A close-up of a succulent with green and red leaves.
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Rooted

A close-up of a succulent with green and red leaves.

While I posted throughout the summer about the little container garden I had at home, I never really talked about the plants I have at work. And I have to tell you, those plants were doing a lot better.

I have four planters there, with one to three plants in each. Mostly they’re succulents, though one is a flowering, bush-like plant of some sort. Each has grown a lot since I brought it in to work—or since someone gave it to me at work, as the case may be. One of the succulents has even started to flower, which I hadn’t been expecting.

I didn’t get any pictures of that this time around, but I will soon. Today, I just wanted to focus on these two. They’re in the same pot, along with a third that didn’t photograph quite as well.

A close-up of a dark purple succulent.

The reason I wanted to feature these ones in particular today is that of all my plants, they seem to be doing the oddest thing. Though you can’t see it in these pictures, they’re growing roots up the stem, far past where they’re embedded in the soil.

I looked that up on the internet, and the best I could find is that they’re not getting enough water. Which seems odd for succulents, but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve under-watered a plant. I’ve tried giving them more, but that doesn’t seem to have solved the problem. So I’m still in the testing stage of figuring the whole thing out.

The two plants are still growing, though, albeit with more roots and fewer leaves than I would have expected. At this point, I’m just happy about that.

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