Let me introduce you to some of my plants!
My favorite houseplants are Pothos! Pothos are great for beginner plant owners as they don’t require too much attention. They are able to thrive in medium to low light. Pothos are prolific growers and I’m constantly trimming and propagating them to give to friends and family. I have the Golden, Neon and Silver Satin varieties. Fun fact: Silver Satin Pothos are actually part of the Scindapsus genus, but is commonly known as part of the Pothos family.
As with Pothos, the Philodendron comes in many varieties. This striking Philodendron ‘Brasil’ is variegated. Not only does this plant have a similar shape as Pothos, it also has similar caring instructions. It also thrives in low light, but can handle indirect sunlight.
What is there not to like about Aloe? This almighty plant is medicinal and isn’t too fussy.
Talk about no fuss! Sometimes I forget I have this plant because I literally set it and forget it. The ZZ has beautiful leaves, an unusual bulbous root system that holds onto water well and does great in low-light environments.
Dwarf varieties are so cool! You get the miniature version of a grafted tree. Living in a condo makes it challenging to maintain large plants, but small plants like the Dwarf Cavendish Banana gives me the best of both worlds. I love the large leaves it produces, with only growing to a size between 5-9 feet, compared to banana trees, which can grow up to 20+ feet.
Thai Constellation Monstera
This baby is my prized plant possession at the moment. I love the variegated leaves and I can’t wait for their leaves to split.
I have a variety of strawberry plants, including June-bearing and Everbearing varieties. Everbearing plants ensure that I am able to harvest a crop from spring to fall. Yum!
Growing from Seeds
My all time favorite thing about gardening is starting plants from seed. I just love how one tiny seed is able to produce an abundance of beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables. You do not need a large space to grow. Since I don’t have backyard space, I take full advantage of my balcony to do container gardening. In a future post, I’ll blog about my process of starting plants from seed indoors and preparing them to grow outdoors. I’m currently growing herbs (sage, chives, rosemary, dill, mint, oregano, basil and lavender) which I recently labeled these lovely pots using my Cricut Maker. I’m also growing marigolds, jalapeños and more!
I often save and regrow romaine lettuce, carrots and bunching onions in water. Instead of throwing the ends away, I place them in a little water, changing the water every 1-2 days and leaving on a window sill. Once they form roots I plant them outdoors.
Let’s be honest, no matter how much of a green thumb we have, there are bound to be failures. The good news is that you’re able to start over and try again! I’ve had plenty of let downs, from receiving a bad cutting to over and under watering, and we can’t forget about those pests destroying our plants. I’d love to hear from you! Do you have a green thumb? What’s your favorite plant? Even if you’re not into caring for plants, there’s always artificial ones you can use around your house to add decor to your home!