Inheriting new plants

We recently inherited a few plants from our tenant in the Beaufort house – an aloe plant, two dracaena marginata looking plants and this one pictured here with my purple toes. I forget the name so if you recognize it feel free to shout it out. And then after you feel silly for talking to your computer screen type it in the comments for me to see. My mom has one of these and last year it bloomed this enormous hot pink flower. It was really pretty. Oh, and it had babies! Which I know isn’t the technical term, but it’s still cool. There are two in this pot here and when they get a little bigger I’ll divide them so they can have more pretty plant babies.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a little excited because a) I like plants and b) free is awesome. I’m also somewhat apprehensive because plants in my care don’t have a very high survival rate. My only hope is that they like it here on the island. I’ve had 4 plants literally come back from the dead since we’ve moved here. Like this chinese evergreen:

modern garden - chinese evergreen

It’s thriving now, but when we left Beaufort there were only two tiny yellowing leaves clinging desperately to a wilting stump. I thought for sure it was a goner.

And speaking of things hanging on… look what I found:


A teeny tiny red potato. The ONLY thing to survive me my summer garden. Here allow me put the size in perspective for you.


We’re going to feast tonight! Ha! Maybe I’ll be more successful next summer.

2 Comments Inheriting new plants

  1. cred November 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

    that’s a bromeliad- related to pineapple. I’ve seen it called vase plant- the leaves form a cylinder in which you put the water to water it. The flowers vary in colour but are lovely, yes. I once had one called a silver vase- the leaves had more white which gave it a grey green colour (silver) and the flower was a beautiful soft pink. Enjoy!

    1. Beth November 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Hi! Thanks for commenting! I love the mottled pattern on these plants, so I bet your silver vase was gorgeous.


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