🌴 My Jungle in Paradise🌴
I received my first ever plant from my stepmum after a cute little accomplishment of mine - The Poinsettia. 🌹 This was in December of 2019. It was so beautiful and red over the summer and then it slowly dropped its red leaves and morphed colours. I thought what is this sorcery!
A year on (literally a year on for us in New Zealand, our covid lockdown was for the month of April 2020), I have purchased and brought home a ton of new house plants. I've learnt so much about plants in general and I feel like Poison Ivy, only less violent 😈
I continue to fill my house with living, breathing, beautiful plants of all sizes and take regular progress photos of my plant babies, as I'm sure all plant ladies do. Here are a few taken just a few days ago, I was super proud that I wanted to show them off with the internet and with the Steemit world.
I also love the little mini succulent right next to my queen, and as I am typing this my entire brain has gone blank for plant names. But I do know this one! Just not right now.. So cuuuute!!
You might also notice the little aesthetic theme I am trying to pull off - Shades of White, Brown and Life!
The heartleft philodendron is literally gorgeous! I bought it in December 2020 in a plastic cup with two baby leaves and it has just been so rewarding to watch grow. My syngonium was propped from my mum's plant. I've since propped it two more times and added to the bunch and I cannot wait for it to grow big and luscious. The elephant ear I just rescued the other day, it was about to be sprayed so I quickly snagged it and hope it can acclimate indoors and thrive.. fingers crossed ✌️
I've read that peace lillies are totally poisonous for cats and dogs so I wanted to keep her somewhere high, away from my cat and large enough that everyone will say wow 😉
My plant that I have wrapping around the basket (which doesnt that look so fricking cool) was propped from a family friend's backyard when I housesat their home over summer. Three months on and the babies are thriving. I want to say she's a type of tradescantia but again, not sure.
I also love my Calathea so much, definitely Top 2. I have read and heard that calathea's can be super fussy and hard to keep happy so that alone is rewarding. My partner bought her for a xmas present and since then she has shot out 7 new leaves. I totally mist her and attend to her every need and am just so happy with her growth.
She lives on my table top and gives it such a nice flare, especially with her gold "necklace"😁
And lastly but certainly not least, I introduce you to my absolute pride and joy of my plant family - My Mini Monstera
Isnt she amazing! My mini monstera was maybe my second or third plant I bought after I was given my poinsettia. I had actually purchased two mini monstera and you may have noticed the other one at my prop station - They have both been growing literally so quickly! I've propped them a ton of times and given cuttings to my friends. My aim for this baby is to keep filling her up so she is full and the most beautiful in all the land.