Aroids! Big and stinky ones are awesome, but plenty of others that look weird.
Some unusual(as in cool) plants, you can get from flytrapshop.com
Great suggestions, guys. Keep 'em coming.
I'll probably definetly do the mimosa plants. I just don't want 15 of them. 10 seeds should suit me fine- 2 per cup and I can give some plants away. That leaves 10 more cups to fill...
Anyone ever try banana trees? Those miniature ones are fascinating to me. They even produce tiny banans you can eat.
Also a possibility is a "telegraph plant", another plant capable of movement. I think it might trip me out to see my plant moving around in the windowsill though .
How about any suggestions on succulents? "Living stones" look pretty cool. Don't know how they do from seed though.
I would also be into anything that could be a good bonsai plant. I'm growing two black pines in the same dish right now and they're doing great. I've been thinking bald cypress look pretty cool and would make a unique bonsai. They would also like the same types of waterlogged conditions as my CP's.
Thanks to rattler for introducing me to a new plant. Pretty cool- I'll look into them.
And Larry- I know what you're thinking... Voodoo Lily! I don't think my girlfriend would appreciate a huge flower in the middle of the apartment that stinks enough to knock a buzzard off a $%#* wagon.
Lithops is the common "living stone" you're thinking of, my fave living stones are the Pseudolithos which don't look anything like a rock but more like a chunk of scaly green or brown reptile flesh growing out of a pot of grit. I don't have too many succulents anymore just Pseudolithos, Dorstenias, a couple Euphorbias and some thornless cacti.
I only did Lithops from seed once when one of my blooms ended up getting pollinated. I got germination (on Shultz aquatic plant soil = clay grit) but when I went to expose them to ambient humidity I made too big of a leap on opening the ziplock and fried 'em.
If you want a link to the most comprehensive succulent seed source in the US send me a PM.
I have a number of little pines and cedars that have popped up in my outdoor pots. They do seem to enjoy the boggish conditions, and they've been quite easy and durable. I used to pull them out because I thought they were little weeds or something, but now that I know what to look for I let them grow whenever I see them coming up on the edge of pots where they won't disturb the main specimen. They seem to take on a bonsai look all on their own just from being grown in shallow, waterlogged conditions.
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