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    Indoor plants... any ideas?

    I read in the local paper that the corn plant is very tall and a good indoor plant. Does anyone have a picture? Right now we have a tall FAKE ficus tree. The den needed some color but I would love for the tall plant to be real without much mess. Ideas?
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    The ONLY indoor plants I have and have managed to keep alive is a spider plant I bought two yrs. ago and a mixed plant T sent me when I was in the hospital last Jan. .So, I'm no help but would like to see some responses as well.
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    I have a spider plant... I think-LOL! It's outside. It's hiding some stuff outside so I wouldn't want to move it inside. I am gonna look up that corn plant. It's probalby not very pretty. I am imagining a tall plant that looks like a corn stalk!!!!
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    A corn stalk is what I thought of when reading it as well. Please, post a pic of one if you find it on line.
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    I have this plant in my living room and I think it is a corn plant. The leaves are corn-leaf-like, I think. I haven't managed to kill it, so it's pretty sturdy! It is nearly to the ceiling and I'm not sure what I'm going to do a year from now when it's over 8' tall.

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    Ok! The leaves are nice but it's bare at the bottom. Was that because of the way you pruned it? I want something with leave all over. Hmm...
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    No, that is the way it grows. It's like a palm tree in that new leaves grow at the top, then the lower ones die and you remove them. This particular plant is behind a large leather chair (I moved it for the picture), so the bareness of the trunk works well. If it is in a more exposed location, something bushier might be nice.

    What about one of those large palm things with long fringe-y leaves like they had in the 1920s? Those can fill a corner nicely. My only problem with them is they only last me about 6 months because they die on me. My most recent one went into the trash about a month ago.
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