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Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

Posted by none (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 16, 14 at 10:00

I know these plants can take even longer neglecting, but I went on a week-and-a-half trip and was worried about my plants a bit, came home to feel quite relieved and found a few surprises, thought I'd share!

First the flowers! The Senecio kleiniiformis finally opened its buds, slowly but steadily! The stalk is now super long and I have to adjust it to help it to stay in position every other day..

The bud for unknown Stapelia grown a whole lot for just a week! It went from this:

To this:

Key Lime pie is also taking its time on the flower, but it definitely moved a bit this week...

Anacampseros seeds! The flower bud dried up and look what's inside :D

No idea what to do with these, maybe I'll ebay them haha, but there's not that many

Some nice growths on my propagation window too:

The leaves used for propagation are starting to shrivel away

The crazy etiolated Echie that I chopped are having some new growth everywhere.. but I don't know where this will go @@

Last but not least, also received my year-old Lithops seedlings and potted them up. They're definitely much tinier than I thought! I think it's okay for these to stay in one pot for now when they're young.

Can you spot them? ;)

So yeah, I'm glad all of them seemed to endure it pretty well. I had timer set for my grow lights and fan to run in the morning and towards the end of night.

Wonder how they would do if the vacation was a month or two though...!

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RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

That was a nice surprise--they look very happy. That's the beauty of most succulents, they don't mind a little neglect.

Water (for my veggie garden), light and fan timers really help, though.

Love your little lithops!

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 16, 14 at 10:58

Maybe you need to take more vacations! :^)

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

@notolover Yup I'm definitely learning that they like you to ignore them, but sometimes it's just so hard to resist xD. And lights and fan timers definitely help because my window isn't the brightest. Thanks!

@hoovb Haha I wish!

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

Those all look good,i've got several things now in different stages of blooming.Exciting isn't it?? Tfs

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

Yes! I didn't think my plants would bloom at all this year, so it was exciting enough to see them spitting out the flower stalks, and now they're actually giving me flowers. I cheated a bit of course sometimes, for the Stapelia I chose one that had a little bud already xD

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

I love those kind of surprises! I worry about my plants when I'm gone too.

RE: Came back from vacation, a few surprises!

For sure! But they're so much tougher than you think, haha. This bud is going wild, before I thought it could be S. gigantea, but from the hint of red I'm thinking it might be one of the red variants. Stapelia hirsuta or paniculata?

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