The arrival of an actual spring means things are starting to wake up and bloom – including plants that are indoors, in the basement. I don’t know how they know, but several of my haworthias all started to send up flower spikes at the same time, which is a rare occurance. They like to fire off randomly, and never overlap, so I haven’t really had a chance to try my hand at cross pollination… before now. (more…)
I know I am a bit too much of a helicopter plant parent, and my succulents would probably benefit from more neglect.
But I love the occasional happy surprises that come from periodically handling each individual plant and checking on its progress – for instance, spotting the first signs of a new offset forming on one of your favorites — such as this week’s happy discovery was a new offset forming on one of my rooted haworthia cuttings, the variegated haworthia attenuata ‘Alba’.
Are you able to spot it in the first picture?