Winter Houseplant Haul #3

This is my last winter houseplant haul for the week and after I post it I plan to do some packing. More news on that later :).

I really did go a little overboard with houseplants this winter because I’ve really had a hard time managing my pain. Plants are healing to me and with love and care, they can last a lifetime so I think it’s a good investment any time of year. They just make me happy and when I look around and see them everywhere, it’s a cozy feeling. My mom has a green thumb and she’s always had the most beautiful plants so I’ve always been surrounded by houseplants.

Today I have 7 I’m going to share with you. Total: $87.74.

This curly whirly cactus caught my eye at Home Depot and I had to have it. It was $16.05 including tax and came in the ceramic pot. I do not like the new way company’s ship some plants now at Walmart & Home Depot, with glue and rocks, it keeps the dirt from coming out but it doesn’t do much for the health of a plant. At some point, I’ll have to bust up the rocks and re-pot this. I’m not looking forward to that because this little guy is really prickly.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

This next plant I also bought at Home Depot and it was on the clearance shelf for $3.20 including tax. I put it in a bigger plastic pot I have but I will be transplanting it in a ceramic pot at a later date. For now, it’s doing really well. I love the different shades of green on the leaves. I have no idea what it is but I’ve seen a lot of these around. All of my winter houseplant haul plants I bought in December or this month. This one has new growth starting around the base.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

This next plant I purchased on Amazon and the leaves are a little bit rowdy from the shipping. It’s so easy to care for. I water it once a week and am keeping it small like a bonsai because I love the way it looks. I will buy a bigger one at some point to see how large they actually get. It’s a Sago Palm. It came in the cute ceramic pot shown in my photos. Price: $14.50 + $4.49 shipping.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

This white rabbit fern is the one I’m most excited about that I purchased this week. It arrived Wednesday and I’m still trying to dry it out. They drenched it before mailing it. At the time I purchased it, the seller had free shipping on all of her products but now charges a hefty shipping rate so I’m glad I bought mine when I did. I am not trying to be cheap but I have moving expenses coming up. Again, more on that later *bouncing off my seat with excitement*. Price: $7.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

This next plant is a Fiddle Leafed Fig, Ficus Lyrata tree and I’m trying to baby it back to life. I’m killing it I think :(. I have a bad habit of dumping water on top of the plants and I think that’s making the leaves die. I’ve since started watering directly into the soil and hope that will help it. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I plan to repot this soon but haven’t found a planter I like yet. I repotted into this bigger pot when it arrived. $7.99 + $5.99 shipping.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

And, yet another one I seem to be killing is a Dwarf Pomegranate Tree which is another Amazon score. I purchased two of these and wanted to see if they’d do better outdoors or in so I put one in each location. We had snow for the first time this year in so long I can’t even remember having snow here. So, outdoor one died and I’m killing the indoor one. I think it just needs to be repotted so I’m going to replant it today in the clay pot the outdoor one was in. Wish me luck. I’ll still have to buy another one to cross-pollinate them. They are so tiny even when fully grown. $7.99 + $5.99 shipping.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

I’m adding the below and last one even though it’s not arrived yet. It will be my last plant I purchase this winter I believe. Or maybe not. I’m already mad at myself for buying all of these before moving instead of after I get settled in, lol. I have so many heavy plants to move and all of these just makes for more achy breaky back work. It’s a Thinkers Ceramic Vase with Living Air Plant, I found it on Amazon and I just thought it was so cute. There are all different colors and poses but they were out of all but this one at the time. I love that it’s an airplant because those are the easiest ones to grow, lol. $7.99 + $6.55 shipping.

Update: My Thinkers purchase arrived and it is DOA. I removed the link to it because I do NOT recommend this plant/vase. The air plant is glued in and try as I might I can’t even get it out to add a live one. What a mess.

Winter Houseplant Haul #3

So, which of these plants are your favorite? Or, do you have a favorite houseplant you own and if so, what’s the name of it so I can look it up?

