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#99707 February 25th, 2007 at 12:56 AM
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Did you ever give your house plants a shower?

1 or 2x a year, I toss them in them shower, soak them good, wipe all the leaves down.
anyone ever do this?..I also really clean a new plant brought inside the house well,before setting out-in case it has junk on it..

#99708 February 25th, 2007 at 01:08 AM
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I do it all the time with my sink sprayer Angie!!
Actually did that yesterday!

Ohh don't put the AV in there .. they don't like wet leaves!! wink thumbup

#99709 February 25th, 2007 at 01:12 AM
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I did not do The av...have a hard time with them...it does not look like it did when you were here???

#99710 February 25th, 2007 at 03:10 AM
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I do it all the time. Especially with my bigger house plants, it would take forever to try and wipe their leaves off. I also put them outside when we get a light rain. perpl

#99711 February 25th, 2007 at 03:56 AM
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i used to, been lazy lately, gotta do them again soon.

#99712 February 25th, 2007 at 04:04 AM
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Thanks for input guys;-)

#99713 February 25th, 2007 at 05:06 AM
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I have used the shower for a few plants like a boston fern and coupl palms, the forced heat sure can throw the dust around!
In warmer weather, I will take many other plants outdoors and spray them with the garden hose leaving them outside until they have dried (shaded area)

Yep, always clean the new plants. I just bought a philodendron Duh not sure what kind, the leaves were REALLY spotted though, so it received a nice bath at the kitchen sink.

#99714 February 27th, 2007 at 01:12 AM
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I do not use the shower but will spray then down real good in the tub with the basic spray bottle - the tub doubles as a hospital and I flush the soil when it looks salty.

#99715 February 27th, 2007 at 01:34 AM
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Love the input here;-)ThNKS

#99716 March 2nd, 2007 at 07:33 PM
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I had a hanging plant living in one end of my shower!! I loved it there, and so did it. It got light from a high window and lots of misty spray.

I would stand there taking my shower and talk to it or sing to it!!! :rolleyes:

#99717 March 2nd, 2007 at 10:20 PM
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I would stand there taking my shower and talk to it or sing to it!!!
Shirl you crack me up;-)If I sang to my plants....Honey...they would pack up their soil and run;-) laugh laugh

#99718 March 2nd, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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laugh laugh laugh

A shower is a good place to sing, though!
(I can see them packing up their soil!! laugh laugh )

#99719 March 2nd, 2007 at 10:50 PM
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thumbup If it works...go for it grinnnn

#99720 March 2nd, 2007 at 11:13 PM
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laugh laugh @ Angie.....so i guess no singing then huh laugh laugh

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I wipe mine down in the winter, but I'm weird and like the tediousness of it...it's sort of relaxing to me. thumbup

If I had plants in the bathroom they'd be gettiing serendaded by me a lot. I have a CD shower radio. thumbup

#99722 March 3rd, 2007 at 01:16 AM
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Cool Loz!!! thumbup I'd like one of those; I'd be singing along with it though. That would be good even relaxing in a bubble bath!!

I am going to be putting more plants in my bathroom cause they like it!!!!
I think I'm kind of hi-jacking Angie's thread. Sorry Ang shocked

#99723 March 3rd, 2007 at 03:40 PM
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I'm known to set a bunch of plants in the shower and give them a shower.more so in winter than summer.My shower is nice...a plants luxery.It has 2 seats....plus we have a hand held showerhead and some kind of sunflower type on on the ceiling.BIL was not intrested in showring with the plants.I was asked to remove them...and as to WHY they we're there.He just didn't get it....but says his plants look good that I have amoung mine now.
I have plants IN the bathroom too.
Here's christmas
[Linked Image]

But they'll go back out in about a month for good.I may keep the huge pythos...solid green where its at.It's BIL but I really like it.I've started one from his.I have the golden and a whiteish cream one.My bathrooms not real warm.It gets western light.I just stored some here this winter,cause I filled the laundry room.My ferns on the porch used as cold GH.Its happy.I need to up-pot it.
showers R good for plants [Linked Image]

#99724 March 3rd, 2007 at 03:43 PM
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Njoynit, your christmas catus is awesome!!!wow! so many blooms...very pretty!

#99725 March 3rd, 2007 at 04:48 PM
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Wow!!!!

I second that! It's gorgeous! thumbup

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That looks great wink What do you have in the cookie jar?

#99727 March 4th, 2007 at 01:52 PM
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I have never seen a Christmas cactus blooming that much! It is beautiful!!!

#99728 March 4th, 2007 at 04:49 PM
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I love your Christmas cactus too! Are the flowers orange with purple throats?
I had a small one that looked like yours but it died on me last year eek

#99729 March 19th, 2007 at 02:59 PM
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Just to let the plants-in-the-shower folks know......I found a decorative flowerpot cover online that apparently is made from swimsuit material which means it should stand up well to the elements, including the shower. It comes in different colors and prints so it now your hanging flowerpot can be made to match the decor of your bathroom. I just ordered one and will let you know how it works when I get it.


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