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#81722 January 20th, 2007 at 03:43 AM
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My hubby recently got a promotion which required the expensive addition of suits to his wardrobe. He also now has his very own office, with a large (probably 6x5 ft) window that faces east. It gets lots of sun, is out of drafts, and has a very lovely 18-24 inch built in shelf right under it. Soooooo, what should I put there?? Something that doesn't take a lot of water but that grows nicely?? I'm sure he doesn't realize the awesome growing potential, sitting right under his nose at work. I keep suggesting that I might just start my seedlings there, since there are no little kids and plenty of light laugh laugh

#81723 January 20th, 2007 at 04:14 AM
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o the lists your gonna get! laugh
devils ivy is a all time fav
snake plant hardly ever needs waterd,
jades

#81724 January 20th, 2007 at 04:37 AM
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well, congrats to the hubby!!!!

jade, aloe, haworthia, cactus, christmas cactus and kalanchoe all require little watering and do very well in that type of bright sunlight.

pothos and arrowhead vine would do well too - and they can be put in hanging planters, too...kind of balance out the top/sides with what's on the shelf.

#81725 January 20th, 2007 at 08:27 PM
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ZZ plant
Ivy
Jade
Peperomia

Lots of plants!

Tom

#81726 January 21st, 2007 at 01:25 AM
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ditto ivy, zz and pepperomia. i forgot them.

#81727 January 21st, 2007 at 03:06 AM
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I really like the kalanchoe, zz plant, and the pepperomia. Those look so neat!! It's going to be difficult to just pick one plant... I'm sure he wouldn't "appreciate" me adding several plants to his office. laugh Thanks so much for the ideas, if you have any more lemme know!!

#81728 January 22nd, 2007 at 03:21 AM
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palms
rubber plant
dumb canes
umbrella plant
hen and chickens
grinnnn

#81729 January 25th, 2007 at 04:38 PM
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living stones are also good

#81730 January 25th, 2007 at 06:52 PM
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Living stones are awesome!! Those are so neat! I also saw the rope hoya over in mystery plants and I'm afraid that I'm going to need to get both the hoya and the stones for my husband's office. After all, one is to hang and the other for the shelf. Right? Right. wink grinnnn After all, these aren't for me angell

#81731 January 26th, 2007 at 06:26 AM
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laugh laugh laugh i just bought a pink poke-a-dot, cause my husband said it was neat! when we walk past the plants i'll stop; and he'll be like yep, thats nice,, cool,,ect
he dont give a hoot about plants laugh but i had to buy it to show him i was thinkin of him grinnnn i got in the truck and said look babe i got the plant ya liked! laugh

#81732 January 26th, 2007 at 05:02 PM
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Well, aren't you just the sweetest?? Thinking of your hubby like that, how wonderful of you! laugh laugh

#81733 January 27th, 2007 at 03:28 AM
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congrats for the promotion(about one of the only time where we can * tie * our hubbys(xcuse the pun ).

what about a miniature diffenbachia..or two each side of ALL THOSE seedlings... laugh thumbup

good luck !

#81734 January 31st, 2007 at 08:22 PM
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My husband usually dresses much better than me in my old t-shirt and jeans. laugh He has to get all fancy and wear a polo shirt and clean shoes. :p My hubby thinks that the mini diffenbachia looks like something his grandmother would grow. idea I'm really not sure what the means though... nutz But thanks for the suggestion and the congratulations!

#81735 February 3rd, 2007 at 03:23 AM
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I would reccommend the Snake plant. I own one and I have to say that it is the least maintained plant I own, yet it is beautiful.

It does not require alot of water and the leaves are rather fleshy and maintain a nice green variation. I believe it would also look nice in an office, as your situation calls for because it is an upright plant.

Good luck with whatever plant you choose to pursue!

#81736 February 4th, 2007 at 07:09 AM
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Congrats to your Hubby on his promotion.

Another vote for the Snake plant. It is a nice structrual plant that looks professional in a office. The other plants I see in Executive office is Spider plants.

I also think you should look around the office and see what the other Executives have in their office. Every office have a cultural environment. Then go in search of a beautiful pot for the plant. The pot will speak the most about the man.


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