It is no secret that I love real plants and have used them around my house for as long as I’ve been keeping house. Real plants add so much to a home and you can’t get the same feel with all faux. Believe me, I do have my share of faux too in strategic areas, but for the most part, I have real ones that make an impact. Luckily our house gets plenty of natural light so most of them do pretty well. House plants add such a natural and organic feel to the home, don’t they?
Once January hits, I get a yearning for more plants and since some of my old ones weren’t doing so well, I tossed a couple of them and ran into a sale at Kroger that I couldn’t pass up.
This is a Chinese Fan Palm. These were marked at $12.99 when they came in the store and then they had a special sale of $10.99 for each of them for about a week. I snagged 3 at the sale price and 1 at regular price, so I was very happy to find this deal. These beauties really brighten up our home and give me all the spring vibes. We will see how it does here, but so far so good.
I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to spring!
I’ve had this little plant for a long time and have managed to keep it alive. I can’t remember what it’s called either.
I think this is a Calathea, it was marked on the planters and this matches the picture I found online. This one has got some yellow on the leaves so I hope it settles down and does well.
This ZZ plant is very hardy and grows slow, but requires little water and light. I really need more of these.
This is one of the 2 philodendrons that I got at Kroger and it works well here inside the front door. It just sprouted a new leaf. See that Fiddle Leaf fig around the corner there? That was here and it grew so chaotically and curved that I ended up cutting off the top 1/3 of it to see if I can get it to straighten up again. I’ve had it for several years too and I guess I didn’t prune it enough while it was growing.
I’ve had this growing for years too inside this glass vase. It’s an Alocasia Polly African Black Shield plant and I love the shape of the leaves. I’ve had as many as 5 leaves growing at one time, but it’s down to 3 now.
The second philodendron I picked up went upstairs in our sitting room. It should get enough light by the window so fingers crossed.
This is one of several snake plants I have around the house and they are easy to grow too. They don’t require a lot of water and can be neglected at times.
That’s a look at some of my new houseplants and I sure do enjoy having them around. I water them about once a week and need to get in the habit of fertilizing them too. Are you a houseplant lover too? I have been for all my adult life and always have some plants to nurture inside and outside.
Sheri Brown says
I too love houseplants but please note so many are toxic to animals. For example, all parts of all types of philodendrons are toxic to most animals. I always check this list before I make any purchase. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Thanks for the reminder. So far Daisy hasn’t bothered any of the plants but to be safe I’m lifting that one by the door up on a stand.
Karen Larson says
Please tell me where you got the planter and stand that your ZZ plant is in? I love it.
HI, Karen, that planter stand came from Homegoods, they have lots of good choices if you catch it just right.
Debora DeThomas says
Your houseplants look so pretty and you have such nice planters. This motivates me to do a little houseplant shopping this coming week. I live in St Augustine FL and at Christmas time we actually did have a hard freeze and so many of the outdoor plants look sad right now. Having some pretty indoor greenery will not only look nice but help to improve my attitude and tide me over until spring.
Your houseplants look great! I did buy a “Mother in Law” plant at the Kroger
sale. I water my plants with ice cubes & it seems to work for me. The plants get a slow drink of water.
I have always loved house plants. Even when we lived in a tiny RV I had a basket of petunias. I am having more success since a lady at Lowe’s explained how to not over water plants. We mostly over water everything. And she told me to use Super Thrive which is amazing stuff.
My problem is now that I am retired and gone for 3 months, what do I do with all these lovelies? Hire a plant sitter or sell them on FB Marketplace and start over?
Hi Nancy, that is a tough one when you’re gone for a long time.
Sue Davis says
Your houseplants are beautiful. I do have a question: the African Black ??? plant…I recently bought 2 at Lowe’s…they’re the messiest plants I’ve ever own….the leak stuff out of their leaves…so I guess I will just toss them. A waste of money. I especially like the first one you showed us….it’s beautiful!
Hi Sue, I haven’t had the leaking with my African plant, that’s too bad you have to throw them out.
I too am a plant person and just picked up 4 sweeties at none other than the Dollar General! Small, healthy and about $5.00. Still doing great. BTW — love love your drapes. Source? Fabric? They are just so happy. Thanks.
Hi Penny, that sounds like a great deal on your houseplants. Those drapes I had made locally and the fabric is Richloom Lucy Eden. I fell in love with that fabric too.
Rhoda – thanks for the update! I just love your style! Rich, colorful and classic! Sometimes the “neutrals” get a little too carried away and become uninteresting. The eye will always go to color. THANKS!
Hi Rhoda! You should follow Happy Happy Houseplant here on Instagram. She is lovely & very knowledgeable on plant care. She has the BEST plant food , my plants have never looked better! I wish I had a Kroger, those are gorgeous plants & the price is great too!😀
Hi, Lori, I know Mandi, we have known each other for years through blogging and yes, she’s very good with the houseplants. I do need to get some good plant food.
I’m not too much of a plant person. I like them outside but this house doesn’t get a lot of light. However, I am moving and hope to get more light in the LR with 3 long windows. So, do I buy the ZZ plant at a nursery? Thought I’d start out with a low maintenance one and it’s a pretty one as well. I have never heard of it that’s why I’m asking about the nursery. LOL
Hi Anita, you can probably find the ZZ plant at Home Depot or Lowes. They are pretty common now.