Field notes — July 23, 2021

String of turtles, Irena

Irena with a too-small cache pot
  • Soil: moist; pot is heavy (last watered 3 days ago)
  • Light: 713 FC at 10 a.m., from the office window
  • Longest strand: 17 cm; that is 4 cm growth since purchase just over a month ago!
  • Number of strands: 12 notable strands (including branches), with more branching; up from 9!
  • Largest leaf: 12 mm wide (no change)
  • New growth: Yes! So many new little strands branching and little nodules that I think leaves will form from where strands have grown
  • Signs of pests: none
  • Signs of care issues: none!
  • Other care: Irena now lives with other succulents on the window ledge of my home office

Tradescantia fluminensis, Lorraine

New spot at the window; likely temporary location
  • Soil: dry; watered today; last watered 12 days ago
  • Light: moved from 5 FC at 10 a.m. on dining room plant shelf to 65 FC dining room window today
  • Longest strand: 7 cm from soil to base of leaves; 1.5 cm growth since June 27
  • Signs of pests: none
  • Signs of care issues: none new

Variegated wire vine, Anita

  • Soil: dry; watered today; last watered 7 days ago
  • Signs of pests: none
  • Signs of care issues: several leaves dropped; I think it may need more frequent watering. I should probably use filtered water too; I used tap water for convenience

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