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Donator Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/22 23:05:07 )
So, I got my self a few new house plants today, I got an African Violet, a calathea vittata plant, and some random little tiny succulent I found at the store when I got some potting soil for my plants earlier.

Anyone else have house plants? Any recommendations for some cat safe house plants?
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Donator — She/her Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/22 23:59:46 )


Oh can I see pics? I don’t have any house plants because I have a cat and a dog but I would like to have one or two. I do grow lettuce on my kitchen counter though.

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Donator — they/them Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 00:23:56 )
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i love love love plants :-)))
i moved last year and have been slowly filling my apt up with them ^^
when ppl see them they're like 'oh u have a lot of plants' but i definitely want more!!!

i don't have pets so actually i think many of them may not be cat safe after some googling
i have a triostar stromanthe - soo beautiful and fun, they should be nontoxic to pets :-)

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Donator Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 00:25:41 )
@Totalanimefan: I'll have to try and get some decent pictures of them later. The African violet is super tiny. I ordered it online, I knew it was supposed to be a smaller one but I wasn't expecting it to be so tiny. Just leaves, I suppose it won't get flowers until it grows some more.
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Donator — they/them Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 00:26:06 )
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@totalanimefan: i heard lettuce is not too bad to grow? ^^
i have some cabbage in the fridge, maybe i'll try sticking it in water :-)
you just put the butt in water? lol

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Donator — Kushy Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 00:52:24 )
@kay: i currently dont have any house plants they wouldn't last long with my dog.. wee bugger would eat them xD i do love plants tho
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Donator Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 01:12:57 )
@LilMissKushy: I haven't had any house plants in awhile, but one of my cats likes to chew on things, I have plants for the garden outside that still need planted and I had to shut them in another room because the cats wouldn't leave them be.

They haven't bothered the new houseplants so far yet.
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Donator — She/her Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 02:15:06 )


@Kay: Oh I see. Maybe post the pics once they are a little bigger.
@xvz: I think you can grow it that way but I don't know. I have my lettuce in a system called an Aerogarden. It uses water instead of soil. I feed it once every two weeks. I have 9 small lettuce plants growing right now.


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Donator — Kushy Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 02:28:02 )
@kay: what a naughty kitty xD have to be careful tho some plants can make cats and dogs sick.. i used to have orange lily's but i heard that the stamin's on them are poisonous.. wasnt sure but wasnt going to take any chances either
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Donator — they/them Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 02:30:48 )
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@kay: it'll be exciting to see it grow ^^
maybe u can take progress pix :-)
i think if u say nice things to it it'll help it grow better!!

@totalanimefan: that sounds so cool!
is it just water? or you make a solution w/ nutrients?
a row of baby lettuce sounds so adorable

@lilmisskushy: what kind of pets do u have ! :-)

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Donator — Kushy Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 02:34:21 )
@xvz: hey there :) i have a staffordshire bull terrier called alfie and 2 giant snails called gary and turbo xD
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Donator Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 02:58:18 )
@LilMissKushy: Yeah, you have to be careful with plants around pets, some can be toxic to them. Like anything in the lily plant family can be deadly to cats, even a tiny bit of pollen from a lily plant could kill them.
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Donator — She/her Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 03:34:59 )


@xvz: it uses hydroponics. So the roots live in water. Put the nutritions in the water once ever 2 weeks

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Donator — they/them Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 06:16:52 )
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@lilmisskushy: aww so cute! terriers seem really sweet
i don't know many pet snails :0
can i ask what they eat?

@totalanimefan: it seems like a good system!
i propagate a lot of cuttings in water but i don't know what nutrients to add to keep them growing in water
i usually move them to soil but its kind of inconvenient to deal w soil in my apt

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Donator — She/her Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 09:14:13 )


@xvz: I bought plant food that was for hydroponics.

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Donator — Kushy Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 09:22:55 )
@xvz: yeah he is sweet and crazy xD
They're not normally pets that i go for but they're adorable.. they eat cucumbers and lettuce, cabbage,apples anything healthy really and they get egg shells and cuttle fish so they can build their shells :)
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Donator — Kushy Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 09:27:29 )
@kay: yeah so that's why i dont have any plants .. i need to google some non toxic plants and see what i can find.. i would probably still be a bit cautious tho and keep it up high out of the way
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Artist — Fluffywuff Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 10:29:58 )

@Kay: Awww, plant babies

I got myself some new babies too, but these ones are tomato babies.
Not sure what is the matter with them, though. They don't seem to be thriving. ;_;


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Donator — they/them Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 20:20:10 )
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@totalanimefan: ohh is it like the floragrow stuff?
when i started propagating i considered setting up a hydroponic system
now i'm not sure if i have the space for it

@lilmisskushy: omg that sounds adorable!
i could totally sit and watch a snail eat lettuce
how big are they??

@kozi: tomato plants sound so cute
there are a couple of experiments that show if you say nice things to them it helps them grow!
like cheering them on, complimenting them, showing them love, etc.

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Artist — Fluffywuff Posted 4 months ago ( 2020/05/23 22:36:41 )

@xvz: Wasn't it the breath you exhale that they use? I figured it was something like that.
That might be an outdated notion, though. Who knows. XD;;

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