Plants and Prosecco with Rosanna - Ep. 1 - Calatheas, Succulents and Propagation

Everything you need to make your houseplants feel at home
published:
October 31, 2020
Words:
Tom Costello
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Plants and Prosecco with Rosanna - Ep. 1 - Calatheas, Succulents and Propagation - Transcript

Hello. Good evening, everyone. And Happy New Year.

Can we still say that? I'm going to say it because this is the first time that I've probably been back on. This New Year there's 2021, which is turning out to be a bit spicy already. So I hope you've all got a glass of something or a mug or something.

And you're comfy and cozy, hopefully with some plants around you ready to have a nice plants and Prosecco Q and a chat. So I've treated myself to a little Prosecco not least as a toast to the new president Biden and vice president Harris, which is. Super exciting. Watched that yesterday with mom and it was a bit totes emotion.

So yeah, cheers to that and cheers to the first plants and Prosecco.

So we've had quite a few good questions. So before we kick off with that, I wanted to just share some exciting news that we've got going on next weekend, we are taking part in the creative babes club online market. On next Saturday, the 30th of January. So organised by Alice, I think there's maybe up to about 30 different independent, small creatives taking part.

Probably I'll be abs and 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Next Saturday. And we're going to be having a few kind of special treats and special giveaways for that. Come along on Instagram next Saturday and join in on that and find some other really cool places. I'm an independent places to buy from. So we'll get into the first question cause we've got quite a lot to cover tonight.

It's a busy one. So the first question we had a couple about Calatheas. So my tech assistant has just put down his beer to bring up the first question, I think. Yeah. First questions on screen. So that is from Madeline, I think. And that was in response. I'd already mentioned we had some Calathea questions.

Why have the leaves on my Calathea started turning yellow?

So she was asking about the lower leaves on her Calatheas turning yellow. And previously in the week, I had another question from a friend about her Calathea with some Brown edges. So I don't know if Tom can get that picture up so that we can see that as well to see what we're talking about on that.

So just wanted to talk a bit about Calathea as first of all, because. They're such a popular plant because there's so many stunning varieties of foliage and that they come in, I've got one here, that's got a velvet look to it, which I love. And you can get all sorts of amazing ones. And often they will change responding to the light level.

So they're a good indicator, especially in winter, maybe when it's time to chill out because it's dark outside and it's time to go and get go and get your tea and have a relax. So there are really popular plants. So a lot of people. Have them. I know a lot of people struggle with them as well. I think so they're a tropical plant, which means that they are used to growing in tropical conditions.

So amongst all the different, many different varieties of them, there's four main characteristics that they all share. So firstly, as you'd imagine, they don't like drafts or imagine tropical places to be particularly drafty. So make sure they're not in a doorway where there's going to be a cold draft blowing in.

So secondly, they don't like bright, direct sunlight. They want to be a bit away from the window. And not getting that harsh, bright light on them because that will discolour their leaves and it's just too strong for them. So it's actually probably quite good for us here in the UK. A plant that doesn't want isn't needy for sunlight, and it can be a bit back from the window in the room and also grouped with other plants.

So it's potentially shaded a bit from the sunlight as well. So they also are into their tropical nature really love high humidity. And so this can be especially difficult this time of year when we've got the central heating on. So we're warm, but we're dry, which again, you don't think of the tropics as being dry.

So there's various different ways to up the humidity in a room. We'll probably go over there quite a few times. Today because it is such a big issue at this time of year. But definitely grouping punts together will increase the humidity. We can give them a, we missed and using like a pebble tree with water and to literally bring humidity, water into the atmosphere.

We also have a vaporiser. Or you can use a humidifier to pump out more humid air into the atmosphere. And that will be good for you as well. And stop that kind of dry, like central heating that you might get. And then lastly is warm temperatures in winter.

So again, the tropics, they don't necessarily tend to fluctuate summer and winter temperatures like we do here. So in winter, you need to make sure that they are kept warm. Not only are they not in a draft, but they're also kept above kind of 10, 15 degrees Celsius. So they're not getting too cold, so to ask specific Calathea problems.

So I think, so the first one with the picture we've got from Lauren I think there's a, Calathea Ornata that she's got with the lovely pink stripes. So it looks like it's general humidity that's causing the Brown and crispy edge next to the leaf. I know that she said to me that. It's well, watered the soil is quite moist.

Sorry about having to say that word, but I'm going to have to say it. But that's the watering, the soil is different to the general humidity in the air as the plants just sat there, hanging out. Again, increasing humidity, grouping the plants together, using a Mister, using a humidifier or a vaporiser just to improve the overall humidity of the air around the plant should help with that.

