September 7, 2011

Cactus update!

"Because you've been wondering."TM

Remember this little guy, grown from a sproat stolen from an estate sale?

So big now!

This one had a pink cactus grafted onto that white bit on the top of the main stem (remember, from Christmas?), which I impetuously pulled off a couple months ago:

That whole side sproat has grown since then, complete with roots!

And these two are bits of that giant cactus I saw on the street that time:

Now both pieces are growing new leaves on top!

My mom made that little pot for me, using a cabbage leaf as a mold. So perfect. Thanks Mom!


  1. Be carefull with the 1st one : it will produce a lot of "babies" on the leaves, and when the roots are ok, they'll jump everywhere !

    And, yes, the cabbage pot is very nice :-)

  2. Donna's right re babies jumping everywhere - the plant is a member of the Kalanchoe daigremontiana species and is toxic to animals.

    And the cabbage pot IS really nice!

  3. I'm for the cabbage pot too - I have pot envy! - your Mum is vveeeerrrry clever!

  4. Pot envy! I love it.September 11, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Pot envy! I love it.


  5. Oh I also have one like the first one- and it grows like mad. It looks really funny now, half a meter up in the air. I´m not sure how it´s supposed to look...