Last Fall I brought home my first houseplant that lived.
After overwatering a dieffenbachia to its death, I wanted a hardy plant for my bedroom. I found this sansevieria (snake plant) at Ko'olau Farmers, our neighborhood nursery. At Geobunga, my boyfriend and I picked this pearly ceramic pot and earthy saucer. Our urban jungle began.
To my surprise, our sansevieria flowered a few months later in January. It flowered for a week, but each gardenia-scented bloom lasted only one day.
Soon after, at Paiko, Kaka'ako's botanical boutique, I adopted this young heart-leaf philodendron (a.k.a. monstera).
My enthusiasm for indoor greenery grew. Most weekends I visited the nursery and returned with syngoniums, a golden pothos, another snake plant, and one more monstera. Our bedroom became an oasis.
And plants took over @jadejournals.
Then a peace lily, dwarf snake plant (unpictured), and calathea from Glenn's Orchids in Waimanalo joined the family.
My desire for plants didn't stop there. From a neighborhood plant sale, I adopted this indigenous kupukupu fern, spider plant, and caladium lindenii.
Then tradescantia tricolor cuttings arrived in the mail from Florida. I bought them on Etsy. My boyfriend said, "Who gets plants in the mail?!"
Recently, we moved to a new apartment. Eighteen plants came with us. I am sure we have room for more.
I'm Jade: a plant lover, plant mama, apartment dweller, and teacher living in Honolulu.
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