My father gave me some pieces of sedum years ago from a pot in his back yard and I stuck it in this pot I got probably 5 yrs ago that I adored. I had tried fern and it died, I tried flowers and they died.
So finally the sedum went in.
I put it outside on my covered patio and it prospered. Until winter came....
All the rest my plants were off the patio getting rained on and I had some idea about it being winter and not needing to water anything. Come spring clean up of the patio, this poor little guy was all brown and down to one tiny piece of green about the size of my thumb nail! The horror! I was supposed to water it since it wasn't in the rain!
So I cleared out the dead and stuck in the little survivor and watered it. After a while it was as long as my pinky! So I tore it in half and stuck both ends back in the dirt.
Then I had 2 fingers worth! And I proceeded to tear those in half and stick then in the dirt and THOSE grew too! I am always a sucker for saving plants.
So here is the sedum in 2010:
Prospering wildly that now all the pieces that escape get planted in a new container. Always trying to escape!
This little fern sprouted here all on its own but it looked good so I left it.
It has started to turn magenta this year, not sure if it is the full sun location it currently lives in or just old age.
It looks great with frost on it too!
Little pieces were falling off all around it. First one side and then the other and finally the handle broke free
But was it really the cold weather or did this plant plan this jailbreak? This tea cup along with other planters has been outside for years and none have ever fallen apart. As much as I would have liked them too!!