recommend a good household plant?

Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Mon Oct 1 15:05:57 EST 2001


Would not recommend either one.

"Spider Plant", Chlorophytum comosum, tend to look weedy in low light and
have a problem with brown tips on the leaves that constantly need to be cut
back.

Spathiphyllum need to have "wet feet", which means to be constantly wet to
do well. If they dry out, they quickly droop. They also have a problem with
the leaves yellowing and turning brown. The reason they are such good "air
purifies" is because they often stand in water. A tray of water without the
plant would be just as good.

Both are mealy bug and spider mite bait.


Moll McCarty <mollymc at wi.rr.com> wrote in message
news:C_1u7.58797$ME2.6913063 at typhoon.kc.rr.com...
> Spider plants are very hard to kill, have never had any bugs on mine, you
> can keep making new plants off the baby spiders they'll generate.
> Peace Lily (Spathagonium) is said to be the best as an air purifier. I
don't
> think of it as an easy plant, you could try one & see. Watering is
> tricky...too much, and leaves brown at edges. Too little, and it wilts. It
> will come back, but, then, you've just stressed it out. That'll add up. I
> believe prone to mealies.
> Moll
>
> "Uma" <tdmk at syd.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> news:YIUt7.34265$Z2.498020 at nnrp1.uunet.ca...
> > Hi!
> > I just entered the wonderful world of indoor plants.....wondering if
> someone
> > could recommend some good plants that are easy to care for, and are
> > bug-less....also good to clean the air!
> > Thanks in Advance...
> > Any and all suggestions will be appreciated to this newbie!
> >
> >
>
>





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