On Houseplants and Neglect
Posted by adamswife on November 5, 2007
I have only a few houseplants. Despite the basement environment, they do quite well as long as I remember to water them occasionally. I haven’t been remembering very well lately. This morning I decided to try to save my Christmas Cactus which has drooped clear to table top for a couple weeks now. So I took it into the bathroom to let it sit in some water and soak up the rock hard soil for a few hours. I wasn’t sure it would ever come out of it’s droop. But when I took it down and looked at it closely I saw that it is budding up and ready to bloom. In spite of my neglect it is about to produce beautiful red flowers.
I think somewhere in the tale of my Christmas Cactus there is a life’s lesson. It’s not back to its normal strength yet, but the fronds are beginning to lift up off the table. Just a small amount of TLC has made a difference.