house plant journal


a journal for my house plants


September 27, 2014 - what does it mean when the new growth shrivels up when they’re still small?


September 27, 2014 - pictures of newly opened leaves and their next older neighbours. This one is almost ready to roll out. I’m tempted to unravel it just to see what leaf pattern it has!


September 25, 2014 - another Home Depot acquisition: dwarf zz plant. First time I’ve ever seen this and apparently, it’s patent pending (the tag reads: “propagation prohibited”). Compare it to the normal zz plant…


September 25, 2014 - couldn’t help myself - I love the foliage on these Rex begonias. I read that they’re difficult to care for. I’ve put them in my bathroom for a nice bright and humid environment.


September 26, 2014 - saw this awesome philodendron at Home Depot. This will be perfect for hanging in the hallway outside of the Sunday school rooms. The surface of the leaves have a faint silvery shimmer while the underside is purple. Anyone know the exact name?


September 26, 2014 - when checking up on my Tillandsia collection, I found this one has developed a pup! What species is this?


September 25, 2014 - each of these leaves has a new one forming. I wonder whether they’ll have the same pattern or the next mature form…


September 24, 2014 - after almost a year of going plant-crazy, I think it would be better to have fewer but larger pots of plants. Thus, I’m combining these peperomia plants (obtusifolia, clusiifolia). I wonder whether these cousins will play nicely in the same pot…

September 24, 2014 - playing around in Photoshop to show the pastor what our church foyer could look like with a well-grown Monstera Deliciosa on the balcony.

September 24, 2014 - playing around in Photoshop to show the pastor what our church foyer could look like with a well-grown Monstera Deliciosa on the balcony.


September 23, 2014 - still thinking about the monstera deliciosa…”my pet monster”. Perhaps I can place the pot up on the balcony and train the plant over the side (I could mount a trellis onto the blue wall). Doing it over the railing probably won’t fly with fire regulations. I’ll draw up an “artist conception” and present it to the advisory board.


September 22, 2014 - the sansevieria Hahnii plantlets were starting to push out against the pot. As I cleared away the soil, my curiosity got the best of me: I hosed down the root ball to get a clear view. The new shoots seem to move out horizontally from the main plant and, when they hit a barrier, the grow upwards. There appears to be a 4th plantlet emerging. I also noticed the original root that started this main plant. I’m excited to raise 3 little sansevieria Hahnii babies!


September 21, 2014 - This would have been the perfect location at my church for the monstera deliciosa: a south-facing window/door that gets diffused light most of the day; a bare wall with lots of upward space. Unfortunately, due to fire regulations, we can’t put anything on stairways (landings are part of the stairway).

pitchpine:

Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) in deep Torry muck at the top of an irrigation ditch. (re: houseplantjournal !) / 20 September 2014

So the optimal leaf pattern for Monstera deliciosa has both cuts and holes. Very cool! Thanks, pitchpine!

pitchpine:

Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) in deep Torry muck at the top of an irrigation ditch. (re: houseplantjournal !) / 20 September 2014

So the optimal leaf pattern for Monstera deliciosa has both cuts and holes. Very cool! Thanks, pitchpine!


September 20, 2014 - I’m starting to appreciate these mixed flower baskets my mom likes to buy. Their colours seem to pop up against the green foliage. One of them looks like it’s made of black velvet.


September 2 - 20, 2014 - in just under 20 days, the Wandering Jew has grown 5” taller but it has lost some of its deep purple colour.