Second flower this year! Sadly itโ€™s raining outside and the light is dim โ€“ gotta see with your soulโ€™s eye!


Same subject, but black and white because grey skies make color pictures dull.

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And in bloom as well! Our friends told us that we might have been watering them to often (once a week). So switched to once a month and soon enough: bloom!

Corner of a room, with some context. We use mirrors strategically to make rooms seem larger.

As an antidote against the shitty US Patent protection of house plants, hereโ€™s another picture of our corner. Currently blooming in that large pot: 15. About to open: 3 more.
But please donโ€™t forget to speak up against and vote against intellectual property everywhere: copyright and patent is overreaching and overreacting every day. It is never in our best interest.

Usually, the has two flowers (when small), or four. This one recently got an extra: five flowers!

I think we already cut of more than twenty wilted flowers and there are still more coming. The joy of early spring! ๐ŸŒบ
Also getting used to the M mode on the camera.

Wohoo, this stalk has six flowers! Most only have four, or if they are young, only two.
This is what I love about these flowers: I posted the first pictures mid December and weโ€˜re still going strong!

I just canโ€™t help it. Iโ€™m in love with big flowers.
This one also taken with the olโ€˜ iPhone 6S, โ€žvivid warmโ€œ setting, and then edited to increase exposure in order to handle the backlight.

Some pictures taken with the bigger camera. Remember to mute the thread if you have seen enough. Apparently we will get new flowers in March. ๐Ÿ˜„

@pkotrcka ๐Ÿ˜€ Pictures taken with olโ€™ iPhone 6S camera.

@kensanata I ran into a similar issue with two succulents. I would water them when the top of their soil got dry, when I should've waited until the soil on the *bottom* of the pots became dry. It still amazes me how long the little shits can go without water, but when I stopped watering them as often, they starting growing better. Sadly there's not as much sunlight where I am, so I probably won't see any blooms until I invest in a UV lamp and give those desert buddies more of what they need.

Nice flowers!

@zlg I've also been growing succulents for years, now. I've never seen a single flower. ๐Ÿ˜ข

@kensanata Aw. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wonder what they need in order to get that process started. Maybe temperature has something to do with it? They're suited for really hot weather, and I have a sneaking suspicion we're both further north (and cooler) than what they're built for.

@zlg Well, I've heard stories of people putting their succulents into the fridge to trigger bloom. After all, the desert gets really cold at night, too.

@kensanata Wow, that's a neat trick. I'd be worried about leaving it in there too long and killing it. Good point, though. Deserts are harsh.

@kensanata beautiful :) I'm actually going to a botanic garden tomorrow morning to their annual orchid extravaganza which should be overwhelming!

@superruserr Itโ€™s a gimmick we got as a present. Basically you combine two half sentences into a question.


I have'nt thought of that actually, or I have'nt seen anything like it here in Sweden.

Next thing is that they are going to patent specific types of dogs too?

@selea I'm sure Sweden is part of the PCT.
Sadly, the German Wikipedia pages don't link to Swedish translation.
says the EPA has been granting paptents on plants since 1989.


Wait what?
"shitty US Patent protection of house plants" - do you have info about that?

Well, patents on plants have been possible for a long time. It just took a long time to reach the house plant market.

@kensanata I don't mind this thread, but am not sure muting single threads is possible in #Mastodon?

@kensanata I see, I can mute this conversation from notifications now because I'm mentioned in it but can't hide the thread from the stream. That's what the feature request linked at the end of the one you've linked seems to be about:

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