Iโ€™m hoping to post many more pictures over the coming weeks. This is but the first flower that is blooming. Iโ€™ll try to keep this in one thread so if you want to mute it now, muting this one is your best bet.

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!

@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.
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