I Have a Problem
… and that problem is compulsive plant-buying. Seriously. The downside to feeling more motivated and energetic lately is that I use that motivation and energy to go to all the flower shops and garden centres around here… And things like this happen:
25 new plants in about two weeks, and that’s not even counting the seeds and bulbs. And then because that wasn’t enough yet, three more.
And that’s not even counting all the vegetables and flowers for the balcony. I need those, and they’ll only be around for a few months at most. These 28 are plants that I hope will be permanent additions to my jungle, and I don’t really need more houseplants.
Although I did kind of need these twlo Calatheas, because I was replanting the big mixed pot in the living room, and they were just what was missing. And I absolutely needed a Saxifraga stolonifera in a magnetic pot, because… because I just needed it, all right?
I actually remembered to write a list of all the new plants, although I’m not quite sure what some of them are – many of them were mini plants (in 5 cm pots), because the flower shop down the street was selling them at 99 cents, which is an excellent price, so I just grabbed anything that was vaguely interesting, and tiny baby palms are kind of hard to tell apart. I find palms difficult at the best of times, but at this size? Impossible.
Calathea ‘White Star’
Chamaedorea elegans (maybe?)
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (maybe?)
Dracaena marginata ‘Bicolor’
Dracaena marginata ‘Magenta’
Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolor’
Dracaena sanderiana (white variegation)
Dracaena sanderiana (yellow variegation)
Ficus benghalensis (?)
Ficus benjamina (yellow variegation)
Ficus binnendijkii ‘Amstel Gold’
Maranta leuconeura (variety?)
Maranta leuconeura ‘Fascinator’
Oxalis articulata (pink)
Oxalis articulata (white)
Pilea ‘Moon Valley’
Pilea ‘Silver Tree’
Schefflera arboricola (variegated)
Schefflera elegantissima (variegated)
Many of these tiny plants now have to share pots, because it’s so much easier to water one big pot than two or three tiny ones. And I kind of like the idea of a pot with three different varieties of Dracaena marginata. I think this will look very nice.