There’s definitely a good difference when there are plants in a living space. It looks roomier and feels a lot more relaxing to be in.
Disclaimer for the internet: Not aimed at you but thought you might find it funny.
That is such an amazing, organic-looking pot! It’s like moss is growing on it.
The plants looks lovely too.
I’ve done some plant rearranging as a result of furniture rearranging. I like how things have turned out. They’re more spread out and in spaces or clusters in a few rooms now. I do want to put another ceiling hook up so some more changes will happen soon, but looking nice for now.
Living Room (used to be two loveseats, now two armchairs in the place of one with a little table in between. I love this in particular. And the table that was full of plants there has moved, with those plants relocated)
Library (loveseat moved in, plants did too)
My dressing room/craft room (a hook will go in the ceiling over the window, maybe one above where the plants are)
If anyone one remembers my chop and prop project with the EDIT pilea peperomides, there’s the end result. I’m happy with it. The individual leaf props failed, but the top chop of the lanky guy rooted very well in water. Back in the main pot it went.
I assume these are cacti but what are they? I think I might have seen something like those in a green house in a botanical garden somewhere?
These are succulents. Cactus are a subset of succulents, but these aren’t in that group. These are part of a smaller subset called mesembs, an abbreviation of a longer word which escapes me right now.
In particular, these are called lithops. Commonly referred to as living stones. There are literal hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unique cultivars of lithops. Like most of my favorite plants, they originate in southern Africa: Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana.
Wouldn’t surprise me if you had seen these or similar mesembs in a botanical greenhouse, they are quite popular in the hobby despite their reputation as fickle little punks.
Really lovely ones, to butt! err…to boot.
Nice mixture of colors and textures.
So much credit to you. Those are lovely. I’ve never tried orchids but the reputation is that they’re temperamental things.
I have heard people often struggle with them here in AZ because of how dry the air is, hard to maintain the right humidity levels.
Could all be bullshit, lol. These are just anecdotes and I personally don’t know much about orchids or their care.
Totally fascinating. What do they need as house plants? Can they thrive in my central european climate?
Thank you very much cactus man.I love your greenhouse.
It’s funny that you say all that. According to the experts and what I have read I treat my orchids like shit. Not on purpose. When I was gifted one years ago I had no idea how to care for it. I guess they just adapted to what I was doing. Can’t be that bad.
In that part of the world, they are better suited indoors under a small grow light. Europe is generally too wet to have them outside all the time, and too chilly in autumn/winter. Although they would probably appreciate being brought outside on warm, sunny days.
They hardly need any water at all (even here in the desert), probably less so if grown indoors/somewhere that the air has more moisture in it.
I have seen plenty of instances where people do really, really well growing them inside under a grow light - whether it’s full time or just indoors for winter.
Progressing nicely. Usually when there’s multiples, one will eventually be aborted in favor of putting all the energy into one flower. Who knows, she might be THICC enough to support 2 these days.
Whenever I see your photos I feel like I’m the first person on the moon. So exciting! Do you live in a desert? What is the first one called?
I do, I live in southern Arizona (southwest US, just a bit above the border w. México).
The first one (first two, actually) are two different species of conophytum. They belong to that mesembs group as well, same as lithops