Acanthus Family: Acathaceae
Also called Glade Wild Petunia or Hairy Ruellia. There are several other Ruellia species that look very similar to R. humilis. The flowers and leaves of these plants can be quite variable even within one site. I've tried to capture that here with the different flower colors and different leaf widths. The calyx with can be used to deliniate them as well as differences in hairiness on the leaves and petiole length (the stem of the leaf). These leaves are hairy above and below and sessile (no petiole). The purple lines on the corolla tube are nectar guides to point pollinators in the right direction. If you have a better way to tell Ruellia species apart, let me know!
Glitter in crafts is one thing (NOTINMYHOUSE) but glitter in nature? Yes please. Thank you Lord for creating glitter that doesn’t get all over my face and floors.
Interesting fact: The iridescence on these leaves isn’t purely cosmetic. It functions to help catch light in low light conditions (in nature, these are found on forest floors). That’s part of what makes them such a great houseplant!
🆔 Scindapsus pictus argyraeus
*️⃣ often referred to as satin pothos or silver philodendron (even though it’s not technically a pothos OR philodendron 🤷🏻♀️)
Thank you so so so much to those who have copped tickets so far. I’m so excited for this class because I love to create with others and also because I really love to teach.
God has really given me a peace that I cannot understand as I prepare for this class. Instead of nerves and angst, I’m so ready! Like it can’t get here fast enough. Lol
If you want to support my first ever @createandsipdc class, the link is in my bio! 💚
Feel free to come solo as there will be others to connect with (or not - introvert life 🤘🏾) or bring a friend or a s.o. for a date night with the 2-for-1 ticket option. See you there!
New in! Love all the plantmail I’m getting these days! It’s hard on my wallet though 🌿📦💸
Look at this beautiful #monsterastandleyanavariegata I just got today from @gronvaxtriket 😍
It’s in perfect condition and a really good size too!🌿💚
Check my stories to watch me unbox this stunner 📦☝🏼