Thursday, July 8, 2010

Green thumb anyone?

I don't think I have a green thumb. Which is unfortunate because I love plants.

The only plant that I have managed to keep alive for any amount of time was a Mother-in-Law's tongue that lived on my desk for the 5+ years in Las Vegas. I think it liked the pretty much constant fluorescent light.

Which is funny because I pretty much hate fluorescent light.

I left it there in the care of a good friend so hopefully it is still soaking up the fluorescent light and getting the remaining contents of some water bottles from time to time.

Anyway I bought this really cool elephant ear plant and I am not doing to well with it.

I read online (so it must be true) that they need alot of water. Well I am giving it plenty of H2O but I keep losing leaves. They just dry up and droop all of a sudden. It is making me really sad. 

Maybe it isn't getting enough light. It is pushed right up to the window sill and all, practically making out with the window, but maybe it isn't enough? I refuse to bust out any fluorescent light bulbs though so I am hoping this is not the problem.

I may resort to singing soon. "May" being the operative word. 

I want you to live plant! You are so perfect for the corner of my breakfast room! 

What are your favorite house plants. Any good ones that are easy to keep alive? What do you say green thumbs out there. Help a sister out!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. Indoor plants are tough to grow. The ones that I find that live heartily in my house are African violets, bird of paradise (dwarf), and golden pothos. You can't really kill a pothos plant and I am testiment to that. Somehow my real pothos plant was packed with some of the fake plants during our move and was found barely alive when I opened the box that was stored in our hot garage for 2 months. It definetely soaked up the water and needed a lighted window sill. As I write this I can see that it has fully recovered and is now happy. Good luck.