The Plants InsideSunday, April 13, 2014
While the gardener is passionate about growing a lush garden with healthy plants, there are still plenty to learn about plants and their needs especially when circumstances changed.
While the Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum) and Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus') were doing really well with their 'feet' in a pot of water, the rest of my plants that I have placed inside were 'stressed'.
My terrarium was not given enough attention when I just left this one near the window. The dry and hot spell we had a few weeks ago kind of burnt the plants. The fern inside the terrarium was 'cooked' hence discarded. I had also pruned the Bubble Plants and used the stems to propagate new plants...
Keeping my fingers crossed after I watered the little plants, dug out some ugly green mosses, trimmed off some yellowed and browned leaves and cleaned the glass inside and outside. Now I have to remember that I can't leave terrariums to too much heat and light.
Meanwhile, I have to go look for other plants that can fit into the space left vacant by the ones I have discarded -- as it is looking bare and quite unsightly. Any suggestions?
The other terrarium is thriving well and the plant, Snakeskin Plant (Fittonia albivenis) inside seems to have grown taller but lanky and touching the lid already.
Spot the pink flamingo inside the terrarium... and the little pond besides the bird? So glad to see no mould or unwanted mosses growing on them :-)
The strong sunlight must have bleached the leaves. The colour of leaves that are facing the window is not as brilliant as before.
Top view of the garden inside...
Meanwhile, my Marimo (Cladophora aegagropila) is forming another new baby moss. It is interesting to watch how the moss ball grow bigger and multiply like this.
Happy creating a lush garden with plants growing happily and wonderfully :-D
PS: Here is how I created my terrarium - It's a Small World