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The Return of Spike
Several years ago I planted a large round flower pot with various plants. One of these was a spike plant to give the container height. Don't ask me the name of it, a dracaena probably. Well, as common with my container plantings, by the end of the summer the only thing still alive was Spike, and he was a healthy fellow. Spike lived happily in his container, getting bigger and bigger. Two years ago, due to a complete lack of attention, Spike passed away. I never did anything with the container, just let it sit. This winter, when I made a shelter for my container plants I put the large round pot with the deceased Spike in it under the shelter. I did this because I knew a cat or two would get under there to sleep and I thought the container would make a good nest for them. Well lo and behold, the other day I was inspecting everything to see what had survived and what had not, and there coming off to the side of the old trunk was a brand new Spike. He is already about 10 inches tall and I think I will just call him Jr. Simply amazing!!!!!!!
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Is it a sansevieria aka Mother-in-laws Tongue
I'll be darn how neat.Thats a survivor ok.You never know whats going to make.
Awww, I'm glad that Spike is still among the living.
I like surprises like that. Hope junior will grow up tall.
Never underestimate the will to live!! So glad Spike has produced a young one for you. May Junior survive into ripe old age.
I love suprises like that! Cheers to Spike Jr!
Cordyline, that's what Jr. is. I knew it but just couldn't recall it at 10:00 PM last night after working the 11-8 shift at WallyWorld. That place totally robs me of my sanity.
You can't keep a good plant down. I love surprises like this also Sharon.
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