£3.99 House Plants at Aldi
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£3.99 House Plants at Aldi

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Found 7th Jun 2012
Brighten up your home with this great selection of well-established House Plants.

17cm pot
Between 80cm and 90cm in height

Knew this was coming a week ago, but didn't think they would be that good. Went to check today and I'm glad I did, these plants have great foliage, great height and good maturity. Well worth the money, as other stores have these for around double the price, it even beats the B&Q BOGOF offer on plants a few weekends ago.

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Do you need Ultra-violet lights and heat lamps for any of these ,like my neighbour does for his house plants ?;)

how do these thursday special buys work ? are they one day only?

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solonely

Do you need Ultra-violet lights and heat lamps for any of these ,like my … Do you need Ultra-violet lights and heat lamps for any of these ,like my neighbour does for his house plants ?;)



ooops master chief isn't happy about you telling the world the real reason why he is so epic

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deeppockets

how do these thursday special buys work ? are they one day only?



Normally last for a week, but its the when its gone its gone motto

just come back from aldi - excellent value, very happy with the plants :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/sirwalterf/IMAG0056.jpg

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will they grow and if they do do i need another pot

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sofiasar

will they grow and if they do do i need another pot



Yes, they should grow if you follow the instruction card that comes with them, you will need another pot as the ones I have, have got holes at the bottom (design of the pot, not because it is damaged) or you could put a plate underneath the pot in the mean time. If you go with the pot, the ones that you can get from the pound shop (two for £1) are a good size, but remember only got a few centimetres bigger from the original pot.

If you want more help, let me know and I'll advice if I can

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how long will they take to grow. got 2 for my self and 1 for fathers day. love em makes room look brill. aldi assistant said ther selling really fast. glad iv got mine now sis said get her 1 lol

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sofiasar

how long will they take to grow. got 2 for my self and 1 for fathers day. … how long will they take to grow. got 2 for my self and 1 for fathers day. love em makes room look brill. aldi assistant said ther selling really fast. glad iv got mine now sis said get her 1 lol



Dependent on which you bought, will depend on the season they tend to sprout new leaves/foliage. Many from the selection tend to bloom mostly in spring and summer, so ideal time really and they tend to keep their leave all year round.

Now it will just depend on how well you take care of it, as in; where you place it and how much you feed it. My best advice would be to do a little research on the plants you bought today to ensure they last for years.

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ones in a corner and other againt the wall. got the chubby trunk one and the thin one with long leaves lol i dont know there names but il see

this is a top top deal. went out and bought 5. they are so big and compared to B&Q, they far better value. thank you for finding this deal.

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sofiasar

ones in a corner and other againt the wall. got the chubby trunk one and … ones in a corner and other againt the wall. got the chubby trunk one and the thin one with long leaves lol i dont know there names but il see



I assume you have Yucca and the Dracaena, if you look on the picture deeppockets kindly posted earlier, its number 3 and 5 in the line. The care for these are put in a well lit place, water regularly during the summer, but that doesn't water them everyday.

The best way to check if a plant needs water, is to stick your finger in the compost and go in the length of your finger, if your finger comes out wet and muddy, then don't feed it, if it is dry then feed it about half a cup to a cup size of water. But, keep an eye on it to see how often you should be feeding it with the finger test method. This will change with the season change.

It is also good to remember not to over feed them as these plants don't like sitting it overly watered compost. Nor do they like being starved so you need to find the right balance for your individual plant, as like humans they are unique and have different needs.

If you wish to use some sort of fertilizer, then they will vary dependent on how much you wish to spend. However, as an experiment I bought some drip feeds (6 per pack) from poundland, and have found that it works very well on the plants I tried it with. But, I have none left and have not used it on these, so tread with caution if you are unsure. If you do buy it then do the daily picture check, take a picture of it before you use the feed, take the same picture (angle, time, light) everyday once the feed has been put in and see how it changes, if for the better then the plant likes it, if not then take it out, simple. The earlier you see the changes the more you can save it.

Hope that helps.

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omegatvt

this is a top top deal. went out and bought 5. they are so big and … this is a top top deal. went out and bought 5. they are so big and compared to B&Q, they far better value. thank you for finding this deal.



LOL, bought five, I got four and people thought I was weird, but it didn't stop them from huddling around the plants and looking through them...lol.

