This thing has outgrown its pot a long time ago and I may need to repot it. It just looks so good hanging over the edge like this. Sedum rubrotinctum is a trailing plant. If given a larger pot, it will outgrow it almost instantly.
My Lepismium Cruciforme is flowering, too. One single, tiny flower. This plant has been growing like crazy this spring. The leaves are almost 100 cm long and it won’t be long before they reach my window sills.
The Tiger Jaws survived another winter with no casualties. These babies have been in the same pot with the exact same soil for almost exactly 4 years now and they’re thriving. I think maybe I forgot to fertilize them the last couple of years, but they clearly like the way I’m treating them, so I’ll just continue forgetting about them.
I still water them with my other succulents when the soil has been dry for a week or two and they’ve started to wrinkle up.
Look at this huge, new Monstera leaf! Very monstrous indeed. Even though I live on the third floor, you can clearly see this plant from the parking lot and it’s still on the small side.
This is its first leaf with extra little holes in it. I guess my north facing window is bright enough for this guy.
Some of my plants have started blooming, including my seed grown 3 year old Mammillaria plumosa v. roseiflora. It’s gorgeous! More flowers are on the way, too. It’s growing its first pink flower crown.
It’s officially spring when the Robinia tree opens its first leaves after a good dormancy period! I’m happy it didn’t just die. It looked pretty sad and bare all winter, especially after I discovered that bad spider mite infestation, that I was able to remove with bug spray.
Yesterday I visited my local forest on a sunny day to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. I’m lucky, I’m not in quarantine (yet) because of a certain rampant virus, so now is the time to enjoy being outdoors. (Edit: I was there alone, so don’t worry, there was no risk of spreading the virus or getting infected).
The sound of woodpeckers was everywhere. It’s been years since I last heard that sound and of course that inspired me to do another painting. This time, I only used a spatula to give it a rougher look. I think it turned out okay, even though I still need some practice.
Acrylic paint, 30×40 cm canvas.
Today was the first clear night in months. My succulents have enjoyed a whole day of sunlight, protected from wind behind glass panes on my balcony. The built up heat allowed me to stay out there to watch my solar powered lights turn on. They don’t light up much, but my Aloe vera seems to enjoy it. It made for a nice picture, too.
Only 3 seeds are going to germinate out of 5, it seems. But that’s okay if at least one seedling survives the seedling stage. That one seedling in the middle needs a miracle, I think. It germinated and lost its shell too early, which resulted in a sun (grow light) burn on one side. The other side is still nice and green.
The Adenium obesum seedlings are blushing in the sunlight! Most of them are staying pretty compact after I placed them in my window with full sun. They’re growing fatter at a nice pace, too.
Some of the seedlings have started to grow their second set of leaves already.