


    I've thought about getting one. One of my co-workers have a massive one with it's leaves all over her ceiling like a canopy.

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    Re: Office Plants
    « Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 01:07:41 PM »
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  • Not sure what the real name is but what is usually referred to as "Z" plants do well in low light and can survive a week (or three) without water.  Plus they look great and the way they sprout new growth is pretty interesting.