The Green Side of Life: Dragon Plant

Now that gardening season is over, I can turn my attention to my house plants. When my husband and I got married we filled our apartment with house plants. We had around fifty different plants, and yes, I took pictures of all of them. I just can’t remember where they are.

When we had all our plants, our home felt like we lived in a jungle. It felt alive, like the place itself was a living creature. I’m working toward having that atmosphere again by slowly building up my collection. I have some great lighting and a lot more room, so I might be able to expand my collection into more tender species.

I miss the way a home feels with plants in them. Many, like the peace lily and spider plant actually help clean the air inside our house. Mind you, they do it in small increments, but if you’re like us and have to keep windows closed for a good portion of the year, then every little bit helps!

This month, I want to show off my Dragon Plant. As always, pictures are located HERE.

Dragon Plants are one of the easiest plants to grow and are considered tropical. I have mine in a west facing window but as you can see, it’s in dire straits. I bought it a few months back, and the store didn’t keep them well. It’ll take a few years for the bad leaves to fall off, but in the meantime, I’ll keep it going the best I can.

This is my first rescue plant. It’s a broadleaf evergreen that likes full sun to partial shade and will grow up to 20 feet. I keep this plant up because it is TOXIC to animals, and Fluffy is used to munching on the spider plant when ever he wants. Next year I’m going to replant it into something a little bigger with more suitable soil. This was a quick repot because of the crappy store container.

If you’re interested owning this kind of plant, more information can be found HERE.

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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