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Bedroom or bathroom plants

I have noticed since adding spekboom (Portulacaria Afra) which is a South African indigenous plant  and very efficient in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere  and mother in laws-tongue or snake plant (small plants into rooms guests would tell me rooms smell fresh and even when windows are closed on windy or stormy days. We have a few of them potted for guests to take along as well. it travels quite well in suitcase of some guests that does take that chance of taking them on flights  back home. would love to hear from others with any other green ideas such as these plants to assist in enhancing the rooms.  the containers are small in fit well into any spaces and if plant grows to big we cut back and sometimes replants.   We then rarely uses sprays that triggers allergies, etc.  the spekboom is also edible for the very brave that would love to taste the small leaves .  NOT so for the mother in laws tongue though.   God bless Benita 

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Aaltje B.

Hi Benita

I found this informative clip about the plant you suggest for the bathroom.

I have these in NewZealand too, but now just read I water them too much. And for the wintertime they go inside. Will try it out in the bathroom.

Thank you for the tip!

ps Have not tasted it yet....:-)

Greetings

Aaltje B.

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Benita thanks for posting this eco information. I love flowers, plants, trees but I wasn’t awareness of this detail. I used to have it in my garden together with my other cactus and succulents but the snow burned it. Now that you shared this valuable info I will definitely plant more and mostly inside.
In my Studio I have other pots of succulents and vases with fresh lavender from my garden. The idea of giving plants to guests is fabulous and I will certainly follow your suggestion..
Share some pictures of your beautiful plants.
Have an amazing weekend..

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

hi Adamapoulo i want to share the pics of the small plants but not sure where to upload on Pulse any advice please

3 months ago
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Katerinka12

If you need to upload photos to your listing on Booking, click More at the bottom menu in Pulse and then choose Property photos.

If you want to share pictures online, use Imgbb.com

Just like this:
https://ibb.co/Zz9gCL9
https://ibb.co/7p55f1d

Money tree is a great way to attract money from guests ;)

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

Hi Katerinka12 thanks i do know how to add listing pics it was pics for this chat via my mobile but i do not see the icon thus doing it from PC

@M.Adamopoulou these are a few pics of how we potted the spekboom and mother in law tongue in our 4 bathrooms and in the lounge to assist with freshness

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka of course I have a Money Tree outside my Studio.

In the wintertime I take it inside because it is sensitive and doesnt like the snow temperatures at all.

Love my Money Tree...

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Benita I only upload pictures from laptop using the icon picture in this comment box. Second from last.

Pulse does not offer that feature as far as I know.

Happy posting...

3 months ago
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Katerinka12

Most probably she is using the phone, mobile version of Booking forum, that doesn't have an option to post pictures. Anyway, if they are posted on other site, I will look at them.

3 months ago
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Mashi Niwarthana

Ms. Benita,

Can you post a picture of a tree that you have planted inside?

Ms. Maria,

What is money tree? I haven't seen it.

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

Above a combination of the South African origin I will post a few more as well as the big outdoor - the small spekboom i grow and hand to some guests whom requests as gifts and taking them all over the world. They do grow quite easily and these small leaves are a acquired taste in salads. So whenever you visit me or a relative for sure i will share with you.

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

Another example of growing the spekboom in a recycled tea cup

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

HI all a final picture of the spekboom and mother in law combination in our bathrooms -

3 months ago
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Benita Cyster

Hi Mashi I have no idea about a money plant will find out for you. the spekboom can grow quite big outdoors , but for indoors we trim and keep them small.

thanks Adamopoulou and please share a pic of the Money Tree - very interesting. and Katerinka12 for the advise on the uploading of the pics.

Aalttjie B thanks so much for the clip - I see they plant them nice and thick together will try that for sure and what a surprise to hear its growing easily in New Zealand - no wonder so many South Africans emigrate to NZ.

God bless All.

3 months ago
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Mashi Niwarthana

Ms. Benita,
Thank you so much for these pictures... ❤️❤️

Cheers from SriLanka

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Thanks Benita for beautiful pictures. I will send picture of money tree as soon as I return home because I cannot upload photos from my iPhone.
Take care...

3 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

This is my new dog "Banana" and my Money Plant!!!

My Banana is my bodyguard and my Money Plant brings plenty of guests hahaha!!!

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Your bodyguard from the guests 😂 Where did you get her? Money tree looks perfect with red ribbon, placed at entrance.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

From a shelter in Chalkida. She is a very nice and obedient girl. The whole family adores her. Unfortunately our sweet Booby is not with us anymore.
I used to have a much bigger money tree but the snow burned it. The pot was too big and heavy to bring it in the house.

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

I am afraid to ask more questions. It is so nice of you to adopt Banana. I know for sure that more blessings come to people, who just do a bit more for other souls.

2 months ago
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Mashi Niwarthana

Finally i was able to see money plants. It's in SriLanka too. But i wasn't know that it's money tree. I should buy it. Thank you Ms. Maria.
"Banana" cute name. I like her. She is looking rough... 😊 Am i right??

