Sunday, June 26, 2016

An unlikely pair, Part II

Primulina 'Loki' with Snake Plant grown by Nadine

Here is Primulina ‘Loki’ keeping company with the indestructible snake plant.  Now in flower after spending the Winter inside, Nadine has moved it outside with some shade.  It’s eight months later from the Part I  picture.

Primulina will become a common houseplant.

Nadine's planter outside with some shade.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

An unlikely pair

Snake plant with Primulina 'Loki' grown by Nadine

            Wouldn’t it be amazing if these two plants proved to be equally tough?

            The snake plant or Mother-in-Law’s tongue (Sansevieria zeylanica) was the original indestructible plant.  My Grandmother had them everywhere.  They wouldn’t die.

            Nadine planted Primulina ‘Loki’ with hers and I predict that it will be just as durable.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Whatcha gonna do with that reptile?

That Pet Place sales cart for vivarium plants

The pet business is huge.  People, young and old, want to have something living to care for.  If you are attracted to reptiles then you need an enclosure for them to live in your house.

            That Pet Place in Lancaster sells many types of reptiles and had a demand for plants suitable for their terrarium-like reptile habitats.

            A vivarium is an enclosure for keeping animals and plants under semi-natural conditions.

            So the management of That Pet Place was looking for a source of ‘Mini’ plants that their customers could use to build their own scene to simulate a natural environment.  They made a two shelve cart with LED lights and pebbled trays to display the plants.

            This has worked exceedingly well.  The plants are well kept and they’ve had rapid turnover.  They sell a lot of plants.