lives near me and has returned for several summers. The photo was taken about three weeks ago - the blossom is now gone. The blossom was about a foot long - I joked that it was a Venus Flytrap for people. What is it?!?
posted by bq
on Jul 5, 2014 -
A dear friend of mine is turning forty-mumble-something tomorrow. We are getting together to celebrate this weekend, but I would like to send flowers or a plant to her office on her actual birthday. Would it be awkward to receive flowers from someone who is not a significant other? (We really are just friends - no romantic undertones.) Are there only certain kinds of flowers that would work? I am leaning toward sending her a nice plant, but not sure if plants are reserved for condolences/sympathy. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Munching Langolier
on Jun 30, 2014 -
I bought this plant
from the florists but it didn't come with a tag so I don't know how often to water it. Can anyone identify it?
posted by tsh
on Jun 8, 2014 -
The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage.
The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again?
Here are some pictures
of the plant
posted by jonclegg
on Jun 1, 2014 -
I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy
on May 24, 2014 -
So I have this little plant
that I got a few years ago and I sort of... forgot about him a lot. I know I know - I'm a bad plant mom! He's been up on a window sill tucked behind a curtain so I only remembered to water him very occasionally. Is he dead? Or can he be saved? Does anyone know what type of cacti or succulent (shows what I know, right?) this is, and how much I should be watering him? Also since it's been a while - would replanting help?
posted by cristinacristinacristina
on Feb 4, 2014 -
I received several plants from a friend of mine to start my indoor garden. Neither of us knows what type of plant this is, despite hours of trawling gardening websites. Photo. [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a monthly subscription club that ships live plants suitable to be replanted outside or, at a minimum, kept alive on a porch or window. Cut flowers won't work here, I want to give a gardener a steady stream of projects and surprises for 2014. Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast if it helps. Thanks you so much in advance! This is a bear of a bunch of search terms.
posted by troublewithwolves
on Dec 19, 2013 -
Visited a fellow window-less office and saw a small, apparently forgotten jar tucked behind their computer. Upon inquiry, my coworker pulled it out and was astonished that the little shrimp-things and plants inside were still alive and madly swimming around. He told me he thinks it was a kit one of them got in the mail. I want something like this. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Dec 18, 2013 -
What is this plant - can some one tell me? Tiny burrs like those of cleavers - little yellow flowers. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier
on Nov 10, 2013 -
My hot pepper plant has gross little bugs on the undersides of some of its leaves since I brought it indoors for the winter last week. Pic 1
, Pic 2
I also have little fruit flies (or gnats?) that I would like to kill that live in my aloe, mint, and sage. That funnel trick everyone recommends killed some but not nearly all.
What can I spray on the plant and soil to get rid of the bugs and larvae without poisoning myself (when I eat the peppers/herbs) or the plants?
posted by rmless
on Nov 7, 2013 -
I am trying to identify a tree (or shrub thing pruned into a vaguely tree-like shape) that I walk by every day. It has purplish/magenta-ish blossoms and it smells lovely. No it is not a lilac. It is currently in bloom (in the Pacific Northwest). Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Aug 24, 2013 -
I am trying to identify a wild plant at the edge of my property. I live in Montreal. The plant is growing under the canopy of a large maple, and it is growing as a thick colony. The plant resembles honewort (AKA wild chervil – Cryptotaenia canadensis), but it does not have a taproot. Instead, it has rather thin, shallow, spreading roots that seem to give rise to new plants. Each plant consists of three or four smooth stems. At the top of each stem is a leaf divided into three leaflets. Cross-sectionally, the stems are triangular. The leaves and stems smell somewhat like parsley or celery when crushed. Although this colony has been on my property for many years, I have never noticed any flowers, which suggests that they are small and inconspicuous. The plants are presently 30 to 35 cm tall. Please see attached photos. Thanks for your help.
posted by kirsti
on Aug 22, 2013 -
We're about to move to a house with this fruiting tree
in the backyard. It's in San Francisco, fairly deep into the West-side fog belt.
What is it?
posted by toxic
on Jun 16, 2013 -
Any advice on having a carnivorous plant in the office? My understanding is that if it's directly under a fluorescent light it may be okay. Also, any studies on how many flies one might eat? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea
on Jun 6, 2013 -
I inherited an existing plot in a community garden a few weeks ago, and there was a medium sized plant
that seemed pretty established, so I left it alone. It is now an extremely large plant. The vines have fine spiky hairs, and the leaves are about 5 inches long, with 3 or 5 lobes and serrated edges. Does anyone recognize it?
posted by helicomatic
on Jun 2, 2013 -
Asking for a friend. Her aunt has had this plant
for 25 years at her house in La Jolla, CA. This is the first time the plant has bloomed. Any ideas what it is?
posted by ephemerista
on May 29, 2013 -
In my office, there's this crazy plant that become quite overgrown. There's a stem that I think should be sitting upright, but the leaves are so overgrown that it has become top-heavy and everything simply spills over the side. I tried staking the plant upright, but it fell over after a few days. Here's a photo of the plant. [more inside]
posted by scottso17
on May 14, 2013 -
I'm trying to identify two separate growths I'm unfamiliar with, just for curiosity's sake. The first is a tight, cauliflower-like dome found on the base of a cut tree trunk. The second formed tiny red "spears" on a weed leaf. Pics within. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl
on May 13, 2013 -
If my yard is France, this rhizome is Germany. It's between one and two feet tall when fully grown, and produces a single, smallish dark pink flower. Photo here. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on May 3, 2013 -
Put aloe plants outside, they turned brownish and don't look happy. Can I save them? [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on May 2, 2013 -
What's wrong with my corn plant? The tips are all burnt and dead. I definitely do not over-water it ever since this
happened - am I simply under-watering it? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Apr 27, 2013 -
So, I tried growing a pineapple from the store via this Pinterest
link. Well the pineapple died, but something else
started growing in its place, but I have no idea what it is. Can y'all identify it? If so, what should I do with it? Thanks!
posted by patheral
on Apr 11, 2013 -
There is a small, low growing vine plant growing outside freely in the wild that appears to be some kind of bean. But is it? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier
on Mar 8, 2013 -
I would like to keep a plant (alive) in my car, possibly in a cup holder. Is there a plant that could handle my car's interior environment, isn't too fussy about watering, and is not covered in needles? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic
on Feb 13, 2013 -
I have always been one of those "I have no green thumb" type people, but now I want an indoor plant for my NYC apartment. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Feb 6, 2013 -
Plant Identification Help: Can you identify this plant growing all over the walls of this building? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Nov 17, 2012 -