Guys, I have a confession that I need to make. I, Melissa Rose, am addicted to plants.
You see, my problem started a few months ago, my therapist suggested that buying a houseplant may help me; the idea being that having something to nurture might distract me from my anxiety.
However, after purchasing my Pachira Aquatica, the plan backfired. I became hooked. I find that having a plant to nurture was both satisfying and rewarding work. In fact, I can’t believe that I didn’t find my ‘green thumb’ sooner.
Currently, I have a miniature roses, a pachira aquatica, a cactus, and zebra haworthia in my inventory; with plans for more, of course. Although, I suspect my wallet and available space may have something to say about that.
Meet My Plant Collection
The Zebra Haworthia is my most recent addition to the collection and my most visually unique plant. Like the majority of other succulents this Zebra Haworthia (also known as a Zebra Cactus) is quite simple to care for and hard to kill; only requiring water when the soil becomes dry to the touch. Personally, I am looking forward to being able to re-pot this plan and propagating it, so that I can have an army of Haworthias (haha).
These Roses were a gift to me for Mother’s day, and I love them. However, they are likely my most challenging plant to date; they require considerable amounts of water, especially during the summer months. That said, the extra time and care put results in luscious rose blooms. I pruned my roses recently, and they are currently thriving.
My cactus is probably my least demanding plant that I have at the moment; like my Haworthia, this plant doesn’t require frequent watering. If I’m honest, I find the cactus a bit dull as it doesn’t need that much care; nevertheless, I love how it looks on my windowsill.
Ah, finally, my Pachira Aquatica. This Pachira was my first houseplant and easily my favourite of the lot (so far). Moderately easy to care for and lovely to look at; I find that this plant does a beautiful job at ‘greening’ up my room. Due to this plant’s continued growth, I had to re-pot it recently; I suspect that my Pachira will become a floor plant one day.
Is anyone else obsessed with plants like I am? Which plants are in your collection? Is there any that you would recommend that I haven’t listed? Let me know in the comments below, or give me a shout on social media.