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Q.Keeping Compost Plants Indoors

Zone M14 4GQ | Jamesn1981 added on March 26, 2021 | Answered

Hi, I have a few plant pots which contain compost in my living room, is this bad?, do I need to treat the compost well? I have noticed a few flies, but can these lay eggs etc?…. Are these coming from the composted plants. Lastly, I had a “Hyacinth” can these grow back yearly?, How long should they last for?? I am HIV+ so not sure if having compost in my flat is dangerous. Hope you can help, James Nightingale PS: when it comes to having in door plants is it better to have plastic ones??

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Answered on March 29, 2021

Compost won't be dangerous, unless it starts to contract molds that can be harsh on the immune system. In order to prevent molds, fungicides can be used, regularly. This article will help:


While insects can be a nuisance, indoors, they can be controlled quite easily. Here are some articles that will help:


Gardening, indoors, will come with its own set of challenges. Here is a collection of articles that will help with indoor gardening:



As for your Hyacinth- Yes, they are perennials! Here is a collection of articles that will help you to care for the plant:


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