A New Botanist

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Crassula, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Crassula

    Crassula Member

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    Greetings friends,

    I'm new to the world of botany and the wonders it holds but I'm fascinated and would love to give it a try. I was thinking of buying a Jade potted plant for myself but then I thought..."I don't know a thing about taking care of one!" So here I am.

    Water? Coarse I have water...there's dirt out back, I can get the plant from the store I believe. But is that all I need? I live in Nevada, so I'm not sure if the climate will be alright for the plant...

    Well, I could sure use some advice on my first plant!

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Have a read through the forums for the threads on [SEARCH]jade plant[/SEARCH] - lot of advice there already.

    One thing that likely won't be mentioned in those threads is that you'll not want to use outside soil - generally too heavy for indoor plant care.
     
  3. Crassula

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    Great! Thanks very much. :)
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    As an aside - what you're wanting to be is a horticulturalist (how to grow plants), more than a botanist (how to study and classify plants)
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, though I do enjoy both subjects. :)
     

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