house plant journal


a journal for my house plants


October 19, 2014 - my mom said we can keep the monstera deliciosa!!! We’re going to put a trellis into the soil and get a more decorative pot. The pot will be placed at the base of the stairs (where there’s currently a fake plant). From there, the skylight is over 20 feet away - the area gets at maximum 30 foot-candles during the day. I’m hoping that it will grow much taller to get more bright light.


October 18, 2014 - finally see a new shoot growing from the zz plant since the repotting.


October 16, 2014 - appreciating the new leaves on my rex begonias.


October 15, 2014 - cut off two vines from the kitchen Pothos plant: the pure green and a highly variegated vine. When you root them, you have to make sure the root nub is submerged in water. pitchpine, let’s see how they turn out!


houseplantjournal:

October 13, 2014 - here’s a close up of two leaves with the spots. There’s nothing unusual under the leaves. Does this help with the diagnosis? Thanks hyggehaven, pitchpine and kihaku-gato for your help!

October 13, 2014 - hyggehaven and pitchpine, I’m not sure if it’s thrips as I’ve never seen any actual insects anywhere. Could it be a fungal problem?
October 13, 2014 - sprayed both sides of all leaves with insecticidal soap. Let’s see if that does anything…

October 13, 2014 - sprayed both sides of all leaves with insecticidal soap. Let’s see if that does anything…


October 13, 2014 - here’s a close up of two leaves with the spots. There’s nothing unusual under the leaves. Does this help with the diagnosis? Thanks hyggehaven, pitchpine and kihaku-gato for your help!


October 13, 2014 - the sensitive plant has grown quite leggy. One shoot grew towards the window, the other towards the skylight.


October 13, 2014 - my new mini orchid will reside among the air plants on my bathroom window sill (faces East and has a skylight). Humidity + bright indirect light = perfect indoor plant conditions?


October 13, 2014 - are all golden Pothos plants hybrids? Is there such a thing as a completely green Pothos: I found this vine with purely green leaves. All the other vines have leaves with the golden flecks so I don’t think the pure green vine is suffering from lack of light. The plant sits on a stand right up against a Northeastern window.


October 12, 2014 - got this mini orchid from a friend’s mom. Anyone have tips on how to care for it?


October 11, 2014 - last few times I’ll see these plants in my backyard before the fall cleanup. The spotted dead nettle has spread nicely. My mom wants to move some to cover the base of the next tree over. The hosta blooms have all dropped. The Virginia creeper leaves are changing to fall colours.


October 11, 2014 - another new air plant baby. This one had flowered earlier in the spring. Here are all my air plant babies in macro detail!


October 11, 2014 - the Rex begonias are still doing well. Some new leaves are growing. I’m hoping this teardrop shaped one fills in its pot.


October 11, 2014 - one of my air plants has a pest problem: it appears to be whitefly. I’ve sprayed the area with insecticidal soap and I try to manually remove them with tweezers when I have time. Hope I win this battle!