Plants & Nature

Plants saying hi


I took these photos nearly a month ago and the status has changed a bit. Also, I excluded some photos because I should just take new ones. The above pilea glauca aquamarine has been a total pain for me. It’s constantly dying and I’ve tried everything I can think of to keep it going, but I still find several new dead stems each week. These may just be one of those plants that I cannot get my head around.

ficus & ivy

The hanging spiderwort plant (also known as Wandering Jew) has been pretty much halved and I’m going to have around three more plants to make from what I took off of it. Below is my fairly new ficus lyrata plant. There are two branches in this one and it seems a little crowded, but I’m keeping an eye on it. It’s grown several new leaves since this photo.

flowering prostrata

My little peperomia prostrata (string of turtles) is twice this size now and still in the same little owl pot. It’s been flowering like this for several weeks now.


This string of pearls is also twice the size it is above and is now in a terra cotta pot instead of the green plastic one above. It’s on the kitchen window sill and the pearls are hanging over the sill so much that I’m afraid they’ll get in the way of cleaning soon so I’m going to hang it up once I decide on the right hanging pot for it. I’m really proud of bringing this one back from the brink of death. It looks better now than when I originally bought it.

rubber plant

The above ficus elastica (rubber plant) is doing well. It’s grown a few leaves since this photo. I’ve always been nervous about these sort of plants – similar to the ficus lyrata, but they seem to be ok in my house. Granted, neither have survived a winter in my house yet, so TBD…

silver satin pothos

I love this silver satin pothos. The leaves are slightly fuzzy to the touch and look velvety. This has also grown quite a bit.

This is only a smattering of the plants in the house. I also bought a small monstera because I was afraid to commit to a large, expensive one in case I killed it. So I’m starting slowing with a little one that doesn’t have the token holes in the leaves yet. I also got a lemon-lime philodendron that’s doing well. The neon pothos I had over a year ago didn’t last, so I thought I’d try with a philo and so far so good.

It was my birthday this past week and aside from the Zelda: Link’s Awakening game I knew I was going to get Z surprised me with a gardening bench for the back porch. We put it together today.


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