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    Hi! I just gave my dad a [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] cute [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] little Drosera Capensis for his office. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] It's probably one of the lowest care plants and is very pretty which makes it a great plant for the office. I think he put it by the windowsill which gets a lot of light. I hope the plant is happy Does anybody else keep plants in there offices or work areas? I have a terrarium in my bedroom :-), none on my desks though. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I might buy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] a round terrarium from PFT (small size) and put a 'lil nep or something in it to keep me company. LOL.
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    All of my plants are at work. I've got them in five different places (window sills), including the lunchroom and a bathroom. I DO get comments from my co-workers.

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    I tried growing a capensis in my office, it didn't work. No direct sunlight, just some dim flourescent lighting. Plus there's this stupid vent right above me that constantly blows dry air onto the plant. Within a week, it was lookin real bad, so I had to take my baby home [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Yep, also couldn't grow a capensis in office flouros. I actually asked my coworker if I could put a few plants in HER office. So what's down the hall in a windowsill is byblis and p.primuliflora.
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    I have two CPs tanks at work and love having them and so do my coworkers. They get lots of attention. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I "spread the gospel according to CP" every chance I get. hehe

    I have a nep tank (raff and ventricosa) and a second tank with sundews and a ping. They sit in a west window and do pretty well. My pygmy even made gemmae which people found interesting.

    I really enjoy having them at work along with a $1 rescue phal orchid currently in stunning bloom and a few other assorted plants. People like to give me plants they don't want. I wonder why.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]



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    I just read a great article on research that was done on specific plants which cleaned the air. Here's the list in order of which were most efficient in removing pollutants from our environment. And proximity counts, unless you have one of these plants every four feet, you have to be near it to derive benefit from it. I have only one of these in my office which has very low light, but after reading this, I think I'll get some more. Sadly, none are cp's. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
    Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutenscens)
    Lady palm (Rhapis Excelsa)
    Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
    Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
    Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’)
    English ivy (Hedera helix)
    Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
    Fig ‘Alii’ (Ficus macleilandii ‘Alii’)
    Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
    Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)
    Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans)
    Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
    Florist mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
    Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
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    I'll find out if a D. capensis will grow in the office where I work. I just gave a pot with 4 in it to a lady at work who is into plants, but has no CP's. It is right under a 4' - 4 bulb fluorescent light (She has several other plants doing great in this location). She seems really interested and asking where to get more CP's.
    Got 1 hooked. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] (everybody knows that the disease will not stop with 1 CP)


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Mar. 03 2004,09:13)]People like to give me plants they don't want. I wonder why.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    Hehe, get ready for more plants soon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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