I’ve been waiting a year to post this! I do not have a green thumb. It’s rare that I can keep an indoor plant alive for any time at all. Last May, I chose this plant because the plant tag information said that it’s easy to maintain. That’s my kind of plant! To have the planter fit in with our coastal decor in our breakfast nook, I added a few embellishments to a plain terra cotta planter. I’m thrilled that after a year, the plant is continuing to thrive!
Terra Cotta Planter
Plant Food Spikes
There isn’t much of a tutorial needed for this. I wrapped two lengths or rope around the planter and used hot glue in a few spots to keep them in place. A shell is glued to the front center of the pot. I used Miracle Gro Potting Mix for the planter. Lots of shells collected at Folly Beach were added to the planter saucer.
The final step was to add the plant to the potting mix. This photo is from May, 2017.
I am amazed at how the plant has grown over the last year! This photo is from May, 2018 and you can see how large it is now! I keep it watered as needed and it has a nice spot near two windows for lots of sunlight. I add a Miracle Gro Plant Food Spike every 30 days in the spring and summer and every 60 days in fall and winter, per the instructions. The plant is a Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata. I just call it a super plant since it’s managed to stay alive with me for a year!
I admire those of you who can grow lovely flower gardens and those who bring the outdoors inside with house plants that are beautiful. I still don’t think I have a green thumb, but my simple houseplant is a success for me!
A while ago, the shell on the center fell off so I added a strip of burlap ribbon underneath it. The shell adheres better to the burlap than to the planter. I didn’t like the look of the rope and the burlap, so I removed the rope.
The simple embellishments to give the planter a coastal look were quick and easy and already on hand. I’ve enjoyed watching it grow and it fits in well in our breakfast nook.
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Since I’ve had success with this plant, I’m thinking of trying my thumb at another one.
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Simple Coastal Planter
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