the home: my indoor plants

left to right: orchid, scindapsus pictus argyraeus, dracaena fragrans (corn plant), senecio radicans (string of bananas)

living room plants

the three hanging plants in my living room are my very favorite! the succulent closest to the window (senecio radicans) has his position because he requires medium-to-full sun. i water him lightly once a week, and he grows rapidly. the middle plant hanging from the beam (scindapsus pictus argyraeus) is another low maintenance plant, and i have a second one in my office. they love bright light but have to be kept out of direct sunlight, and he’s due for a trim!

the largest one (cordatum philodendron), potted in the coconut fiber planter, is my newest. his original hanger wasn’t long enough for the beam, and couldn’t be hidden by some clever jute/hemp design, so i created a 12-knot jute hanger for him! i have two other cordatums (in my kitchen), and am working on some cuttings from them. there are hundreds of types of these, and this particular strain i believe is ‘brazil,’ identified by the yellow streaks or splotches in some of the leaves. cordatums have been my most successful houseplant to date — they grow rapidly, need watered once every 7-10 days, and grow in partial shade.

below are two cuttings from the cordatum that i started a few weeks ago — they’ve grown roots so much more quickly than the cuttings i placed straight into dirt, so i’m planning on planting them this week and hoping they survive!


more cordatum on the hutch, as well as asparagus densiflorus cv sprengeri on the top left of the hutch. and of course, pixel checkin’ out the new babies. asparagus densiflorus also goes by asparagus fern, lace fern, plumosa fern….it has a lot of names. it’s pretty delicate and they are quick to dry out — you have to keep a close eye on their dirt and keep them damp (but not soaked). 24 hours dry and they die pretty quickly. they also need fairly bright light, and i’d consider them one of the hardest houseplants i’ve kept — but they’re worth it because of their delicate airy-ness!

kitchen, continued

below is my kitchen table as i was getting ready to built a jute hanger, and figure out which new houseplants would be best for the office + kitchen windows!

the itty bitty guys are hyposteses ‘white’ (keep moist + bright light) and a korean rack fern (keep moist, but low to medium light). the mossy looking plant is another one of my all-time favorites: selaginella kraussiana or “krauss’ spikemoss” or “gold club moss.” it’s sooooo beautiful for houseplant arrangements, both hanging or not. out in ‘real life’ it is a ground covering. it does best in shade (with minimal sun) and weekly light waterings, so i decided to hang it at the very top of a window in order to give it filtered light.

lastly, the button fern. excuse me while i shout that FERNS ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER MADE. button ferns are a bit more adaptable to apartment life than some of the other delicate ones (maidenhair ferns, asparagus ferns) so this one is great to start with if you want something a little more unique than your standard boston fern. i decided hang him from the curtain rod in my kitchen, since it’s bright light, but not direct. remember that ferns enjoy the sun, but ALWAYS through a filter (forest plants!), and never directly. or they’ll just….toast.

the office

here is the little gold club moss, in the double-pot jute hanger! below you will see that i originally was playing with putting a jade plant at the top, but i’m keeping him outside for now, as my indoor jade plants have all died from lack of heat/sun/whatever it is that succulents just really want to be experiencing in their life.

below you will also see the asparagus fern at the top of the bookshelf, and the scindapsus pictus argyraeus on the middle shelf — as well as the cordatum cuttings. i haven’t decided what will sit in the bottom pot of the plant hanger yet.

smaller version of the scindapsus pictus argyraeus

this is a virginia blue fern, and they do well in low-light, so i have him in the middle of the living room

bedroom + kitchen

above are two succulents in my bedroom. i don’t actually know the name of the top succulent, as it’s very rare and i just got him from the succulent cafe in oceanside, california last weekend! i’ll edit this post when i find out.

the second succulent is the common sedum morganianum (or donkey’s tail, or burro’s tail), who will grow up to look like this. i have one of these on my patio as well, and so far, they’re suuuuch sloooow growers.

to end the post, i though i’d leave you with petunia and the button fern. she is the Arch Enemy of all my houseplants, and it’s been quite the feat to keep as many plants alive as we have. approximately 50 valiant plants have died in the pixel & petunia war against plants. you can see more of them both at <3

next, i’ll be blogging all my vegetables and herbs that i’m growing from the patio of my los angeles apartment, and sharing how i’ve arranged, seeded, and cared for them in the extremely non-garden friendly environment — hehe.

until next time!! xoxo

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  1. Maria Mesias says:

    Hi, I really love the way you have your plants and they are gorgeous and obviously well cared for. I’m currently living in a really damp flat that is quite dark and anything I try to grow or keep, keep dying!! Look forward to seeing what herbs you are growing.

  2. Debbie says:

    you are a forest goddess!

  3. oh my gosh, Lauren, this is absolutely amazing! i’m so ridiculously impressed by your plants and your ability to care for them the way they need. i couldn’t keep 1/10 of these alive 🙂 your apartment looks so beautiful. i hope you guys love living there 🙂

  4. These plants are amazing. I think I love taking pictures of plants more than I love taking pictures of people. Is that bad?

    • / / / / lauren nicole / / / / says:

      hahahaha i hope not, because i’m the same

    • henry says:

      i’m just basically beating this cunt lauren up on her own fucking blog and her or her faggot husband arent doing shit. im basically pissing on her fucking blog

  5. Audrey says:

    These are beautiful!! I’ve never tried keeping a house plant myself, but I’ve told my future roommates that when we move in, we HAVE to get succulents. They give a room this earthy vibe that I love- and clearly you do too! I’ll probably come back here when it comes time to buy my baby plants to see what all of the names are. I think the sedum morganianum is my favorite.

  6. How lovely! Our home needs some indoor plants desperately — this is giving me motivation to get on that! I’m such a brown thumb though, I’ll need to actually put in some research on selecting the right plants for the right areas in the house if I’m to have any hope at not ending up with a plant cemetery.

  7. Lacey says:

    The top succulent in your bedroom that you don’t know the name of is goooorgeous. *_* If you figure out the name, I’ll be after it in a heartbeat. I must have it!

    Also whoah, um. Sorry about those comments above mine. 0_o Somebody shouldn’t say something if they can’t be nice.

  8. Sev Roy says:


    I deny your words.

    You have no power here.

    Under Jesus, your twisted words are powerless.

    In the name of Jesus, I pray that your heart will be broken to know its horror so it can be healed and stop spewing hate. Jesus heals.


    It made my day to see a new post. (I don’t check your blog so regularly so I missed it!) You are so creative, and always an inspiration. Not to put pressure on you 🙂 I just want you to know that you often refresh my day, and I thank you.


    • Jason says:

      Hey Sev if my words hold no power why’d you write more about me in your message than you wrote about lauren’s blog. talk about focusing more on the negative than the positive. you sure won that one chief. lol.

  9. Mae says:

    I love the way you populated your space with so much green! I would love to have so many plants, but I tend to kill anything that’s living in my apartment besides myself and the boyfriend haha… I’m also super jealous of all the space you have 😮 I’ve lived in Paris for so long that I’ve forgotten what normal sized living spaces are like!

  10. jd says:

    Did you ever write that blog on having a wedding under a thousand dollars?
    If not, you totally should!

  11. Sarah says:

    Lauren… LOVE what you have done with the houseplants. So sorry about the horrible things on your comments – I prayed for you when I saw them.

    I’ve been slowly investing in house plants since we moved into our new place. I find that investing in both the plants and the pots can be expensive – how have you done all of that affordably? 🙂 I’m dying to know!


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