I love house plants. For many years, and in many towns, I have been adopting and collecting house plants along the way. I have a nice small collection now, but part of the fun I have with them, is rooting them to start more plants as apart of my next trick in this thing called life.
clockwise from right: two plants rooting ( a ficus I believe, and a schefflera); on the bookshelf ( peace lily, spider, philodendron) and another variety of philodendron over the window; flowering spider; maranta (or prayer plant); and again with a schefflera
And Now For My Next Trick…..
I have gathered a few that I have no idea what they are. I have had varied success with rooting, but mostly I have been able to start new plants, and watch them thrive.
I obtained a schefflera plant in about 2004….it was in pretty good shape… grew one tiny little sprout every season. Then I moved it in the winter of 2011, all the leaves fell off, and then somehow it’s stem got broken. I was pretty much just waiting for a good time to toss it.
Then it grew leaves. The part of the stem that had broken off, I just stuck in the soil, and then it grew leaves! And it was growing lots of leaves.
It has pretty much quadrupled in size. So this last spring, I cut a snip off, and set it in water to root. Nothing happened. I left it in the garage. I cut another snip, put it in water on the window sill, and just now it is starting to root. Feeling quite pleased, I decided to check on the one in the garage… it has roots like a spider plant! Very exciting.
So if you are looking for houseplants, I do occasionally have potted plants started, that are available for sale.
More about indoor gardening
Here is a great vegetable planting schedule for starting seedlings indoors. I love our Ivy, but our ivy needed some reviving. You’ll love how it turned out.