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Comments

  1. I love peace lilies for inside. We had one in Florida that seemed impossible to kill off. But I got one in Texas and it only lasted a year or so before it was over taken with mold. Im not the best with plants.

    • mylittleport says:

      I’ve heard that they are wonderful for cleaning the air. I have them listed on my 10 air cleaning plants to buy this year. I’ll have to be careful about mold. I over water and that’s not good for plants. I’m trying not to focus on watering so much.

  2. These all look like fabulous plants. I so wish I could keep them alive. That first plant is my favorite because it’s unique!

  3. robin rue says:

    You got some really nice plants. And score that you found that one for so cheap on clearance at Home Depot!

    • mylittleport says:

      Thank you. I found some huge cactuses on sale last year at Home Depot. They were like $8 each. I bought me 10 and gave 6 away.

  4. I tend to have a bit of a black thumb so I haven’t really done many indoor plants over the years. That curly whirly cactus looks cool, I’ve never seen one like that.

    • mylittleport says:

      Those come in a white with pretty colors along the top too. At the time I just needed green to look at. It’s been so dreary this winter.

  5. I have always killed plants. I’m just no good with them. My mother on the other hand has a green thumb and everything grows that she touches. I would love to have some of these plants.

  6. Proven fact that having living plants indoors especially during the winter months improves a persons mind set. Plus takes out the nasty stuff out of the air.

  7. I’m sorry to read you have not been feeling well and glad your gorgeous plants are brining you some relief. I love a little bit of green around the house! FEEL WELL!

  8. The curly cactus looks really nice. We look for plants that need less water and less maintenance as due to our travels, we are not able to provide continuous nourishment.

  9. Growing up, my mom had so many houseplants. None with flowers, but just greenery. She had a great green thumb. Sadly she didn’t pass that along to me. I have even killed a cactus! :-/

  10. The curly whirly cactus is my favorite. I love that it’s so different and while I have a green thumb in the garden, I’m not so great with houseplants. I think I could manage this one! It’s so pretty.

  11. That first cactus looks so funky! You found some good bargains. We have many plants in our home, the latest is an aloe vera!

    • mylittleport says:

      I watched a youtube video last night on how to turn aloe vera plants into air plants. I’m going to try that to see if it helps. I’m too heavy on watering them and can’t keep one alive. I think this method would help. Or hiding my water, lol.

  12. What some awesome plants you went for hands up I am loving that curly whirly cactus I do need one of those for my kitchen I think.

  13. Love the Curly Whirly Cactus! It is such a cool looking plant. I really need to add more plants into our home. I’m better about adding them in the Spring and Summer.

    • mylittleport says:

      I go crazy with houseplants then too. I’m trying to restock after a lot of mine, minus the cactuses, died when I was on vacation. They weren’t wattered even though I had made arrangements to have them taken care of :).

  14. Those plants are really unique, I’ve never seen the first one before and I think it’s really interesting. I was never that knowledgeable with plants.

    • mylittleport says:

      If you have a Home Depot near you, check out their housplant area. That’s where I found this one. They had so many of them in there.

  15. I have that same little clean air plant and statue! It is so cute and seems really easy to maintain! I have a good green thumb for my outdoor plants, but have struggled to keep house plants healthy and alive.

  16. I love the Sago palm plant, I need one of these in my home but I loved your recommendation in haul 2, spider plant is what I am getting first.

    • mylittleport says:

      Once I get moved and settled in, I’m going to buy a spider plant for each room. I had no idea that they grew so fast.

  17. Your post was really amazing and I am also a plant lover and I have found so many post for me on your blog. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep up the good work.

  18. I was on the first photo i have never seen a plabt like that. I love gardening it makes so loojing foward for spring.

  19. I have many plants in my house. I keep them all year long.

  20. That first plant is wild! I really want more greenery in my home.

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