The Alien is almost completely refreshed. The old skin has almost gone now.
Here's a slight problem. Two of the old lobes on this L. hookeri didn't dry off last year despite me holding back on the watering. I watered this once by accident in the whole season. Those lobes are still holding on so I'm wondering what it's done for the plant to have the extra leaves.
Looking at the seedlings resulting from last years sowings, I was wondering If I could make a little more space. I looked at how some of the more established plants were coping in their pots and decided to knock a few out and plant them up in quarter trays instead. I planted the first up with 15 plants and they have more space individually and the total takes less space. Success!!!!!. Then I planted up another two trays from other pots. Note there's a couple of L. aucampiae in the middle tray with very badly mauled ( by the winter) leaves. I've had a quick check and all is well with the new leaves.
L-R 1. L. lesliei 2. A mixed bag from Shizuka + 2 L aucampiae 3. L. aucampiae
Naturally I then got carried away and did another couple.
A photo of the two trays with less contrast. Oh, another tray of L terricolor has mysteriously appeared too. After I did that one I found another couple of pots with another eight plants in them. They'll have to wait for a bit to be replanted though.
There are a couple of plants in the middle tray that are very proud of the medium surface. They should settle down in time and decide where they want to be.
Note that the trays have had a light mist applied just to remove the dust after planting.
Ok, I have a part answer to the L. hookeri that kept half a previous year's head on each of two heads. On the right head the old part is drying off and it's revealing a new head. Last year's head has yet to start splitting so anything can happen in the next half year. ( a slight misquote from Stingray )
The strange growth top left is part of my left index finger.
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