Plantaholic here to share my obsession & help!
Hi there!

My name’s Gracie and I’m a new plantaholic. I got my first houseplant (in my current collection) last October, and have been building my plant collection ever since. These are just a few of my babies! I’ve learned a LOT the last few months and can now say with confidence that I have a decent green thumb! I’m here to share my plants with you guys and to help with troubleshooting, identification, etc!

Happy to be here! 🌱🤸🏼‍♀️
-Gracie-
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    Janine G So I typed this huge reply and it disappeared!!!! Basically I water violets 2x a week. I water on the soil. I literally soak the entire top of the soil... make a puddle. Then stop. I mean the entire top of the dirt. Do that twice a week with water NOT fresh from the tap. They light bright light and can tolerate a little bit of direct sun. If you see yellow spots on the leaves, that is sunburn.

    If you see any little new leaf sprouts coming from anywhere but the center of the plant, nip them off. You can try to sprout them in water or soil, I never had luck with that. You can mist them occasionally, and I touch the leaves and rub them and tell them how BEAUTIFUL they are! Talk to them... I even have a song I made up and I sing to them... Everybody looks GOOD , Everbody looks GREAT!!!!! They like that. HA.. I'm insane.

    When their "neck" gets long they have to be trimmed down. Sometimes I have success with that, sometimes not. My MIL puts a baggie over them when she trims them and does this little incubator thing. At my house it's survival of the fittest!!!! That goes for people, too! :)

    Rotate them around in the light.. try to keep them growing straight in their pot. I don't think they are hard to grow at all. Sometimes they are just old and they die off ….like us! I have a little tiny one that I bought that way, I got my MIL one too. Hers looks ROUGH. Has like 5 leaves on it. Mine looks exactly like it did from day one. WOOOOT!!!

    I don't really have great luck with Fern type plants. I have a Birds Nest fern... has some dry tips.... anything that likes real humidity, I struggle to keep them looking good. So that is my advice!!
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    Janine G I counted this weekend and I have 71 plants. 22 of those are African violets and then a crazy mix of just whatever ! I need to stay out of plant stores and home improvement stores "sad plant" sections. I am also trying to propagate succulents right now. I broke out the old Aerogarden this weekend. I am using the light part to try to get these succulent sprouts moving. I also rescued another violet that was sad. I trimmed it down and found it had another plant growing UNDER the soil! It was a little tiny violet plant about one inch high and wide. How does that happen? I cleaned it off and planted it in a little pot. Let's see what happens.
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      Pei WOW That's A LOT of plants!!! What's your secret for caring African violets? I heard they are difficult.
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    Vil The fiddle fig😍😍..
    Beautiful plants
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    PlntNrd Very nice. Just be careful, it’s very easy to get totally out of control when it comes to plants. You sound very much like me. My mother in law gave me an amaryllis bulb last January (my first plant). It was so exciting to watch it grow, by February I had 8. Then I discovered air plants and now have around 30-40, then I decided to grow succulents from seed and ended having really good luck with that, then I just went completely nuts for all things in the plant family and now, just one year later, I have over 400 plants in my house between houseplants, succulents, and air plants..... and I just ordered 12 more on Monday! I also belong to 3 monthly plant subscriptions. It’s really crazy and everyone thinks I’ve lost my mind, which I totally have, but I also completely love it. So in a halfway joking way, I say be careful. I love my plant collection and never wish I had even one less, but I also may need serious addiction help soon, or definitely do already;)
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      Gracie I don’t think I can handle but one or two more haha. I have 13 total in my room and a few more downstairs in my house. If I got many more I think they’d all die haha.
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        PlntNrd It’s a slippery slope, my friend. One or two more can very easily turn in to 10 or 20 more :) You may have much better self control than I do, though. I don’t think I slid, I barreled at full speed .
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          Vil Haha.. So true..
          Almost addicting.. My kids call me crazy plant lady.. 🤣
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        PlntNrd I’m constantly saying to my husband that I feel like all I do is water plants all day every day!!!
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    Erin Oooo Gracie where are your plant stands from?! Love them.
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      Gracie I got the small table and basket for my fiddle leaf fig are from target! The other one I got from a local nursery.
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        PlntNrd I love the way the basket looks with your fiddle.
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    Enid Hernandez Here they are
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      Pei LOVE!!!!! What kind of lighting situation do you have?
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      Erin Awesome collection!!!
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    Enid Hernandez Lovely plants. I have a few different baby plants under led grow lights for two months now. So far its been great. Two of my calatheas, peperomias, and a mammey croton have grown new leaves, ! They all look happy and seem to love the light. I'll share some pics.
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    Pei Omg 😍 your plants look so happy!!