Planting something new

Philippines
December 4, 2017 1:03pm CST
I got myself in the mood for planting new snake plants. I just cut a few extended leaves from the other plants, and put them all together. But I'm not sure if it was right to put them in my room since there won't be sun light. Once it's newly planted, they shouldn't be watered for a week or two for them to adjust. I've also been planting more okras since the infestation. But there are growing more as we speak. This will be one of the new plants before the year ends.
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@JudyEv (100869)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
We call these 'mother-in-law tongues'. Is that the name you give them too?
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Hello @JudyEv Yes, I have also research one of their nick names,and it can be poisonous when eaten by some one.
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• Malaysia
5 Dec
Wow really, that's what we call them here too! Some people call them "genie's tongues".
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@cahaya1983 (9593)
• Malaysia
5 Dec
I hope they will grow big and healthy! My mother likes them. I like how they look when they grow taller.
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• Philippines
6 Dec
Hello @cahaya1983 I hope this one grow and spread like the other ones I've planted before.
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
4 Dec
Ohhh, we have these in our dining area! The particular area they sit on does not have much light - it's actually quite dim but they've been doing well there for a year. They don't need much tending to - it's better not to water them too much. They also say snake plants filter out toxins in the air - so I'm thrilled with that! Enjoy your snake plants .. . hope the okras make it this time!
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Hello @JudyEv Yes the okras are growing pods as we speak but mom already harvested one. That's true they don't need too much tending.
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@ridingbet (37922)
• Philippines
4 Dec
Since I read that on Facebook I told my sister that we should bring inside our house a pot of that kind of plant. We also recall our mother brought in young coconut plants and other 'detoxifying ' plants as well. Those plants do not need much water. I think twice a week is fine.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Hello @ridingbet I don't have coconut plants, don't these turned into trees? There are other detoxifying plants out there but I'm more comfortable with the Snake plant. Unfortunately, some of the snake plants are mixed with plants that requires water everyday, I think of removing them.
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@ridingbet (37922)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@Letranknight2015 the coconut was still in the nut and placed on a big vase, when the plant was growing bigger, my mother thought of bringing it out.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
@ridingbet We can't have coconuts here, let alone the papaya plants dont' strive long once it becomes a tree.
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@kobesbuddy (19683)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
For a couple hours each day, sit your snake plant out somewhere, so it can get sunlight. Then, move it back into your room. I've done this many times, with house plants.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Hello @kobesbuddy I used to do that before, but those were already planted ones. I did what you advise me to do and I hope it would grow well.
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@kobesbuddy (19683)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Dec
@Letranknight2015 As long as they get some direct sunlight, they will be very healthy:)
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• Philippines
6 Dec
@kobesbuddy It's been two days since I planted them and I haven't water them yet.
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@youless (87141)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec
This plant is very common here. It is easy to grow. Especially I heard that it will make you have fresh air.
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• Philippines
6 Dec
Hello @youless Do they have in every neighborhood, In other establishments and houses they have it here.
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@youless (87141)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec
@Letranknight2015 Some plant them indoor, like in the livingroom or balcony.
@velvet53 (15393)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Dec
It is a lot of fun to grow new plants. I have a little plant business and I have so much fun starting new ones. Good luck to you and have fun.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
Hello @velvet53 do you grow snake plants as well? good luck with the plants you grow.
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• United States
7 Dec
We call them Mother-in-law plants also. I guess because the women can be so mean with their words. I have one also.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
Hello @misunderstood_zombie I think base on research they called it mother in laws' tongue was because when you bite this plant, your tongue goes numb.
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• United States
7 Dec
@Letranknight2015 I always assumed it's because the plant is sharp, and the a mean mother's words are sharp.
@shaggin (26849)
• United States
6 Dec
This plant in the photo looks pretty. I am terrible at keeping plants alive unfortunately!
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• Philippines
7 Dec
Hello @shaggin I don't even know if any one of them would survive but I am going to find out eventually.
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@jstory07 (58202)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Dec
I covered up my one plant outside when it gets really cold.
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• Philippines
6 Dec
Hello @jstory07 good thing though we don't experience snow over here.
• Malaysia
7 Dec
I have a vase of this plant in my living room. It is easy to look after this houseplant.