Sunday, September 28, 2008

You be the judge



"No one will notice it's a pot plant," writes Sue. "Just stick it in the office." OK, I'm naive, and most of what I know about pot plants comes from watching jPod. Really? Is this a pot plant? In a listing? I know it's Holland, but still.

24 comments:

Jomamma said...

That looks very much like a Pot plant... there are some hibiscus species that also look like pot. Like you said, this is Holland. It's the cleanest, neatest house you've shown in quiet some time... if this is what having a pot plant does, let every one have one.

Anonymous said...

No its not. Have a look at this image.

A pot plant has one single stalk where the leaves grow from. This plant has many stalks.

David said...

Never having seen an actual living pot plant, I couldn't say it is but given it is totally legal in the Netherlands, why would it be an issue at all?

Cheers

Emily said...

It's pretty hard to tell from the photo. Japanese Maples can look like pot, and it could conceivably be hemp.

Francois Tremblay said...

Not pot.

Nobody who actually wants to grow pot to smoke would grow it in a little pot next to a window. Pot needs intense direct light and a lot more soil.

Andrea said...

It's probably a False Aralia (Dizygotheca elegantissima). My exhusband really liked that kind of plant, and often joked that it should be called a False Arrest. Hah hah. *rolls eyes*

Amazone said...

I think it is papyrus. And what Fran├žois says. Plus: it does stink, so you won't be having it indoors unless you are really growing in a separate room (which IS illegal over here)

Anonymous said...

That's not marijuana. It doesn't look enough like it and, like francois said, it would not grow in those conditions.

Suka said...

I think it's actually a FEW plants in more than one pot...More for the novelty than the bud, I think.

Lisa said...

False Aralia.

Calvin said...

It is a type of dwarf bamboo commonly grown as a houseplant.

C.

shieldmaiden said...

But lets all pretend that its a pot plant, thats so much more fun. Spoil sports.

MuseSwings said...

It's Holland you say? Then it is definitely pot. No question. Holland wears their wooden shoes on the liberal side.

Brandy said...

Hard to tell in the photo. Even Japanese Maple looks a lot like pot.

But I would say no, because even though you can purchase pot in Amsterdam, and buy it from pharmacies for medicinal use, you need to be registered and have a permit to grow it there.

Cannabis is a weed, truly, it will grow ANYWHERE. It's just that most commercial growers force it to grow faster by using grow lights on a 20 hour daylight schedule. But they want the crystals and resin to form on the blossoms, they don't just harvest the leaves.

But that is an adorable flat, in a neat area!

Charlene said...

I don't care about the pot plant; I just want to know if kitty on the stairs is included in the purchase price.

Old House Junkie said...

I don't know from pot plants, but I did notice that these photos were some of the best I've seen on your blog. Did you notice-toilet lids CLOSED?

Suka said...

Brandy - any home can have up to 7 plants legally (because 8 would just be foolish...) no permit necessary.

But you're right...you have to know what you're doing to get good, smokeable stuff. I hear.

Eric said...

Definately False Aralia, just do an image search. It is a very common house plant. The place is quite lovely, has a cute garden!

FarmWife said...

Seriously, your readers seem to be experts on what is or is not a pot plant...makes you wonder, doesn't it? ;)

Ash said...

Definitely an aralia. I sold two last week that looked basically the same except that they had black leaves.

william said...

Well, if it IS a pot plant, it's got the look of one growing in those conditions, i.e. indoors with less than adequate lighting (for a pot plant), and kind of stringy, but pinched tops to keep it from growing too tall.

Anyway, that's what ... I.. heard....


years ago

Liesl said...

In British English (and therefore used by many Europeans who learn British English), a pot plant refers to any plant that is in a pot, aka what Americans would call a "potted plant." I don't know what they would call pot in a pot, though.

Jen said...

That's definitely not a pot plant. Doesn't look anything like it, actually.

Still funny though.

Knatolee said...

Ooohh, jPod, how I miss it.

No clue about the pot plant, but for fun's sake, let's say it is one!