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Let’s Talk Plants (Again!)

Plants have always been a part of my life. When I was younger and we lived in Germany, our place felt like a jungle. My mom had plants everywhere and she was the queen of propagating and making more (those pothos make it so easy). I remember my mom bringing clippings to my teacher for them to create their own. Throughout the years (of adulthood), I had plants but never gave them the proper love they needed (and deserved). Now that my boys are at an age where they can basically take care of themselves, I wanted new babies. I am not interested in having anymore children so plants are a great alternative. Seriously, if you are thinking about having another child, don’t do it. Buy a plant. They bring a great vibe to the home. You can’t help look at them and feel good. There’s something about seeing a plant live, thrive, and grow. By now you should know how much I love my air plant but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other special ones in my life. Here are some that I have acquired over the last few weeks.

Bromeliad

I got the Bromeliad at a local nursery, Jarret’s Jungle, for only $1 (even in my plan adventures I stay thrifty)! I haven’t cared for one like this before but I’m hoping it creates a few offsprings because I want more.

African Violets  Another purchase from the same nursery and they were $1 each as well. The owner of the nursery told me “every home should have an African Violet.” These were dried out and dying a bit so I pruned the dead leaves. I have a thing for wanting to bring a dead-ish plants to life.

 

Pothos

My mom and I got one container counting pothos and from that we were able to make 10 separate pots.   These are one of the easiest houseplants to care for. You have to make it a personal mission to kill it. I can’t wait for them to start to grow and become vine-like.

Croton

I’ve never had these before but the colors are vibrant and gorgeous. These can be kept indoors or outdoors. I plan to keep one in and one out just to see the growth difference.

Schefflera 

This is my second set in a short amount of time. I had bought some and neglected them. Then I had a major freakout and overwatered them causing root rot which killed the plants. If only I had given the first set a small amount of water they may have still been alive. These plants are fairly low maintenance and great air purifiers. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Anthurium

Another one I haven’t cared for before but I was told there are really easy going.

I also have some Snake Plants (Mother in Law’s Tongue), some aloe I’m trying to propagate, several succulents, a spider plant, two tomato plants, and two pepper plants. Oh, and some basil and mint leaves.

I still have a few plants on my wish list.

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