2 months ago
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Moira

Love these plants. I have them at the entrance to the apartment and on the dining room table

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Moira your baby plans are wonderful... I love your log behind your pots. I am a rock and log collector!!!!
Take care and thanks for sharing...

2 months ago
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Moira

Thank you lol o my word so am I LOL XXX Have a special evening!!! You will love Namibia amazing rock formations x

2 months ago
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Moira

looks like an elephant

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Moira yes it does!!! My goodness it’s amazing nature does wonders!!!

2 months ago
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Justmyself100

I never thought of plants inside I will consider one for the apartment.

Thank you Catherine

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Plants make any apartment look so cozy and nice. I have seen some apartments, that have bad interior, but because of the plants they looked like good place to stay. Also, it's so sweet of my guests to send me the messages that they water the plants :)

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Moira, the plant in the basket looks so cute. Basket is a great idea, I didn't think about it.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka12 my Banana is adorable and likes to play all day long outside with everyone and everything such as small logs, dog toys, rocks, balls etc.
I am blessed to have her...
Plants are very nice to have them inside and baskets is a beautiful idea. I have small pots of aloe vera in a big rounded basket but small pots with flowers of different colors is also a splendid idea.
Have a blooming weekend...

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Mashi this forum is full of various ideas even for plants...
Banana is a rough dog but very gentle in every way. All she asks for is love and tenderness. The whole family adores her, especially my granddaughter....
Have a happy weekend...

2 months ago
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Moira

Thank you so much Katerinka12 xxx I am doing a sea cottage look and most of the art in the place I do myself lol. I love spending the little free time I have with painting and arts and crafts. I want our place to be different a unique xx Have a stunning day all.

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Would you mind to show your arts? :)

2 months ago
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Moira

lol its nothing spectacular lol but when my guests leave Monday I will post some xx

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka12 how about your arts? You are a big artist yourself. Did you have any free time to compose a masterpiece ???Wish you would be near me to do some beautiful pictures for those two small windows I have in my living room and can’t find a nice cheap solution....
Moira it doesn’t have to be spectacular. It’s the kind effort that counts.
My kind auntie gave two bags of juicy biological lemons. Actually she has four huge lemon trees in her back yard. Can you guess what I did???
Home made lemonade of course.... If I had vodka I would do lemoncello but I didn’t maybe next time...
Hand crafts are the best gifts one can give to dear friends...
Keep on posting....

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka12 wonderful. Thanks for sharing your art work. I like the one with the mountains more. It’s absolutely a magnificent piece. The colors are so bright!!! Keep on drawing...
Aloe all over my body. I even chew it sometimes like a gum. I love that sticky feeling I when I use it.... Aloe is a miracle for healing burns, itching etc.
Yiap Banana is adjusting....
Katerinka12 do you upload the pictures from your laptop or mobile???

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

I am always on mobile. I wish I could sit down and do things properly. But again, I woke up thinking that I could sleep more :) I had to go to Immigration to get invitation for my guest and another guest called me from the airport, because immigration officials asked him so many questions, that I had to answer :) He left a wonderful review anyway.

I receive so many messages from my guests, guests to be, agents, admins of the building, government officials, my staff, owners of other apartments that need help, etc...that I have to be glued to my phone.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

I see busy...busy...busy
So can you please explain again when possible, how you upload pictures from mobile???

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Kati???? Your vase with lilac flowers??? Beautiful.... In Greece before Easter time lilac trees bloom everywhere and their aroma is divine!!!!
Thanks for posting my sweet girl...

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

You have no such feature on mobile Booking as posting pictures. I have requested through Laura for this kind of feature to be created, but... Promises, promises :)

So, in order to post pictures on Booking forum, you should download pictures on external site and copy the link and paste here. I use imgbb.com, it's very easy, try it.

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Lilac flowers? Well, I don't know. But I am happy that there is a sort of recognition he he

I am talking painting course now and we are given a picture to follow. It's a challenge to paint something that you must, not what you want or what is easier. I however changed the bottle to the vase to make it look more elegant.

2 months ago
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Benita Cyster

@Moira thanks for posting your pics of the plants too. they really grow quite easily and extremely low maintenance am blown away by rock formation # elephantlookalike pic God is an amazing creator. Adamopoulou thanks for moneypic tree first time I hear about it thus your pic is assisting me in identifying it. thanks

2 months ago
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Benita Cyster

katarinka12 stunning painting lady still need to learn to do that wonderful hands and spirit

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka thanks for info how to copy pictures. Unfortunately BDC still has problems with picture feature!!!
Thanks again.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Benita you probably have money tree in South Africa but maybe under another name. If you check it out in Google I am sure you will find it. It's very sensitive with low temperatures. I had a very big one but 2 years ago we had for a week very low temperatures and the poor thing melted all the way. This year I kept it in the so it survived. In the Summertime it blooms. White little flowers grow all over it.
Cheers!!!!

2 months ago
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Ireland-B&B

I'm not very green fingers, I usually kill any house plant lol

But thankfully my son studied horticulture and he has a garden nursery, he grows everything so I just go out and rob more plants from him to replace the ones I killed :D

2 months ago