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Meet My New Mother-in-Law

September 26th, 2009 at 07:50 pm

Today I went to the local hardware store to buy a replacement plant for a large rubber plant that suddenly lost all its leaves. I'd had it for almost two years and it was lovely. But I also learned it was TOXIC to cats, so I was not heartbroken when it died. Fortunately, TC did not bother this one so all is well.

The replacement plant is a

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Sansevieria that cost $19.99 plus tax. It is commonly known as "Mother-in-Law's Tongue" and it has large, striking leaves. I hope it will last for years, much like one I used to keep in my office when I worked. They are easy to care for and best of all, safe for pets.

I love to decorate with flowers and plants but now that I have TC, I have to be selective. Unlike my dearly departed MC, TC has been known to chew on some of my plants and get into mischief. Orchids are one of my favorite
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cat-safe plants... the blooms last for months and I can usually purchase a nice large one for ~$20. On the other hand, when I buy fresh flowers, they only last about 5-7 days and a nice bouquet is ~$15. So plants are an economical alternative.

TC on top of the kitchen cabinets.

4 Responses to “Meet My New Mother-in-Law”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Beautiful plant and cat!

  2. fern Says:

    lovely pix. It's also called "snake plant." The worst thing you can do is overwater it. It really likes it dry.

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    I have one of those too. Actually, both things pictured - the plant and the troublemaker striped cat! What a cutie!

    I learned my plant did not like the dark area I had it in, so I had to move it to the sunny third floor. I'm so glad the color has come back. Too bad I lost a lot of leaves in the process.

    Oh, I have a smaller one too. Nicely chewed up by said troublemaker striped cat.

  4. walkinwood Says:

    Growing up in India, we also called it a Snake plant.

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