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star-rice(he/him)
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Maybe the cat falling sleep beneath the money tree is good luck.

Maybe they're just there for the same reason...


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star-rice(he/him)
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I'm finally gonna yell about Pony Boy!

(feat. pictures of his progression)


I've been saying for literal years (like, since I joined the site) that I'll post pictures of my pony palms progress.

Long story short, my precious babe like 3 years ago got left out for a frost and I was like, half convinced he was gonna die. But he didn't! He lived!

But he had all that dead growth.... It seemed drastic, but I knew what I had to do. Big boy needed a haircut something awful. (circa. March 2018)

Look at that handsome boy.

iirc, he lived in this window for quite a while. He would end up getting ate by one of the house cats a bit. Which led to more hair cuts and the death of one of the three main offshoots. But he sprung back suprisingly well. I was honestly just happy to see him still alive (any amount of green-thumbery I posess has been hard earned...) and suprise suprise, that dead shoot we cut? Two more sprouted from it! (circa Aug. 2018)

So it hasn't been complete smooth sailing from there, but I didn't take pictures of him for a long time. He lived in the window sill. I think he spent some time atop the fridge (any way to keep him away from the feral plant moncher). Eventually we cleaned out the sunroom and he got to spend some outside.

Following picture is stole from Witchesflower's post (circa Sept. 2019)

Finally getting some solid length on those leaves! Here's him today (Dec 2020) after moving him inside for winter and trimming his dead ends:

For better or worse, this guys been with me for 3+ years at this point. He's gained an inch or two here and there, but despite the fact that ponies grow slow, he has new growth all the time! If I don't watch it, his leaves will curl around anything within reach.

He's done quite the turn around and I look forward to having him around for many more years to come~


star-rice(he/him)
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Idea spawned from this post. I have a little concrete pad that is surrounded on three sides by my house. This is where we're keeping a good portion of our plants but I've been so paranoid about my plants getting to much or too little sun because the sun will since very brightly here for a good amount of time, but it didn't really occur to me that I can look up how much my plants like and I can actually quantify how much sun this area gets, and even more than that, since the sun creeps it's way across the area, I can adjust where to put each plant depending on what it prefers (ie, classes to the building = more shade, farther away = more sun).

All I need is a free day, probably best near or on the solstice, and some chalk. By just marking on the concrete where the sun is at any given time, I can absolutely tell you how much sun this area gets.


star-rice(he/him)
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Sometimes taking a chance on a 2.50 discounted orchid that has already bloomed and you expect to die is worth it. This dude has rebloomed so we'll. All thanks to @UnidentifiedBlog for taking good care of this fella.


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witchesflower(They/Them, Xe/Xem)
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I forgot to show you guys! My roses bloomed right after battling a small fight with some white mold! Our orchid also rebloomed!

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Awe fuck! I hadn't seen the rose in a few days and those blooms got so big. Holy shiiiiiit. Grats on the big babes~ they're so pretty.



star-rice(he/him)
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It occurs to me I haven't yelled about my pony palm yet????? Like? ANd how far its come? Or if I did I didn't tag it?! Because holy shiiiiit.

Thats gonna be a lot of pictures to compile.... but I'll do it gdi


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Another picture of the sill from 2 weeks ago because my idiot ass didn't see the original picture was upside down.


star-rice(he/him)
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OKAY. Now for some actually updated images of the succulent in the new 12 inch hanging pot (up from the 6 inch it was spilling over).

Took these at different times of the day. Both of those times were not the best times, unfortunately. I'll grab more later when the sun decides it wants to be out at a good time.

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So we're convinced the succulent is an old eldritch god trapped within chlorophyll form because this mother fucker didn't go into shock at ll from the pot upgrade. Look at all that new growth! He doesn't give a single fuck. Also if you look close you can see him trying to root in several places and Im just!!!!! He's so strong.


star-rice(he/him)
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Reminder to self to take and post new pictures of the string of pearls because we reported that fucker to a 12 inch.


star-rice(he/him)
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Some good ol’ boys on the dirty sill getting light through the dirty window.

One of my favorite things will always be buying green onions for .50 cents, shoving them in some water and then doubling the quantity of onion for absolutely nothing while keeping them fresh for however long. For the record, the tallest stalk is two feet long from root to rip.


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star-rice(he/him)
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An older picture of my String of Pearls succulent. Its still in this same 6 inch terra cotta pot, but its gotten so much bigger! I'm incredibly proud of it. It started out in a little 4 inch pot from Calloways and I'll probably be moving him up to an 8 or 12 inch hanging pot in about a month if all goes well.

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Here we go! Thats what he looks like as of this morning~ He's so much fuller and all the growth over the side of the container is from the past 2 weeks or so. He's working so hard and its really showing.



star-rice(he/him)
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An older picture of my String of Pearls succulent. Its still in this same 6 inch terra cotta pot, but its gotten so much bigger! I'm incredibly proud of it. It started out in a little 4 inch pot from Calloways and I'll probably be moving him up to an 8 or 12 inch hanging pot in about a month if all goes well.


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