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#1 of 10 Old 07-24-2005, 10:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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do well in full sun in the summer, and then can go in the house in the winter?

my husband wants to get some plants and things and decorate our apartment patio for my birthday (a great idea!). both of us appreciate plants but there are no green thumbs here (well, except for my 5 year old's). do plants like this exist? we're talking FULL sun in the summer--it gets hot here, over 100 at times.
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I abuse my christmas cactus like that! It does fine out on the deck all summer, and then in the greenhouse-like front window in the winter.
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hibiscus
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Spider plants (aka airplane plants) are the ultimate black thumb houseplant, imho. They'll tolerate anything - underwatering, overwatering, tons of sun, no sun.

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thanks for the suggestions

urban planter, i should have known to ask you!
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Citrus trees! I have a meyer lemon, and want to pick up a lime tree...
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I find begonias hard to kill, and they winter well inside.

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I second the Hibiscus. Also, Gardenias, Princess Flower, Begonias, Meyer Lemons, Mandevilla vine, Dipledena vine(which is really another variety of Mandevilla. This should be a good start!
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I third hibiscus. I also have a camellia that's doing well.
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We have two ficus trees that we abuse a lot, one braided trunk and one regular. They tolerate the heat/elements outside in the spring/summer/fall well and do good inside in the winter. The only caveat is that they drop leaves like crazy when you move them from inside to outside and vice versa but they recover well.

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