Friday, December 1, 2017
Office Plant Update!
In addition, I had some sort of weird flu bug from Saturday thru Monday. At first, I thought it was a frozen flatbread pizza I had bought and not cooked right but after a couple of days and the way my body responded I knew it wasn't the pizza.
Perhaps I was in denial or maybe it's because I'm NEVER sick. I don't know...but it confused me. I bet I haven't had the flu in at least 12 or 13 years (maybe more). Plus, in 19 years of working at the place I currently work at - I have only taken a total of 4 sick days and 2 and a half of them were because of Sammy (our late dog) in 2009.
Anyhow, I thought I would do a post on my plants!
It's been a LONG while since my last update. The first photo above - is my treasured Ponytail Palm. To see what it looked like when I first obtained it take a look at THIS POST from May of 2014.
In this 2nd photo, you will see a Praying Plant of some sort. At dusk, it will rise upward like it's praying.
This is one of the plants I recently transplanted. Out of all of the ones I did attempt to transplant this one is the droopiest.
You can see this one has the 'babies' that are traveling.
In the next photo, you will see how I separated them.
We re-use planters and mix old with new soil. I use tea water, mostly, to water the plants, too!
Because we have obtained a lot of decorative tins and used box tops around the office, we now re-use these to place under the bottoms of the plants to catch any excess water.
I will never underappreciate the natural sunlight that shines thru my windows at work - I adore it! Before I switched jobs here I was in the main office and nowhere near a window.
I'm not sure the exact name of these plants but I'm thinking they are some sort of spider plant.
I think this is some sort of spider plant, as well. I've had this one for a while, too, but the first 6 months or more it just kept growing taller and floppy and nothing else, really.
And then it happened! Offshoots! You can see two of them towards the floor. I was thrilled! I hope I start seeing more of these so I can try and re-plant the 'babies'.
This plant was so HUGE I wasn't sure where to put it so the last time I transplanted it (which was almost a year ago) I decided to place it on a chair.
If you know any of the names of these plants please let me know and I will surely update this post!
This one was a gift from my parents almost 4 years ago now. They got it for me when I switched jobs. Same company. Different Job, that is.
I thought it wasn't going to make it but once I started watering it with tea water it seemed to save it. I've transplanted this at least 3 or 4 times already. It keeps growing like crazy!
At one point it had a neat little white pouch of a bud and flower but that only lasted 3 days.
I noticed yesterday that this one has another plant growing in the same pot alongside of the BIG one so at some point I might try and start a new pot for the little one.
I don't care for the name of this plant. It's not very P.C. so my co-workers and I decided to give it a new name instead. Before taking this pic I had to untangle a lot of the vine. This one seems to be doing extremely well, too, but, there isn't a real rhyme or reason to how or where it's growing. Just every which way, really!
I LOVE the two-tone leaves on this. Green and white on the one side and the underneath side is a rich purple color!
I might have to find a hanging basket for this guy at some point.
And speaking of having to find a hanging basketing for a plant - check out the next and last photo!
Yup! Here's an Ivy Vine Plant of some sort and it's growing and traveling and going a little nuts, too!
This started as a leaf from another plant that a co-worker gave me. She actually gave me 3 leaves of her plant to try planting on my own. After months the leaves weren't doing ANYTHING but after I removed the 2 weaker leaves the 3rd one started budding and traveling!
How cool is that!? This is now about 5 feet tall (or long) - depending on how you look at it I guess. And the only way I know it's about 5 feet in length is because I'm just over 5 feet tall (or short in my case).
I don't see this one slowing down any time soon! Do you have any house or office plants that are doing well at the moment? I would love to see and/or hear about them!