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Recommending an all around awesome house plant

Discussion in 'House Plants' started by Melissa, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Melissa

    Melissa Member

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    I have a absolute love or the Jade plant. I have had one in my life in one way or another since I believe I was born.

    My mother had an old one that looked more tree then plant. It would get broken, knocked down, and gererally mauled by pets, and us kids, on a regular basis. It is still alive.

    I took a part of it with me to college. It then came with me to my new home and marriage. I have to admit I am not sure if it is still alive, as I left the plant when I left the husband.

    Now I am in Caliornia, and I find the lowly jade plant being used as a hedge in Stinton Beach. So I now have another little bit of jade that in 2 years has grown into a lovely plant.

    When in Carmel By The Sea, I stay at the Mission Inn. They have jade plants all over the place, and around Christmas they are blooming. It is a small, white flower, and is very pretty. I hope that my jade will flower.

    I recommend this as a lovely succulent and easy plant to keep.

    Melissa
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Might know the answer Administrator

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    Melissa, the Jade is nice house plant for sure. Another that I like is the mother-in-law's tongue.
     
  3. Canesisters

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    I have a small jade-type plant that looks like Shrek's ear. LOL
    It's really great that you can have a connection to your childhood through a plant.
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa Member

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    I have found an awesome blog on succulents. She has all sorts of info, and pictures. I am thinking about doing a container of them here soon. http://www.succulentsandsunshine.com/ They are also on facebook.
     
  5. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Drive here & I'll give you some that are huge.


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  6. Melissa

    Melissa Member

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    Wow.. and I think Texas is a bit of a hike for me right now. That is an awesome pot of it. I never knew it flowered.
     
  7. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Smells like a cross between bananas & vanilla... strong too.
     
  8. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    I have another MIL that's blooming now (3 flower stalks). This is one of the divisions from last year.
     
  9. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    It has 8 flower stalks this year. After it done, I need to divide it. Any one want one???
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Might know the answer Administrator

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    @w_r_ranch If you're still looking to get rid of one, I'll be happy to send a few bucks your way for one.
     
  11. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    I'll see what I can do shipping-wise...
     

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