If you’ve listened to episode after episode of me talking about my plants, and have wondered exactly what my plant collection looks like, now is your chance. (I did do a kitchen houseplant tour back in episode 38 but lots of plants have been moved since then…)
In this episode I offer up a tour of my kitchen and half of my sun room plants, and you can watch a video (scroll down for that) as well as listening to an audio account in the usual podcast link above. If you want to see a video of Coleus pruning as described in episode 68, do check out my Instagram stories under ‘pruning’ for a visual guide.
Here’s a list of the plants mentioned in the kitchen tour:
The shower caddy filled with Phalaenopsis is from IKEA.
Pellionia pulchra (I wrongly name this as Pellionia elegans in this episode)
Pilea microphylla aka artillery plant
Tradescantia spathacea aka moses in the cradle
Epipremnum aureum aka devil’s ivy
Mystery peperomia (can anyone ID this?)
Peperomia argyreia aka watermelon peperomia
Here’s the plants talked about in the sunroom tour:
Senecio rowleyanus aka string of pearls
Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' aka Satin pothos aka
Senecio herrianus ‘Purple Flush’
Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii - aka string of hearts
Cyanotis somaliensis aka pussy ears
Begonia erythrophylla aka beefsteak begonia
Question of the week
Listener Xavier wanted to know what to do with the seed pods of the Adenium or desert rose: I recruited British Cactus and Succulent Society chairman Ian Thwaites to offer up some advice.
He suggested containing the seed pods with a pair of tights (aka pantyhose) to stop the dandelion-like seeds from floating away when the pods pop. Then sow in spring as the seeds are rather shortlived.
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