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Surprise Sprouts

Well, I seem to be posting a lot about plants lately, but what else am I going to talk about? It’s summer, and I’m a plantsman.

I was watering my houseplants yesterday and saw something exciting. My jewel orchid has a side sprout coming up on the edge of the pot:

I am so excited! I’ve just had this one stem for ever so long, and though I love it, it does look a little small. But now I have two stems! I think it’s a foretaste of more stems to come… maybe a whole pot-full of beautiful jewel orchid leaves!

The other surprise was in my geogenanthus pot. I don’t think I even posted about my geogenanthus, because I was embarrassed. It was this beautiful, black-leaved, shiny, fleshy plant. As soon as I got it, it started to die. I was able to slow its death and stretch it out over several months, but eventually, it was just dirt and sticks.

And then yesterday I saw this:

There’s a new sprout coming up on the edge of the pot! The geogenanthus is alive! And growing! I can’t believe it!

It’s a little hard to see, so I circled it:

1 Comment

  1. Lauren

    Thank you for the circling – I would have missed it. Hooray for new growth! You are a miracle worker!

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