I worked with an older woman some years back and I don’t know how we got on the highly controversial subject of house plants, but I remember telling her all of mine were fake. (What can you expect from someone who I grew up dusting her mom’s fake ficus trees?!) Her response in borderline shock and total disgust: “WHY, honey? They look so cheap and you are not cheap.” I took that as a compliment and proceeded to discard all of my plastic greenery and replaced them with the real deal; I had hot pink flowers to match my hot pink sofa and love seat, y’all. I really thought I was doing something! Now I collect plant plants.
I don’t know how many plants I have; I guess enough to brag 🙂 There is no such thing as too many! I’ve probably murdered more than I currently own, but you live and learn and learn and learn and live to kill again. I also collect artwork and secondhand books, but I get great pleasure from caring for a living thing in my home that isn’t a person or pet. Plus, there are so many benefits of indoor plants, from air purification to space beautification.
Are you a plant mama or papa? Are you into the convincing counterfeits? (No judgment here!) Or are you one of the few that do both?