Saturday, September 3, 2011
A PENCIL PLANT TRANSPLANT
We have a crazy, wild pencil cactus plant on our patio. I took a cue from my friend Robby who took a cutting from her also out of control plant and plopped it into a clear vase filled with water, seashells, and stones. Easy peasy. I did the same sans the seashells and love the living, sculptural look sitting on my desk. Eventually, roots will form and twirl into a sort of nest hovering above the stones. I'll snap a pic and report back when that happens.
My new arrangement cost me $0 since I already had the plant, the vase, and the stones. Yea!
P.S. If you live nearby I would be happy to give you a clipping from my crazy patio plant.
P.P.S. As noted in the comment section (thanks, Bonnie!), when the stem is cut there is a milky white substance that can be an irritant. I rinsed the stem until the white substance stopped flowing and then washed my hands with soap and water. I didn't have any problems.