Sunday, April 14, 2013

Success on the Window Sill

Rooted and roaring to go

It worked.  Well, part of the experiment worked.  The stalk did not grow roots or leaves, but the pretty green top grew the finest set of roots I ever seen. Even a wisdom tooth would be envious of these.
Before:  cut free of the shriveled neck but not
ready to quit.  Two months in water did the trick.

Around the first of February this blog described the demise of part of my dracaena plant.  One of the stalks just hung its head over and gave up.  The national/world news is bad, but not so awful as to cause house plants to throw in the towel.  I was certain that with a good dose water and hope that at least part of it would be willing to have another go at life.

Very short, but filled with hope and vitality

Now after two months, the rescued green top is filled with life and light and is going strong.  I've planted  this healthy top back in its pot with the taller brother and sister--so thrilled that this is one of the Things I get to do today.


  1. That is a pretty plant, and funny the leaves rooted and not the stem.

    1. Well, the stem in water was just a stick. It had no top to gather light, I guess.