I wasn’t supposed to buy anything today, but I did want to repot my senseveria that was overflowing from its current home (and get it into some of our awesome tropical potting mix we make in-house). She’s liking her new home, new soil, and has plenty of room to grow.
But then…what of its old pot? Surely it must be filled.
But I was steadfast in my decision to buy nothing new.
Until I was watering in the grow room and found this tucked away on a bottom shelf. It didn’t even look real, like plastic. Actually feels like plastic.
Dragon Scale Alocasia
Absolutely incredible, never seen anything like it. That huge plant in the aquaponic setup at the shop is an alocasia too (just a more usual one), so this will eventually grow that big. Big enough to produce leaves the size of my torso. It also won’t take super long to get there.
I’m so excited, my scindapsus pictus argyraeus is finally getting some new leaves. He was in a bad way, the first winter I had him I just thought he was sturdier than he was and kept him way too cold and dark. Have since remedied, given fresh earth and taken a lot of cuttings from his long strands that had shed a lot of leaves. And now about 2 months later, finally I see some growth on this pretty but delicate plant. Nice.
Melocactus Matanzanus (Turk’s Cap cactus) is preparing to push out some flowers. Odd this time of year but I’m here for it. The flowers then turn into teeny, tiny pink fruits. Look like small pink jalapeños.
My avocado plant got frost bit yesterday and I brought it in. Still not looking good . Last year I brought it in in winter. Do leaves drop off of avacodo plants?? Last year only a couple fell off. This one is about 3 years old so quite special
Was wondering if this plant in my yard is a monster of your little potted guy?
There are really stunning and always look ancient to me… Like, I’m expecting triceratops and Dino’s to be roaming around with them everywhere.
Also got some neat grass tree things that look like they are it off a Dr Suess book that are sending out large flowering tops. Can’t wait to see those bloom.
This trio are a few of my slow growers. I’ve been really impressed by how they’ve thrived and shown more growth since I transplanted them to the “self-watering” pots. They simply didn’t do as well in terracotta here in my cool, dry environment. I wasn’t sure the pilea was even going to make it, but it’s looking great! The mystery Hoya is reaching up for the light and birkin has popped out several new leaves (Don’t look too closely at my light rigging, I need to install it properly). I’m a happy plant mami.
I thought I was going to loose this beautiful leaf… she is STILL unfurling. I did do that massive move of her so Im sure she’s shocky… then I saw shes sprouting a new leaf!!! No wonders she cant put any energy out to ubfurl this one.