I've just stumbled upon this post and you some beautiful plants. My favourite plant is the mother-in-law's tougne/snake plant. To be honest I'm not sure why, I bought one a couple of years ago and just loved it, unfortunately it was lost when I had to move. I do love most succulents tho..... I don't know all the names but I do love anyway so you'll have to excuse my ignorance!!! The orchid I've actually now had for about 18 months! I have never been able to keep a plant alive for soo long. The mother-in-law's tougne behind it I bought about 6 months ago and is still going strong
The plant with the pink flowers (don't know it's name, the care instructions have been lost) was a present from my daughter for mother's day last march and I'm truly amazed it's still alive! As with all my plants I forget about them and probably water them all about every 2-4weeks 😱 which is great for the succulents like the one beside it (don't know it's name, again care instructions have been lost!)
Sezzy, it's hard to say but the succulent beside the pink flowers looks like an aloe, hard to say it blends so well with the soil! I went and bought little white stones to lay over the soil of some of my plants to really help them pop and stand out!
Jdkimrey my gollum plant (looks similar to yours so I'm guessing they're the same) has doubled in size since I got it last year and I think your right with the aloe, I'm pretty sure that is what it is but I wasn't 100% sure, when I got it it was green but over the last couple of months it's gone a brown colour hence the blending with the soil. I'm not sure if that's natural or I did something wrong, it's in soil for succulents and cacti which I was recommended and I don't over water but I probably under water it and it's in the front window that doesn't get the full sunshine until the afternoon, the back window where my money plants and orchid are get the full sun from early morning till the afternoon. I love succulents but not overly keen on cacti tho, not sure why! Lol I love the leaves on your begonia, they are lovely and wide with a gorgeous pattern and shape, I hope you're able to determine which variety it is when it blooms for you. I have stones which I'm going to use when I repot the aloe for my daughter's teacher which I will be doing soon to make sure it will be ok and ready for the end of next term. I like to get things ready in advance as I need to make sure the plants take to a new pot but also money wise it's easier to budget for small things each month rather than a made rush at the end that I wouldn't be able to afford!
Sezzy, I'm not a fan of cacti eother, although I admit I'm letting a monster thistle grow in the back yard because I find it fascinating to see how it grows. The color usually has to do with the lighting but dark color doesn't mean it's bad lighting. Usually the color gets deeper when it's happier, as long as it doesn't shrivel and get crispy it's not underwatered. If it lacked lighting it will get tall and spindle hunting for light. I have a succulent I just got that did that, I'll snap a photo when I can. :) please take photos of the transplant! I'm jealous how gorgeous! Oh, a side note with succulents their leaves are their water reservoir, the after the leaves the less water they drink. If they split or mush it's to much water if they wrinkle or get crispy they're thirsty! I use a toothpick to test the soil :)
I love that it can full in a trellis. And cover it in blooms. :) got my flowers planted except the three baskets I bought today and the three begonias I got mom. One red, one peach colored and a pink. Will get pictures when its all completed. I bought lots but they blend in too much. Going to exchange the brick red for cream color. Lol. I forgot the pots would be next to a brick house.
Third pot.. There's an area by the water thing that I can never get anything to grow. Decided a pot of flowers would work there too. Lol. Also did several in the back but too tired to go take pictures.
Sorry I've been AWOL the last few days, my kids have broke up for the Easter holidays so I've been trying to spend time with them as well as I've had a couple of meetings that will hopefully help my anxiety and maybe go on another confidence course (different to the one I'm already on which is more a therapy and confidence course after being thro domestic abuse) and to see a careers advisor to see if there's anything that I'd possibly be able to do in the future and whether I would be able to cope with part time or full time..... going back to work is a way off in my present condition but a girl can have dreams can't she????
I will definitely take pictures of transplanting, I need to pick up a couple more succulents and hurricane vases to do for my daughter's headmistress and the teaching assistant that has helped my daughter soo much since she started the school 2 years ago
I have an amazing ledge along my bathtub. There is a huge window in there that's gets full sun all day.🌻. Here are a few pics. I also have a nano take on the ledge. I find plants relaxing. Due to living on the Gulf Coast of Texas I was able to put the orchids back outside.
This is the aloe type plant that was all brown but it's started to come back green....about 6 weeks ago I started putting tomato feed in my watering can and I use it to water all my plants once a week, except my orchids, and every single plant has become greener, growing faster than I thought possible and all are looking soo much healthier!!!!
Luv2mom that's why I have a lot of succulents, they prefer to be a little neglected....
in the summer I water them once a week with tomato feed (I put 10mls in a liter of water and that does all my 10 plants in my living room)
in the winter I just water them every other week (don't put any feed in the water in winter as they don't grow)
When I go into a flare there's no way I can function let alone water my plants!!!
My favourite is my Mother-in-law's tougne I have a couple in my bedroom as well. They are one of the very few plants recommended for the bedroom as they photosynthesis at night. They're my favourite because I love the colour and pattern on their leaves and they're evergreen as most succulents.