We have a friendly family of magpies that are getting too friendly. One came into the house the other morning and tried to fly out the kitchen window. It then flew out the open door, but not before trampling all the succulents in bowls on the window sill.
Succulents are fascinating. They aren’t the prettiest of plants, except when they flower, but have an amazing ability to regrow themselves from a single leaf. Here’s different leaves lying on a bed of potting mix. I have no idea which leaves can regrow themselves, so am trying as many as possible. The plucked ends have to dry out, or callous over before they get wet. A light spray of water every few days of the leaves doesn’t seem to hurt though. The container is outside in the winter sun.
In growing season I imagine this happens quickly, but in our frosty winter the growth of roots and sprouting of new plants, or babies as some people call them, has taken over two months to get to this point.
All the pieces of plants left around the window sill were gathered up and re-potted. The ends were tidied up with a clean cut and then just stuck in the cactus mix. Any leaves that were salvageable are now with the others, lying on the bed of potting mix, to see if they will sprout roots and new growth.
I’ll update this post to show any progress with the plant pieces. Mini gardens are never boring!