And also if you get any really damaged leaves like that one, I'd probably just snip it off because it's not doing the pun any good anymore, and you don't really want to be looking at it. So you don't need the plant wasting energy on it. So I'd chop that off and then make room for new, healthy growth where the leaves aren't hopefully Brown and crispy.

So then in answer to Madeline's question on, it was Madeline yes. Madeline's question on The lower leaves turning yellow. I think that possibly sounds like general under watering altogether. So the, so Calathea is especially in the growing season. So you spring summer into autumn a bit.

Their soil pretty much wants to be moist the whole time. Don't really let it dry out. In winter when it's a more dormant period, you can let the top kind of inch or so dry out before watering again. But I think the, yellow leaves down at the lower levels are down to general under watering.

As an example, I just wanted to show you my  down here, just going to move my Prosecco. So I watered her two days ago because her leaves had completely drooped down. So she was obviously telling me that she really needed to be watered because. She just was so completely droopy. So that was another way that if you keep notice of your plants, that they will indicate to you how they're feeling and where they're at and what they need.

So two days ago, so I've got my moisture meter here, so she's in she's in a plastic pot and we're in our office. So it is quite warm cause we're in here most of the day working away. And I'm just going to pop the moisture meter in. And I don't think you're going to be able to see, but. It says dry.

So for two days watering, you wouldn't necessarily expect two days later for the plant to be completely dry and needing watering again, but that's where Calatheas are at. So if you haven't got a moisture meter, a good finger poke will help you see where the soil is at. And also the weight of it when it's watered and got plenty of moist soil, it is going to be heavier.

It was pick your plant up maybe and see how it feels if it feels heavy or light and just have a look at the soil. But it is a bit of a houseplants over-watering is often the biggest killer. Then when you come to Calatheas it's throw the rule book out and you're probably gonna be under watering them or over.

Humidifying them. Not sure what that word is. But yeah, so that's a bit of a chat about  hopefully that's helped answer the questions. And of course, like as always, if anything else comes up, just send me a DM or a picture of your plants and it'd be like, honestly, super happy to have a look and see what's going on.

Next up we had. A question from Kim. I think you got a question from @kim_weddings. Yeah.

I have quite a lot of brown tips (on my houseplant leaves) right now. Is that normal in winter? 

Yeah. So Kim, asked about Brown tips on the ends of her leaves, which As my poor Calathea Sabrina is showing in short here is, a sign of kind of dryness and low humidity, which yes, in winter, as we've talked about with the heating on can be an issue and a big problem.

So I'm not sure what specifically, which plants you might be mentioning that have Brown tips to them. So check that they're generally like a humidity loving plant before you go up in the humidity around them, because the brown tips could be something else potentially. But, probably, yes, it will be a plant that loves humidity is not quite getting it.

And so the tips are going Brown. It could also be just make sure it's not in a position where people are walking past and like bashing the plant quite often, because that might damage the leaves as well and cause the Brown tips. So again, if you want, send me a picture of any of your pants with the problems.

I'd be happy to take a look at and see if, that's what's going on. Nice.

Okay. So then we had a question from Lavinia I think. Yes, that's up on screen. So this one made me laugh. 

Lavinia from @bonesxbotanicals asked about her string of pearls and why the pearls were turning into raisins? 

This painted such a great visual image, I knew exactly what she meant straight away.

I don't actually have a string of pearls myself. I have a string of hearts. I have a string of turtles above my head and I've once propagated a string of pearls, but that was in New Zealand. So as you can imagine, I had to leave it behind in New Zealand, but I left it in good care. So the reason for the string of pearls could be basic.

It could be over-watering or it could be under watering. So if it's over-watering, it's going to be like, they're so full of water. Cause those little beads basically store up the water. They are a succulent. So instead of the fleshy, like fatty leaves that you might be used to in a normal succulent.

It's the little light balls and they're full of water. So if they've had too much water, they might be shrivelling and mushing as if they're about to burst, which sounds really gross. I'm not sure how often you're watering your string of pearls, but again, poking your finger in the soul and seeing how it feels if it's really moist and claggy and wet, then stop watering.

It probably is more likely that it's under watering. That's making them shrivel up and there is a misconception succulents don't need watering. It's more that they can survive for a long period of time without water. Whereas, as I said, my Calathea. She needed watering and literally all the leaves fell down.

She lasted about a couple of days. Whereas the succulent, you can't often tell if it needs watering. Cause it keeps tripping on because it's got water in its leaves, but in summer, spring, summer. And it's also my water, my second and it's every week, like all my other plants. But the most important thing to do is to give them a really good soaking and all the water drain away.

