Gardening Group One
November Meeting Report
Although it can be a busy time of year for gardeners, preparing for next year and clearing out everything at the end of the season, we decided to concentrate this meeting on Indoor Plants. Perhaps it was a good excuse not to tackle all of those leaves that seem to be falling in their thousands. Here are some of the plants we had around the house. We discussed their care and in some cases their propagation with the help of a book on Indoor Plants and the general wisdom of all of us. This is what we came up with in short.
Easily propagated by putting shoots in water
and waiting for roots to grow and potting
Propagated in the same way as Purple Heart.
These shoots were from a plant over 35 years ago.
Very Hardy and requires a lot of water.
A popular houseplant, grown for its glossy leaves and fragrant blossom from May to October. Place stephanotis in a sunny window, as the plant won't bloom without bright light.
Shade to partial shade. Allow to get slightly dry between watering.
Use rooted shoots to propagate and water sparingly.
Propagation by leaf and cuttings
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Mother of Thousands
So at the end of the meeting we all knew a little more about how to care for some of our houseplants. If you know better, why not comment at the bottom of this article?
We also shared experiences about garden centres and discussed the format of next year's meetings.