Tag: sedum

Hildewintera colademononis

This Hildewintera colademononis is now massive! I can’t believe how fast it is growing. I need to be careful handling this because every time I pick it up or turn it, I’m poked with its thin and sharp needles and they usually break off, leaving half a spine in the skin of my finger. It works well as a propagating tool when placed next to a sedum, too. Every time I check on the two, I see an impaled bean stuck to my Hildewintera’s spines.

Sedum rubrotinctum update

This Sedum rubrotinctum grew so much since I last wrote about it 1,5 months ago. Just look at the difference between then and now! After this pic was taken I decided to behead the longest stalk and split it into two to fill the rest of the pot. The pot looks full from this angle, but all of these plants only fill about half of it.

Sedum is so easy to propagate compared to probably all other succulents. Just take a pair of scissors, cut the stem whereever and stick it into a patch of soil. It will grow roots almost immediately. Or you can pluck a few beans from the stem and place them on top of the soil. Some beans will grow roots after a week or two and some will wilt.

Macro shots (Sedum and Hoya)

A couple of macro shots, taken with my old iPhone 6 and a clip-on macro lens.

The first one is my Sedum rubrotinctum and a small and very colorful pup.

The second pic is a new flower bud on the Hoya bella I bought a few weeks ago. It just keeps developing new flowers! I never knew the buds were this hairy before I decided to have a closer look with my macro lens.