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The moss layer with this Pinguicula made it a bit irresistible. Also note that I don’t have the intense light it was used to, therefore its new leaves are green rather than sun blushed as they were when I acquired it. #pinguicula #butterwort #carnivorousplant #moss

The moss layer with this Pinguicula made it a bit irresistible. Also note that I don’t have the intense light it was used to, therefore its new leaves are green rather than sun blushed as they were when I acquired it.  #pinguicula  #butterwort  #carnivorousplant  #moss

Culled leaves as of late — Butterwort (Pinguicula moranensis) leaves complete with fungus gnat and possibly moth and mosquito remnants. #pinguiculamoranensis #culledleaves #butterwort

Culled leaves as of late — Butterwort (Pinguicula moranensis) leaves complete with fungus gnat and possibly moth and mosquito remnants.  #pinguiculamoranensis  #culledleaves  #butterwort

I call this my magic plant; aka Epipremnum pinnatum. It has a night sky of pin-poke fenestrations even on the juvenile leaves shown here (search this plant for what it looks like in maturity as it keeps its pinholes even in adulthood). I got this rooted cutting from @bestowbotanicals and I love it. It’s a bit stressed from potting and I hope it doesn’t abort its leaf it was working on, but I’m giving it some lovely bright, yet filtered light and I realize it’s thirstier than I expected, so I’m keeping an eye on that. I sure hope it starts to thrive under my care. #epipremnumpinnatum #fenestrations

I call this my magic plant; aka Epipremnum pinnatum. It has a night sky of pin-poke fenestrations even on the juvenile leaves shown here (search this plant for what it looks like in maturity as it keeps its pinholes even in adulthood). I got this rooted cutting from @bestowbotanicals and I love it. It’s a bit stressed from potting and I hope it doesn’t abort its leaf it was working on, but I’m giving it some lovely bright, yet filtered light and I realize it’s thirstier than I expected, so I’m keeping an eye on that. I sure hope it starts to thrive under my care.  #epipremnumpinnatum  #fenestrations

This book of @lisacongdon has me writing down my influences and there are more than I expected; it’s been an enjoyable, and hopefully fruitful process. #findyourartisticvoicebook #bibliophile

This book of @lisacongdon has me writing down my influences and there are more than I expected; it’s been an enjoyable, and hopefully fruitful process.  #findyourartisticvoicebook  #bibliophile

I meant to do a #plantfailfriday post about this yesterday, but didn’t have the time. But, I think this is important and interesting learning — at least it was for me. .
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Several months ago, I split my albo variegated Monstera deliciosa that my husband got me a few years ago (cheap, folks) in a rough state. I gave parts of it to @bestowbotanicals and @dielawnious because I love sharing plants with my friends; also, it’s sort of like a horcrux — if any one of us has one die, the others will be alive and hopefully propagate-able. .
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This summer, as usual, fungus gnats returned and I learned that if I watered my plants by filling the saucer, the top surface of the soil wouldn’t be wet enough to invite fungus gnats to lay eggs. This worked really well. However, lately, I had noticed this plant to be a bit wilted and I feared root rot (this is always a worry when the season changes and all of a sudden it’s dark). So, I decided to give the plant a tiny bit of morning sun, especially since my non-variegated Monstera loves that as the days get shorter, yet knowing that I may burn the leaf (it did).
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Then yesterday, I noticed one of the two plants was very wilted and I decided to unpot the plant. The soil was actually too dry. Apparently, since the roots didn’t fit the pot enough (it was a large-ish pot, but parts of stems were buried and that’s what they fit into) to absorb the water the way that I was watering. .
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So, here we are. One plant in LECA that had only a small amount of desiccated roots that fortunately looks better today, and the other plant in a 4” pot. Fingers crossed. . . .  #monsteradeliciosavariegata

