A Houseplant Round Up

I think I have more houseplants than most of my friends.  I think I have more houseplants than most of my relatives.  I think I have more houseplants than most of my co-workers.  I think houseplants are too much work for many busy people these days.

I think most houseplants thrive on a little neglect versus over watering for example, but they do die if left totally on their own.  I water about once a week.  I fertilize every two weeks during the growing season April - September.  This has worked for me, and I have been successful with houseplants for the most part.

I think a houseplant round up may be fun!


House Plant Round Up


My current houseplant list is as follows:

Ivies
A variegated ivy.  I love ivies, but I have killed a few.  I like them on my mantel or on my desk hutch but both are low light areas and die after a while.  I love leaving them is a small neutral pot and sticking them in vignettes, or in fun containers like this vintage plaid lunchbox.

Prayer Plant
 I have had this prayer plant for a lot of years.  It loses a few leaves now and then, and then grows a few new ones, and never gets much bigger.  I have it in a pot inside a great vintage McCoy Jardienere.

Prayer Plant
I love adding a little seasonal decoration to my houseplants.


Cactus Plant
Another long lived houseplant of mine.  It started as a one stem cactus in a miniature pot from Kmart.  Very easy to grow, and I love a white stained terra cotta pot and primitive flag.

African Violets
I have three different types of African Violets together in a pot inside a basket.  They are very healthy in their east facing window and bloom a couple times per year.


Snake Plant
This snake plant was an offshoot from a plant of my dear Grandma's who has been gone for over 10 years.  Very easy to grow.

Hoya in a Figural Swan Planter
This hoya plant in a vintage figural swan planter is another very old plant that was originally my Mom's.  She is still with us, but was thinning out some of her stuff.

Baby's Tears
Baby's Tears #1.  This little baby's tears was a fixture in vignettes in my early blogging career.  Unfortunately I under watered it, and it died.  This is not an easy plant to grow, especially if you are a beginner.  It also likes misting.

Houseplants and Christmas Decor
Houseplants and Christmas Decor.


Baby's Tears
Baby's Tears #2 purchased last winter as a replacement.  This was a much larger plant.  It's still alive but not currently this dense.

Grape Ivy Topiary
This is a grape ivy that I grow as a topiary in this pot and trellis.  It has low light requirements and is quite easy to grow.

Heart Leaf Philodendron
A super easy to grow plant that I have cut back many times since I have had it.  It grows well even in low light conditions, thriving during neglect.  I have a recent post on a haircut and clean up of this heart leaf philodendron here.

Several of my gardening friends have houseplants and/or houseplant tips to share too:

6 Easy to Grow Houseplants

Houseplants Winter Care

Houseplants and Vacations

Indoor Succulents

Winter Indoor Sanctuary with Houseplants

Amaryllis Tips

Amaryllis Tips
New Home New House New Life Also Shares Amaryllis Tips  I remember an Amaryllis being a favorite of my Grandma's for a November birthday gift!


Do you have any houseplants? Besides cleaning indoor air, they bring a design element to your home.

According to Houzz, there are five reasons to design with houseplants.  See them HERE.










7 comments:

  1. Carlene, I can't imagine living without house plants. We have low light, so most of the house plants here are ivy and closet plant. I'm trying to grow some ferns with mixed success. Out in the sunroom we have a crested euphorbia. Do you know this plant? It's like the large euphorbia you showed, except it has mutated into crests. Interesting plant.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. I'm hoping that my new house will have the right kind of light for lots of house plants - I've had the gamut of African violets, ferns, Pelargonium, right through to the succulents that I grow now. They have to be kept under lights for the winter which is somewhat difficult.

    PS: Thanks for the call out, Carlene!

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  3. This is a great post.
    I wish I could bring my plants in and winter them in the house. But my house is just too dark!
    I'm thinking of making a little green house/ box on the south porch with a couple of french doors I have down in the barn. The cement on the porch heats up...due to the sun, the windows in the doors will give light...and and hopefully I can keep my plants alive.
    We'll see.
    Pat

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  4. Hi Carlene,
    I am not a houseplant girl but yours are beautiful. I love all the ways you have them displayed. Really cute.
    Kris

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  5. What a beautiful collection of plants you have, Carlene. My favorite is the ivy. I just love it in that plaid lunch box. I am not a houseplant person. Outside no problem, inside they die, LOL!!

    Cynthia

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  6. What a lovely round up! I have better luck with indoor than outdoor plants. I could never get baby tears to grow no matter what I did..finally gave up. I do have a snake plant, like yours. Did you know they bloom and have the most beautiful smelling flowers? I love them!

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  7. What a lovely round up! I have better luck with indoor than outdoor plants. I could never get baby tears to grow no matter what I did..finally gave up. I do have a snake plant, like yours. Did you know they bloom and have the most beautiful smelling flowers? I love them!

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