While much of the rest of the country has already been blanketed with snow or at least hitting the colder temps, the cold weather is now arriving in San Francisco. While even in winter here we can do some colder-climate gardening, the drop in degrees has got my mind turning towards my houseplants. Winter always does that to me. While taking stock and tending to my indoor babies, I discovered a snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) I had propagated by a cutting had given off a new little plant-shoot.
And boy did everyone hear about it! All I did was cut two stalks from a friend's plant. I DID ask permission! And besides, the plant was overcrowded in its pot anyway! Hmph! I put them in water, where after a couple of weeks they had begun growing roots. I planted them in this pot and VOILA'!, a few months later it's already self-propagating.
It's the little things like this that bring me joy. To find that even while many things are off to hibernate for the winter, this little guy deciding he wants to grow on is a reminder that there is always something to appreciate. You don't even have to search for it. You just have to be open enough to let it find you.
And you better believe that little plant is gonna get some extra worm castings tea!