As you might know, I have a little bit of a indoor plant addiction. It started off with just buying myself a Peperomia after my childhood dog has passed as a way to commemorate him. I know, it’s a little bit weird but that’s what I felt like doing that day. This Peperomia was so cute but unfortunately, I barely knew how to tend to the plant so eventually it got root rot and died. What a sad story, I know. But, it’s okay!
I learned more about house plants and decided to get more Peperomias. I picked Peperomias because they’re non-toxic to animals of which I have many. I have gone through some plants and gotten more. I once had a fern that died quickly due to God knows what, a Calathea that died due to not enough humidity and the water I used to water it with, a palm that fell to it’s death due to my cats who loved it dearly… Yet, I still buy plants and try my hardest to keep them alive. The winter was hard on some of my plants (RIP my Calathea) so they’re not looking their best at the moment but they’re all healthy and growing which is good.
I just wanted to add a little disclaimer: I am not perfect when it comes to taking care of plants. I don’t know a lot about plants but I do know enough to keep the ones I currently have alive. I’m not an expert!
Without further ado, let’s get into some plants!
1. Air Plant/Sky Plant
Scientific Name: Tillandsia Ionantha
Right here, we have my air plant! These plants are sometimes called Sky plants but the scientific name is Tillandsia Ionantha. They’re native to Central America and Mexico so they love the sun and don’t require much water. As you can see, they don’t have much of a root system and don’t require soil to grow. They thrive on humidity and prefer to be lightly sprayed with water instead of drowned in it.
My mom got me this little plant for my birthday and it’s so easy to take care of. I might say even easier than a succulent. 🙂
2. Baby Rubber Plants
Scientific Name: Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata
The Peperomia (sometimes called baby rubber plants) were the first kind of house plants I got. They’re non-toxic to animals so you often see them on lists of great indoor plants you can have with dogs and cats. They love the sun and prefer to be dried out before being watered again. These plants are prone to get root rot because they hate to end up sitting in water. They’re commonly found in Southern and Central America but are native to places like Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This specific one that I have is the Peperomia Obtusifolia!
I actually have two of these but they both look a little rough. The first one was also a gift
to me and seemed to be in bad shape whenever I had bought it. The second one had to be trimmed down during the winter due to dying leaves?? I’m not sure what went on with it because it’s doing great now and has new leaves coming in.
3. Jelly Peperomia
Scientific Name: Peperomia Clusiifolia
During the making of this post, my plants got fungus gnat infestations from a new ZZ plant I recently bought. They’re recovering now and are fungus gnat free but I’m going to have to take new pictures later of my bigger peperomia because it suffered the most. I also lost my second fern again. RIP Fern. I’ll never buy another one because God only knows how to keep them alive and healthy. As for now, let’s continue with my last plant!
4. Snake Plant
Scientific Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata
I’m pretty sure this is a pretty standard snake plant you can find almost anywhere. I bought it with those two leaves cut like that, unfortunately. It’s doing well for a snake plant. There hasn’t been any new growth lately but it’s fine. I also have no idea how to keep this plant from looking lopsided. I’ve repotted since and it’s still sideways. The soil is tight enough but who knows. This also had gnats recently but it has survived! I love it. Also, yes, that’s my dying fern in the corner. It’s long gone. RIP Fern.