It's a real problem. Most of my plant success (and failure) has been through trial and error, but I really like to try and grow things. My go-to plants are a pothos vine and a peace lily. They are practically indestructible! The peace lily will let you know when it needs water because it will wilt and then perk right back up when you water it! What's great about a pothos vine is that you just have to break off a piece and stick it in some dirt and it will root. Or stick it in water and it will root. They might root on the moon if you could get them up there. They're great!
Anyway, I decided to show y'all my collection and come clean about the amount of these things that are living in our house.
I recently split up a larger peace lily and put one of the smaller ones in this shell planter. It looks so sunshine-y in the window.
My neighbors went dumpster diving at the end of last summer and they gave me this peace lily. It looked pretty sad before, but it looks much better now. I put it in this corner to try and cover up this corner of mystery electronic equipment. It is potted in a pink trash can.
I'm looking for a place to hang this mistletoe cactus. Right now, it's sitting by the fireplace.
This is another peace lily from the one I divided. My mother in law gave me this crock I put it in.
This diffenbachia was given to me by my friend Jess. Her mother gave it to her, but she was accidentally killing it, so she gave it to me to rescue. It's put out new leaves and looks better now!
I put a cutting of my mistletoe cactus in this green glass in hopes that it will root and I can start a new one.
One of my students gave me this pink cactus a couple of months ago. I was worrying I would kill it because I don't do well with these types of cacti but I've ignored my instincts, and it seems to be doing okay!
My aunt gave me these cactus cuttings. I haven't tried to re pot them because I feel like I should and as I said, I'm doing my best to ignore everything I've done in the past with cacti like these.
I wrote about this plant and planter here. This philodendron really seems to like it right in the light from the window.
This pothos vine got really sad after I made this planter. (Here's the original post), but since we moved it to the opposite wall, it looks much happier.
I'm not sure what to do about this spider plant. It doesn't seem too happy here and the leaf tips looks dry and burnt. When I move it away from the light, it looks sad too. Any tips?
This ZZ plant was given to me by Parrie. I kept it upstairs in the bedroom, but it hated it there. It's grown so much downstairs, it tipped over and I had to stake it up!
This pothos vine is about 5 years old at least. It was miserable at my parents' house when I first bought it and now it's taking over our kitchen. I've been meaning to pull off the brown leaves, but I've been lazy.
My aunt gave me a Christmas cactus when we had our housewarming party three years ago. It's still in the original pot and it's bloomed regularly every year. I've killed every other Christmas cactus I've ever owned.
I've been keeping this peace lily (yet another one from the big one I divided) on the table. It seems happy here.
This pothos vine was a cutting from the pothos vine in my office. I put this cutting in this planter as another experiment. It's got little roots going everywhere!
This is the pothos vine in my office. This is thrilling stuff, I know.
And of course, here's the pothos vine in our bedroom in the planter I made from my mama's broken candle holder.
I've also got some outside! These are cuttings I took from the vine in the kitchen. I'll bring them in when the weather gets cold.
Jared's mama rooted two pineapple plants for me, so they are out by the pond until the weather cools off.
Parrie gave me this plant. I'm not sure what it is, but it's very sharp!
Here's another plant like the other from Parrie and the other pineapple plant.
This snake plant has been on the front porch for the whole summer. Some of my petunias went to seed and they fell into this pot. I've just let them grow in it for now. It was a pleasant surprise!
Studies have shown that people with houseplants have cleaner air in their homes, and that will be my excuse for having so many plants. It's for our health.
So I don't feel too bad that I bought these babies on sale at Kroger 10 for 10 dollars!
Now I just have to find places to put my dracaena, diffenbachia, wandering jew, and spider plant!