Time for another special Urban Jungle Bloggers post! With this month’s theme, I took the opportunity to challenge myself and post some plants that haven’t appeared on this blog yet. You may have seen some of these on my Instagram if you follow (hint: you should!).
This month’s UJB theme was #plantcolorpop and what a challenge it was for me! I favor neutral, earthy colors in almost everything, from the backgrounds of my photos to my clothes. My favorite color is green, so I love bits of bright green here and there but overall I’m not a “color pop” type of person! Still, I welcome a challenge!
For these colorful backgrounds, I used colored cardstock paper I had for making cards and crafting.
Utricularia nelumbifolia was by far my favorite plant with the blue background! This is an epiphytic utricularia from Brazil! Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants, most often known as lotuses. The blue really lends that aquatic, lotus-y feel!
I also shot this typical Venus flytrap on the blue background, but I actually prefer it on the pink background! (Scroll back up to see the first image of this post) That is pretty shocking, as I’m NOT a girl who likes pink at all!
I liked the contrast between FTS Maroon Monster’s leaves and the greenish yellow background.
I like how this little flytrap really blends in with the background, but the planter it’s in stands out so strongly! (Psst: Win this plant + tons more in my latest giveaway! Click here!)
Some of the red Sarracenia looked really nice on a different green background! This one below is a young “Reptilian Rose” (Thanks, Rob!) You can see the hint of a pointy, funky lip on the right pitcher, but these divisions are still a bit small to display those crazy, reptilian traits! Maybe in another year or two, but I do love the red color they’ve become!
Another young Sarracenia division diggin’ the minty green background! This one is “Lamentations” x flava red.
FTS Crimson Sawtooth, you are beautiful against any background color. Be still, my heart!
I was genuinely surprised at how many plants actually looked really good against the pink background! Here’s Utricularia livida! You can see the shape of the flower very nicely against the color pop.
And last but not least, here’s a shot of my smallest Sarracenia “Hummer’s Hammerhead”! I don’t think I’ve shown these guys on the blog since I first got them, and they were all headless. They’ve come a long way since then!
Thank you for checking out this #plantcolorpop challenge! I hope you enjoyed it. 🙂
Which color background did you like best? Let me know in a comment!