Quote: Originally Posted by Jay
Cosmo...did you pick up that plant?
Take an orange seed, (or a lemon, or a lime) Plant it in a small container containing soil…water as needed, and in about two - three weeks up comes a tree. The orange tree I have is about 11 years old now…
No, Jay, didn't get the plant yet. But I definitely will today. We can start a pool on how long it takes me to kill it.
Not really ... I used to have a house like a jungle. Your remark about the plant being poisonous to Moche (the fur kid) is part of the reason I am researching plants first. She eats plants. We were walking through Pea's amazing garden and Moche is running like a maniac, biting the heads off the flowers along her path. A bit unnerving since Pea grows all kinds of exotic things ... like foxglove
You oughta see that garden!! I will get some pix next sunny day and post them.
I'll try the orange tree idea. I have a great balcony with perfect morning sunshine. Might even try an avacado tree ... I had one of those for quite a while once too. How big is your orange tree? I guess it can't produce fruit without pollination, right? Pea has this cool fig tree with 3 figs on it right now. Of course here that's an outside plant.
Rev ... I used to have a Monster Plant too! When I was younger, I moved 18 times in 2 years ... and the Monster Plant just kept growing despite being hauled back and forth across the province in the back of a truck or stuffed in the back of my little Austin Healy Sprite (when it still fit) numerous times. I have no idea what kind of plant it was but the stocks got about an inch thick and even the cat I had then using the soil for a litter box didn't affect it. I think it must have been dropped down from the Mother Ship like the one in "Little Shop of Horrors".
I did learn, back then, that if you dump your Johnny Walker Scotch into a dieffenbachia, the leaves grow out pure white in a few days.
Wasn't my drink that got palmed into the plant, but an amateur who was visiting and trying to keep up.
If anyone cares, I do know a website that lists all the plants poisonous to dogs. Let me know, I'll dig it up and post it if anyone wants it.