My Hibiscus is blooming! Hibiscus is my favorite flower, and I love it when my plant decides it’s spring and it can start blooming again. They always hate me when I bring them in for the winter, and threaten to die on me. They come out of it after a month or two. After they resign themselves to the fact that no matter how many yellow leaves they produce, they cannot go back outside. They tend to collect bugs, so I give them regular baths with insecticidal soap throughout the winter months.
I also have several Scented Geraniums, one is chocolate mint (it smells yummm!), the other is citrus. I have 2 regular Geraniums, one is pink, the other is red. They reward me with blooms all winter long.
I have a pepper plant, and a couple Poinsettias. I planted the pepper plant in a pot last spring to extend the growing season. The plant has rewarded me with a few peppers through the winter. The Poinsettias are both from previous years Christmas’s. I haven’t had much luck with getting them to bloom again, but I keep trying. I did get a few red leaves last fall on one of them.
I also have a miniature lime tree, and a banana plant. Purchased two years ago when we went to Florida. Both plants are cute, but not producing much. The lime had some blooms on it last spring, we’ll see if it has any again this spring.
I also have Aloe Vera, several cactuses, some lucky bamboo, and the usual assortment of houseplants others have given me so they would not kill them. One of my cactuses is 15 years old (actually it is older, but I have had it for 15 years).
I love houseplants, and for me a houseplant is any plant that will survive the winter my house in a pot! If you have a favorite house plant share your story.