I’ve been on a serious plant kick lately. Mostly because I’ve kept several alive and that has given me a reason to branch out. I’ve had this Aloe plant for three or four years, making it the easiest plant to own in the world.
My succulents are thriving. Again, it doesn’t take much effort. In fact, they’re better when left alone.
Even my little Norfolk Pine has fresh green tips.
If I surround myself in lush green house plants, it’s almost like winter isn’t happening. Last week, I saw Home Depot had 10 inch tropical plants on sale for $9.88. Sold and sold! I spotted a Big Leaf Philodendron and took it home. I still have to find the perfect planter and place, but I love this huge dude.
My what big leaves you have! They’re not kidding when they call it ‘Big Leaf.’
And I thought the Fiddle Leaf Fig had big leaves.
The Fig has found a home in the living room, seemingly happy basking in the bright sun. I found mealybugs on it a few weeks ago, but learned rubbing alcohol kills them. To get in the small crevices to kill the eggs (eew), I sprayed it twice daily with 1 part rubbing alcohol and 2 parts water. So far, the little buggers haven’t returned to feast.
And that little one on the table was three bucks at Home Depot. It’s a Peperomia and has sprouted three new leaves in the month or so I’ve had it.
The plant cart has a few additions too, since the tulips have bloomed and died back. My cabbage (looking rather scraggly without the lower leaves) and Christmas Cactus have a sad orchid (clearance find, hope I can nurse it back to health) and a colorful Croton.
Low light plants are harder to find, but this Philodendron and Climbing Aloe have been happy for a while now.
The way the Philodendron leaves unfurl is really interesting.
My tiny snake plant is going strong, too. I hear these things are nearly impossible to kill, but I’ll be the judge of that.
Do you have a favorite houseplant? Something easy and low maintenance I can add to my growing collection?