If you have been with me for awhile, you may remember this image from last February. It was from a post that I called “It’s NOT Growing,” to gently poke fun at all those internet videos of every leaf unfurling.
I had said that I had no expectation of my plants growing in winter in very little sunlight in my cold home but that I was quite convinced that once the warm weather came and the sunlight returned, the plant would grow nicely and that the very tightly curled leaf–which had been in that suspended state of animation for 3 months–would unfurl.
So here’s the plant after its summer outside. Obviously more than one of those leaves unfurled. I needed to put it into a larger pot.
The Spoiler keeps remarking about how much he likes it–which alone is astonishing because he rarely comments on the house plants.
I have told him that by next summer I won’t be able to bring it back in–it will be a floor plant, probably touching the ceiling at that point.
And there’s where we may have a problem. Clearly there’s something delicious in my soil that the dog likes. I will need to find a solution for that. At least I know that it’s all organic–unless something has crawled in there that is tasty. Ick.