The final form ⭐️
This leaf might very well be my favourite - almost half half, lots of fenestrations, pure white and perfect shape☺️. What’s more exciting is that a new leaf is already on the way!
I have had the greenhouse for about a month and a half now and I am really getting used to managing it based on the weather forecast- I know when to open the roof vents, I know when to turn on heater, I have figured out the watering frequency and I have installed a fan to prevent stagnant air.
For those interested in the details:
• Temp: average 28 during the day, 21 at night
• Humidity: average of 85%
• Light: really bright indirect - polycarbonate panels and 70% shadecloth combine to prevent burning
I feel well prepped for winter and im hoping I can maintain decent growth despite the cool change...
Have a great week everyone - whatever happened last week doesn’t have to define this one ☀️
Plant ID: Variegated Monstera Deliciosa var. Borsigiana
Red Holly (Ilex aquifolium) 🎄
I'm already looking forward to Christmas and New Year. For the first time in all these years of my art, I am creating a Christmas work. This will be a small challenge for me on the eve of Christmas. I will share with you, especially if you will actively support me. I really appreciate this 💕
Is it an orchid, is it a cactus? This beautiful tropical orchid cactus, formally known as the epiphyllum oxypetalum, or more commonly known as the queen of the night, is an impressive night bloomer that flowers between dusk and dawn.
Over on the journal we're giving you all the tips and tricks so you can be the proud parent of this majestic plant. Head to the link in our bio 📸: @ahaze311
Let’s meet some of our team!
I’m Daniel and I have been in the horticultural trade for over a decade.
I live with my wife, four daughters my dog Luna and over one hundred plants.
I am loving working with house of Kōjō and the plant community we are building around it💚
What new plant acclamation tips do you have?
When I 1st receive a plant that’s the most difficult time for me. Case in point - it’s been ages since I got this little #MonsteraDelicosaThaiContellation baby & its been stubborn as hell about putting out new growth. Let me correct myself its been stubborn about new leaf growth it actually has put out from what I can see lots of root growth. I’ve had two small ones the same size that I got together & this is the 1st one to do more than shake a leaf at me 😂
I have to say the immature part of me that’s still learning about #houseplants & how to care for them hates the period where my plants are adapting to their new environment the most! I feel restless & agitated waiting for new roots, aerial nodes, & new leaves especially when anxiously preceded by leaf drop, yellowing etc. Gah! I still have lots to learn as a plant parent, but as always the new leaf to me is so alluring 🌱🥰. What will the variegation look like? Will their be more fenestrations? Actual mature monstera leaves? .
Well I’m an addict so I know some people probably won’t get the attraction but to date growing plants has been one of the most satisfying, if expensive, joys of my life!😅
I actually really hate repotting my plants! I’m always scared I’ll ruin them or something will go wrong, but this is one of my most consistently growing plants & suddenly it stopped putting out leaves. I knew it had to be incredibly root bound for that to be happening. I was honestly shocked when I pulled my #MonsteraBorsigianaVariegataAurea (woo talk about a mouthful!) out of its pot. Let me rephrase that I couldn’t simply pull it out of the pot. I had to use a stick and chase it all around the edges of the pot. What I thought was a normal root was actually a massive aerial root sticking out of the bottom of the pot. It was really rough to get it out from the bottom too! .
I actually lost one of the old leaves which was yellowing horribly & would have fell anyway in the process. But now I’ve got it happily repotted in a larger pot - plastic again because I didn’t have a terra-cotta pot of sufficient size. Regardless aren’t you shocked by the roots on this bad boy? I’ve owned it now maybe 4-5 months & it’s transformed a lot in that time!
518 December, 2019
Good morning 🌞
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Вот такая новенькая Баббл ваза у нас на этой неделе.
Украсит интерьер, будет прекрасна в роли кашпо для домашних растений, органайзера для художественных, косметических принадлежностей, подставкой для кистей😌
Sundays are for arranging your plants, finding more space and getting more plants to put in that space 😅. Here’s me with a new Calathea zebrina! Another Calathea, another challenge. Brb, cranking up all my humidifiers!
