Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Spring is such a great time of year. There's new growth everywhere, things are blooming, baby animals are out and about, and it seems like a great time of year to take some cuttings from my indoor houseplants.
The spider plant my mom gave me when I moved has gone totally insane. I attribute it to the liquid seaweed I gave it, and I haven't given it any since. (I'm afraid it will grow legs and start wandering the apartment.) There's a TON of little babies at the end of shoots, but I took the biggest one and put it in some water, with a little bit of liquid seaweed since the plant seems to love it so much) and set it under the plant light. I'm planning to put this one in the kitchen when it gets bigger.The golden pothos is the other plant I took a cutting of. It's been taking over the mantle, which I love, but the original pot is looking a bit bare, so I'm hoping to put it back in there to fill out the pot a bit.
Besides my african violet (I actually just typed "african violent" by accident, but I'm pretty sure it's a peaceful plant), those are the only two "traditional" house plants I own. If I were to add to my collection, what would you recommend?

Oh, and what I'd really love for my cuttings is one of these. How cool is that?


  1. I love succulents, so if I had to suggest some new houseplants I could get some jades or cacti.

  2. isn’t asexual propagation the greatest? i have to share with you one of my favorite gardening quotes, by beverly nichols:

    Do you not realize that the whole thing is miraculous? It is exactly as though you were to cut off your wife's leg, stick it in the lawn, and be greeted on the following day by an entirely new woman, sprung from the leg, advancing across the lawn to meet you. Surely, you would be surprised if, having snipped off your little finger, and pushed it into a flower pot, you were to find a miniature edition of yourself in the flower pot a day later.