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When is too many houseplants, too many houseplants?

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By ange2

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Some of you may remember that this New Year I embarked on buying some houseplants. Well, my collection, despite a few fatalities, has grown a little.
Today they all had a ‘spa day’ as I have been cleaning leaves, and generally tidying them up. Here is what I have – hope you enjoy looking!
Dining room collection, mostly from small plants or cuttings. Mainly pothos, epipremnums and peperomia:


Ficus:


Kitchen: mostly grown from baby plantlets, philodendrons, fittonia and calathea


Living room: calatheas, philodendrons, monstera, anthurium, trailing miscellaneous.


Hall: calathea, small philodendron, and sanseviera.


Upstairs: ficus, ceropegia, small calatheas, peperomia, alocasia, christmas cactus.


Miscellaneous:

Ficus

sansevieria


Scindapsus


Thanks for joining me in my wander round the house. Wish me luck with keeping them all going for another year!

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Comments

 

I absolutely love your indoor garden Ange. So many wonderful plants. Your Christmas cactus is little early?
It is beautiful. Thanks for showing and naming them.

4 Nov, 2023

 

Thanks, Klahanie. I have trouble keeping calatheas and most of my alocasias bit the dust! Live and learn..

4 Nov, 2023

 

Some lovely healthy plants there, Ange. They must keep your home nice & healthy for you too. Nice cat too & I love the plant with the nice big leaves next to puss. The plant trailing in front of the drawers is fun. How long will it keep on over the floor :-). Thanks for sharing them all with us.

4 Nov, 2023

 

Your collection is very impressive Ange, and you know all the names! You must be delighted with what you’ve achieved 🙂.

4 Nov, 2023

 

Ff: the big plant is calathea orbifolia. Maudie manages to sneak into pics without me realising! I'm in two minds about what to do with the trailing ceropegia. I had trouble getting it not to frazzle for the first few months but now I have cracked its watering regime and it is growing well I can't quite bring myself to cut it back!

4 Nov, 2023

 

Sheila, I think I went slightly overboard in ordering cuttings and tiny plants - I didn't expect so many to survive or grow quickly!

4 Nov, 2023

 

What an amazing collection you have Ange! I am not really into indoor plants, only have two, but I wouldn't think there is a limit to how many you have if you enjoy them.
You must be dedicated to clean all the leaves!

4 Nov, 2023

 

Answer in one word - never :)
What a lovely selecion you've got, and they all look very healthy. They must enjoy living with you ...

4 Nov, 2023

 

lovely Ange. My youngest is a close second to your collection.

smashing blog.

4 Nov, 2023

 

Love your plants Ange - they look well cared for and happy in their environment - it is very addictive to increase your stock by taking so many cuttings until every window sill is taken over - I know I am suffering from the same bug but I don't intend to change any time soon LOL

4 Nov, 2023

 

Rose, I think the limits are space, time and cost! I have very few areas I can put the plants as the house faces south at the front (too hot) and there is a limit to how many west-facing windowsills I have. I fondly imagined I could hang some from the ceilings but OH has vetoed that so I am rather stuck with all the trailers particularly. Some of the more unusual varieties are very expensive but the large ones here were very good value and I snapped them up!

Thanks, Hywel. I may well need your advice in the future as I'm not sure many of them will enjoy the dry air of central heating. The mister will be working overtime!

Thanks, Sbg. Does your daughter have particular favourites? I'm a sucker for trailers.

Jane, I got my cuttings online and patience is needed waiting for them to grow. I suppose in the spring I shall try cuttings of my own. Where will they go? We never change, do we?

4 Nov, 2023

 

You've certainly done very well with your houseplants Ange...you must understand the particular requirements for each one....
I must add,a friend of mine is worse than me (if that's possible) at houseplant management. I have bought her a book for Xmas 'How not to kill your Houseplants '...very simple book,easy to follow...

4 Nov, 2023

 

Ha ha, Meadow, a cunning plan!

4 Nov, 2023

 

That's an impressive collection you have, Ange. I enjoyed reading your blog and I've certainly gained more knowledge regarding houseplants. You must have the right environment and definitely greenfingers! Indoors and out - a skill I am unable to match.
I've one indoor orchid currently, gifted by a friend, it's doing fine! I'm not sure why, sheer luck I guess!
Well done on creating an attractive, lush indoor garden, and also, nurturing many from scratch too!

4 Nov, 2023

 

Kate, in the past I had no luck at all keeping moth orchids. Then I discovered I was keeping them far too wet in sopping compost! Now I have much better results with them.
Not green fingers, just reading up - I was determined not to lose them all before they had a chance to get going. Calatheas don't like us all that much and as I said I have had virtually no luck with alocasias. That would be the case 'cos I like them very much :-(

4 Nov, 2023

 

They look very well kept Ange , It takes a lot of care but worth the effort . I also love your fish ornament and the chest of drawers ! Your house looks very clean - heaven !

20 Dec, 2023

 

Paul, I like the fishes, too. I had been looking for something less twee to go in the bathroom.
As for a clean house, I do the minimum I can get away with and wish I had less to fuss about!

20 Dec, 2023

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