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Sweet Potato Vines
On September 12th 2020, I got my first plant: a Nephrolepis Exaltata at a tuincentrum (garden center). Thinking about it, I had never bought nor took care of any plant myself before, but having moved to a new country and unable to get a pet, I felt a bit of living green in the room could create a difference. I grew up with this plant through my aunt and grandmother, so I was very confident it would last and I’d know what to do (we’re in 2022 already!). I love this plant mainly for its leaves and its natural growing presence wherever it’s placed. I’d even dare to say it’s my ultimate favorite.
On July 7th 2021, I got a couple more plants after my mother and a friend kept talking about how great they are and how relaxing the process of taking care of them and watching them grow is. As a beginner, I went across some blogs and chose a Maranta Leuconeura ‘Fascinator Tricolor’ and a Monstera Deliciosa. As for the succulents (because I couldn’t resist joining the “propagate succulents from cuttings” club), I got a mini succulent mix of 3 pieces.
Well, the succulents did last but I'm really bad at propagating them, and rather enjoy growing hydroponic plants. My first experiment (besides the popular bean experiment for kids) were sweet potato vines. They are slow starters, but in a matter of weeks you’ll be surprised by how much they’ve grown.
After the length as seen in the picture below, they didn’t grow more and turned yellow.