Sunny but with a tinge of cold. We’ll soon see how cold hardy some of these succulents are. Drafty windows aren’t necessarily the best conditions for some plants, but surprisingly many cacti and succulents can tolerate the chill. They seem to thrive in the extremes.
Our plant of the week is BEGONIA TAMAYA. It blooms with these heart shaped flowers about twice a year and has incredible spotty leaves 💕 It makes a great gift as it’s pretty unusual ✨ so a good addition to your plant collection. It falls into the moderately easy category in terms of plant friends...
* Keep it out of direct sun * water when the soil top is dry * prune the dead heads to promote new growth * fertilise once a month in spring summer * ta dah! Not so much really and they can live for decades. #plantoftheweek#plantcollection#plantshop#houseplantgang#e17#shoplocal
Getting some of last nights orders ready today so I’m not frantically trying to do them all on Monday morning 🤪 Thanks to everyone who shopped last night! Plenty more available at www.thejungleedition.com if you want to get some early Christmas shopping done 🎄 xo
I scored an ancient milk bottle holder from a tag sale in Hadley for a buck. I've suspended one of those glass globes that are typically styled with a tillandsia, an air plant, from the bottom. I've terrarized the globe with a miniature Philodendron and a few other terrarium varieties. You can't tell from this photo, but the Cissus adenopoda in the holder is clambering aggressively across my ceiling trellis. It makes me so happy!
AKA Beefsteak Begonia. It is always great to have the volume of plants like we do. On occasion we find a very cool mutant. The normal form of this plant does not have a spiral or the ruffle seen on the edges of the leaves. We are starting to propagate this form now to see if it is stable from leaf cuttings. Wish us luck!
If you guys are leery of buying plants this time of year, let me put you minds at ease. Here at Steve's Leaves we will watch your weather and only ship when it is safe to do so. If it is below freezing we will ship your plants with a 72 hour hear pack at no extra charge. Sometime the temps are even too cold to ship with a heat pack, In this case we will hold on to your order and keep an eye open for a good weather window and ship then. Unless you live in place where the lows are never above 27 degrees we usually get packageas out within a month. We will stand behind our Winter shipping.
I don’t typically put succulents in glass terrariums, but I upcycled this glass vase, which held 50 roses 🌹, and salvaged these succulents from a conference I had attended a couple years ago, to create this piece. You’ll be able to see its progression (along with the rest of my plant pad), on my Houseplant Home Tours up on my @youtube channel. Part 4 comes next week though! (links in Highlighted Stories)
The new rubber plant in situ. I’m finding it very hard to find places for plants where the bunnies won’t get to them and eat them. I’m also finding it very hard to get out of bed in the mornings. I love this time of year, but my god the lack of natural light is hard. I work in a building with no windows and the struggle is real 🌿
We have just dropped so many new plants on our website! Including this massive Fiddle Leaf Fig (find him in our bare bottom range 🍑) So many newbies to choose from! Order before midnight Sunday to have a plant delivered to your door on Monday 🚪🌿 Have a greeeeeeat weekend 💓 Xox
Two new additions to the family thanks to @sprouthomechicago !
#anthuriumaceofspades and #anthurium “Queen of Hearts”! It took me a second to figure out which was which honestly since ace of spades look like queen of hearts to me online sometimes!
I haven’t purchased a plant since April (when we had a rough idea we were going to WA) and this next 4wks, every single one of Plants will be going to new homes...houseplants are my obsession...my hobby...my therapy...so you can imagine how I feel about this huge change...
I absolutely respect the reasoning quarantine laws exist, but it just sucks for those of us that shuffle around the country every couple of years...
But...I can’t wait to start over, half of the fun is the pursuit of finding them. 🌿
Who can relate? 🕺🏻💃🏻 So because we love memes so much we decided we’re going to start making our own to throw into the mix with the rest of the ridiculousness that is The Jungle Edition. Also, who doesn’t love memes? 🤷🏻♀️ Non meme people weird us out..