My New Plant Family
Hello my beautiful people and happy Friday. Welcome to the blog today!
Hello friends and how are you on this wonderful day. It’s been another quiet week. I know I say that A LOT but trust me, I’m blessed to have quiet.
Wednesday was Administrative Professional Day, and last year we were sent a beautiful sweets basket, however this year they left us hanging. This was another “oh well” moment, but “B” stepped in and took care of me with a beautiful basket from Harry & David, and meals for the day.
We finally got around to watching Tenent, Judas and the Black Messiah, and The United States vs. Billie Holiday. We were left with several questions after Tenent as that movie was over our heads, but the others were eye-opening, especially the Billie Holiday movie. Hopefully, you can check them out.
Today I’m sharing my New Plant Family or Plant Haul with you, and how I’m using Skillshare to help me take care of them.
When we moved in at the end of March I brought 3 of my long-standing plants with me. (The ones that survived). I had two snake plants one that was just hanging on by a stem, one I purchased from Ikea, and a common house plant Dracaena Massangeana. My new snake plant was thriving but my already suffering snake plant wasn’t faring any well.
I kept my Dracaena Massagneana (or corn plant) in the window which was all wrong because it needed in-direct sunlight. However, that was not what killed it. My window had a problem with ants and I left it on the sill and ants got into the soil. Since it was too hard to see where the ants were, I had to throw out the plant which made me sad because it was (in a matter of speaking) my eldest boy.
New Plant Fam!
My daughter sensed my sadness because the plants were the only thing I had left from my last place, so she started me off with 3 new plants. A Pilea Peperomia (Chinese Money Plant), Rosemary plant (non-edible), and a Tillandsia Xerographica Air Plant.
The first two weeks my plants were doing well according to the cards provided by Urban Stems. However, they sent the wrong card for the Rosemary plant which is not pictured.
Within 2 weeks the Rosemary plant was starting to brown at the stems, and then leaves started turning black. Also, note that the instruction card does not say … “Hey this plant was just watered” so wait until the solid is dry before giving it a drink. The card also read indirect light, but Rosemary plants need direct light.
Needless to say, that plant didn’t survive so we got a Pachira Braid (a Money Tree) instead. Which like snake plants can thrive in low light and only watering when the soil is dry.
A Quick Study
I’m so happy to have signed up for Skillshare. I watched a 15-minute class on repotting, and air plant care which was so helpful. My air plant tendrils were starting to shrivel up and turn dark and I didn’t want to kill yet another plant.
After learning a bit more about their care, she’s had a good soaking, I trimmed what was dead or browning (you always want to remove that as it can rot the plant’s soil, and Hyacinth (I’ve named her) is doing well.
New Home for My Plant Family
My Pilea Plant (or Chinese Money Plant) thrived from day one. With this plant (we call him Clovis) I saw some signs of over-watering on my part, so I adjusted his position I also use fertilizer spikes in the soil, and Clovis (LOL) looks great.
Since the Rosemary plant died within 3-weeks of having it, my daughter decided to get me a Pachira Braid (a Money Tree (a Money Tree we call Verdine) as she thought this was a better fit and could survive in our environment.
So Far So Good
We did get more Rosemary (the edible kind) and I’m determined to grow this plant. I’ve also purchased fertilizer spikes to help give the plant some nutrients.
I haven’t added the spikes to my snake plants as of yet due to their watering cycle but I will do that soon. I’ve also purchased a grow light as there is no place in my home that gets the “direct” sunlight that my Rosemary needs.
Hopefully, my plants will flourish now that I have some of the tools that I need as well as a few Skillshare classes to help me learn about plant care. If you would like to try out Skillshare be sure to use my code “annual40aff” to get 40% off of the annual membership fee.
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