I have not done a plants post in a while so what better way to catch up than share some of my favorite plants? There are plants at every corner of our tiny house and I honestly love them all. However, there are some that I just go nuts over every time my eyes land on the leaves. Check them out below and tell me I am crazy.
1. Norfolk island pine
This is the first thing you see when you open the door of our tiny house. It is tall but the leaves are not long enough to poke you in the eye as you walk in. I got this from our priest friend just a month ago and it adds a stunning vertical element to our space.
2. Philodendron pastazanum
I smile every time I walk past this plant to go inside the kitchen. I adore it to pieces. The large, textured leaves are so cool and I cannot wait for it to grow even larger. My aunt gave this to me also last month.
3. Scindapsus pictus
From four or six single leaf cuttings from my sister last December, now we have several tubs of scindapsis pictus. These plants are gorgeous. I love the blue and silver on the leaves. I know these are different varieties but I cannot tell which is which. I do not care. I love them all! Do I need to say that they grow fast?
4. Dracaena kiwi
Unfortunately, this is not the original kiwi we have. It died after I placed it inside the house and possibly overwatered it to death! I did not lie when I said I am not a plant fairy. Fortunately, my mother’s friend gave this one to me and I am so happy. It looks like a pineapple, doesn’t it? It is hard not to think of a party when I see this plant. I will not kill it this time – prime time sun in the balcony and a better watering schedule.
5. Monstera adansonii
How is this monstera adansonii so gorgeous? The leaves are amazing. I love the holes and it is grows so fast! This small baby is a recent propagation from my original plant that came from my sister, I think last October. As you can see, my plant has a broken leaf but it is still green and attached so I am leaving it be!
6. Butterfly snow pea
A tiny house icon, Markus and I bought this enormous butterfly snow pea in June last year, one of the only two plants we paid for. Here it is colonizing the side of our tiny house. The flowers are edible and we make tea out of it. I have grown so many new babies off this one plant. The seed grows so fast and easy and everyone who comes by our tiny house asks for a small plant! Can you blame them?
7. Neon pothos
My sister bought two neon pothos plants in December last year and I got one as a present. Of course, I propagated mine very quickly and that small, one vine plant with five leaves is now two bushy but still small plants. I am not complaining – it is so pretty!
8. Philodendron erubescens
I confuse this plant with the heartleaf philodendron. Anyway, I have several of these and look at the size of them! The dark, green, massive leaves are so beautiful and their stem and aerial roots are so chunky. We have some climbing on trees, on a trellis, on pots, and inside our toilet. There is no stopping this plant from growing and it is so rewarding to have.
9. Aglaonema wishes
Who needs flowers when you have foliage like this? My heart. Wishes is one of my first plants that came from father’s neighbor, I think from last summer. It has grown so much and it flowered once! I have had three fights with mealy bugs on this one and I am just happy I am able to catch them in time. If something happens to this plant, there will be a big drama show.
10. Dracaena Masoniana
You already know this whale fin because I cannot stop talking about it. Another early plant of mine from father’s neighbor, this whale fin is every bit a statue than a plant. I mean, look at it and its pretty patterns. It is so stately and gorgeous and I can just stare at it all day. I wanted to split this pot originally, but I am always anxious about it. Then, it turned out really nice on this basket on the side of our stairs so I am very happy I did not rush into dividing it!
11. Golden pothos
If my bestfriend was a plant, he would be golden pothos – ubiquitous, beloved, reliable. It is cool that he is also obsessed with this plant. Everyone needs a golden pothos in their lives. It is so rewarding to grow. I have big ones, small ones, trailing ones, in water, in soil – I cannot get enough of these pothos! I love their variegation and how easy-care they are. Bonus: pothos are super affordable and they propagate like a charm.
12. Dischidia oiantha
Look how long these vines are! Dischidia oiantha are native to The Philippines and father has always grown them. They are incredibly cute with their little round leaves and long vines that could rival Rapunzel’s hair. I have propagated a lot of these, just that people tend to ask for them when they visit. We have them outside the house, in the garden, and even inside our toilet. They are no-fuss like that.
I really wish you can come by sometime and I can show you all my plants. It is relaxing and perhaps I can send you home with a plant or two. Have you taken our houseplant quiz? What are your favorite houseplants?