So they're not sat in. Wet mucky, yucky water, and generally, so it should be planted in a, more mixed soil with a coarse gravel. So again, that helps the water run through really quickly. So it's not sat in a very, saturated, solely wet, damp kind of massive soil. The water's gone through it's soaked everything, but it's drained away. So with the string of pearls, I'd say try watering them every two weeks. I'm not sure where you're at right now. Try watering them every two weeks. If you can do it in the sink over the draining board and let the tap potentially just leave the tap running on them, like gently for a bit.

So that to make sure all the soil gets saturated. Cause sometimes If they're under watered and the soil is all bunched up, the water will just run off it, it won't actually seep in and get to the roots. So you need to let it run through or depending on what type of part it's in. You could do bottom watering.

So you set the pot in a saucer of water two or three inches deep. Let it, soak it up through the kind of capillary action. Until the top of the soil is damp and then take it out, let it drain and then put it back where it belongs. So there's a few different ways of going about your watering, but the most important thing is making sure it gets a full drench and then a full drain before it goes back where it belongs.

“Make sure to Drench and Drain when it comes to watering Succulents!”

So I'm sure I'll speak to you soon, Lavinia and let me know how it's going. But yeah, the way that you water is also important, as well as. Especially with succulents, how often you water. So every two weeks, a good drench and drain. Nice. Cool. Oh, hang on for a quick sec here. Yeah. So the next question was from my friend, Morven.

So she sent me some pictures and. Some questions on DM earlier in the week. So we thought we'd save them for tonight because I'm sure again, it's a problem. I know it's a problem I've had with succulents and I'm sure it's a problem that other people have with succulents. So she sent me a picture of her.

Let me see if I can pronounce this. It could be and Echeveria. I'm not going to lie. I don't exactly know how to pronounce it. But there should be a picture up on the screen if Tom's doing his job and it's real close. That one. Yeah. This one, one picture of it. I think it's quite a common succulent.

I would say. I've definitely seen it in Lots of kind of garden centers and supermarket shops and places like that. And I think I had one myself and I over watered it and it died. So rest in peace. But basically Morvens question was: 

How do I keep my succulent cute?

So she's finding that the succulent growing, it's growing up from its pot.

It is a rosette type of succulent. So we're so used to seeing those pictures of them from the top down and a super nice, tight, neat rows all really, even, then of course you get it home and maybe your conditions are like 1% of perfect, and the succulent has a freak out and starts growing really wonky.

So she's finding that the underneath leaves are dying, which is completely natural. So she's taking them away, which is fine. And then it's becoming all leggy and not quite as cute as when she first got it. What I'm going to propose more than does is chops off. So I don't know if in the picture you can see the STEM where the, you can see where the leaves have died away and she's taken them off.

So at that point there, I'd say get a nice clean, sharp pair of scissors or a knife and snip. Let both the stem and the new rosettes that should have a bit of stem on it, callous over and dry up a bit. And then the stem that's left in the pot treat, like as you were, as the succulent. And that will start to grow, start to put out little pups, little baby succulents might do one or two.

It may do quite a few around the stem, then the rosette that you've chopped off, you can either place that on soil and roots will grow down, or, which is what I much prefer to do is place it on water. So probably looking at the size, you might be good with a jam jar or something. Fill the jam jar with water.

But not so it's touching the stem that you've chopped off. Going back a few steps. The reason why we leave everything a few days to callous over is so that when we go on to propagate it, it doesn't rot. So if you're putting that freshly cut stem into water or over water or overnight, and it's just been cut, it's likely to rot because it's like a fresh wound essentially. So we leave it to dry up colours over perform a kind of protective layer. And then what's really great. If you can put it over a jam jar or. Something, that's the right kind of diameter that holds the leaves up and fill water in the pot.

So it's just below the new calloused end of the stem. Not touching it necessarily because we don't want it to rot. We want it to encourage roots to grow down. So; jam jar water, a little bit of a gap STEM, succulent, and fingers crossed roots should start to grow down.

So whilst we're waiting for the roots to grow, I'd say, put it next to where it has been wherever that was on a window sill or something like that. And then once root starts to grow, then we can chat about what to do next. Another thing to do is make sure it's in the same position as it has been, because it's obviously managing there and it's fine.

But next step to up the game is get it in the sunniest spot in the house you can do and rotate it every couple of days to make sure you get that even growth. Because I think I noticed in there it's a little bit, partly why it's going a little bit less cute. Is it's growing towards the light and this time of year it just sucks.

All my succulents are growing a bit wonky because there isn't any light. There's no need to turn them because there's no light to turn them towards, but. During spring summer, rotating them every couple of days. And you really notice that even growth. Whereas if you leave it in one position and it is aesthetics, it's all personal preference.

