Tuesday, June 07, 2016

100/3

As it turns out, our new mass cane plant wasn't quite as "expensive" as I thought because Andrew surprised me by bringing home not one but three plants from Yulya (thanks, by the way). It can share its burden of guilt with its comrades: a rubber tree (ficus elastica) and some sort of unknown succulent that we've since classified as an Epiphyllum anguliger (also known as: fishbone cactus, epiphyllum ric rac, moon cactus, or queen of the night).

Our house is suddenly feeling quite jungly, having gone from five houseplants to eleven in just a couple of weeks, but I'm excited to try my hand at keeping them alive. I still have to decide where I'm going to put them all to keep them out of the reach of babies (already we have had a few fistfuls of dirt joyously flung on the floor), but hopefully they'll all find suitable homes soon enough. 

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  1. Grandpa Lund spent years as the president of the epiphyllum society in San Diego. The back yard used to have a gazillion varieties of epiphyllum plants rowing there, between the chicken houses.Bet you didn't know that there is such a thing as an epiphyllum society.

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    1. I didn't know there was an epiphyllum society but I believe it! There's a society for just about everything! Too bad I wasn't learning how to care for epiphyllum when Grandpa Lund was around to show me the ropes. I remember walking through his gardens a time or two, but that was after he'd not been able to tend them for a while... :/

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  2. The plants were actually growing. Not rowing. But growing sometimes in rows, so that is kind of like rowing, right?

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