I’m still alive

Sorry about the wait. I took a bit of a break from blogging and discovered how badly I needed it. Taking pictures of my plants and thinking of stuff to write was too much of a hassle when I have other things to worry about. That’s why I decided to stop blogging entirely and enjoy the sight of my plants without having to stress about it.
I’m okay, though, and so are my plants. My Hoya citrina is even blooming for the first time since I got it.

Stay safe and keep growing!

Selenicereus grandiflorus, 6 months old

My Selenicereus grandiflorus seedlings are now 6 months old! A couple of them didn’t survive, but those who did are looking pretty good. Right now none of my plants are getting enough sunlight. Winter in Denmark is always dark and cloudy and plants all over the country are suffering from etiolation. These seedlings do look like they’re ever so slightly etiolated, but not too much.

I still keep the Selenicereus seedlings slightly moist, but sometimes let the soil dry out for a couple of days if I forget to water.

It’s Christmas and I’m doing well

Sorry for the lack of updates! I’ve been taking care of myself and my mental health for the last couple of months in the middle of this pandemic and this blog is less of a priority for me. I’m doing good, though, and I can’t wait to show you more plant pics and seedling updates next year.
I really do hope you’re taking care of yourselves, too.

The pics above are this year’s homemade Christmas presents for my mom and brother. Standing in line in a crowded store to buy what they could just buy themselves is so last year!

My Caladium drama queen

This is how my Caladium hybrid looks when I return home from work and I forgot to give it a morning drink. The first image is basically a Caladium in ultra thirsty drama queen mode. Luckily, it returns to happy very quickly after I water it. The two pictures were taken only an hour apart.

This plant really thrives on my living room table. It looks so different from when I bought it in July! For some reason it hasn’t gone dormant yet. I don’t think it’s cold and dark enough indoors, so I might have to place it on the balcony in winter to make sure it sprouts again in spring.

Monilaria moniliformis, 4 years + 7 months old

A lot of my Monilaria died off this summer. I’m not sure exactly what happened. All I have left is this one. It recently woke up from summer dormancy and is sprouting this year’s first bunny ears, so I’ve started to water it again. I’m going to experiment with the fertilizer I use for my Hoyas to see if I can get it to bloom. This year may be my last chance.

Cotyledon tomentosa seedlings, 3 weeks old

Not much has happened sizewise, but I managed to capture a better pic of my small Bear Paw seedlings with a macro lens. I’m no longer growing these under grow lights because the sun is currently shining and they looked like they needed some air. The airflow in the closet I use as a grow chamber isn’t the best. When I fertilize the small seedlings for the first time, mold starts to grow on the surface of the soil.

I wonder when they’ll grow their first set of true leaves.