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They've All Gone Mad

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It's finally starting to feel like "Fall" here in Hawai'i! Waking up to chilly, rainy mornings. Lighting candles and hearing rain drops while I Netflix all night. I love this time of year!!! BUT...my beloved plants feel otherwise. I don't know what's happening. They're all just...getting out of hand, turning into monster plants. I'm no garden expert, so I hope I propagated these correctly! Please don't die! :(


First off, I recently noticed these little leaves popping up everywhere. I don't think they're baby snake plants because they're growing in my other plants too. Weird. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Secondly, I had to tie my Mistletoe cactus to a bamboo stick because it was strangling all my other plants.


But besides those two things, THIS is what I really wanted to talk about. What. The. Heck. Is. Going. On?!! I swear this growth spurt happened overnight! It used to be just a few inches taller than my Jade plant cuttings I grouped it with. Really wish I measured this thing but it was definitely more than a foot high. I knew I had to fix this guy but wasn't sure how...so I just chopped it's head off :) Basically chopped it in half. I also repotted my plant in the terracotta pot on the left. It seriously outgrew that thing.


I had no idea it was going to grow like this. Remember what it looked like before? I bought it back in March and it originally looked like a floral shaped type of succulent. It has completely transformed since then but I really love how this one turned out! Wish I knew what it was. When you buy cacti and succulents from Walmart, they don't put the actual plant name on the pot. It just says "succulent" or "cactus". Thanks Walmart. -__-


And here's my beheaded plant! I think it came out adorable :) Wish I knew what this one was called too. I didn't buy this plant though. I found it growing in one of our older snake plants last year and took it out.


Ahhh and sadly, this is my hospital wall where my sick plants go to get better.


My poor cactus! He was doing so well last month! But that baby Echeveria...I swear, those are so hard to care for! Every Echeveria I've ever owned has never lived that long. I need to stop buying these but they're so pretty! And so delicate. Maybe I just don't have the patience for those. They're so sensitive to water and sun.


Anywho, it's always nice to see your plants grow and flourish. Makes you feel so accomplished lol. But seriously, I wish I knew what those two back plants were! I'll post this to Instagram and hopefully someone knows! Until then...happy planting! <3

Update 10/15/15: After scrolling through #succulents on Instagram for *cough*an hour*cough* (when I have to know something, I HAVE to know it!), I found out what those two back plants above are called! Left plant: Bryophyllum/Kalanchoe Delagoense, more commonly known as "Mother of Thousands". Right plant: Bryophyllum/Kalanchoe Fedtschenkoi also known as "Lavender Scallops". It's good to know what your plants actually are so you can care for them properly. Mystery solved! :)

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