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House plants?

I am looking to decorate my apartment with some house plants.


Does anybody have a recommendation for a good plant store in Zurich?
(I read that IKEA plants are frequently not so healthy and die relatively soon.)
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I am looking to decorate my apartment with some house plants.


Does anybody have a recommendation for a good plant store in Zurich?
(I read that IKEA plants are frequently not so healthy and die relatively soon.)
Don't know about Zurich specifically, but OBI and even large Migros and Coop often have solid selection.
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Old 11.10.2018, 15:14
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Re: House plants?

What sort of plants are you interested in?

If you go the Sukkulentensammlung they sometimes sell off surplus. And then you have something genuinely rare while at the same time your money is supporting them (as in saving rare species) rather than supporting some breeder. I picked up a few specimens there over the years. Many of my other plants are from shoots and things that I exchanged with friends.
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Re: House plants?

We made it a hobby to resurrect IKEA plants and breed them. Not sure what the correct term is...multiply them? Clone?

It works, just don't overwater them, feed them elixirs and minerals, and give them time. We have cca 60 plants now, in bunch of little indoor "jungles". Groups.

Migros plants often already come half dead, btw, too. We also collect baby rootings or miniplants when we see some interesting ones and "raise" them.
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We made it a hobby to resurrect IKEA plants and breed them. Not sure what the correct term is...multiply them? Clone?

It works, just don't overwater them, feed them elixirs and minerals, and give them time. We have cca 60 plants now, in bunch of little indoor "jungles". Groups.

Migros plants often already come half dead, btw, too. We also collect baby rootings or miniplants when we see some interesting ones and "raise" them.
Does IKEA hand over half-dead plants? My experience is that getting anything free there is nigh on impossible (except the pencils).

There was a time that you could get lucky with Migros but they have got stricter with inventory and anything that is dead and can't be sold gets sent back because I guess too many people tried their luck.

There used to be a shop close to where I live. The last tenant moved out and the shop was empty for what must have been half a year. But there was this one yucca palm left behind that gradually lost all its leaves. Finally it had only one green leaf left. One day I came past and the door was open and the Hauswart was inside checking up on things. I asked him if I could take the plant and he said sure. It came home and gradually recovered and now even flowers every year.
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Re: House plants?

I have a collection of geriatric IKEA plants - choose carefully, give them the right care and possibly a soil upgrade and larger pot after a year or 2.

My OH (a prickly) is a great fan of the Sukkulentensammlung market, the next one is 25 May ‘19 10:30-17:00. They sell some huge specimens at bargain prices, and tiny ones too.

Plants are like books for me, it takes a fair amount of strength to thin the collection
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I want to say propagate, may be wrong though...
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I am looking to decorate my apartment with some house plants.


Does anybody have a recommendation for a good plant store in Zurich?
(I read that IKEA plants are frequently not so healthy and die relatively soon.)
Hauenstein is very good and very professional.


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