Jul 3, 2009

16 My Office Plants & A Small Find

In my office I have 3 plants, 2 spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) and 1 money tree plant (Pachira aquatica).

This is one of my spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum). It is native to Africa. It is one of the hardest plants to kill; it is the ultimate survivor! It flowers from time to time and develop little spider baby plants onto it that can be cut off to create new plants by placing in water until it roots then transplanted into fertilized soil. These plants is best suited for people with busy lifestyles as it does not need a lot of attention and strive best in indirect light (somewhat dark area) and needs little watering (once a week) and a bit fertilizer every once in a while (3/4 months). Too much light and water can kill this plant. I’ve been thinking about a spot to move my other spider plant as it is much bigger and sits in the window of my office, it gets an over exposure of light, but where to put it, I do not know. There is a funny story about this plant that sits here. I share my office with my colleague and where the plant faces her it is scant and almost dying. When i turn the dying part toward me, it is revived and begins to bloom again and the blooming area which i turned toward her begins to fade. I ask her "what are you doing to the plant" she says, "I don't know it doesn't like me". So I have to keep turning it. Soon I will have to move it from this spot as it is getting too big.

This is my money tree plant (Pachira aquatica), native to South America. It was a gift from a friend. She surprised me with it sometime around the ending of May beginning of June I can’t quite remember. When she presented it to me it had about four branches. Now its blossoming quite well. The money tree is said to bring good luck and fortune. Now if my finances bloomed as lovingly as this plant I’ll be a more joyful and contented woman. I am looking for some more independent plants that I don’t always have to give constant attention to that will be happy to sprout and bloom on their own with periodic wettings and fertilizer. Any ideas or suggestions?

Find for the day:

Today I found 2 loonies ($4.00), two Canadian $2 coins. I was sitting on the train on my way home from work eating a meat pattie and softly humming to myself. On the opposite, a little to
the right sat a tall slender dark skinned gentleman mid/late thirties with short curly hair and a goatee. he sat quietly checking periodically for his stop. His lips moved once in a while as if he were having a conversation with himself. He could have been praying because I often see people praying, some with rosaries other with the bible or the Koran. Suddenly he jumped up when the train reached Broadview and loose change fell out of his pocket, where the first one rolled I wasn’t sure however the other rolled crossing the isle and passed me and landed somewhere to my left. I pointed in the direction where I think the coin may have rolled to the gentleman. He stopped, looked at me as if I had sprung three heads, looked at the door as it opened, uttered something to himself, threw up his hands and exited the door. I finished my patty and looked around to see where the coins may have landed. I couldn’t find it and I had to get up and move away from my seat in order to get a better look and sure enough there it was the loonie ($2 coin), I picked it up and put it in my bag. As I sat continuing my ride I remembered hearing more than one coin dropped so I looked to where the man was sitting, nothing, then I looked under the seat directly in front of where he sat there it was another loonie. I retrieved it. I found $4.00.


  1. It is not the amount found but the lucky feeling the find generated that matters.We tend to expect that the luck would continue through the day and have positive outlook.It is good to plant small coins under the schoolbags or toys of children for them to get the lucky feeling once in a while

  2. Normally when I find money, I donate it to charity.. After all the money did not belong to me... And there might be some needy person who will be benefitted by it... A value taught to me as a child by my parents who even though not very well off, would never touch money that did not belong to them..



  3. I throughly enjoyed my visit to your blog. I loved the interesting post on the African plants, many of us feel that plants do not feel or do not have emotions, but surprisingly they do, we never think of the way they enjoy the rain,become beautiful with the change in weather,research show how plants love music like most of us do!So the plant world is no less!Love is a necessary ingredient that is needed by all, be it plants or humans..thats precisely why your plant started blooming when it faced you...it blossoms with your attention :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog, do come again!

  4. Four dollars! You're way ahead of me. However, I found a pretty bracelet yesterday and it made me so very happy, although obviously it's made someone else very sad to have lost it.

    Ivy. My mom gifted me an ivy seven years ago. I have tried very hard to kill this thing and yet it thrives. Now if it were to die, I'd be a little saddened, but I'm sure I'd get over it.

  5. having come to home and to the kerla situation, i get to see the greenery all over ...
    wow! and you got some lovely collection here ...

  6. The money tree was interesting and not what I thought it would look like. Fun post!

  7. Those are pretty coins. I collect and I also collect foreign coins. I have some beautiful Canadian coins from the Canadian Mint. You have re-inspired me to begin looking at the Canadian ones again!! :-)

  8. By the way, the Admiral Hestorb is Rambling On's cat...

  9. Oooh, it's always fun to find money! :-)

    Very interesting about your spider plant. Kind of weird too. LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

  10. Hi! I just read some of your blog posts and really enjoyed them. I think you have a wonderful view on the world. Thank you for sharing and I'll sure come back and read more!

    x Karin

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed reading your post!

  12. Hi:)


    It is a good idea to have plants in the office because they not not only make the work place more attractive but also makes a person feel good.

    Plants also have their likes and dislikes or perhaps the part of the plant facing your friend is exposed to too much light. The best thing to do is make your friend sit on the window and the plant in your friend's place:) See what happens:)

    You are lucky to find $4. You can do so many things with it. For instance, you can send two dollars to me:)

    Have a nice day:)

  13. Hi Rhapsody,

    A lucky find can you get a nice plant with 4 dollars?

    Have a great day.

  14. Hi Rhapsody

    Enjoyed reading your post. Yes plants are like humans, they have feelings, like & dislikes and like to be talked to.
    You are lucky with plants as well as coins. May be this is the beginning of your numismatic career.

    Have a great day


  15. I love my spider plants but then some teeny scaley bugs got on it and I had to get rid of it. It's supposed to clean the air, too, I believe.

    It sure pays to be observant. :-)

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