FOR THE LOVE OF CACTI.

 

Cacti, what’s not to love? They’re beautiful, not at all needy, can survive on very little water leaving more for me, many are edible and are just an all round great plant. I can’t get enough of them. I’ve gone about starting a collection the first of which Ghile got me, I named him IT, he was great but met his untimely demise at the hands of his uncle Ed. his manhandling of IT confirms I’m slumming it with a serial killer. I was gutted when IT died, I was really attached to him, he was such a great listener!

After a sufficient mourning period, I got StiffPickle; it’s been a couple of months and I’m pleased to report he is thriving nicely in the safety of my room far away from Ed.

While tending to my blossoming wild garden, I noticed an old wrinkly piece of cacti that had fallen off its mama plant, it had little pieces growing off it, I figured I could cultivate whole plants from it and went about cutting it up and transferring it into IT’s old tin, I like to recycle, crossed my fingers and hoped it would grow. It’s been a few weeks and what do you know, it’s grown even better than I’d hoped, I named this one Legion.

Perhaps I do have a green thumb after all, I’m hoping my little succulent family will keep growing and growing. X