Monday, October 8, 2012

Radical Mesemb Surgery: The Results

The surgery on my Gibbaeum mysterioso was successful. I now have a happy, thriving little unidentified succulent:

Unidentified Gibbaeum

And to celebrate the happy outcome, Babytoes is blooming again! (Well, she can't exactly heft a "Congratulations" sign, can she? ;-)

Blooming Fenestraria

Hope your Monday is a peaceful one. See you for Pensive Tuesday!


  1. Great job with the surgery work Marla & it's amazing how the Fenestraria is always blooming. Great one to paint. :)

    1. I think the surgery technique is a good idea with plants that have a serious rot problem with lower leaves, or that have "stacked" like this Gibbaeum. It's drastic, but if it saves the plant, I'll do it! And yes, Fenestraria would make a great subject. Hope to see one in your new blog soon!

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    1. Thanks, LT! It is a cute little mesemb, isn't it?