Meet The Family: Maranta Leuconeura – Dancing Prayer Plant

In some of my previous posts I have highlighted the importance of being part of the plant parent community, especially if you are a new plant parent. Not only will you learn a ton about plant care, you will also meet some of the nicest people that share your passion for houseplants.  With my “Meet…

Meet The Family: Ficus Elastica Tineke PLUS A Miracle Revival

A few months ago I went through a “I am killing all my plants” phase. My plants were not doing as well as I wanted and I felt very overwhelmed. I am an over thinker and suffer from anxiety so in reality I actually just killed one plant that was doomed before I brought him…

Spring And New Leaves: A Plant Parent’s Favourite Season

Winter used to be my favourite season because I love wearing chunky cable knit sweaters and fluffy socks. Moving to Ireland allowed me to basically experience Winter all year round so Summer became my favourite two weeks of the year (if you live in Ireland or the UK you will get it). Autumn was my…

Meet The Family: Monstera Deliciosa – A Must-Have Plant

This week my husband asked me which plant I would choose if I could take one with us on holiday. Without hesitation I answered that it would definitely be my Monstera Deliciosa. I don’t like to pick favourites but yeah, she is currently my favourite.  With my “Meet The Family” series of posts I will…

Meet The Family: Dracaena Lemon Lime – Striving On Neglect

In the post about my Calathea Musaica I mentioned that on the first weekend in January I did some major plant shopping. I brought home a total of seven new plants and my Dracaena Lemon Lime is one of them. I saw her for the first time at Deep Route Gardening in Cork back in…

Meet The Family: Calathea Musaica – Mesmerized By Her Beauty

This beautiful Calathea Musaica was my first wish list plant. I saw her the first time in Deep Route Gardening in Cork and was mesmerized by the pattern on her leaves. This was still in 2019 and I did not yet have the confidence to purchase her as I heard how difficult it can be…

Meet The Family: Mr Fern – Livening Up The Bathroom

The fifth member of my plant family is a fern, known in our household as Mr Fern. I have no idea what his Plant ID is and have consulted with other plant lovers and Google without any luck. I bought him back in December 2019 with my Sansevieria at Woodies and he was simply labeled…

Meet The Family: Snake Plant – Memories Of Home

Back in November the only two plants on my list were a Peace Lily and a Snake Plant. As a new plant parent the words “impossible to kill” and “easy to care for” were very encouraging. I was afraid that killing a plant early into my journey would be devastating (I was right, but more…

Meet The Family: Schefflera Gerda – A Consistent Presence

About a week or two after purchasing the Peace Lily I wanted to buy another plant. It was a bit like getting a goldfish and realising that it doesn’t really do anything (except in Spring, or if you have a widespread pest infestation, oh boy!). I didn’t want to get overwhelmed with plants so wanted…

Meet The Family: Peace Lily – A Stunning Starter Plant

Like many plant parents I don’t like to pick favourites, but my Peace Lily is one of my favourite plants. As she was my second plant I have a special place for her in my heart. She has honestly brought so much happiness to our apartment and to my life. If you follow New Day…