Updates from Gasmland*
Just a few updates on the local flora.
Back in January in From Thailand with Love I confessed to buying a very expensive Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Variegata’ rhizome from Thailand. I planted it and waited. The more time that went by, the more I worried I’d made a terrible mistake. But this week, the first signs of life appeared – the tiniest, cutest elephant ear leaf you’ve ever seen popped up. Huzzah!
Also back in January, I wrote Let Your Amaryllis Seed and attempted to fertilize my big red Amaryllis. It didn’t work. But I tried again with The Magnificent and Surprising Amaryllis Chico and it looks like it took! Stay tuned.
Finally, all the way back in December, I wrote about Buying Plants on eBay. One of the plants I got after that, a variegated Philodendron Jose Buono, arrived safe and sound but sat in its pot without moving for months. Just as I was started to suspect it was actually made of plastic, it sent out a new leaf. It opened this week and it’s a beauty, far longer and more variegated than any of the ones that came before. Success!
* I sincerely apologize for coining the word “gasmland” which is not any better than the previously used “gasmsphere” and promise never to use it again. Probably.