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Every year during the second week in January, David Domoney, a Chartered Horticulturist and English celebrity gardener, best known for co-presenting Love Your Garden alongside Alan Titchmarsh and for being the resident gardener on ITV1's This Morning, wants to celebrate houseplants. So he's created #HouseplantWeekUK to celebrate the best of indoor gardening and help you choose the right plant for your home.

Houseplants can be beneficial to air quality and general well-being!
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=949

And here are some hard to kill plants!
https://www.daviddomoney.com/top-10-...azy-gardeners/

Here are some of my plants(no idea what the second one is called, I think the first is a jelly bean plant? I used an image recognition system(I used Google lens) to recognise this or you could just actually remember the plant you're buying :lol: ) :
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Do you have any plants/are you considering getting one?

Do you want to chat with other plant parents, share tips, have questions, share memes etc?Here is the thread for you!
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Hi! The first one looks to be some kind of crassula- perhaps a crassula ovata hobbit? The second one is an aloe vera i think I could be completely wrong though because I don't know as much about succulents!
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Hi! The first one looks to be some kind of crassula- perhaps a crassula ovata hobbit? The second one is an aloe vera i think I could be completely wrong though because I don't know as much about succulents!
thank you how do you know about plants? do you have any of your own/which ones?
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thank you how do you know about plants? do you have any of your own/which ones?
i couldn't tell you which ones i have because i own a lot lol. i went crazy during summer buying more plants bc i had nothing else to do so my house is like a jungle now haha. my fave ones are probably my mexican fortune tree, devil's ivy and asparagus fern i bought some more difficult species during summer but i regretted it once i became too busy with uni to properly care for them. are you planning on expanding ur collection or are u happy with what u have now?
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I managed to kill a cactus, I can't be trusted with house plants :emo:
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I managed to kill a cactus, I can't be trusted with house plants :emo:
i have 98 plants and i still manage to kill cacti every so often i just love them too much until it kills them
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i have 98 plants and i still manage to kill cacti every so often i just love them too much until it kills them
I have never had a house plant survive, it is pretty shameful for some who's highest qualification is basically growing stuff :lol:
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I have never had a house plant survive, it is pretty shameful for some who's highest qualification is basically growing stuff :lol:
oo what's ur qualification? i'm doing a maths degree but i rly love looking after animals and plants im jealous of anyone who gets to care for things
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oo what's ur qualification? i'm doing a maths degree but i rly love looking after animals and plants im jealous of anyone who gets to care for things
BTEC in Agriculture although I did specialise in livestock. I don't actually do it as a career though.
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Every year during the second week in January, David Domoney, a Chartered Horticulturist and English celebrity gardener, best known for co-presenting Love Your Garden alongside Alan Titchmarsh and for being the resident gardener on ITV1's This Morning, wants to celebrate houseplants. So he's created #HouseplantWeekUK to celebrate the best of indoor gardening and help you choose the right plant for your home.

Houseplants can be beneficial to air quality and general well-being!
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=949

And here are some hard to kill plants!
https://www.daviddomoney.com/top-10-...azy-gardeners/

Here are some of my plants(no idea what the second one is called, I think the first is a jelly bean plant? I used an image recognition system(I used Google lens) to recognise this or you could just actually remember the plant you're buying :lol: ) :
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Do you have any plants/are you considering getting one?

Do you want to chat with other plant parents, share tips, have questions, share memes etc?Here is the thread for you!
i love plants but mine always die. or get eaten by the cat:<
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i love plants but mine always die. or get eaten by the cat:<
I have 3 cats and one in particular is an a**hole so it's a real struggle ><. Even as I'm shouting at her and clambering out of bed to get her off a plant that she's eating she'll just stare me dead in the eyes and keep going. Still love her to bits tho~
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I have 3 cats and one in particular is an a**hole so it's a real struggle ><. Even as I'm shouting at her and clambering out of bed to get her off a plant that she's eating she'll just stare me dead in the eyes and keep going. Still love her to bits tho~
ugh, mine will sometimes puke it out :<
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ugh, mine will sometimes puke it out :<
I have cat grass specifically for my cats to eat so unfortunately I'm used to puked up plants -.-
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Oh, how much I love them!

For those who like plants but too afraid to ruin it - from my exp, the easiest plants to grow (and not kill) are the "Christmas Cactus". Another is the Philodendron, a creeping vine that will take over your home if you let it.
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Love plants but my favourite has to be marijuana for sure
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i couldn't tell you which ones i have because i own a lot lol. i went crazy during summer buying more plants bc i had nothing else to do so my house is like a jungle now haha. my fave ones are probably my mexican fortune tree, devil's ivy and asparagus fern i bought some more difficult species during summer but i regretted it once i became too busy with uni to properly care for them. are you planning on expanding ur collection or are u happy with what u have now?
oh cool
deffo looking to expand but I'm not sure what. I want something easy.
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I managed to kill a cactus, I can't be trusted with house plants :emo:
:lol: did you not water it at all?
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i love plants but mine always die. or get eaten by the cat:<
ahh yea, that's a common concern

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Oh, how much I love them!

For those who like plants but too afraid to ruin it - from my exp, the easiest plants to grow (and not kill) are the "Christmas Cactus". Another is the Philodendron, a creeping vine that will take over your home if you let it.
thanks for the recommendations
what's your fav?
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oh cool
deffo looking to expand but I'm not sure what. I want something easy.
if u want something easy and rewarding i'd look at pothos and like the other person said, philodendrons.
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