UJB | The Moving Plant Gang

plant-gang03-logo

[For the Hungarian post please click here!] This months Urban Jungle Bloggers topic is Plant Gang! The challenge? Show off your own plant team.

You guys know, that right now I’m building a formidable army of succulents and cacti. These plants aren’t flowering yet, but I’m doing everything I can so that one of them, maybe even more, will amaze me with its colors! Of course I have other types as well, like my mini pendulous palm whose pendulous leaves I can’t wait to see.

plant-gang04-logo

Not long ago, the plant gang moved. As it got consistently warmer outside, I decided to move them out to the terrace. A few years ago, when I moved my Aloe Vera plants outside at summers end, the leaves got exponentially thicker and wider. I’m sure that the succulents, and most especially the cacti will love the heat of summer. Right now they still sit close to home for some protection from the cold nights!

plant-gang01-logo

Here’s my outdoor plant gang. Among them is my pruned monkey bread tree, that’s been putting out new leaves at lightning speed. I also have a little cactus that’s grown about five centimeters since its been with me these past two months. The baby berry cactus I bought accidentally rotten inside, and I’m trying to get its salvaged pieces to take root in the hopes that it will bulk up soon. My tall cactus I received not too long ago and it’s happy, you can already see its new sprouts. If you’re curious about propagation techniques, check out my propagation post!

UrbanJungleBloggers is a very special online community. Judith and Igor upkeep a green virtual community that encourages people to grow and care for indoor plants. Every month they post a topic, and every interested blogger is invited to post their pictures and blog posts relating to that topic. [For the Hungarian post please click here!]

plant-gang02

[For the English post please click here!]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Email
  • RSS

#UJB February: Love Is in the Air

This past month has been a big one in terms of plants for me. And when I say big I mean that quite literally. I’ve welcomed a formidable Monstera to the flock, and finally mounted my staghorn to the wall, thanks in large part to this tutorial. The bromeliad babe is also not too small to begin with, but one does hope he will grow to be even bigger :)…like in the movies! As I look around my place and take in the growing green family, I smile and think some day my dreams of creating an indoor jumanji will finally be realized! [Read more…]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Email
  • RSS

#UJB: hanging plants in my studio

 

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic was hanging plants. Two things came to mind about this — 80s era macrame, and kokedama. Most of the furniture in my apartment is from the 50s and 60s. I don’t want my place to turn into a retro museum, so I pepper it with pieces from other eras as well. My grandmother’s Venetian mirror found a place within its walls, just as many works by contemporary Hungarian creatives. So I decided to shelf the macrame idea for now, and decorate the place with Kokedama instead. These moss balls have been on my mind for half a year now already! [Read more…]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Email
  • RSS