Prickly pears are a subgroup of Opuntia, identified by their wide, flat, branching pads, and are often called nopal cactus or paddle cactus. Most varieties have a combination of detachable spines and tufts of barbed bristles (glochids) that can cause significant allergic skin reactions. There are also spineless varieties.
The pads, flowers and fruit of most varieties are edible after careful cleaning. Most prickly pear plants are found in warm, dry climates like the Southwest, although there are some cold-hardy varieties such as the Eastern prickly pear.
Cacti are low maintenance, water wise plants that store water in their leaves, stems or roots, creating a plump or succulent appearance. They are often found in hot, arid climates such as the desert and have adapted to tolerate long periods of drought. There are many varieties of cacti that come from all over the world.
Water - If your container has drainage holes, water thoroughly once a week during active growth period. If your container does not have drainage holes, water sparingly to moisten soil but be sure water does not pool up at the bottom of container which can cause rotting. Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Light - Place plant in a brightly lit south facing window indoors or an area with bright, indirect light outdoors. Some plants can tolerate full sun, but must be gradually acclimated to prevent sunburn. If the light source is inadequate, etiolation will occur and your plant will become leggy as it stretches out towards a light source.
My experimental #philodendronpinkprincess is only giving me full pink leaves now because the stem is entirely pink. When I first got this plant, it was tiny and had a half pink leaf, so I knew it had some decent variegation genetics from the start. A couple of leaves later, it delivered a full pink leaf. Then the following leaf was a murky brown. So I thought it would be interesting (and fun) to cut that leaf off, back to the full pink one. To my delight, the next leaf was full pink and the stem was entirely pink too. All the subsequent leaves have been full pink since. There is lots of green lower down on the plant, so it is still very healthy. Usually, as a new pink leaf emerges, the previous one dies off, but this time, it seems as if the plant will sustain two full pink leaves at the same time. Eventually, I may have to cut it back to the green leaves down below, but for now, I am just enjoying the thrill and beauty that each new full pink leaf brings! If you’ve read down to here, give yourself a gold star! 🤩 Swipe to see the full plant 💗
The holidays at home are merry and bright with a lovely little Christmas arrangement like this. Thoughtfully grown and planted for you by Armstrong, from our local farm to your home!
9128 December, 2019
Les insectes ne sont pas toujours beaux, ils paraissent nuisibles, car certains peuvent piquer, transmettre des maladies, ou ravager des cultures.🐛🦋🐜🦗🐝 Pourtant, sans les insectes, notre monde s’écroulerait.
Ont doit donc les proteger pour maintenir le bon fonctionnement des écosystèmes...
comment les proteger??
C'est simple :🤓🤓
En évitant l'utilisation des pesticides (
Parce qu’ils ne sont pas sélectifs, ces insecticides éliminent les « mauvais » insectes, mais aussi ceux qui sont indispensables à la biodiversité, comme les abeilles 🐝🐝🐝ou autres insectes pollinisateurs ! Autres problèmes : certains insectes deviennent résistants au fil du temps, et d’autres prolifèrent parce que leurs prédateurs naturels ont été éradiqués… 🙄🙄
Et c'est quoi l'alternative??👇👇👇
L’une des solutions pour défendre les cultures serait d’utiliser les ressources naturelles👌👌 : les insectes auxiliaires, « ravageurs de ravageurs ». La solution du « bio-contrôle* », ou bio-protection, est une méthode qui permet de remplacer les pesticides, insecticide (produits chimiques dangeux pour la santé) par des insectes par exemple : l'utilisation des fourmis qui sont prédatrices d’insectes ravageurs (pour protéger certains arbres)!, on peut compter sur la coccinelle pour neutraliser le puceron, le scarabée pour neutraliser la limace, etc. #birdsofparadise#urbanjungle#plantsmakepeoplehappy#plantlife#bayofplenty#auckland#wellington#plantlove#plantlover#plant#indoorgarden#plantsofinstagram#iloveplants#homedecor#indoorjungle#crazyplantlady#plantaddict#monstera#livingwithplants#plantgoals#birdsofparadise#tauranga#instaplant