The Indoor Plant

The indoor plant tends to get forgotten about in the hustle bustle of everyday life. However as the grey skies loom and we’re stuck indoors, its understandable if we want a bit of green in our lives. It’s not as hard as it sounds.  If you don’t have any “nice” pots to display indoors, why not turn unused egg cups and mugs into pots. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have holes in the bottom, as you can choose water wise plants.  And some of the most water-wise plants are succulents.  The great thing about succulents is that they strike really well with a broken piece. The size of the piece, in this case, does not matter.

Egg cups
Small pieces of succulent growing in eggs cups!

Funny face

To begin, I recommend a good potting mix.  Moisten the mix before it even goes into the pot.  Carefully place the cutting into it, media underneath as well around it.  Whatever size container and plant piece you have, make sure you have enough media to surround it.

Stepelia – easy to grow however has a smelly flower.

Other suggestions could be herbs. Herb cuttings in water can strike a liveable vase. Culinary delight in your own kitchen. Who wants to go outside to grab those herbs? Now, you don’t have to; just have them on your window sill.


There are many types of planters and plants to try.  Forgiving plants to try are Aloe, Bromiliads, jade, rubber tree, Kalanchoe, Sedum, and Echeveria, to name a few. If you like a bit of experimenting, indoor plants can be a start.    The temperature can be monitored a lot more and, if remembered, the watering of the plant.  Just give it a go.

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