A few months since last buying any plants for the home, Rodney and I both started to get the itch to add a couple to the family. It was a little rocky when we first got a handful of plants for the apartment, we over watered, then let then dry out a little too much – all within the first month! But a few months later, we’ve got the hang of it, so what better time to add a few new plant babies to the equation!
The day after a long hike in Point Reyes to Alamere Falls ( amazing, I highly recommend) we were relaxing and thought: perfect lazy Sunday activity!
This was also the perfect time to do a little maintenance on our existing plants. Along with the new plants, we also got a couple larger pots so we could repot a few growing plants.
3 New Plant Babies
Without further ado, here are the new plant babies!
Black Pagoda or Lipstick Plant
We’d been wanting to add a viney plant to the living room, and I’m excited to watch this plant grow. It has a pretty dark green color with dark purple undertones. I placed it on a high shelf, I’m hoping it’ll wind down the side of the shelving unit.
Dieffenbachia or Dumb Canes
This leafy plant adds some cool color and texture to the shelf we placed it on. I love how the deep greens combine with bright whites in each leaf.
Braided Money Tree
This guy is pretty cool, it’s a great addition to the side table next to our sofa. Since it doesn’t need much light, we thought it would work well for the darker corner.
And a little TLC for the rest
In addition to planting the new plants, we gave a little love and care to the rest of the plants in the apartment. We moved a few plants around to give a little more space to the ones that are starting to outgrow their pots. Another improvement we made was to add charcoal to the bottom of the plants we shifted around.
We’re using a couple planters that we got at CB2. While the white pots are so chic, they don’t have holes at the bottom, annoying! To try to make up for the lack of hole, we added a layer of activated charcoal at the bottom for better drainage and to prevent the soil from being too wet.
We also took this time to do a round of fertilizer for all of the plants. These Miracle-Gro fertilizer Spikes are so easy, you just poke a hole in the soil, push the stick in, and let the fertilizer do its thing – no fuss.
Can’t wait to add more! What are your favorite houseplants?