I actually went to town because I found this little beauty on Facebook Marketplace from a fellow ig’er – Planted In Chicago. I’ve been looking for a Pilea everywhere in our area and had never seen one until Saturday. Day made! She loves her new home.
I’d also like to share with you some of my other Houseplants. I was always the first person to never have any houseplants because “I can’t keep them alive.” Then I started an Instagram account and saw how much people loved having plants and how much they add to your home. I’ll add, that one plant I did have at that point was a lovely Palm plant, its since met its demise, puppies and houseplants don’t mix. Sigh.
Let’s start the Houseplant Tour
I have 2 Peperomia plants, the first one I got at Aldi’s and its still very happy. They tend to get a little wonky as they get bigger, so I trimmed them a bit and am propagating some new ones by putting the cuttings in water. I love this Test Tube Vase I found from Hearth and Hand– so perfect for propagating!
I love using the kitchen shelves to grow my Plant babies on…
Into the living room
My large Fiddle Leaf Fig is actually looking a little ragged around the bottom so I may trim a few old leaves, it’s not too unhappy though, its actually got new leaves appearing as well. I first talked about it Here when I repotted it this summer.
My Bop resides in the bedroom
Bop? Bird Of Paradise. I love the huge tropical vibes, its actually highly toxic to animals so its booby-trapped so my cute puppers can’t reach it.
This is a Snake Plant I was gifted last fall, it was 3x larger, but this is all I was able to save + I didn’t need 3 monster Snake Plants. It has been slow going since I’ve repotted it, but for the most part upright at this point. Did you know Sanseviera (Snake Plant) is very good at filtering the air and only requires a little light? So cool!
Last one… My Orchid
I actually got this beautiful Orchid in May 2016, its been a steady bloomer and source of joy. You see, I had one of the most terrible days of my life the day I got this. This was the day I got my initial diagnosis of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’ll never forget sitting in my car and crying and wondering what was to come with the rest of my life. Arriving home and finding my husband waiting with a hug and this beauty, did make me feel so much better that day. Huge sentimental value and I’ve found that Orchid’s are actually quite east to care for- small amounts of water and bright light and they’re quite happy!
I’ll have later posts coming where I’ll talk more about plant care as well as my own health journey. Until then~ Laura