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#64445 November 1st, 2006 at 10:46 AM
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Hi!
I would just love to keep some potted flowering plants in my office that will bloom all year round. The problem: My office window faces north and I live in VT with very harsh winters, i.e. very little direct sun light. Any suggestions?

#64446 November 1st, 2006 at 11:56 AM
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peace lily, african violet, oxalis, there are others that do well indoors with flourescent lights.

#64447 November 1st, 2006 at 12:15 PM
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ebaron, welcome to the forum. I see you just came aboard today. I also see you are from VT. My daughter is living in Barre and her hubby is football coach at Norwich Univ. It is nice there in the summer. HAHA. You get some nasty cold weather.

#64448 November 1st, 2006 at 10:58 PM
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Coleus will tolerated those conditions too. And they have wonderful foliage. You just have to remember to pinch of the flower spikes when they show up.

#64449 November 2nd, 2006 at 02:29 AM
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under the right conditions, peace lily will get really big and bushy,too AND the blooms stay for a long time!! angell

#64450 November 6th, 2006 at 09:34 AM
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Mrs Bradley,

I have my christmas cactus in the north windows and they are in bloom right now in November>.
Pink.....They dont need sun.

Impatient plants might.

dodge gab

#64451 November 8th, 2006 at 11:26 AM
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I have a north facing sliding glass door that almost all of my plants use that light. I have a Christmas cactus in bloom in that window.. also my african violets bloom like crazy there. I mostly have a lot of different kind of plants there, and no problems with any of them, they seem to prefer it. My kalanchoe, ivy, pothos, purple passion, aloe, cactus, and many others are there.

#64452 November 9th, 2006 at 01:40 AM
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I envy those doors........bet you have a lovely stand there for them..
Show us a photo, so I can bawl..;O)

Kalanchoe doesnt jive with me, except my velvet leaf one..
Maybe I should put it there.....Doe it get any sun there/
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Dodge

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My vote: peace lily and kalanchoe.
And execpt that it doesn't flower, pothos would do well.
What about a spider plant? I'm not sure of their light requirements, but I've seen them do well in not-so-good light.

#64454 November 9th, 2006 at 03:53 AM
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I know my Orchid does well in that window.

Was gorgous.......

dodge


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