Last August I acquired my first plant— a snake plant— when my room had little light due to having the curtains closed for privacy in my ground-floor room. I’ve since been slowly acquiring grow lights and more plants, (as well as a bright sunlight lamp for my mood), and acquiring the knowledge needed to look after all these plants! It is immensely satisfying to do this, and these plants are really boosting the atmosphere in the room where I currently spend most of my time.
It is my aim to live amongst plants, to create an indoor jungle with palms swooping overhead, vines trailing from shelves and a profusion of colour spread throughout!
I’m currently becoming inundated by about 20 chilli plants as I seeded a bunch of them in a propagator around a month ago. I put around 5 seeds each into 12 pots just to hedge my bets in case I wasn’t very successful in germinating them. It turned out I was very successful, and they seemingly all germinated! I’ve been pulling up surplus seedlings as they endlessly sprout 😆. Each chilli plant should grow to around a metre tall so I’ll probably have to move them outside in the summer :D. I also probably don’t need anywhere near that many chillies, but I just wanted to be sure 😅.
I have further plans to expand my vertical plant city in here, and would like to collect some mini plants like aloe cactus plants and cacti.
P.S. it’s not as dark in my room as it looks in these pictures— those lights are just very bright!