Thursday, 26 January 2012

Well crap.

Looks like my sago palm is on its' way out.

I've never had any luck keeping these plants alive. This is probably the 4th one I've tried to grow over the years. Just can't seem to figure out what the trick is with these guys. This one was outside all summer, the leaves stayed green and healthy-looking, but it never grew any new leaves. Just noticed it starting to brown up and die the other day.

Any advice?

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dioscorea elephantipes update

Just posting a more recent picture of my oldest Dioscorea elephantipes. Lots of heart-shaped leaves, and he keeps growing at a slow and steady pace, even in the face of my currently spastic watering schedule. Man I love this plant! Still have three others tangled together in a pot and it doesn't seem to bother them in the least.

Obligatory caudex shot - it's small but there!

Friday, 20 January 2012

The little flower machine

I don't know much about Faucaria paucidens except that they grow like weeds. I wish all mesembs were so amiable. This Faucaria has been more or less constantly in flower since late September - you can see the older flower heads to the left of the current one. I wonder when he will get tired and take a rest for the winter?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


L. lesliei C1

Lo and behold, things are happening even in the depths of winter! Some pictures of my lithops changing their leaves. Many more in my collection are doing the same thing, just picked some of the more interesting ones. Looks like a few will be becoming two-headed this year, which saddens me since my favorites are always large, single-headed plants. But I guess it means they are happy.

L. hookeri

L. halli

L. gracilidelineata (C261)