January Subscription Plants

January Subscription Plants

New Year, New Plants!!!

No better way to start the year than with new plants to add to your collection.

This is our quarterly air plant box. I simply couldn’t make up my mind, do I send the Tillandsia Druid with it’s unusually pale yellow leaves or do I go for some Tillandsia Fuego with their bright colors for a pop of color to chase away the winter blues. I did what any normal person would do and I just got both! You will find these plants easy to tend to as they simply require misting of their leaves a couple of times a week. During our more drier winter months hydration of your plants is really a important. Your plants will benefit from bright light and airflow as always. Since the Fuegos are currently in bloom don’t be surprised to see some offsets starting to form at the base. If you suspend your plants they will eventually form into a nice cluster.

Next on our list is our cactus choice. This month I found some rather overgrown cactus. I just knew when I saw them this had to go in to the box. Also, any blue cactus will result in me making an immediate purchase. All the plants come with a warning, they are very pokey!! I left the pots exposed for just this reason so that you don’t inadvertently get shanked taking them out of the box! Pilocereus aureus, also known as the golden torch cactus, is a beautiful and unique succulent native to Central and South America. In terms of care, these cacti prefer well-draining soil and should be watered infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering. They also require bright, indirect sunlight and should be protected from intense, direct sunlight, which can cause the plant to become scorched. It is important to protect these cacti from frost, as they are not cold hardy and can be damaged by freezing temperatures. Fertilizing during the growing season with a balanced cactus fertilize can help to promote healthy growth. With proper care, Pilocereus aureus can be a stunning addition to any cactus collection.

And finally our succulent of choice this month is Peperomia axillaris, also known as the West Indian jewel, is a small and attractive perennial plant native to the Caribbean and parts of South America. It is known for its glossy, heart-shaped leaves and delicate white flowers. In terms of care, Peperomia axillaris prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. It should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can cause the roots to rot. These plants are relatively low maintenance and do not require frequent fertilizing, though a balanced liquid fertilize can be applied during the growing season to promote healthy growth.

i hope the new year brings you much joy, prosperity and of course plants!

Happy planting!

Sonja

 

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