Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

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Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

Post by KathyM » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:55 am

My dad has requested some plants for his windowsill at work. Maybe more east-northeast facing. Does anyone have any suggestions?

So far I have picked out a Peperomia ferreyrae and Stapelia variegata. I know Aloes and Gasterias are often recommended for north-facing windows but they're not really something I grow. I might be able to get him a couple of Aloe offsets. I assume something like Crassula ovata should be fine too. But after that I'm a bit stuck!

For cacti, I assume the epiphytic cacti would like this aspect, but they don't seem to really be sold at plant sales and I currently only have 1 Rhipsalis I think. I don't think they'd be able to grow trailing plants, but the windowsill is 40cm deep so there would probably be a good amount of room for the spreading ones.

Are there any non-epiphytic cacti worth a try?
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Re: Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

Post by juster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Hi Kathy, it sounds as though the window sill will get good light, so some Rebutias might be worth a try. Most of them are more or less indestructible and they flower profusely and when small.
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Re: Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

Post by KathyM » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:31 pm

I have taken quite a lot of Rebutia cuttings this year which are still all in trays in the greenhouse so I could give them some to try.
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Re: Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

Post by Cactus Kid » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:06 pm

Also Haworthias. These prefer to be out of too much direct sunlight.
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Re: Plants for a NE facing office windowsill

Post by esp » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi Kathy

I've got surplus of the following, if you are interested, drop me a site mail:

Crassula muscosa
Crassula gollum
Crassula ovata prob hummel's sunset
Haworthia venosa v. tesselata
Hatiora rosea
Schlumbergera x buckleyi - traditional pink Christmas cactus

All are nice looking, well established plant. Without going to measure them, the crassulas are probably all 15-20 cm high, apart from the gollum which may be smaller. The Christmas cactus is still small, but has several flower buds.

Cheers

Ed
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