...and now one with Gizzy!
I'm proud to say that this plant doubled in height and filled out nicely with healthy, shiny leaves. I transplanted it into a bigger pot and it seems to have enjoyed its new environment. Today, I took some milk and used cotton balls to clean off the leaves making them nice and shiny, but now I can see that I missed a few on the bottom (ooops!) I got that plant when it was small from a neighbor who had it sitting out back all spindly and forlorn. When I spotted it, I told her that I've always wanted a Rubber Plant (hint-hint) so she gave it to me. I'm glad it likes it here.
Did you know that you can purify your air in your home and office naturally with certain houseplants? This is especially useful for asthma sufferers. Well, the Rubber Plant is one of them. The Peace Lily and Boston Fern also belong to that group of air purifying plants. I also have those as well. I don't have a lot of light in here, so I put them out on my front porch periodically to let them get their fill of sunshine. They seem to be doing well, but in the winter, I will keep them inside.
My Peace Lily has all but died one winter when I failed to put her inside, but there was one little green sprout remaining in the center, so I transplanted it and fertilized it and it came back bigger than before. This summer it bloomed continually.
This Boston Fern is my newest addition. I received it from another neighbor recently who didn't want to bother with it anymore and I'm so glad to have it. (I see where she has cut some of the top fronds, something I will not be doing.)
(This fern is almost too big for my small apartments, but I love it!)
Here's that website for you to read about the other air purifying plants you can get to help you breathe better.
Web Ecoist - Going Beyond Green
Before I leave, Gizzy wanted to give a smiling Daisy to all of his fans because he just loves the ladies ;-)
All the best Wishes for a happy and blessed weekend!