I have a confession to make…

House plants wandering jew jade plant peperomia prostrata

It’s not really a secret confession because if you follow me on Instagram you probably already know what I’m going to say.  

I have a thing for house plants.  

It’s taking over my life.  I love to look at them, tend to them, propagate them and just spend time potting around with my house plants.  I know I’m a weirdo!  My slight addiction is not helped by the fact that a fantastic independent plant shop opened up in the village a few months ago. 

house plant haul

I’ve always loved house plants and it was something I missed when I moved here.  I just couldn’t find anything but those horribly ugly furry begonias.  Not being a fan of them and not sure where to buy houseplants I just stopped looking. Well looks like Plants are the new black and they’re making a comeback or it might just be the perceptive set in that now that I have a local plant dealer I’m noticing house plants all around me- I somehow doubt it 🙂

house plant string of hearts mostera

There’s something that happens to a house when you add plants to it- almost a heartbeat. I know corny! 

house plants tillandsia air plants

I’ve also started to propagate some of my little succulents.  I ordered my first succulents online a few years ago and they were starting to look a bit leggy. I figured they were dying so what the hell I’d give it a go and I’m happy to say they look fabulous and I’ve given some away as gifts.

succulents propagation

6 Comments

  1. January 11, 2017 /

    Hahaha I had noticed! But they’re beautiful, I love seeing them on your instagram. I do agree, a house becomes somewhat more homely with plants in it. Sadly I don’t have any as I’ve discovered you can’t have both house plants and young staffies. Ah well, maybe one day when she calms down and stops eating everything!
    Nat.x
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  2. January 11, 2017 /

    Gosh you’re good! I love house plants but they don’t love me. I tend to kill them unintentionally. I probably water them too much. I didn’t even know that was how you were meant to propagate succulents. I love the teeny one you’ve got in that cute Portuguese tin box.
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  3. January 11, 2017 /

    Gosh you’re good! I love house plants but they don’t love me. I tend to kill them unintentionally. I probably water them too much. I didn’t even know that was how you were meant to propagate succulents. I love the teeny one you’ve got in that cute Portuguese tin box. x
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    • January 26, 2017 /

      try succulents- practically indestructible!

  4. January 26, 2017 /

    oh these are just lovely specially the heartsease

    • January 26, 2017 /

      thanks Becky- I do love them all!