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 as I do now. It really gives me something to look forward to each day and when you live with chronic pain as 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 Ollie’s. 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.
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.
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
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?