Plants in Condo

Leona Henderson leo at 1starnet.com
Thu Jun 13 01:01:19 EST 2002



Shiva wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:28:15 GMT, Leona Henderson <leo at 1starnet.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >dephanbachia (spelling?)
> 
> Here, let me try! dieffanbachia?? Diefenbaccia? Well, I know what you
> mean. Wiat, I'll try an online dictionary. Hold da line:
> 
> [A few seconds later...] From Dictionary.com:
> 
> dief·fen·bach·i·a   Pronunciation Key  (dfn-bäk-, -bk-)
> n.
> Any of several plants of the genus Dieffenbachia native to tropical
> America, having stout, jointed stems and large, variegated leaves and
> widely cultivated as an indoor plant. Also called dumb cane, dumb
> plant.


yep.. that's the critter! sounds like a German name, doesn't
it?  I have a friend that on accasion I considered asking
her to lick a piece of the stalk! heheheh!!!! Just kidding!
Leona


> 
> > dumb weed (?) Lordy, my mind is
> >slipping gears.... but most of you will know what I'm tryig
> >to refer to... are very food at taking up bad air.
> 
> Trouble is, it is somewhat dangerous for  housecats and dogs, or
> anything that might eat it. If ingested it apparentlly paralyzes the
> vocal chords for a while, hence "dumbcane." But it is pretty.
> 
> >Leona.
> >
> >Karen wrote:
> >>
> >> "John" <johnstmail at nospammingyahoo.com> wrote in message news:<NcPM8.89971$%J4.2096396 at twister.tampabay.rr.com>...
> >> > Hello... I have a question about plants.  I live in FL in a condo by the
> >> > beach and it is pretty smelly around here.  I usually keep the doors/windows
> >> > closed and the A/C on during the summer.  And so, it can smell and feel
> >> > kinda stuffy in here.  I was wondering if I had a plant in my house, would
> >> > that make it seem less stuffy?  Sorry... Its kinda hard to describe.  Is a
> >> > plant like a air filter? lol... what is a nice indoor oxygen producing plant
> >> > that is kinda small and easy to care for?  Sun is a plenty around here if
> >> > need be.  Thanks for all your help and sorry if this is a stupid question.
> >> > I don't know very much about plants and gardening.  My friends mom just said
> >> > that it smelled kinda stuffy in here and it would be nice to have some real
> >> > plants in this place.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks!
> >> > John
> >>
> >> Hello John,
> >>   Yes,plants will clean the air in your home.I can't rember all of the
> >> ones that are the most efficient oxygenators,but I do recall that
> >> Spider Plants(Chlorophytum comosum)are one of the best for the
> >> job.They are available at most tropical plant stores,inexpensive,and
> >> easy to grow indoors.
> >>  Good Luck!
> >>  Karen
> >
> >--
> >Leona [Lee] leo at 1starnet.com
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