after moving to new york, I developed kind of a thing for plants. I think it’s grew from a simultaneous deprivation of nature (yes, new orleans is a city, too, but a very green one… and my little nook of the city was crawling with angel’s trumpets, saucer magnolias, crepe myrtle, wandering jew, ginger etc) and of my kitty (in that I suddenly had nothing to tend and care for).
so, I’ve really developed quite a sudden and deep appreciation for plants: I read about them, have amassed quite a collection of houseplants, observe them everywhere I go (including a few trips to the wonderful BBG) etc.
to date, I have many in my home, including: rosemary, jade, various succulents, aloe, snake plant, spider plant, parlor palm, rex begonia, money tree, diffenbachia (aka dumb cane or lengua de vaca), venus flytrap, crown of thorns, spotted dragon-wing begonia (my favorite), pothos (aka devil’s ivy), peperomia, pink wax plant, ivy… and… that’s all I can think of for now. I’ve made cuttings of the spotted d-w begonia, rex begonia, crown of thorns, peperomia, jade, and ivy. I’ve come to love propagating the little guys, taking a small cutting, sticking it in water and then seeing little rootlets form. the two pothos I have actually come from cuttings I made of the pothos plant at my work, and they are both doing very well.
I took some pictures today of a few of the plants, because apparently that’s the kind of lady I (now) am.
spotted dragon-wing begonia:
vignette of dragon-wing begonia, spider plant and pothos:
pink wax plant:
close-up of crown of thorns:
so, yes, I am the crazy plant lady. and that’s just fine by me.
I’ve cut myself off from accumulating more for now, but I would like to find a potted marigold for dia de los muertos.