Pink Plant Party

Hands down, my favorite thing about the new house is how much more sunlight comes in the windows. (Having a pantry is a close second.) My crazy plant lady tendencies have kicked into overdrive, because I’m not limited to low light houseplants anymore. Now I can grow ALL THE PLANTS! Lately I’m obsessed with the pink variegated varieties. Here are some of the beauties I’ve brought home over the last few months.

Pink Princess Philodendron

Philodendron Pink Princess—I had to scour the internet for a start of this pretty lady. They’re selling for insane prices on eBay, (my usual go-to for plants I can’t find locally). Luckily I found one here. Update 1.17.18: I ordered more plants from this guy, and he didn’t ship them all and wouldn’t respond to my emails. I had to open a claim with PayPal to get my money back. I also saw later that he has a lot of negative reviews on the BBB website. Order with caution!)

Pink Princess Philodendron

Oyster plant aka Moses in the cradle plant aka Tradescantia spathacea—whatever you call it, this thing looks awesome. I found it all beat-up and pitiful at Home Depot, but it’s perking up nicely now.

Pink Princess Philodendron

Tricolor prayer plant aka Triostar Stromanthe—how insane is this plant? When the sunlight shines through the leaves it’s otherworldy. All the leaves fold up at night flaunting their bright magenta undersides.

Pink Princess Philodendron

Ficus elastica ‘Ruby Red’ aka pink variegated rubber plant—I was trying to control my plant hoarding urges, since I already had a regular variegated rubber plant, but Daniel peer pressured me into getting this Ruby Red variety, too. I didn’t mind.

Pink Princess Philodendron

Have you made any new additions to your plant collection lately?

9 comments

  1. Chris Pridmore

    Not quite indoor plant related, but my blueberry bush is fruiting! I’m super excited by this – there are SO many! My lime flowered but isn’t fruiting and I’m not sure if it will now. And my poor lemon…. I’ve given it so much love, but no lemons. Its growing really well, but not a single bud is on it. Just sharp thorns, slicing through my sad heart. I had big hopes for my lemon tree.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Yay! We’re going to plant some blueberry bushes at some point too. Will you do any blueberry baking? I had a similar experience with a lemon tree. They must be high maintenance!

  2. Maria

    I live in a really low-light apartment *crying* There is basically just one windowsill where even low-light plants thrive. I am dreaming of a home with light everywhere so I could put plants on shelves and in the middle of the room. Love all the pink beauties you got!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Maria! At our last house I got a grow light so I could put some cacti under it. It helped curb my plant cravings a bit. ;)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I made that one, and it’s one-of-a-kind. Sorry about that! I’m so glad you like it though! :)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I got it from a local plant nursery—Homewood Garden Center in Raleigh, NC.

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