>My Crown-of-Thorns is feeling well and showing it, currently:
(It will hopefully ignore that I turned it around for this photo. *g*)
My Croton got company- I wanted another plant with expressive greenery to go with it.
It is a Calathea. Some googling also turned up the complete name: Calathea roseopicta.
Both like it warm from below, which makes them the ideal candidates for my window sills which get very warm when the heating is on.
The little name-tag said that this plant will fold in for “sleeping” at night, I am most curious now.
The second branch with flowers is now starting to bloom seriously:
In the pot live two offshoots and both look most promising. The bigger one even attempts to make a stalk for blooming:
This is the smaller one- the knob in the middle might be the start for a stalk, too:
Almost unearthly fragile and delicate:
A post of somewhat fuzzy cuteness will follow soon, stay tuned.