We interrupt this endless promotion of my new book to give you a little break while you pause to admire the progress of my baby plants.
Before I moved, had a watermelon peperomia (Peperomia argyreia), and, when a couple of the leaves got knocked off, I decided to try propagating them. I popped two whole leaves in some potting mix and, having looked up propagation methods on line, tried cutting one leaf in half and potting that as well, all in the same pot. I really didn’t expect most of them to work.
Above was the pot just before I moved. I was thrilled with those new baby shoots.
These are the plantlets today,. They’ve been happily growing on my windowsill and the babies are now bursting out of the pot. Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m going to have to pot them on soon, but I don’t have any small empty pots, which means, oh dear, I’ll have to go shopping at the plant nursery, and I probably won’t be able to resist buying another plant — but those are the risks.
Yes, I’m brave like that.
And while we’re having a plant moment, here’s the cyclamen I bought a while back. It’s been flowering for months now and is such a bright, happy splash of color. Having colorful flowers through winter is such a blessing.