House plants or more specifically, the ubiquitous spider plants or the ‘Chlorophytum comosum’ has made quite a comeback in our house, has it made it to yours yet?
As a child of the seventies I grew up with house plants…
Mum had them everywhere. When we went on holiday she would run a shallow bath and sit them all in it to drink quietly, whilst we were away. She grew them up the wall like sculptures and woe betide anyone who touched them!
No Houseplants for me thanks!
Therefore, when I bought my first property in the mid 90’s I was determined that house plants would not be playing any part in my interior décor plans. No thank you!
I will admit to a small flirtation with ‘Feng Shui’ back then and I may have snuck in a pair (everything had to be in pairs) of Aloe Vera plants for the kitchen. But that was it.
Until last year…
I am sure you too have noticed the fascination with all things botanical these days. A revival of plant themed prints and fabrics in interiors and fashion has exploded upon us all.
So last year, I bought three sorry looking, spider plants, re-potted them into some attractive planters, watered them occasionally and hey presto! They bloomed (yes they have small white flowers) and they grew and grew,
even sprouting babies…
I do realise that spider plants are hard to kill, but I am a little proud of myself. I now have the green fingered bug; we have plants everywhere. The spider plant even cleans the air by filtering some harmful elements from it, dont ya know? That little plant has now spread itself all over the house.
Now my teen son, looks up in askance at me every time I come home clutching a new variety of greenery, muttering quietly to myself about the best ‘light’ to place it in. I know my Mum will be laughing when she reads this post from
her sunny, plant filled home in Florida.
Have you caught the green fingered bug yet?