Rearranging the greenhouse is a nice source of inspiration when everything is sleeping outside for the winter. Had to consolidate some plants to make room for all the seedlings and plant propagation that will be happening in January. This will be a great little spot to recharge, read a book, plan out the future, and just drink some coffee and enjoy our own little spot of indoor nature.
A few things got an upgrade on their pot size to keep them happy and give them time to expand. Monstera went from a 1 gallon to a 15 gallon root pouch and added an oak climbing stake wrapped in landscape fabric. And our majesty palm went from a 10 gallon to 20 gallon pouch because and it was looking a little sad in the 10! Both will be happy in their new homes.
To see more about what's been happening in the greenhouse check the stories 🌿✨
Happy #Caturday chubby-plant lovers! As usual, Holly the cat and I are back with a reminder to make sure you watch how your fur-babies interact with your plant babies !
Many species of common succulents are irritating, toxic, or even deadly to your pets! Today we're talking briefly about Aloe Vera, a common houseplant, and depending on the temperament of your pet, a temptation too great to risk inside without care! Aloes contain Anthraquinone Glycosides which, when eaten by your cats or dogs quickly metabolize by intestinal bacteria, result in vomiting and diarrhea in small doses. The other signs seen with aloe vera ingestion vary depending on the amount ingested, but include depression, anorexia, changes in urine color, tremors, or in very rare and extremely neglected cases, death. Know your pets! In small doses this species usually works itself out in a couple days, but in rare cases, when a lot was eaten, diarrhea is severe, your pet's mood seems severely altered days later, or other factors are in play, you may need to administer IV fluids or other medications. Contact your vet if you feel it's needed, but in most cases this is not a deadly plant and can be a sad but needed learning lesson for naughty animals who rarely go back to bother it after a couple days of slight misery !
As always, don't forget to share all your favorite plant pictures with us for a chance to win a FREE succulent every month! Post using #ChubbyPlantPeople, tag us, or message us here! For every photo we select to feature on our page you will receive one automatic entry into our monthly raffle (the 30th of each month with no limit on the number of entries monthly) for a chance to win a small rooted succulent or cutting as a thank you!
If you thought the human way of making babies was exhilarating wait until you start reproducing string of hearts! I finally potted up the SOH cuttings I had sitting in distilled water with rooting hormone powder for over 5 months. I chopped these pieces off of one of my mother plants, and in the water they first grew roots and over time, multiple potato like tubers developed as well. Usually I plant the strands in soil after about a month once they’ve grown roots and I never wait to see the tubers form, so this was a super exciting plant geek thing for me to do. Tubers!!!! I know you guys, things are getting pretty hot and heavy over here. Now go on make some babies of your own, it’s #stringofheartssaturday !
It's share those succulents Saturday as we continue talking about Aloe 'White Beauty' with one last topic for the week today, how to propagate your plants !
Aloes can't be propagated by leaf cuttings as many succulents can, leaving only offsets and seeds as possible options for propagation! You can carefully remove side-shoots when they are large enough to handle, with at least 3-4 leaves, by cutting them away from the parent plant with a very sharp and perfectly clean knife. If done correctly this new offset will detatch with some root structure already established. If your cutting comes off without roots, use rooting hormone to encourage this regrowth! Leave your cutting out somewhere dry and warm for at least a week to callus over before planting. Seeds are the easiest way to start most species of Aloe, especially species like 'White Beauty' that rarely offset! Carefully collect the tiny seeds from spent flowers and put them in damp potting medium. Cover the container in plastic and keep damp and warm until sprouts appear. As they grow you can remove the plastic and begin to taper off watering. The best time of year to propagate Aloe by any method is from early spring to early fall, giving them time to adjust to their new homes before their first winter !
Today's post features a beautiful shot by @gigigina5 ! Thanks so much for sharing! Don't forget to share all your favorite plant pictures with us for a chance to win a FREE succulent every month! Post using #ChubbyPlantPeople, tag us, or message us here! If your photo is selected to be featured you will be entered into a monthly raffle (the 30th of each month) for a chance to win a small rooted succulent or cutting as a thank you! Stay tuned all week as we introduce our next #SucculentOfTheWeek tomorrow!
Want to decorate early for the holidays in a sneaky way? 😍 The Mistletoe Fig is here to provide a Christmas miracle!
Even though it doesn't have any relation to the infamous kissing Christmas Mistletoe 🎄it would still be a great way to get the holiday spirit going!
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☀ Thrives in bright diffused light
🌡 Keep at 65-75°F
🚿 High humidity is best for this plant. Spray with warm water daily
💧 Water regularly with warm water twice a week * soil should dry out slightly before watering
* Reduce watering to once a week in winter
🌱 Fertile, weakly acidic or neutral soil with good drainage is best
Fun Fact: These plants can grow on other trees or even off a stone!😲
📲 Learn more about how to spruce up your house with beautiful plants by downloading the SmartPlant App🌿 Link in bio 😉
Photo by @ahintofcashmere
Aloinopsis rubrolineata - a wonderful member of the family Aizoaceae native to southern Africa. Met these two beauties at @tucsonbotanical last spring.
If you have Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), this plant may not be for you. 😱🐍 Trachyandra Tortilis plants are a very rare form of succulents from South Africa. They look like baby snakes shooting out of the ground!
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🔆 They prefer lots of sunlight.
🍏 Thrive in granular soil mix.
💦 Water 1 to 2 times a month. Allow soil to dry out completely between waterings.
📲Want your own succulent garden? Download the SmartPlant app and we will help you! 💚 Link in Bio!
#Flashbackfriday - This year was the first time Kew had two Victoria's in the Princess of Wales Conservatory pond and what a display it was! 🌱
✨CLOSED✨ The iconic @modernica is giving away one Case Study Ceramics® Table Top planter in their *new* design: Drum, Mushroom, or Hex - color of your choice!
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Open to US and Canadian residents only 🇺🇸🇨🇦.
Contest ends Dec 12st midnight EST, winner announced via story.
Pictured here in my own Modernica collection is the Drum in charcoal and Mushroom in pebble. Goodluck 🤞🏼!