The gigantic Hoya australis I bought from a private seller a year ago finally developed flower buds! I guess it thrives in its new home after having been acclimatized from staying in low light to full sunlight. While acclimatizing to its new surroundings, it got a few sunburns here and there and it survived a traumatic repotting session to give the roots more space to grow. Now it grows even faster than before, rewarding me with flower buds on some of its new vines. I’ll update with pics of the flowers when/if they bloom in a couple of weeks.
So I think I finally found the perfect spot for my Croton (Codiaeum variegatum). It developed flower buds for the second year in a row! Apparently it’s thriving in a northern window with pretty much no direct sunlight in a non-heated room, I only use for my clothes and dirty laundry. So there it stays for the rest of its lifetime unless I move before then.
Ok guys, guess what
And there we go!
It won’t be more than a few days before the first bud opens.
Unfortunately I’m away around Easter, so there’s a good chance that I’ll miss it.
Top left: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii v. friedrichii (non-grafted)
Top right: Astrophytum coahuilense
Middle: Notocactus ottonis (edited from Echinopsis after flowering)
Bottom: my giant Astrophytum ornatum