Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Heart Succulents to celebrate Valentines Day

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
 ~Author Unknown

To celebrate Valentines Day, from my garden are hearts full of succulents. I just bought this Hoya Kerri, also known as the sweetheart plant about two weeks ago for $5.00 at Bunnings. The original price was $11.00. I bought it because I was curious how it would look when it has grown. I did not realize the plant was so thin so it would probably need some kind of support when it has grown although I read somewhere that it takes years for it to grow. It is drought tolerant and can get by with one or two waterings per month.
From the echevaria family, these are some which I saved from the heat in late December/early January.  This time I planted them in pure pumice but before I repotted I did a water therapy on each of them to allow roots to regrow in about 48 hours and once I saw a little bit of new roots I re-planted them. I have brought them indoors so I could take care of them. The glass hearts are recycled from soy candles.
And this is one of my favourites, the portulacaria afra or jade plant which i planted in a heart-shaped glass. All of my ceramics and glasses have holes at the bottom.
I wish everyone a happy valentines day!

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