Winter Houseplant Haul #2

I hope everyone caught my winter houseplants haul #1 yesterday but if not, please check it out. I posted some plants that are easy to grow even for beginners.

I’ve always had a love of plants but I’ve not always had the time to care for them like I do now. It really gives me something to look forward to each day and when you live with chronic pain like I do, sometimes I need something to look forward to, to make me want to get out of the bed. Winter can be especially trying for me.

When I need to switch gears from achy and cranky to fun and I’m in too much pain to get out and about, I head over to amazon.com, pajamas and all, to find some pretty plants. Today’s haul is from one of my favorite sellers on Amazon. I buy from them several times a year. Budget $50. Spent $70.97 (I went over because of the ceramic pots).

This time around, I bought a spider plant that came in a white ceramic pot. I always repot my plants into clay or ceramic pots when they arrive so I was excited to receive this in a ceramic pot. In case you don’t know, spider plants clean the air in your home. The one I purchased on Amazon, is called an Ocean Spider Plant. There are different varieties of this plant and they are all beautiful. When my plant arrived I bought a bigger ceramic planter to put it in because I want to encourage it to grow large. I spent $27 on ceramic pots at Ollies. I purchased 3 large ones and 3 middle sized ones. I bought all they had in these sizes so I have to wait until they stock up again to buy some more. Plant.$19.48.

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Check it out on my video.

My below set of plants came in a lot of 10 and they threw in an extra one which they do for everyone who buys this lot. I bought fairy garden and terrarium plants but that’s not what I plan to use them for. If I planted them in small pots and cut them back as needed, they would work perfectly for a tiny container. I’m doing just the opposite and planting them in bigger pots so they can grow to their maximum height.

I know what a few of these are such as the African Violet and the Victorian Parlor Palm. The English Ivy is familiar to me as well. I thought the other flowering plant they sent was a Begonia but I can’t say for sure now. I’ve tried to find one like it.

I’ve still got to buy some pots for some of the plants but because I’m going to have to buy bigger pots than normal (they will get rather large), I’ve decided to wait until I move. I’m ready to find my forever home when God opens a door to where He wants me to live. I will be moving all of the small things by myself and I’m not supposed to lift over 5 pounds so keeping things lite is important. I have 2 cactus plants weighing a good 30 pounds plus each, and two that weigh about half that. I’m going to have to have help moving them and 3 other super heavy plants. So yeah, no more buying pots or transplanting until I move.

Here is a photo of the plants I purchased. You never know what they will send. I love surprises.

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Because I’ve got winter aches and pains, instead of taking and uploading dozens of photos, I made a video of them so you can get more of a feel for what they look like and the new growth I’m getting from them even after only having them a month. Price $28.49

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I hope you are enjoying my winter houseplant haul series. There’s more to come. Keep watching.

Do you have any suggestions on houseplants I should buy?

Comments

  1. I have started really getting into house plants and I think this year I will be filling my house up so long as I don’t end up with a jungle.

  2. I have such horrible planting skills! Everything I ever plant has died. I wish I could have something as nice as this!

    • mylittleport says:

      If you have time, check out my first post in this series. I posted some really easy to manage plants that you might be interested in. If you start with easy ones, it will give you the confidence to branch out. Or at least, it has me.

  3. I would love to have some more house plants in my house, currently I only have orchids which look more dead than alive. I need to get a spider plant.

  4. These look like some great plants. I have such a black thumb that I’m sure I’d kill these even if they are easy. If something doesn’t whine at me to feed it, I’ll forget.

    • mylittleport says:

      Lol I remember those days well when the kids were home. Now they are grown and married with their own kids.

  5. I wish I had a green thumb like you! Your plants are gorgeous and I can’t even grow herbs πŸ˜›

  6. I have no houseplants πŸ™ One of the sad things about living in a basement πŸ™

  7. Jeanette Radmall says:

    I adore that spider plant! It’s so pretty! I always kill mine. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

    • mylittleport says:

      Thank you. I’m hoping it will have shooters with babies. If it does, I will email you for your address and send you one.

  8. So many lovely plants here! I love having greenery around my apartment to spruce up the place a little.

  9. That was a nice video. My mom loves plants so I think she’ll really appreciate this post.

  10. I love love love houseplants these days, only recently got into them. I’ll definitely get a spider plant soon.

    • mylittleport says:

      They’re great for cleaning the air. I read that we need 16 air cleaning plants in my size apartment though so I need to get on the ball, lol.

  11. I love greenery in a house. It is just so nice and pretty. This was a very nice video!

  12. Wow, that’s a great mixture of plants you’ve got there – how lovely that you don’t know what you’re going to get! I am a big fan of spider plants and when the little ones form I cannot bare to throw them away so my house gets more and more full…….:)

    • mylittleport says:

      Lol I will probably be the same way with my spider plant. I wouldn’t mind giving some of them away though in a pay it forward post. I’ll have to see if I can grow it successfully. My last one died when I went to Texas for a few weeks and didn’t get cared for. I should have put it indoors.

  13. I need more house plants. I love your setup.

  14. IVe been wanting to get a few plants my room because they add so much good vibes. Now your haul has inspired me to go the flower greenhouse shop and pick up a few for myself.

  15. I’ve never tried potting plants this way but I think you did a great job. You got some beautiful ones too! I’m sure you’ll find a lovely place to live in soon!

    • mylittleport says:

      Thank you so much. I sure hope I find somewhere soon. There are only two apartment complexes in the town that don’t require one to be over 65 and the other one is 2 stories and I can’t handle the stairs with my back pain.

  16. I did not have a green thumb in the “olden” days, plant after plant, they all kept dying. But I think I might try a succulent or something that doesn’t need as much attention. because they add a “freshness” to the space.

  17. I use to have a money tree in my house. It didn’t grow any money, but the green leaves were beautiful.

  18. I love the idea of having plants all around the house. I am really going to try to do this this coming year. Lets hope it works out because I haven’t had much luck with plants before.

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