Friday, January 16, 2015

Foliage Follow Up - January 2015

It's time for Foliage Follow Up. There's snow blowing around outside but I stayed safe and warm inside, photographing the wonderful foliage of my numerous house plants. And wishing I had a better flash rig. Make that ANY flash rig besides the one that came with my camera. It's high on my wish list. If only the house can stay standing without a major expense for a while so I can afford it.

Here we go: 

I've been developing an interest in Aglaonema lately. Unfortunately each grower seems to have a gazillion varieties with the growers own unique name and I can't get a consensus about which varieties mine actually are.
This one has a bit more of a pale yellow wash than shows up in the photo.

Another Agalaonema, this one has more splotches on younger leaves.

This Agalaonema looks like the one most commonly found in public spaces. I would have passed it up except it was on sale for $3.00 at the Big Box Store and I'm a sucker for cheap plants.

Another $3.00 Aglaonema. This is one of my office plants that came home for the Holiday Shut Down and needs to be carried back as soon as it's reasonably warm outside.

I have mixed feelings about Calathea. This is C. lancifolia, aka Rattlesnake plant. The underside of the leaves is dark purple. I like the foliage and it grows well but if I'm not careful about de-chlorinating the water and watching the temperature these guys seem to get a lot of leaf burn. Then again most of my Anthuriums are also suffering from leaf burn right now, too, possibly due to the extremely dry air inside. Maybe I should set up my old 55 - gallon aquarium as a plant tank... If only I could convince The Husband (and find a spot for it).

This is a bit of a cheat. That's the shadow of a bloom on my Calathea corona (again, I'm not sure of the specific variety. I wish plant sellers would do a better job of labeling).

This is a small Corn Plant (Draczenea fragrans, unknown variety with yellow-green leaves)

Cuban oregano, Plectranthus ambonicus

Dracaena deremensis Lemon-lime, an old reliable for me and a really nice looking plant

Chamaedorea elegans, a nice, very small palm that normally lives in my office at work, where the cats can't nibble on it. 

Last up, Sansevieria trifasciata var. inheritedfrommomii

As you can see I tried to get a little creative with my photos this afternoon. Anything to avoid working on preparing my syllabus for classes that start next week.

Thanks to Pam at Digging for this meme

1 comment:

  1. This is the time of year when our tropical houseplants really shine, isn't it? I have exactly one non-succulent houseplant, partly because here in the South we have plenty of green outdoors even in winter. But your indoor garden must be keeping you very happy until you can get outdoors to garden again. Thanks for sharing all their pretty leaves for Foliage Follow-Up!