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I'm curious how many houseplants do you have in your home? I used to have 22 when I owned a home, now I only have one.

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IF one counts the "babies" on the spider plants, probably over 100. If not, then it's around 15 - 20. What's the one plant that you have?

sky-kid Level 4 Sep 1, 2018

Philodendron his name is Louie and he is 19 years old.


Does a conservatory count? I probably only have about 6 in the house itself but the conservatory is a topical jungle.

CeliaVL Level 7 Aug 29, 2018

I bet that is really nice to have one of those.


I lost count a couple years ago.
I started out with houseplants, then to orchids.
I discovered our local grocery store was throwing out orchids out of bloom-nothing else wrong with them.
Their "unmarketability" was my boon. I have Vanda that I paid no more than $5.00 for!
My condo filled up quickly.
Unfortunately most are NOIDS and cannot be shown or pedigreed

Leafhead Level 8 Aug 29, 2018

I bet it is beautiful.


I have none because our flats are so hot they wouldnt survive but we have some in communal areas and I have 3 cacti on the upstairs windowsill.

jacpod Level 8 Aug 29, 2018

Your question made me stop and think,
did a recount, still none, which actually surprised me, but have never thought about having any in this house, that said we have a mini forest outside every window, have to keep the summer heat out somehow.

Rugglesby Level 8 Aug 29, 2018

Cats and houseplants don't mix .

Cast1es Level 8 Aug 29, 2018

Currently 48. Will have to bring in more as the nights get colder.

Here are a few that I recently installed in a spot that requires a ladder to access:

Those are beautiful plants.

This reminds me that I haven't decided on what plant to put on the fridge.

@Sheannutt Thank you. You should see my succulents. Here are some of them:

@misternatureboy you have many varieties there I think they are amazing.

@Sheannutt I'm a fan of minimalism and usually only buy things I need but when it comes to plants my willpower is weak weak WEAK.

@misternatureboy when I had my home I had a lot of plants, I sure do miss them. I only have one now and his name is Louie he is 19 years old it is a philodendron.

@Sheannutt Nice. I've moved a lot and, unfortunately, don't have a plant that's been with me anywhere that long.


6 in my apartment right now, but I used to have more before cats. The little jerks find them quite tasty. smile001.gif The 2 cats I have now are what you might call "floor cats," they really don't jump up on anything, so I'm at least able to keep plants in the window sill again.

sc62 Level 5 Aug 28, 2018

"Floor cats!" What a great feature! Do these cats cost extra? I am used to cats that can even find their way up on the refrigerator. The poor pothos plant I had up there never had a chance!

I make sure that the cat always has a pot of live grass available. That keeps him from snacking on the houseplants.

I realize that your little jerks may not be as easily distracted.


I have one in my sewing room. Outside the windows are 2 window boxes hanging with 9 plants each. 19 total


I have zero. 3 dozen rose bushes in the garden, 3 hydrangeas, a couple loropetalums, one mandevilla vine, as well as plans for some Clematis and Lantana and herbs in the spring. Plants indoors seem just terribly anti-climactic. The light is disappointing, and seasonal changes are next to non-existent. Just not as interesting to me. I do plan to set up a proper propagation shelf, with lamp and north-facing window and all. But those aren't houseplants.
Oh wait! I do have a striped spider plant, technically a houseplant, but mine in growing outdoors, on the edge of my carport.


Some where around 25...

Donna_I Level 7 Aug 28, 2018

Zero. Our two cats are "gardners".
In the winter, I set up grow lights over the bathtub in one of our bathrooms and start plants in there for the spring planting.

bigpawbullets Level 8 Aug 28, 2018

That's a great idea.


I used to have many, many, many. Then I started moving to apartments, and apartments didn't have good natural light. Then I move to house that doesn't have good natural light. And then I got KITTENS! Now I have maybe 7. Mostly where cats can't get them and also where I forget to water regularly.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Aug 28, 2018

You got to remember to water your babies. I have a philodendron he is 19 years old his name is Louie.

@Sheannutt I have a sansevaria that has moved with me many times, I've taken many babies off of it. It has leaves that are over 48 inches tall. Luckily they thrive on neglect.

@HippieChick58 wow I bet that is one beautiful plant.

@HippieChick58 We demand a photo!

@misternatureboy @sheannutt I give you the sansevaria from my sewing room. The orange thing is a yardstick.

@HippieChick58 oh wow that thing is really tall my mother had one but never got that tall.

@HippieChick58 Crazy. That plant is iconic, has a special place in your heart, and deserves more recognition. There should be a rule in your family such as: "You need to be at least as tall as grandma's Sansevieria to start having opinions."
Too generous? Perhaps "You need to be at least as tall as grandma's Sansevieria to start having sleepovers" is more your style.

@misternatureboy LOL!! I will have to think about that. Grammy is supposed to be indulgent, so you have to be as tall as the Sansevaria to drive probably won't go well with their parents smile001.gif I will have to think about it. Right now the babies are 5 months and 20 months. We've got a ways to go.


The only plants I have inside are my cuttings when I’m trying to get them to root. And then I have to protect them from the cats

Donto101 Level 7 Aug 28, 2018

Two a philodendron and an aloe, lots outside. Way back when in my apartment I had a bunch, mostly spider plants

Buttercup Level 7 Aug 28, 2018

The one I have now is a philodendron and his name is Louie he is now 19 years old.

@Sheannutt Can't recall but mines at least that old


I have three.

MissKathleen Level 9 Aug 28, 2018

Five in my house right now, but more when the cold weather sets in.

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