How many house plants do you have? I have:
-Pilea peperomioides x3
-Episcia 'chocolat' and a copper leaved variety
-Chlorophytum 'Curly' and a plain green one
-Philodendron 'Red Diamond'
-Phaelaenopsis x 3
-Sansevieria/Dracaena 'Fernwood Mikado'
-Some weird rusty colored Snake Plant but its just a cutting
Plant MONSTER. fucked around with this message at 21:31 on Oct 17, 2021
|# ? Oct 17, 2021 20:48|
|# ? Dec 3, 2021 08:19|
We had to move all of our plants to my husbands office because of the drat cat! Including a really big jade plant he was taking chunks out of. Jerk!
The exception is a ficus elastica that was my husbandís grandmaís. We have kept it alive since her death 8 ish years ago. It was pretty well established when we inherited it so I reckon it is maybe 15 years old. It became a gangly out of control beast, so I am trying to propagate a cutting or two from it to keep it alive for grandma. I am keeping it safe in my bedroom.
I wish I could have more, but the cat will not let me. He is a plant seeking missile that can destroy one in seconds.
|# ? Oct 18, 2021 16:24|
Oh, a good way to propagate the Ficus elastica would be to do something called "air-layering". I'd look up a tutorial online but the gist of it is removing a thin layer of bark around one of the branches that'd you'd like to see become its own tree and (while it's still on the plant!) then packing some moistish soil around the area with the removed bark and then wrapping it up up with plastic/garbage bag or anything else that would effectively trap the moisture in.
Roots will eventually fill up that little soil ball and from there, the branch can be removed and the whole thing planted up.
I have a budgie that goes after the spider plant. He has a specific "I'm eating house plants" song so I know when he's up to no good.
|# ? Oct 18, 2021 17:32|
There's some pictures.
Other kind of Pilea I have
Ficus elastica. It's very bushy and I'm proud of it.
Philodendron 'birkin' closeup. Needs more light.
Ardisia elliptica. This thing needs to be replanted every few months.
Coleus, he's on his third year.
Syngonium, the ugly plant!
Curly spider plant
|# ? Oct 18, 2021 18:04|
Those are some really nice plants!
I will have to try the air layering method! I followed a guide that just had me using rooting hormone on a cutting, but there is plenty of gangly ficus left to try all the ways.
|# ? Oct 19, 2021 03:30|
|# ? Dec 3, 2021 08:19|
Hi! As we're winding down collections this fateful thanksgiving, I hope y'all will join us in the Horticulture thread over in Hobbies, Crafts, and Houses!
|# ? Nov 25, 2021 16:45|