Plant swap or grab, AKA take my aloe babies
posted March 9, 2014 10:16 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 12 at 12:00 PM, Jade hotel lounge
52 West 13th Street, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
You can just take and not give if you don't have stuff to trade! Anybody interested in meeting up and trading some plant cuttings or succulent leaves for propagating? There must be other windowsill gardeners here with lots of plant babies...
We could trade or you could just take some of my insanely fertile aloe. I would love some new plants to try for Spring.
posted by rmless to Meetup (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I interact with a large number of plants but can't predict what and when things will be available.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:04 AM on March 10, 2014

YES! I have two rediculous spider plants. And aloe, and a pothos that's insane.
posted by larthegreat at 4:11 AM on March 10, 2014

Hmm, I don't have any plants to give, but I've been wanting to fill up my office windowsill with some greenery. Are you so desperate to give your plants away that you would be okay with getting something non-plant in return?
posted by Liesl at 7:47 AM on March 10, 2014

I would be happy to give stuff away to anyone who wants it, although I don't have anything exotic to give....

I've been told I need to reign in my plants entirely too many times.
posted by larthegreat at 9:08 AM on March 10, 2014

Yes! takers are fine with me- and I'd love a spider and different pothos from the one I have.

How is Sunday afternoon March 30?
That way we can take some cuttings now and hopefully start rooting them in water or whatev to be ready for the swap.
Also it will let some plants perk up a little for Spring maybe.
I think my plant fever is coming a bit too early for the actual weather.
posted by rmless at 9:11 AM on March 10, 2014

(Feel free to suggest another date too)
posted by rmless at 10:42 AM on March 10, 2014

Mid to late April might make more sense if there are going to be outside plants involved.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:23 PM on March 10, 2014

I'd love to get my pale grubby hands on some aloe cuttlings though all I have to offer in return are lowly spider plant babies.
posted by unannihilated at 2:41 PM on March 11, 2014

What time Sunday? I might be able to make it, we are doing the Highline walk at 1pm. Not sure about bringing spider plant cuttings on that though...

If there were to be one in the fall, I may have iris and day lily extras, as well.
posted by kellyblah at 11:37 AM on March 13, 2014

let's do several!
One in March now because I'm excited, and then one in April/May for the outdoor spring plants.
kellyblah- what time would you want it? we could do before your walk like at 12 or after at 3.

As for the place, the lounge in the Jade hotel is really nice (13th st btw 5th and 6th ave) and is close to the ACE at w 4th st and the F and M at 14th st and 6th, and the 123 at 14th and 7th.
posted by rmless at 1:38 PM on March 13, 2014

Oh, I actually can't make this. I'll be out of town. Have fun.
posted by unannihilated at 3:29 PM on March 20, 2014

Now that this is closer... Does anyone have a better time that they would like to suggest that would mean they could come?
So far it looks like I won't have anyone to unload these frikkin aloes on!
posted by rmless at 7:55 AM on March 24, 2014

Oddly enough I AM in need of aloe plants. (special request from my mom, and mine aren't robust enough to hand off yet)

I could do thursday evening? (I'm away this weekend)

I could hand off spider babies as well as pothos clippings, but not sure if you want those.
posted by larthegreat at 9:13 AM on March 25, 2014

I'm going out of town this weekend too, but I'm not free until after I come back the following Wednesday.
posted by unannihilated at 1:45 PM on March 26, 2014

I don't have any plants to offer, but I'd be happy to take some off your hands if we could there was a meetup after April 1 :)
posted by rhythm and booze at 7:14 AM on March 27, 2014

ok- let's reschedule for another weekend!
posted by rmless at 8:22 AM on March 27, 2014

I would love to exchange, but I have zero ability, it seems, to make a clipping actually grow. Does anybody have any tips?
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 12:09 PM on March 27, 2014

can't make it. the weekend of the 12th is a crazy weekend for me.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:05 PM on March 27, 2014

computech_apolloniajames: "I would love to exchange, but I have zero ability, it seems, to make a clipping actually grow. Does anybody have any tips?"

Depends on the plant, but my general rule of thumb for making clippings is to cut 1/4 inch below a node, at least 4 nodes down. Then you can still have at 3 leaves and the fourth set can become roots. Sharp scissors are good, too.

Or if the problem is what to do with the cuttings, if it is a succulent I let it heal over for about 2 days before planting it in dry soil, then water it in and leave it for a 3 days then water again.
For other plants I either plant right away in damp soil and water in, or try to grow roots in water first and once they are 2 inches, then put in soil.

sciencegeek- let's do another in May on a date you can def make!
posted by rmless at 7:37 AM on March 28, 2014

sounds good to me. by then I can probably bring about 8 million coleus cuttings.
posted by sciencegeek at 2:23 PM on March 28, 2014

I am better with later, as well. We just got a puppy, somewhat housebound for a bit!
posted by kellyblah at 9:23 AM on March 29, 2014

I have a bunch of ready to plant spider plants (they've been chilling in water for 2 weeks), but may be out of town this weekend after all.

I am terrible at this whole meetup thing.
posted by larthegreat at 6:40 AM on April 10, 2014

Is anyone more likely to make this round if we move it to Sunday or to Monday after work?
posted by rmless at 1:03 PM on April 10, 2014

Just found out that I am in town this weekend!
I can make it either saturday or sunday!
I have plants prepared! (well 4 spiders, + 1 over acheiver pothos cutting that kind of went to town)
posted by larthegreat at 5:42 AM on April 11, 2014

I can make the original day/time. If you want to change it, I couldn't make Monday after work, and Sunday would be a maybe depending on the time. That said, I'm not really contributing much, just coming to swipe some aloe babies.
posted by unannihilated at 1:22 PM on April 11, 2014

Lets keep it as is, see everyone soon!
posted by rmless at 8:50 PM on April 11, 2014

Miscalculated some baking, will be about 15 min late
posted by larthegreat at 8:40 AM on April 12, 2014

I'm leaving now from Midtown so will also be about 15 minutes late.
posted by unannihilated at 8:47 AM on April 12, 2014

Here a bit early!
posted by rhythm and booze at 8:58 AM on April 12, 2014

Just walked in I am in yellow
posted by rmless at 9:03 AM on April 12, 2014

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