I was supposed to be on what some like to call a “plant ban.” Care to take a guess how long that lasted? Exactly. I knocked a few things off the wishlist recently. First let’s just talk about this gem.. Ceropegia woodii (String of hearts-weeks after adoption) Ceropegia woodii (String of hearts) This is a… Continue reading Stringy Leafage
The Marantaceae family, also commonly known as prayer plants, consist of 31 genera (think of this as a sub-group) and around 530 species within. This includes Calathea, Maranta, Stromanthe, along with several others. This family of plants love humidity! In the wild, they typically live on the forest floors of Central and South America. I… Continue reading Maranta Mania
I just needed 1 thing. And it was not a plant. Needless to say, I got a plant. Once again, I found a Phalaenopsis orchid with a dead stem, and awesome roots. Rehab day 1. That stem needed to go. Orchids like to be root bound, but not as bound as this one was. I… Continue reading A trip to the nursery, means another orchid saved.
End of August, I kept seeing this big phalaenopsis on the 50% shelf at the nursery. Huge green leaves, no blooms (but hey! I felt up to the challenge). Since we make frequent trips to the local places, I saw it on occasion. Beginning of September comes around, I happen to see it sitting there… Continue reading Project Phalaenopsis
We are not all perfect plant parents. Believe me, I wish I was. What I love about plant parenthood is the certain conundrums we come across. Something wilts? “Are you thirsty?!” “Oh, it’s too bright” or the ever so common (at least in my household), “What the hell is wrong with you?!?” I killed many… Continue reading Orchid oasis