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My favourite morning routine is to make coffee, put away dishes while it’s brewing, grab the coffee and a small breakfast, and then spend breakfast looking closely at a single plant (avoiding electronics as much as possible). It’s been a great way to: encourage myself to get out of bed because I’ll be doing something… Continue reading Field notes — September 24, 2021
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, Clifford Soil: moist (last watered two days ago) Light at 10 a.m., west-facing window: 55 FC facing outside, 10 FC facing inside Longest stem: 8 cm from soil to node of highest leaves Largest leaf: 7.2 cm from stem to tip New growth: yes; at tips. Pinched off today to promote branching Signs… Continue reading Field notes — September 23, 2021
This pilea sparkles in the sun. Its colour just doesn’t capture on camera; it’s got almost a lime green centre for each set of leaves, which fades out to this grey-aqua-green dusty full leaf of hypnotic little sandpaper-like gritty-looking (but not gritty-feeling) sparkles. Spaaaaarklyyyyyyyy Binomial name: Pilea glaucophylla ‘Aquamarine’, although perhaps there is no true… Continue reading Sparklyyyyyy