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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Growing Mother-In-Law's Tongue Or Snake Plant In My Garden.

I have the Mother-in-law's plant or Snake plant in my garden for many years. I have 2 pots of this plant and I placed them outside my house.
It is very hardy and grows easily. It is low maintenance. The plant is also drought tolerant. Over watering or bad drainage will cause rotting.
 This plant spread through rhizomes. Propagation can be done through whole plant with rhizomes or stem cuttings.
One day, I decided to decorate my plants with egg shells. My neighbour's grandchild loves to see the egg shells.
 Unfortunately, all the egg shells were blown away by strong wind and it happened a few times. I gave up collecting egg shells and at present they are without the egg shells.
 I just found out that these plants cleanse and purify the air. I intend to propagate one or two and grow them in decorative pots to place inside my house.


Having such great promises as these, dear friends,

let us turn away from everything wrong,

whether of body or spirit, and purify ourselves,

living in the wholesome fear of God

giving ourselves to him alone.

(2 Corinthians 7:1, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following flowers are for joining Good Fences.
 Deep orange Dahlia and fence.
 Red boungainvillea and fence.
 Round chilies plant behind a chain link fence.
Dahlias and fence.

Linking to Good Fences.

52 comments:

  1. I always thought that Growing Mother-In-Law's Tongue was an interesting name!

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    1. Thank you, Tom. I have wondered about the name too.

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  2. Hello, I like the snake plant with the eggs is cute. Pretty flowers. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy day!

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  3. Is snake plants poisonous??

    Yup. I seen people place the egg shells like that. Haha.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. But the wind kept blowing away the egg shells. Yes, the plant is poisonous to children and pets.

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  4. beautiful plants and the eggs were a cute addition while they lasted. too cute. thanks, nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a beautiful day!

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  5. Lol...the eggs shell reminds me of my friend. One day we were going for morning walk. She told me she saw 1 hse with this plant and the plant have flower. We went nearer then baru discovered it's actually egg shell

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    1. Actually I have photos of snake plant flowering on the internet. I also hope to see my plants flower. The egg shell were the temporary decoration for my plants. Lol!

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  6. pretty plants and i never knew of that name, mother in law or snake plant!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. Actually I don't like both the names of this plant. Lol!

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  7. It's lovely without the egg shells, and fun with them. I thought you had decorated the chilly plant with egg shells, until I took a closer look!:))

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. Ha ha...those are round chilies! Have a great day!

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  8. Beautiful plants! I love the egg shell decoration...so fun!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Without the egg shells, some of my friends found it hard to locate my house!

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  9. Magnificas estas plantas e flores de jardim.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a happy day!

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  10. I love the colours and patterns of the plant in your first photos!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a lovely day!

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  11. Very interesting plants! Have a great day! xoxo

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a good day!

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  13. Snake plants are really cool looking. The eggs on top was such a fun idea. To bad te wind blew them off. Loved all the pretty flowers by the fences. Man those dahlias at the end are tall!

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    1. Thank you, Ida. Maybe I should be collecting egg shells again. Lol!

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  14. Nancy I have Mother's in Law plant and I like it.. Decoratio is nice. Have a great Friday

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    1. I hope to get some nice decorative pots to plant some of this plant as indoor plant.

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  15. What a cute idea about the egg shells! They kinds look like the leaves are budding. I have had these plants. They make great house plants, so mine were kept inside. I think they are the toughest of all plans! Yours look very healthy!

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    1. I have seen from the interest that these plants flower. I hope my plants will flower too!

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  16. I love Mother in Law's Tongues but I have not seen them here in France. Also bougainvillea does not grow that well here and it grew like a weed in South Africa. Like the eggs :-) Have a good day Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. Lovely shots. I like the idea of using egg shells as decoration!

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    1. Maybe I should start collecting egg shells again.

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  18. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a happy day!

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  19. Nancy, you must put the egg shells there again... Easy to recognise...

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    1. Than I have to start collecting egg shells again.

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  20. This is a good plant to put in the house as it purifies air like what you have said.

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    1. Hi Mun. Yes, I am thinking about it.

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  21. Those plants are supposed to be good for producing oxygen at night. When the haze was so overwhelming last year, I did a little research (there's a great Ted Talk about it) to find out some environmentally friendly ways to combat it, and these plants were recommended for the bedroom at night.

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    1. Thank you, dear for the confirmation of the benefit of this plant. I will grow some to place in my house. Great way to purify the air in my house.

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  22. Think i saw the Snake plant before, but do not know the name...

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    1. It is a very common plant. Have a lovely day!

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  23. What an interesting name for an interesting plant. Wonder how it got its name.

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    1. Thank you, Happyone. I too would love to know why..Lol!

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  24. Ooo I have totally forgotten about putting egg-shells on these plants! I loved looking at such a plant in my neighbourhood when I was small. Going to collect egg shells for these... my girls are going to love them lalalala..

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    1. Yes, Stacy. My neighbour's little boy insisted his mom bring him over to touch the egg shells every morning when the egg shells were there.

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  25. I love the decoration with egg shells. Gives them such a unique look!:)

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  26. Pretty plants, Nancy.

    I love the eggshell whimsy!
    ~

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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