Hello, Two of my plants have been discovered to have spider mites so I was wondering if anyone has any holy grail treatment options to get rid of them. I've washed the plants, cut off the leaves of one that is very rough and has probably had them for awhile, and both are quarantined.
Hello, The last photo to share my collection (its hard to take a photo of all of them together and its easy to separate them by types) The red variety is the first plant I ever bought and started the obsession. I got him from my local plant nursery and he's much happier than his pot appears. My white variety I got from the grocery store and he's gotten so tall and is in my only decorative pot.
Hello, I've finally had good lighting to gather together my three prayer plants to take a nice picture of them to share. One I ordered from houseplantshop on etsy (the yellow/white vein variety... I forgot what exactly they call it) and the other large red one I got from my local grocery story very over-watered (my guilty obsession is grocery store plants I know aren't doing well lol.) The small red prayer plant hiding next to them I got from my local nursery. I was someone who was more into smaller plants when I first got these and they have slowly crept and took over. Crazy how big they can get when they are happy!
Hello, Anyone else out there love calatheas and struggle to not buy every single kind??? The next on my list are ornata (pinstripe) and white fusion. My local nursery always has a million pinstripes, but I ran out of room on my plant shelf and am on a no buy until spring.
Hello, After long stalking the rubber trees on the sill and not getting them for fear that my Michigan Winters wouldn't provide them with enough light, I found a $4 one at my local grocery store and decided to give it a try. I will attach a photo below of how it looked when I first purchased it. It was very dry, needed a good leaf wipe down, and getting a little root bound to the 3 inch nursery pot it was in but seemed overall happy. It was fine for a couple days then I switched it the bigger pot it is in now (granted the pot is very big, my nursery was out of 4in so I opted for the 6in) and the leaves quickly started to brown and drop. The new leaves on it are still opening up and I'll include a picture of that below as well. I'm not sure if the new leaves are completely happy, it seems to be a little scarred on the top. I don't know if it was the shock of a new pot/home in general, lack of water/how dry it was at the grocery store, or just because it was a cheap plant. Let me know how you guys care for your rubber trees and what you think it was. Also have you guys had luck with cheap plants not from nurseries? -Alyssa