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The fake tree I decorated:

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The glitter tree is still on my desk on a paper towel. The red pot is just decorative. There's an inside pot that can be pulled out so the tree can be watered. Not sure how to do that without making a huge glitter mess.
 
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I hope the museum putty is enough to keep the pot in place :fear: I tried a piece of cardboard taped to the part to make a flat surface and then attached the pot to the cardboard with museum putty but the putty didn't stick to the cardboard very well.

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Close up of the mini orchid:

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My new cubicle shelf with two plants on it:

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The paperwhite has grown taller since I got it. No flowers yet.

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Have you ever tried growing a paperwhite in one of those inexpensive clear glass vases that gift bouquets often have? The advantage is that the leaves cannot flop or everything fall over. Pebbles in the bottom, paperwhite bulb, add just enough water so the basal plate is not sitting in water. A clean turkey baster is ideal for adding / subtracting water.
 
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I'm guessing it should flower by Christmas :think: They generally bloom 4 to 6 weeks after the leaves start poking out of the bulb.
 
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Well this happened today:

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One of the leaves flopped over by itself. It was upright in the morning. No sign of any bloom stalk yet.

Apparently adding a small amount of alcohol to the water helps keep the stem short. Pickling your paperwhites
 
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This paperwhite is so strange :confused2: That one leaf moved on its own again:

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About 2 hours later:

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I know leaves move in response to where the light is but this is a little too weird :crazy:
 

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When I've tried to grow paper whites inside, the leaves always flopped over. It's caused by the heat indoors. If it were in a cool spot, like early spring, they wouldn't flop over like that. When we lived in Atlanta, we grew paperwhites outside and they bloomed in January or February.
 
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It's actually pretty cold in the office :cold: I'm sure the heat is on but with the huge ceiling height it's not very warm. It doesn't help that my cubicle section is right by the visitor's entrance lobby which is super cold for some reason so whenever someone opens the door to come in or go out from the office, a blast of cold air comes in.

That leaf moved. Again.

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I just moved the vase to the desk to get a better picture. Normally it sits on the cubicle shelf. I wonder why the leaf would flop over and then right itself up over the course of the day :headscratch: It it was just droopy because it's too long, it would just stay droopy.
 

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Frankly, I think your paperwhite is doing amazingly well for an indoor location. The colder temps you mention are helping the rest of the leaves to remain upright. Keep doing whatever you're doing, and it will bloom in time. Even if all the leaves flop over.

It probably rights itself over the day because it's catching the colder temps from the entrance lobby. When I worked at a hospital, one of the funeral homes sent us a very large arrangement with tulips in it that was kept at the receptionist's desk. She asked me why the tulips were all drooping over, and I told her it was because of the warm temps in the area. She put it between the inside and outside doors where it was cooler, and the tulips all straightened back up! For spring flowers, it's like wilting in the heat. They like cooler temps.
 
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Back to being fully upright this morning:


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Do you guys think aloe pups should be removed at some point? This one and my other one started out as singles and then I got some organic fertilizer towards the ending of the summer and they exploded with growth. This one has around 20 - 30 pups I think (there are some tiny ones at the base as well). I don't know what to do with them all. I have a much large aloe plant and it's got 10 pups coming up so far and more and more keep appearing as the weeks go by. I don't know if this is natural or if I put way too much of the organic fertilizer. 😅
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The Cave of Wonders is full of holiday plants:

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Went downtown to a pop up holiday market and came across this vendor:


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This one has a pink dinosaur in the pot, kind of like Norachan Norachan :)
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A different vendor:

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I gave into temptation and bought a String of Buttons (Crassula perforata) from the first vendor:
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I'll keep this one at home. I have plenty of plants at work at the moment.
 

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Do you guys think aloe pups should be removed at some point?
That's exciting! Looks super happy :banana1: From my experience, they do better when larger taking off the mother plant, however it is also personal preference to separate them. Some of the larger babies may be a good size. Also good to consider room for growth in the container and if they need more, which that one is starting to get snug. So if it were me, maybe breaking some off or at least repotting in a larger container if you wish to wait or leave pups on. :)
 

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Ha, if you weren't in Canada I'd ask you to mail them to me, lol. I'm terrible with aloes though.

I think they'll develop roots if you put them on dry soil, not positive though.
 

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They all look healthy and a good size! The rootless ones should grow roots. And you're right, that is a nice root system on that one!
 
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No flowers yet. I had to tie up the leaves a bit because they were flopping over.

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The orchid flowers are starting to wilt a bit.

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The glitter tree is staring to look sad. I've watered it a few times but it's not too well. And the glitter is really starting to flake off the leaves, making a mess on my desk. I'll take it home this week to compost.

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The jade and pilea are doing well.

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After the holidays I'll probably be left with just the jade and pilea. Can mini orchids rebloom? The paperwhite can't so that will be tossed but I'll keep the vase for next year.
 
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