Yes your right B&Q have them at the same size for more then double, I went during the BOGOF sale and bought two dracaena massangeana £15 each with one being free and both had extra one off cut in the same pot.

Oh and no problem for finding and posting this deal, it was my pleasure
Edited by: "bright_star" 9th Jun 2012

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great guess bright-star!!! i love the 3rd 1 i carnt stop starring at it and i can see its starting to come out, sorry i sound stupid but iv never had house plants before may be cos am 27 lol

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and iv told every1 about them, am mad mad mad, its made me happier when am in the room and it makes me smile well i need it

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sofiasar

great guess bright-star!!! i love the 3rd 1 i carnt stop starring at it … great guess bright-star!!! i love the 3rd 1 i carnt stop starring at it and i can see its starting to come out, sorry i sound stupid but iv never had house plants before may be cos am 27 lol



LOL, thanks and you don't sound stupid at all, I guess some flowers or things just have that affect on people. And oh dear your 27 and this is your first house plant, you've missed alot, I too am 27 but have been into flowers since I was young, my mum started it all of for me

sofiasar

and iv told every1 about them, am mad mad mad, its made me happier when … and iv told every1 about them, am mad mad mad, its made me happier when am in the room and it makes me smile well i need it



I think you should watch this video, its not in English its Italian, I don't understand it but the video is good and the green thing the guy uses is paint, but best to click a minute in the video as the first part is a bit boring...lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=96g4QJOmzrA

when you feel confident you can do this, this season then you will have two Yucca plants...I plan on doing this soon too

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omg carnt belive it ur 27 thought you would be older with all that experience and chat. vidio was good but couldnt belive it u could grow another first i thought what the hell is he doing. what was that paint stuff he was using

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LOL, yep 27, but I've had years of watching my mum care for her plants, now I have more time to care for them, plus reading about plants means I'm more confident to do more experiments with plants

The paint was to stop the plant from drying out at the point he cut it, which would mean the whole plant would pretty much die if you leave it, so the paint would prevent that, but i know some people put dried compost on it instead. If you look at the yucca plant you bought you will see it has already been painted, green or maroon...can't remember the colour of mine...have a look at yours

Great!

I got a couple the other day and may head back tomorrow to see if I can get more. Bright star, I think it is great that you know so much about houseplants. I'm 34 and people my age think I'm a bit of a granny for being into plants and growing veg etc.

Also, I got a book this week from amazon called "How to Grow Fresh Air", really recommend, it lists the top 50 houseplants for taking pollutants out of the air.

Just picked up 4off, but now reduced to £2.99 in Rutherglen Glasgow.

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accusedgirl

I got a couple the other day and may head back tomorrow to see if I can … I got a couple the other day and may head back tomorrow to see if I can get more. Bright star, I think it is great that you know so much about houseplants. I'm 34 and people my age think I'm a bit of a granny for being into plants and growing veg etc.Also, I got a book this week from amazon called "How to Grow Fresh Air", really recommend, it lists the top 50 houseplants for taking pollutants out of the air.



I might head out again today, but I know what I'm like I will buy too many, but it really is a great deal. And, thanks for the comment, but I do tend to read up about plants that I'm either thinking of buying or have already bought, so it is where most of the knowledge comes from.

As for the age, I think its a lost art to grow your own stuff, people are too quick to run out and buy it already grown, even if it doesn't taste as nice or look as good. And yes I too get the comments of granny etc, but it stems from how our grandparents generation had to ration and growing your own was the best way to do things, a skill that many did pass on to their children. But, due to industrialisation, things are available on a mass scale and many people have become lazy or too busy. Shame really, but the granny comments go out the window once they see my orchid collection indoors and my mini orchard outdoors

As for the book, I'm not one to sit and read unless I have to, I do however watch short clips about such things via youtube and then view others that may have taken the advice, put it in practice and see what results they have had before going out and getting the plant/s. These might be useful to you as, as these are the type of things I tend to watch

youtube.com/watch?v=gmn7tjSNyAA

youtube.com/watch?v=n24G2UDgBA4

There are many others that you can find or read about on the internet, but I do understand that people prefer books and thank you for the recommendation

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Macintyre2012

Just picked up 4off, but now reduced to £2.99 in Rutherglen Glasgow.



oO £2.99 As the terminator says ''I'll be back''

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bright_star

oO £2.99 As the terminator says ''I'll be back''



I'm back.....but nope still at £3.99, but atleast I bought another Yucca plant to dissect muhahaha

Hi Bright star,

The book is not heavy going in all honesty. Basically just a picture of each plant and details of what pollutants it takes out of the airand it's upkeep etc. Many people don't realise how polluted inddor air is and how many pollutants there are from things like carpets, sofas etc.

