As you may already know I happen to be quite fond of plants. Big, small, leafy or prickly I love them all equally and I want to own as many as possible! Every day I get so many questions about my plants, which ones do I have? How do I care for them? Etc. So I thought it would be fun to make a post about the plants I have and share my green family with you guys! So, without further ado, here are some fun facts about my small green friends!
Swiss Cheese Plant/Monstera Deliciosa:
This is my Monstera Deliciosa or as it’s better known, Swiss Cheese Plant. It’s probably my favorite plant out of all the plants I own, as well as the biggest! I love it’s luscious green glossy leaves, there is just something so entrancing about them! That and the fact that this beast grows really fast is something I love about it as well. I’ve seen pictures of them on Instagram where they are absolutely massive! I hope that someday I will get to see my little plant bean at the same monstrous size. I do however, need to buy a mister to pamper this plant properly!
This guy has a place in the living room to give him as much light as possible without having him in direct sunlight, which is what these big boys prefer. Watering them is fairly easy. I do it every other day when the soil has dried after the last watering. They are very big tropical plants so if you are looking in to getting one, make sure they get a fair bit of water each time.
In conclusion, these plants are wonderful to have and are very easy to take care of. They are climbers though so if you want a big tall plant you’ll have to support them with a moss stick or something of similar structure. In any case, these are big beautiful plants that will light up any room they are placed in and that’s why I love them.
Tangerine Tree/Citrus Reticulata:
This is my Tangerine Tree or Citrus Reticulata! I think this might be a dwarven variation but I can’t confirm that until I see it grow for myself. Fun fact: This was one of the first plants to ever enter the new house! Bought him a couple of weeks after we moved in. Thus this little guy is not very old which means he’s not going to bloom for another couple of years. It’s also the reason why I have left him to kinda grow as he sees fit. He does need serious pruning though but I’ll leave that for some springtime sniptime (lol). This is a small and wonderful smelling plant which is moderately easy to take care of and brings a little more color and life to your indoor environment while still having those beautiful green leaves! I’ve placed this guy in a sunny windowsill in my kitchen because it’s important that this plant gets a lot of sunlight. Watering this guy is very much in the same lane as the Swiss Cheese Plant. Water it once every other day when the soil has dried and make sure to mist the leaves to really make him feel good! I can’t wait for summertime because that’s when this guy really shines! Hopefully he will bear some fruit again this year!
Now I have quite a few succulents around the house so I won’t bore you with listing all of them. I do however want to tell you about how lovely they are to have around! First of all, they are extremely easy to take care of. A good tip is to keep these guys in clay pots or something that drains water well. Over watering your succulents can cause them to rot from the inside out and die which is something I think we all would like to avoid, plant included. These guys are otherwise very robust and can survive for long periods of time without water. That doesn’t mean that they enjoy it though! So make sure you water them a few days a week but generously. Giving them some good sunlight is also something they enjoy, which is why these hardcore plants usually have a place in most corners of a room (so long that that corner gets a fair bit of sun).
There is a million different types of succulents and they come in all different sizes and shapes, so while you may not like some you still have a huge variety of other cool plants left to choose from!
And there you have it! A little more info about the green leafed side of my life and the plants that occupy it. I hope you liked it and maybe even found it interesting! I love plants and I really want to learn how to take better care of them.
If you are looking for a nice houseplant keep these things in mind and remember to research the needs of the plants that you choose. Otherwise just have fun taking care of your cool new oxygen making little friends!
Thanks for reading!