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PORTRAIT OF A HOUSEPLANT: LIVING ROOM HANGING PLANT

We received this hanging planter as a hand-me-down gift in the spring. It is not very big, and rather shallow, so we found the smallest draping plant at the garden store, and hoped for the best. To our surprise, the plant seems to be doing pretty ok.

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He lives next to a sunny window in the living room. We don’t think he is growing very quickly, but we drilled a hole in the wall for him, so the least he can do is stay green. I water him with a couple ice cubes every week, which I hope cools him down in the hottest part of the day. He adds a touch of green sophistication to the wall, so hopefully he will stay around for awhile.

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SAD PLANT DAY

Last Thursday, we had a healthy looking succulent plant. The decline was rapid. We believe that the plant is exhibiting attention-seeking behavior, and would be happy to hear any suggestions for stopping this behavior immediately.

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Previously, the plant looked like the below. He has been living happily in the same spot in our well-lit living room for 4 months. We are unsure what caused his current unhappiness. We plan on doing an in-depth examination later this afternoon.

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PORTRAIT OF A HOUSEPLANT: LIVING ROOM CACTUS

Meet this funky cactus. He’s been living with us for over a year now. He joined our family in the first round of houseplants we acquired, shortly after we returned from our Hawaiian honeymoon. I suppose he reminded us a bit of the palm trees.

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His first home was on our dining table in a larger pot. But once we set up a workspace in our office, we moved him in there. The office gets morning light, but enjoys the afternoon shade. He spent a couple months complaining about the arrangement, and lost all his leaves.

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After he was done with his pity party, we got him a new pot, and moved him into the living room, next to a very sunny window. This window receives about 29 hours of sunlight per day, and it can get quite warm near it. The cactus can’t get enough of it. He has thanked us by growing non-stop leaves, and generally being a ray of sunshine.

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We’re really happy with this addition to our family.