Urban Jungle (aka houseplants)

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Pickles, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    I love a good plant haul :)
     
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @lrrr it's a mess and crowded, but my hope is that our next place gives me more space and sunlight!

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  3. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    Jealous of your collection! In the first pic what is that plant in the clear tea cups? It’s has oblong green and white striped leaves? Do you have a Aeschynanthus longicaulis? What did you get from the swap?
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    In the teacup is either variegated elephant bush (Portucalaria afra) or one of my cream and green Tradescantia hanging in front of it. Yes, I have longicaulis! Good eye. I'm trying to create a lipsticks planter and a goldfish (Columnea) planter with the different kinds. So far I have 3 kinds of lipstick and 1 of goldfish.
     
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  5. lrrr

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    I really want a longicaulis but I can't find them anywhere :sad:
     
  6. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Wait where is your syngonium albo? I was hoping it pushed out a new leaf by now!
     
  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    No new leaf but doing well! It's in the smaller group picture in the blue cup with leca. The half moon leaf is too tall for the frame.
     
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  8. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Oh in the back, I see it now!
     
  9. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    Enhance!
     
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  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    We're out of town for a few days, but I'll do a photoshoot on Sunday of her and some of my other faves :) .

    I wanna see y'all's plant babies, too!!
     
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  11. lrrr

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    I don't have any "cool" plants lol. Just google image crispy coffee plant and you'll get the gist.
    I did recently put a pole in the siltepacana pot and it seems to be enjoying that.
     
  12. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    I got my neon pothos and stromanthe triostar finally! And they are GORGEOUS.

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    The trio is more green than I expected but the undersides of the leaves are quite red and I care more about that than the pink tops really. We'll see how it grows up!
     
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  13. lrrr

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    Do they get more pink in the leaves as it ages?
     
  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Mine is super pale pink. I hope the new leaves are more green actually. But they are all different so who knows.
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  15. Vespidae

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    I honestly do not know. I'm not sure why they would but maybe more light will affect it as it grows new leaves?

    The pothos is so distracting, every time I walk past it I have to stop to squee a little.
     
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  16. lrrr

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    Question for ya - are the syngonium albo leaves papery or are there some weight with them?
     
  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @lrrr lightweight but not papery. By comparison, my trio's leaves seem papery to me. Pics of the babies! I got my trio as a rehab project, and she's steadily improving.
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  18. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Yours is green like mine! @CoolWife just got lucky with her super variegated one I guess.
     
  19. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    Does anyone have orchids?
     
  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I have a bunch, but nothing special.
     
  21. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    DMX had orchids. :sad:
     
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  22. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    I have some normal and a few lady slipper varieties. Are you needing some or tips?
     
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  23. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model

    Are there any “easy” ones - beginner friendly? They are beautiful but also intimidating.
     
  24. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    @lrrr I think most orchids are fairly beginner friendly due to their nature. You can see the roots so you know the health of the plant if you leave the grow pot inside a fancy pot. I have some in kokedama but only transfer to that after I’ve had it awhile and have figured out some of the watering preferences. They tend to be my less finicky plants overall because you can see the issues faster but they take longer to effect the whole plant so you have time to correct it.
     
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  25. lrrr

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    Kokedama - what in the world. They look really cool!