My parents came to visit me last weekend, and they brought with them a number of my houseplants from last year, which I had taken home to Michigan to summer there while I was traveling and the apartment was rented out to a subletter. So now I am once again on my way to a window sill jungle:
My flourishing Anthurium scandens and assorted other plants
Crown-of-thorn (Euphorbia milii), infant parlour palms (Chamaedorea elegans), and a pink-leaved Syngonium podophyllum
Of course, I had also already begun to accumulate some new plants prior to my parents visit. Chief among these new additions is a cane or angel wing begonia (Begonia sp.). After producing masses of male flowers and shedding them before they even really opened, it is now unfolding a much smaller number of its somewhat strange-looking female flowers:
Female flowers of my new cane begonia
There is still some space, so logically the collection will keep growing...