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New Indoor Plants BirthMay 2021

Hello everyone! Today, I thought I’d share my newest indoor plants that I’ve brought into my life.


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Last year I bought a fiddle leaf fig and two calathea plants! Ambitious for a beginner plant mom, but I thought to myself, “self – go big or go home!”

So now I bought two more plants, a snake plant that I’ve named Sasha and a plant that I believe is a blue star fern or something similar who is still unnamed.

Oh! If you’re new here (newer than May 2020) you might be wondering, what’s BirthMay? Well, every year I blog every day in May because it is my birth month. I just figured it was something fun to do, and it has proven to be really enjoyable for me. This will be the fifth BirthMay on my blog! No matter how many BirthMays you’ve been through with me, thank you for being here this BirthMay and thank you for your support!


My New Indoor Plant – Sasha the Snake Plant

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I was randomly in a well known hardware/gardening store recently and every time I go into one I take a look at the indoor plants. And the outdoor plants – I actually also bought a plum tree recently now that I think about it. But back to the indoor plants. So I was looking around and saw the littlest snake plants hanging out and immediately found one I loved. So I bought it!

I’ve heard that these plants thrive on neglect so I’ll have to remember to neglect it. Which actually shouldn’t be too hard I think, but the hardest part will be keeping track of the last time I watered it. All my other indoor plants need to be watered about once a week but this one I think is every two weeks. So I’ll have to try to remember so I don’t overwater it!

It also prefers low light, so I think I might move it into my bedroom as my home office is pretty bright despite having east facing windows. My bedroom does too but my bedroom has only one window while my home office has two, so I think that will help.

My New Indoor Plant – Unnamed Unidentified Fern

new indoor plants birthmay blue star fern

So recently I was shopping at Target (not sponsored) and saw they had a display of house plants. I think they were meant for Mother’s Day, they were not the new plant line that they’ve been promoting. But I saw one that I really liked so I decided to buy it! Unfortunately, I’m not 100% sure what it is. It had a tag that labeled it as a Fiddle Leaf Fig, and all the other plants like it were labelled as such too. It’s definitely not a fiddle though, so that was kind of weird! I think that the tag fell off the actual fiddles, which were on the shelf too, and a well meaning employee switched them all to the ferns.

I’ve tried to search what type of plant it is on the brand’s website (the brand on the tag says “Wild Interiors”) and the closest I saw was the Blue Star Fern. But I don’t think it’s the exact same as this one seems to have more purple on the underside but the one in the photo didn’t seem to have any purple at all. I’m just not sure! But it’s so cute and I love it!

Quick Update on the Older Indoor Plants

I plan to do an update post on all my indoor plants this summer as it’ll be about a year since I’ve gotten the first three plants. But I wanted to share a quick update on them too.

Frida the Fiddle Leaf FIg is doing great actually! We had a rough winter as I first overwatered and then underwatered trying to fix the damage so she lost a lot of her bottom leaves. However, since the start of spring she has really recovered well and has grown so many new leaves! They’re mainly growing at the top of the plant, and I’m hopeful she’ll look like a proper tree soon, as she’s still quite small. But way bigger than when I first got her!

Elphaba and Glinda the Calatheas are struggling though! I try to bottom water those two and one day I accidentally left them way too long in the water, so they haven’t really recovered since then. They both had a ton of leaves originally but now they both have about four healthy leaves left. Elphaba seems to be trying to grow new leaves while Glinda is trying to maintain her current leaves I think. I hope they do recover though as they are both so pretty!


So that’s my new indoor plants! And even a little update on my older plants. As I mentioned, I want to feature my plants – indoor and outdoor – more in posts this summer so be on the look out for those later!

Thanks for reading!

Pamela

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