Sunday, June 7, 2009

Firefly Impatiens and Fittonia

A few weeks ago I bought a pot of Firefly impatiens and decided to move them to my office. These impatiens are a genetic dwarf - I haven't seen mention of them being suitable for house or office plants so this is an experiment.

So far they seem to be doing well, in a brightly lit (but no sun) corner next to my "low light" requiring cardamon plant. The original flowers fell off but now they are reblooming. I am watering them twice a week. This week I will try to remember to bring some plant food in.

Today, on impulse, I bought a fittonia plant ("Red Anne") hoping to bring it to my office too as it said "low light". What it didn't say is that they do best in a terrarium setting, or at least in a very high humidity situation. So I don't think that is going to work in an office situation. I'll have to figure out what to do now. That's what plant growing is all about, after all.

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