I meant to do a  #plantfailfriday post about this yesterday, but didn’t have the time. But, I think this is important and interesting learning — at least it was for me. . . . Several months ago, I split my albo variegated Monstera deliciosa that my husband got me a few years ago (cheap, folks) in a rough state. I gave parts of it to @bestowbotanicals and @dielawnious because I love sharing plants with my friends; also, it’s sort of like a horcrux — if any one of us has one die, the others will be alive and hopefully propagate-able. . . . This summer, as usual, fungus gnats returned and I learned that if I watered my plants by filling the saucer, the top surface of the soil wouldn’t be wet enough to invite fungus gnats to lay eggs. This worked really well. However, lately, I had noticed this plant to be a bit wilted and I feared root rot (this is always a worry when the season changes and all of a sudden it’s dark). So, I decided to give the plant a tiny bit of morning sun, especially since my non-variegated Monstera loves that as the days get shorter, yet knowing that I may burn the leaf (it did). . . . Then yesterday, I noticed one of the two plants was very wilted and I decided to unpot the plant. The soil was actually too dry. Apparently, since the roots didn’t fit the pot enough (it was a large-ish pot, but parts of stems were buried and that’s what they fit into) to absorb the water the way that I was watering. . . . So, here we are. One plant in LECA that had only a small amount of desiccated roots that fortunately looks better today, and the other plant in a 4” pot. Fingers crossed. . . .  #monsteradeliciosavariegata

Culled leaves as of late. #culledleaves

Culled leaves as of late.  #culledleaves

If it’s still there, there’s a Maranta @bestow_and_bloom that perhaps an earwig found at some point (at least I’ve been told they eat this way, but it may be some other critter’s doing). I think it’s rather beautiful. ✨ #natureisamazing #maranta

If it’s still there, there’s a Maranta @bestow_and_bloom that perhaps an earwig found at some point (at least I’ve been told they eat this way, but it may be some other critter’s doing). I think it’s rather beautiful. ✨  #natureisamazing  #maranta

It’s Watercolor Wednesday @sobestow! Drop in anytime between 12 -4 with your supplies (if you don’t have any, we’ve got some you can use), I’ll set up a little prompt or you can choose a plant to paint, we’ll have tea, and chat about watercolor when I’m available. $10 suggested donation. Also, if you don’t have a palette, but have a piece of plexiglass laying around, it works in a pinch. #watercolorwednesday #painting

It’s Watercolor Wednesday @sobestow! Drop in anytime between 12 -4 with your supplies (if you don’t have any, we’ve got some you can use), I’ll set up a little prompt or you can choose a plant to paint, we’ll have tea, and chat about watercolor when I’m available. $10 suggested donation. Also, if you don’t have a palette, but have a piece of plexiglass laying around, it works in a pinch.  #watercolorwednesday  #painting

Also from the @sobestow Plant Swap — a Ficus triangularis cutting from @bestowbotanicals. I’ve been wanting one for years, but have only ever seen these as large indoor trees of about 5’ - 6’ tall and that’s way out of my budget. So, I’ll wait the ten or so years to grow this into that size. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #ficustriangularis #plantswap

Also from the @sobestow Plant Swap — a Ficus triangularis cutting from @bestowbotanicals. I’ve been wanting one for years, but have only ever seen these as large indoor trees of about 5’ - 6’ tall and that’s way out of my budget. So, I’ll wait the ten or so years to grow this into that size. 🤷🏻‍♀️  #ficustriangularis  #plantswap

I feel I’m missing mushroom season (I just like to find them and admire them) due to a packed schedule. Perhaps soon.... These illustrations are by none other than Beatrix Potter. #mushrooms #fungi #bibliophile #waysideandwoodlandfungi #beatrixpotter

I feel I’m missing mushroom season (I just like to find them and admire them) due to a packed schedule. Perhaps soon.... These illustrations are by none other than Beatrix Potter.  #mushrooms  #fungi  #bibliophile  #waysideandwoodlandfungi  #beatrixpotter

This pegboard situation @sobestow — I find myself staring at it. 😍 #pegboard #epiphytes

This pegboard situation @sobestow — I find myself staring at it. 😍  #pegboard  #epiphytes

Finishing up the drying process with the air plants and some of the other plants come in handy. #tillandsia #airplant #cactus

