Green Thumb Sunday
Last January, a fellow Master Gardener who has a huge Night Blooming Cereus, was helping to clean out the home of a friend who has passed away and who had a Night Blooming Cereus that was originally a cutting from his own. He had no room in his house for it, so he was transporting it to another friend’s home. In the process, a small piece broke off which he was kind enough to give to me.
I was able to successfully root it but then it did nothing for months. I had never grown a Night Blooming Cereus before so I had no idea what to expect. When spring arrived, I turned my attention to my gardens and other than watering it regularly, paid no attention to it.
I still have a few chores left to do outside, but my focus is turning back to my houseplants, which ones need repotting, which ones need dividing. I took a good look at my Night Blooming Cereus and realized that it had grown tremendously. It has many new leaves. If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you will see that it has two new shoots.
By the way, this is the same set of windows that was in my very first Green Thumb Sunday post. I still haven’t painted the trim, but I did paint the walls. How do you like that purple?
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