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Aptenia Over-Wintering....

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Do any of you remember this lovely succulent I found last year. It’s Aptenia cordifolia variegata, which is usually grown as an annual here. I decided to try to over winter it, as I loved it and thought it would be a pretty houseplant over the dark months.

I brought it from the old house in this container, and it survived severe neglect. Now it’s started growing, I thought I’d pot them (there are three little plants) on to bigger pots. However, as I don’t have a greenhouse, they need to remain indoors until the summer.

I decided to try to find a container that could be used both indoors and outdoors, so chose a cream painted triple potted ‘thingy’ for the wall.

Unfortunately, after a bit of research, I discovered the integral pots weren’t deep enough, so the Aptenia is still in the same pots, and three little plants for indoors have found a new home in the ‘thingy’. Which hangs on the kitchen/diner wall.

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Such a pretty little plant, bet your pleased it made it through winter for you.

Love that triple planter "thingy", its really pretty.

1 Apr, 2014

 

Love thingy very pretty lol :0)

1 Apr, 2014

 

That is a very nice thingy Karen.
The plant is very nice too.

1 Apr, 2014

 

Many people here in Mexico grow it as groundcover(including owner of this house.) in very dry and hot conditions. Looks like it is a tough plant ....a survivor. They call it here "sunrose".
Your wall dispay of it looks attractive.

1 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks everyone. It must be deep rooted, as I read it's best to give it 8" of depth in the pot, poor soil, no feed, and hardly any water. That would tie in with the 'tough plant' reputation Klahanie! I'd better stop feeding it!

1 Apr, 2014

 

Hope you manage to get it going, it is a stunning little succulent....like the thingy planter too lol

1 Apr, 2014

 

Very pretty and unusual.....will look nice in the thingy :0)

2 Apr, 2014

 

Very pretty Karen, looks good in your attractive thingy......

2 Apr, 2014

 

Pretty little plant karen, love your wall plant holder... :)

2 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely little plants Karen and I love your Thingy its looking great with your house plants;0)

2 Apr, 2014

 

Very attractive,K.....

2 Apr, 2014

 

Love the colour of the flower against the pale and deeper green leaves.
Also like the wall thingy, even if it is showing sideways on.lol.

2 Apr, 2014

 

Thanks everyone! :)

2 Apr, 2014

 

Well done on getting it through winter, loving the thingy BTW!

2 Apr, 2014

 

Angie, this is the only kind of indoor plant that stands a chance with me...one that hardly ever needs watering! I don't know why...I think my brain is so focused on the outdoor plants that it just forgets those inside!

3 Apr, 2014

 

I don't do plants indoors what so ever! They automatically die as soon as they get past the front door!

3 Apr, 2014

 

I think a lot of gardeners share our problem! :)

3 Apr, 2014

 

My gran used to have heaps of indoor plants, including an extensive cactus collection. But she didn't do anything in the garden that I can recall.

3 Apr, 2014

 

Your memory serves you well Karen. lol think that is why she had cacti because they didn't need a lot of care and attention. lol.

4 Apr, 2014

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