I made a town run yesterday and picked up some plants for my new wall . . . like I don’t have enough already. I got a 2″ potted plant called a “waffle” plant. Each pot has about 4 starts. It has lovely dark green leaves with a waffle pattern indent. The back side of the leaves is a lovely dark purple.
All that is nice, but it is also small and low growing, just exactly what LouAnn needs in her wall. I also got some Neanthe bella palm (Chamaedorea Elegans) which should also work well in LouAnn’s wall and a dracaena with three shades of green.
I checked the seeds this morning. The sensitive plant seeds have taken off and MUST be planted. I was going to do that today but family intervened. Tomorrow’s another day. Nothing yet from the other four seed types I’m trying to start.
A bunch of posts back I mentioned the cuttings I planted from the plant in the bathroom. I’ll have to get a picture and show you what it’s doing in the wall. It’s very interesting. I’m going to plant a mess of that in the next wall. It’s the ground cover of the vertical garden.
One of the peperomia in the wall broke off. It was probably my fault. I pulled out the dribble tube (waters the wall) to do a regular cleaning. I probably bumped the peperomia and broke it off. I found a spot and stuck it through a slot in the felt close to where it lived originally. It should do just fine. Interestingly enough, the pump was almost totally clean inside . . . no maintenance needed there, and all the dribble tube needed was a quick back flush.
Vala gave me a nice big jade plant start. I’ve got it chopped up in water. We’ll see how that goes. I probably should have it in sand but . . . I want to stick that in the wall as well.
Are you getting the impression this is going to be nightmare of conflicting plants . . . I am. <evil laugh> I have no self-restraint when it comes to plants. I see a plant that attracts me and I want it. Wadly knows. He just rolls his eyes. He’s still pouting because I have an aquarium and he doesn’t. I offered but he isn’t interested in managing mine. He can’t see it from his recliner. <rolls eyes at Wadly>
Lorr has access to LDPE and can get me what I need. I told him I need the equivalent of 5′x5′ so that’s what he’s going to order. I’ve been saving my shekels to buy a router to go with my air card so I can network (laptop in front of TV) but it looks like I’m going to spend it on the plant wall instead.