silver philodendron

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Some helpful info for anyone looking to get into bioactive. Those little pothos and philodendron plants at Walmart are essentially a ton of cuttings stuffed into one pot. If you don’t mind spending some time untangling them, you can essentially get 5 to 7 plants for about $3.

It’s a good idea to bare root plants from big stores anyways, especially if you’re going to introduce them into an enclosed ecosystem. Who knows what’s gotten in that soil while they were hanging around in the garden section. Plus you can spread them out a bit if you’re just repotting them as a houseplant and they’ll be much happier.

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A thirsty philodendron silver getting a much needed drink. Oxalis triangularis on the shelf below just doing her thing #philodendron #silverphilodendron #philodendronsilver #oxalis #oxalistriangularis #timelapse #best_timelapse #hyperlapse #houseplants #plantlove #plantlife #indoorplants #foliage #plantsofinstagram #plantstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #urbanjunglebloggers #jungalowstyle #growsomethinggreen

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September 23, 2015 - I’m so glad that 4001 of you Tumblr people have allowed me to fill your newsfeed with my plant photos and thoughts - thank you all! Over a year ago, when I started blogging about plants, I decided that Tumblr was the best for this due to its flexibility of creating photo sets, saving drafts, scheduling posts, and being mobile/desktop friendly. 

I’ve now expanded to YouTube and Instagram - I would be delighted if y’all could subscribe/follow me there too…you won’t be disappointed :)

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Here’s a round-up of my top/favourite posts:

- Philodendron silver watering time lapse from February 11, 2015 (5,862 notes)
- Nerve plant watering time lapse from June 4, 2015 (5,550 notes)
- Peace lily watering time lapse from December 15, 2015 (5,428 notes)
- Nerve plant watering time lapse from January 19, 2015 (1,277 notes)
- The Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore from July 6, 2015 (2,361 notes)
- The epiphyte garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens from July 11, 2015 (393 notes)

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dovasolcs asked:

If you dont mind me asking, about how long did it take for your philodendron to get as long as it was?

Response:

Top images: taken September 3 and October 31, 2015

Bottom image: taken July 13, 2015 (this is just the longest one in the first two pictures)

I have a skylight that tilts towards the south so I’m getting a maximum of about 200 foot-candles on that hallway everyday (that’s very bright for indoors) so this helped the plants grow quickly.