The collection of plant babies pictured here is not even a quarter of what I have in my house. I have a lot! And I want to add even more. I saw one I wanted at a floral shop the other day, but I had to think about it, so I left it, but I’m definitely going to go back to get it soon (if it’s still there).
My fiddle leaf fig is one of my faves, but not the fave. Actually, I didn’t even take a picture of my favorite one. Though, I do love fiddle leaf figs so much that I have 3 of them in my house. Only one is a tree though, but I’m hoping with enough love and care, the other ones will get there one day.
Plants pictured from top to bottom…
Philodrenon: So easy! If you want to start with an easy one, do this one. You really can’t kill it!
Aroid Palm: This one is another easy one!
Succulents: Everyone says these are easy, but for some reason, there the ones I have the most trouble with.
Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata): If you get a big one, it can be costly (about $100 or more!), so you want to be sure you’re pretty good with houseplants before you make the investment. This one requires care and attention. Don’t overwater it because you’ll get brown edges. Don’t leave it in the sun, it can get sunburned (I brought it outside to water and allow it to drain, but I left it out a little too long). I do a good soak and then don’t water for about 2 weeks (sometimes 3).
Upright Philodrenon: I love the shape of the leaves. I like to cut off some long stems from time to time, put it in a bottle with water, and display it on my mantle.
Pink Caladium: I had it in a shady spot outside and it didn’t do too well. Once I brought her in, she did much better!
Boston Fern: This is the one I’m still learning about. I know it likes humidity, so I’m still learning how to cope with that, and make sure I’m able to give it the environment it wants. Anyone have any tips on the Boston Fern?
Oh and I use a moisture meter to help determine if my plants are thirsty or not. Ben got it for his plants outside, but I’ll take it to use for my plants inside. I think it’s a pretty handy tool to have!