Do you have real houseplants or silk ones?

United States
May 23, 2007 3:38pm CST
I have a mixture. I love the real house plants and I have heard they are good for the air we breath in the house. I forgot what they do, it is something about the oxygen. Maybe you will remember. I love my silk trees in two corners of my house, too. What kind of flowers do you have in your house?
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
24 May 07
I am sure that you have the benifits of plants ? answeed so I won't bother. I do not have any fake plants. All mine are real, unless you count our Christmas tree, but it is in the storage right now!LOL
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
24 May 07
The plants take in carbon monoxide and convert it to oxygen. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon monoxide. So if you ever get in a pickle and have no air , like a cave-in, be sure to have a few plants near. LOL
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• United States
24 May 07
LOL thanks for the info and thanks for responding.
@hezoid (2147)
23 May 07
All my houseplants are real, i don't like the fake ones, though some of them can look realistic i prefer to have a lant becuase it's alive, rather than just for decoration. Plus the silk ones get really dusty easily.
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• United States
23 May 07
I like these silk ones I have because they do look so real. Thanks for responding.
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@hezoid (2147)
23 May 07
I saw some bonsai trees that we really did think were real! We had to look at the label to figure out if they were real or not!
• United States
24 May 07
I have a silk plant in one of my bathrooms, and i have silk flowers in the master bedroom, and some fake eucalyptus all over. and then i have all other real ones, such as 3 bamboo plants, one huge aloe, some other tree thing (ha, i really don't know what it's called, but it's getting tall), and 2 phylodendrims (sp?), and 2 thorns of Christ. all of these have been with me for a couple years now, i'm very proud of them...and myself, haha!! the only thing i killed off recently was my african violet. i was disappointed, but i had watered it too much...it got moldy! poor thing!!
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• United States
24 May 07
It sounds like you have your house decorated so beautiful with flowers. Thanks for responding.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
23 May 07
I have some of both. But, I really like my live ones the best. Yes it is the oxygen they produce that is good for us. That is why when someone is sick, you take them plants.
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• United States
23 May 07
Thanks Sherry becasue I thought that was what I had heard. Thanks for sharing.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
23 May 07
well, i have one fake tree but all the other flowers are real. i like having real flowers.
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• United States
23 May 07
I love them too. I got all of these when my mama passed away and that is why I have both kinds. Thanks for your response.
@Anne18 (11034)
6 Sep 08
I have real house plants all over the house apart from the downstairs toilet. For some reason even though there is lots of light in there they won't grow. So i have a nice fake spider plant on the window sill, a fake ivy on a shelf and a fake grass plant just to cheer the room up.
@Zmugzy (773)
15 Jul 08
I prefer only real plants. Inside I don't have any flowering plants. I did have a passion flower plant but it grew so quick it virtually took over the house. I do have some flowering plants on the balcony. I'm not a great fan of artificial plants.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I love haveing real and fake flowers in my house so like you I have both. The silk ones to add color and the real ones to do as you said help with the oxygen the house. Right now I only have 2 lives ones but at one time I have about ten live ones in the house but while I was gone out of state visiting my hubby let them wither and I couldn't save but two. I am wanting to get a few dwarf palm tress for the house next year but since we heat with kerosene I have to be sure they are hardy enough to survive if they get to cold cause to save fuel sometimes we don't heat up the kerosene heater till it is like 35 and under. We bundle up alot..