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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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M Adamopoulou

Ireland-B-B you are so lucky having a son that he has a garden nursery...

I also thought that I was a plant killer but not any more. Once you get the habit of loving and caring for plants they will love you also and start growing....

Please share some pictures of your lovely plants...

Happy posting...

2 months ago
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Ireland-B&B

There was method to my madness when I sent that son off to horticulture college a few years ago, and it has paid off ever since ;)

He use to grow and sell strawberry plants but when I helped with the watering in the evenings he gave up on the strawberry plants and he dont do them any more....he said we ate the profits but in my defense...they tasted soooooooo good BUT I had to eat them as I watered them, to make sure they were getting enough water to be so juicy and tasty, as I said to him...it's a quality control service :D Nope, he didnt fall for that excuse either LOL

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

-Ireland-B-B what a great story you shared with us....Who can resist a juicy strawberry after all...

David is doing the right thing after all...

Cheers!!!

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka I did it!!!! Wow!!! I get so excited with technology techniques...
Many many thanks my sweety...

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Wow!!! thats beautiful... Is it a bonsai???

Thanks Brendan for sharing...

2 months ago
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Brendan Kerchoff

Thank you M Adamopoulou, I am not actually sure but was told it is some sort of Bonsai. Have 3 in the house for the guests which creates a lovely ambiance for the room

2 months ago
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Aaltje B.

It looks a bit hungry, Brendan. Repotting maybe? ;)

I had these in Holland. They looked like a big trees. Unfortunately, I couldn't take them with me in the container emigrating to NZ, due to restrictions. Now starting all over again. I have about 14 smaller ones now, but sell them next year, since they need to be inside during winter because of cold weather, and now store them in the shed, and they take a lot of space.

Hope you get much pleasure and admiration from your money plants.

Greetings,

Aaltje B.

2 months ago
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Benita Cyster

HI Brendon what a lovely pic. Wow yes M Adamopoulou it looks like a Bonsai ( the spesific make of the pot its in - looks clay like) of the South African Spekboom ( my guess only not sure) Aaltje I think the bonsai needs to be pruned instead of repotting as one can see in the growth that it lanky and lean thus to outgrown in certain parts and areas of the plant. Why not look out for a local nursery that specializes in bonsai to give your 3 plants a very good pruning and good to go again as it does requires massive hands on - My son and cousin prunes their bonsai's on regular basis and I listen to their chitter chatter when they fav about their babies they really are fantastic added bonus to your guests.

Is it in their bedrooms?

Kind regards and happy pruning

God bless BEnita

2 months ago
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Benita Cyster

M Adamopoulou kindly post me a pic later in the year of your money plant blooming. I have googled and yes SA also calls it money plant. I will go scout in our local nursery and try get hold of one , maybe 3 for attracting more guests. he he he.

what a pity Aaltje that you could not take your trees with you. One really grow plants with lots of love and care and not sure if you do it too, but i talk and chat to them he he he - good sense of humor and my parents does it too. Good for the soul and and the plant. Since you showed me the pics of the plants you googled of the spekboom, i have now added more plants to the single ones i had in my containers. And wow it does grow better - thanking you Aaltje.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Benita I found a picture for you from google
https://ibb.co/VMd7Gbs
Get as many as you can...
Money money makes the world go round...he...he...
Wish you a flourish season...

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Oh chit..chat with plants???? Even sing to them especially to my lemon tree... that always suffers from cold temperatures and winds. My husband thinks I’ve gone coo coo...

2 months ago
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Aaltje B.

Beautiful picture of the flowering money plant. I googled examples of this plant and varieties and was amazed about different looks and bonsais. Beautiful! And it is a South African plant. I had no idea, since we always had them in Holland too, but inside only. My mother has always grown some in our house and they became like real trees. We used it as alternative Christmas Tree and hang colored balls in them, haha

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

Chatting with plants is not a crazy idea :) The plants will bloom and human being gets energy from the plant, especially women. When everything is good in family, then plants bloom, if not, they are the first to react. Talking to the seeds also helps. I tried :)

And surprisingly the relationships with guests become better. Some message me and it's so sweet, should they water the plants? They feel home. It's not just about money, but the energy that will lead to them.

I wish everyone good atmosphere at home, hopefully with plants :)

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

-Aaltje-B- how beautiful Christmas Tree...

In the first picture I uploaded I also have hang red ribbons. Actually it was on Christmas time. I think all of these different varieties are from South Africa. You probably had them inside because these plants dont like low temperatures. Mine melt all the way two years ago when temperatures went below 0 for a whole week but this year since the pot was not too big I took it inside, so it survived.

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Katerinka if my husband sees me talking to seeds he will certainly want to wear me a white jacket...he.he.he.

He doesnt care about flowers, plants, trees etc... actually I dont think he knows they exist... although he loves nature...

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Thats a very good idea....since we have three bathrooms he will never find me.....

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

By the way, do you use aroma sticks?

2 months ago
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Katerinka12

"since we have three bathrooms he will never find me....."

It depends on how loud you talk to the plants ha ha

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Ha...ha... I don't have plants in the bathroom... I used to have many plants inside but not anymore....
Cheers....

2 months ago
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M Adamopoulou

Oh sorry... aroma sticks???? No I don't have aroma sticks, although I like them very much. I prefer open windows with fresh air and aroma from the garden....
I am a nature lover....

2 months ago