Sedum rubrotinctum, 1 year of growth

This is my Sedum rubrotinctum one year ago and today after a bit of bean and stem propagation to help it fill out its pot. Now I need to look for an even bigger pot. My first ever succulent when I was a kid was actually one of these. Obviously I didn’t know how to take care of it, so I let it stretch in low sunlight and it dropped all of its beans one by one. This time I’m doing much better.

Croton seedlings, 1 month old

These are the Croton seedlings I germinated 1 month ago. I don’t know what happened to the rest of the seeds, but only these two decided to pop up. Luckily these guys are doing alright. I’m still keeping them in a plastic bag with the top open to keep humidity high. One of the seedlings have already grown a third baby leaf.

So far the leaf shape actually looks like the ones on the mother plant, only green.

Painting of an old window

I’m slowly getting better at drawing smaller details and textures. This time my challenge was to make everything look old and weathered, including the wood and plastered wall. It’s not easy to spot in this picture, but I used effect paste mixed with acrylics to create a 3D effect on the wall. I had a bit of a hard time with this one because even though I added the mice and spider web to create a bit of depth in the window frame, it still kind of looks like a painting on a wall.

Acrylic paint, 60×50 cm canvas.

Epiphyllum guatemalense monstrose

Another hanging plant for my curtainless window in the living room. I’ve walked by this Epiphyllum so many times in my local grocery store and finally decided to bring it home with me. It was my lucky day too, as it was marked down from 90 DKK (12 euro) to 40 DKK (5 euro). The cashier commented on its unusual appearance and I told her the flowers will be amazing. It does look like salad when it’s not flowering, though.

The adorable red leaves on my Hoyas

When my Hoyas decide to grow larger, sometimes I’m greeted with the most beautifully saturated, red baby leaves. Only some Hoya will do this, and usually only when they receive strong sunlight. These ones grow in my south facing window in full sun (still protected by glass), even though most Hoya owners strongly disagree with this method and only grow their plants in indirect sunlight. I think Denmark is far enough north to let me do this. I still wouldn’t recommend growing Hoya in full sun when you live in a warmer climate.

String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

I took a picture of my String of Pearls to show you the little leaf “windows”. When seen like this with background light, you can clearly see the cute little slits that allow the inside of the leaf to receive sunlight. This plant has proven to be a fast grower, but also a bit finicky. String of Pearls loves water unlike most other succulents and I haven’t really gotten used to this. I’ve killed too many bead branches already because I keep forgetting about it.