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Friday, February 15, 2013

Plant thriving in poor conditions

This night blooming cereus was given to me as a small cutting several years ago.  It lived in one of my psychotherapy offices until I moved it home last year.

I'm surprised by the strong shoots springing up from the long, rangey fronds.  And I love the contrast of the smooth waxy leaves against the gritty soil and broken pot.  The plant is now so tall that I have had to balance it in it's saucer with a couple of rocks to prevent it from falling over.  Of course re-potting would be another option... but somehow I keep putting this off in part because I just enjoy the crazy extreme of the tall and wide plant in the tiny broken pot.