- Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:04 pm
She came over today, but she didn't have a lot of time, so I didn't get the pics.
Over the course of the last couple of weeks, most of the blue gel melted into a blue tinged liquid.
I taped the bottom of the jar, about the bottom 3/4ths, held it with a leather gloved hand, and struck the neck with a hammer. Not a full arm swing, but a gentle tap at first, increasing the power until the top broke off. It actually came off in one piece, but broke apart when it hit the concrete.
The taped part actually cracked into about 6 big pieces and several smaller ones. I removed the tape over the garbage can to catch the pieces of glass and the blue liquid.
The plant came out without a problem, but still had gel in the center of the cluster. Warm water loosened it up, but I had to pry a few bits out with a toothpick.
I didn't try to separate anything at this stage, it's still very intertwined. I did accidentally pull a single, small plant off when I was getting the dead leaves out. That one will probably not survive, but I planted it anyway.
The roots aren't very developed, and I couldn't see a rhizome, so I guessed on how deep to nestle it into the moss.
I planted everything into a LFSM/peat/perlite mix in about a 5 inch deep pot. We bagged it up and I gave her instructions on acclimating it to lower humidity and then to outdoor life. I'm sure she'll be asking lots of questions over the next couple of weeks, and I'll happily answer every one for her.
Now to wait for mine to grow up. One of mine is like hers, not a well developed root structure. But the other one already has roots hitting bottom and spreading out.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.