Finishing up the drying process with the air plants and some of the other plants come in handy.  #tillandsia  #airplant  #cactus

Another plant from the plant swap @sobestow — Epiphyllum oxypetalum. I can’t believe that I found this plant right after seeing it bloom (photo several posts back)! And, another plant from friends, coincidentally. #heirloomhouseplants #plantswap #queenofthenight #epiphyllumoxypetalum

Another plant from the plant swap @sobestow — Epiphyllum oxypetalum. I can’t believe that I found this plant right after seeing it bloom (photo several posts back)! And, another plant from friends, coincidentally.  #heirloomhouseplants  #plantswap  #queenofthenight  #epiphyllumoxypetalum

It’s Watercolor Wednesday at @sobestow! This is a leaf painting I started last week. Also, does anyone have an idea of what this Anthurium is that’s in the shop? It’s one we haven’t seen before. #watercolorwednesday #cfmwatercolors #anthurium #plantid #plantidentification #plantidentificationhelp

It’s Watercolor Wednesday at @sobestow! This is a leaf painting I started last week. Also, does anyone have an idea of what this Anthurium is that’s in the shop? It’s one we haven’t seen before.  #watercolorwednesday  #cfmwatercolors  #anthurium  #plantid  #plantidentification  #plantidentificationhelp

I’m hoping I can provide enough light long-term for this Sundew (Drosera cepensis Red) as they need more sun (and water) than Butterworts (Pinguicula). If not, supplemental light may be necessary. #droseracepensis #sundew #drosera

I’m hoping I can provide enough light long-term for this Sundew (Drosera cepensis Red) as they need more sun (and water) than Butterworts (Pinguicula). If not, supplemental light may be necessary.  #droseracepensis  #sundew  #drosera

If you are an alive human, I highly recommend this book, as it is relevant to all of us. (that is a horse vertebrae humanely collected and gifted to me by @dielawnious. If you like ethically harvested bones, often in combination with plants, check out Dylan’s work — @of_leaf_and_bone) #fromheretoeternity #bibliophile #thegooddeath

If you are an alive human, I highly recommend this book, as it is relevant to all of us. (that is a horse vertebrae humanely collected and gifted to me by @dielawnious. If you like ethically harvested bones, often in combination with plants, check out Dylan’s work — @of_leaf_and_bone)  #fromheretoeternity  #bibliophile  #thegooddeath

Another plant I managed to get from the @sobestow plant swap is this Hoya linearis. I’ve been wanting this species for some time while also being concerned I’d find it due to the notorious challenge/difficulty in keeping it alive in cultivation long-term. 😂 So, here we are. I haven’t taken the plastic bag off the plant that helps keep moisture from evaporating from the soil and humidity up for part of the plant. That said,  I also don’t want the bag to cause other problems. Anyway, 🤞🏻#hoyalinearis #trailingthingsthursday

Another plant I managed to get from the @sobestow plant swap is this Hoya linearis. I’ve been wanting this species for some time while also being concerned I’d find it due to the notorious challenge/difficulty in keeping it alive in cultivation long-term. 😂 So, here we are. I haven’t taken the plastic bag off the plant that helps keep moisture from evaporating from the soil and humidity up for part of the plant. That said, I also don’t want the bag to cause other problems. Anyway, 🤞🏻 #hoyalinearis  #trailingthingsthursday

It’s Watercolor Wednesday @sobestow! We’ve got in a few lovely supplies for you to play with if you can’t bring your own (as well as tea). This is my coveted @caseformaking palette I’m working with today; I can chat handmade watercolors as well as plants. 👌🏻😂 #watercolorpalette #cfmwatercolors #watercolorwednesday

It’s Watercolor Wednesday @sobestow! We’ve got in a few lovely supplies for you to play with if you can’t bring your own (as well as tea). This is my coveted @caseformaking palette I’m working with today; I can chat handmade watercolors as well as plants. 👌🏻😂  #watercolorpalette  #cfmwatercolors  #watercolorwednesday

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