thrives on neglect

29 Jul

via No Green Thumbs…Fear Not…. — Garfieldhug’s Blog

london 9.38am 21C sunny saturday 2017

i love these kind of plants too. and you dont have to stick to cacti, i have one called a money plant that i neglect dreadfully, i forget to water it for days on end, and it just flourishes like crazy with just the odd watering and it can survive drastic pruning. when it gets too top -heavy u can chop it off at the base, leaving only stumps, and fresh shoots will come out of those stumps. its like magic really.

i forgot to mention that small grass like plant next to it, it too thrives on neglect. and have been sending out off shoots trying to find somewhere it will spread but since it is my bare window ledge, never getting it and end up shrivelling. poor thing , but the mother plant continues to thrive.

4 Responses to “thrives on neglect”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday July 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Thanks for reblogging 😃 I recognize your plant and yes the shoots or “babies” I used to call runners. Once you repot these they become new plants😃

    • alifesgayventure Saturday July 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

      i know they can be potted and a new plant will come out of it. but i dont really want lots of these plants. what i like is to have a curry plant but they are real difficult to propagate.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday July 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

        Curry leaf? So easy to grow here. My mum has couple of them in her flat and I can harvest this freely when I go for my walks and find them growing freely on sidewalks as birds eat their seeds and fly as they poop to propagate new plants! Curry leaves are great to ward off lizards.

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday July 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    i did not know that the curry leaf plant produce seeds. i have never seen them flower, far less produce seeds. my family home has a curry plant in the garden and it just keeps on producing leaves. the leaves are great for curry. its distinctive taste and flavour i shall always associate with malaysian curry. but it is not easy to get here in london.

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