I agree with what you say about our generation compared with the old folks. I don't care what other people think. I love growing my own and I get a lot of pleasure from my plants, just wish I'd been into it when I was younger. To be honest I'm learning as much as I can about self-sufficiency because I think the way things are going we're going to need to use these skills. I do not want to rely on going down to the supermarkets and eating substandard food.

Thanks for the youtube links, i'll check them out. Good luck with the Yucca.

Regards.

Good spot Thanks.
The quality of the palnts are good.
Unfortunately for me, all of them require bright light (no direct sun), which Im lacking on north side.

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accusedgirl

Hi Bright star,The book is not heavy going in all honesty. Basically … Hi Bright star,The book is not heavy going in all honesty. Basically just a picture of each plant and details of what pollutants it takes out of the airand it's upkeep etc. Many people don't realise how polluted inddor air is and how many pollutants there are from things like carpets, sofas etc.I agree with what you say about our generation compared with the old folks. I don't care what other people think. I love growing my own and I get a lot of pleasure from my plants, just wish I'd been into it when I was younger. To be honest I'm learning as much as I can about self-sufficiency because I think the way things are going we're going to need to use these skills. I do not want to rely on going down to the supermarkets and eating substandard food.Thanks for the youtube links, i'll check them out. Good luck with the Yucca.Regards.



Hi, interesting book, but I've always been a visual learning, parents picked that up at an early age and taught me what they knew visually and I'm thankful they did, as I now have lots of skills. But, the book and information within it, that you have told me of, do sound interesting and something that would keep me interested and I thank you for the recommendation.

100% agree with all what you have send in your second paragraph, and thank you for the luck, just hope it works.

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edgarsr

Good spot Thanks.The quality of the palnts are good. Unfortunately for … Good spot Thanks.The quality of the palnts are good. Unfortunately for me, all of them require bright light (no direct sun), which Im lacking on north side.



North side, what part of the north are you from? And its natural light which these plants like and need, so you don't need the direct light from the sun, just place it near a window.

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Macintyre2012

Just picked up 4off, but now reduced to £2.99 in Rutherglen Glasgow.



Yep, £2.99 now about 30 left at my local (Stockport) store

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http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh571/Kaneez84/100_0727.jpg

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wow thats new

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sofiasar

wow thats new



lol, thanks, but the one on the right, with the strip leaves is a dracaena massangeana, I got that from B&Q a few weeks ago for £7.50, it was originally £15 but they had a BOGOF so I got two

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bargin for £7.50 for two. id love to have 1. you should invite us all round urs to see your collection

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sofiasar

bargin for £7.50 for two. id love to have 1. you should invite us all … bargin for £7.50 for two. id love to have 1. you should invite us all round urs to see your collection



lol sorry it was £15 for the 2, so due to the BOGOF it was £7.50 each, but I had been looking to buy these for a long time, and when the sale came I was right there. By the way I charge at the door for any tours lol

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lol you will be rich then, £7.50 still worth it, feel like getting a plant for bedroom heard they £2.99 but will be lucky to get 1, your first plant has grown like mine but your second is so smaller, mines masive

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LOL, yeah £7.50 was well worth the plant, yes they are £2.99 they had about 30 left in my local when I was in last. I bought 4 Yucca plants, two were high in stem but low in foliage, but I wanted them to match in height the foliage will follow. The other has a lot of foliage but low in stem and the fourth one, was my experiment Yucca, I chopped it in half and now am waiting for it to re-root.

As for a plant in the bedroom, a plant that will help with the oxygen levels is a plant called the 'mother in laws tongue'

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If your into good oxygen levels whilst you sleep, as this plant works most at night and if you live on a main road etc, this is perfect
Edited by: "bright_star" 17th Jun 2012

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sounds brill but when i looked at pic thought i might get scared seeing that on a night

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lol, well there are smaller versions in little pots, that aren't as scary. But, I just thought to give you one option that will help your health too, but up to you which you go for in the end, as you don't want to be scared by a plant

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i meant looks ugly lol. i was half sleep then when typed last comment

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Oh right okay.
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