My love for indoor plants has grown immensely these last few months (as it has with the rest of the internet). I like to think that I was always into plants. But the fact that I now live in what essentially is a greenhouse, I’ve been inclined to spread my plant collector wings.
I visited the annual Collector’s Plant Fair the other week out at Clarendon, and it was everything I could dream of and more. Any plant you wanted, it was there. Albeit at a price. It was a sunny Autumn day. If you get the chance to go, I’d definitely recommend it. Of course now that I reflect on the day I wish I had picked up a couple more plants, but realistically I don’t think I can care for any more than I currently have in my collection.
I have multiple vining plants that are in dire need of a prune and some attention. Not to mention the different watering schedules that I must adhere to. I’m still figuring out where the best location is for certain species. It’s a fun game.
I ticked a few things off my wishlist. Some common varieties like the string of pearls (which I bought to replace one that died of my overwatering) to the not-so-common, like the pitcher plants.
- A begonia albo-picta (can’t go past the cute polka dots)
- An alocasia zebrina (I’m a sucker for alocasia in general)
- Tassel fern (ugh ded, this was one of my unicorns)
- 2 different species of nepenthes (I’ve been longing for one of these so much!)
- Hellebore (impulse buy, oops)
- String of pearls
Not a bad plant haul. They were great value for money and pretty healthy overall. I had to repot the alocasia and hellebore straight away since their roots were bursing out of the pot. Here’s to hoping my nepenthes will survive!