If you want to leave it in that position and let it grow towards the light flop over like that looks cool in its own way as well. And I've done that with some of mine, and I really love that, but if you want that kind of really nice, neat, cute Rosette shape, you're going to need to turn it every couple of days or so, or every week, at least to keep that even growth.

Yeah, that's what I think you should do with that segment. And if you're a bit nervous I'll give you a call and we'll do it together. Nice. No, it wasn't nice. 

Finally we had a question from Will:

Part of my Jade plant fell off, should I put it in water first to grow roots?

So he sent some pictures to me on WhatsApp of his Jade plant. So if Tom can just pop up the picture of the mother plant, the big mama and she looks pretty happy.

There was one thing that worried me slightly because this is another kind of succulent propagation question. And it started because he's had a STEM fell off, which as he pointed out is a bit weird. So I was just wondering how the soil in on the Jade plant is going. Is it quite moist? Is the plan sets in water?

I water my Jade plant. That's a bit smaller than that. Like every. Kind of three weeks or so it's a big plant and it's got a lot of soil and it takes a while for it to dry out. So I don't water it very often, especially at this time of year. So I'm just wondering if it's plopped off because of maybe it's a bit overwatered.

So just check that with the, mum or plant and see, how it's going on that front. So then his next question was regarding the bit that plopped off he's re repotted it into some soil, but he was saying, is that the best thing to do. He said I've been hanging out hard with

Okay. Maybe I know you've got a shiny new watering can and I know it's a really lovely green one cause I know exactly where you got it from. But maybe put the watering can down and just step away and let the big mama dry out a bit. Unless you've got a moisture meter, get in there and see how the soil is going. And like with the other plants, I was saying about really good drench and drain and then put it back. So you make sure that she's never sat in she's fully drained, fully finished draining before you put her back in her nice little sunny corner spot that you've got for her.

And then, so you need to actually take the whole plan out if it's in a plastic pot. Yeah. Yeah, unless my plants so big that I can't sorry, Tom just said something, which I don't think you can hear. Tom was saying, take the whole plant in its plastic in a pot, like our it's nursery pot, take it over to the sink, water.

It, let that drain away, then put it back. Because unless my plant is so big, I can't pick it up or it won't fit in the sink. I take all my plants and water them in the sink. I'd never watched them in situ because. I don't have a draining board on my windows and you want to be able to make sure it's drained away.

That was one of the most important things. So whenever you're watering at home, unless you pants like as big as this monster and you literally can't pick it up without doing your back in, then take it over to the sink drench. Drain put it back. And there's also a really nice opportunity to like, see how it's going, give its leaves away.

Just check, make sure there's no buggies and just have a nice chat with the punt. So yeah, another top tip on watching. So back to then the check-in with yourself. Yeah. If you want to check in with your punt, check in with yourself, that sounds lovely. So the bit of Wells that plopped off Again, like with Morvens I would say to propagate that in water, because then you get the fun bit of seeing the roots grow.

So if Tom can put up the next picture, which is so will has replanted this, which is fine and would definitely work, or it should definitely work. But I think it's more fun to have them in water so you can see the roots grow. I'm not sure what the bottom bit of the plant will be like where it's plopped off, but I'd probably make a fresh cut.

Let the bottom callous over, like we've been saying, and then again, you might need something that's like a bit more I don't know if like a jam jar would work, but what could work well is a jam jar with some water in and put two layers of clingfilm over it, and then take a knife with a bit of a, put a small slit in it with a knife, and then you can wedge the STEM of the Jade plant in, and again, just above the water, not necessarily in the water to encourage the roots down, but prevent rot and hopefully you will see roots growing. So I think that the plopped off bits still has quite a few leaves on it. So if you need to make a clean cut and you need to get rid of some leaves, You could always just gently twist the leaves off, try and take them as whole as possible from the STEM and place those on the soil and your little pot that you've got there.

And again, hopefully roots will grow down from those leaves and you'll get even more cheap ones. So then the big bummer can become like a really big mama. And you've got like a huge Jade with all the other baby JS to give away for presents. The possibilities are really endless. And as how deep do I plan to then in the soil or in the water, do you think?

Probably means like when you pivot leaves on the soil. Oh, so how deep do you plant it down? If we're talking about. If we're talking about propagating the leaves on top of the soil, on top of the soil, you literally want to just rest them on the top. You don't need to put them in the soil at all, just rest them flat on the top.

And the leaf will do all the work for you. And again, if you shove them in, you potentially, it's just going to rot because it won't be able to callous over. And the end of that leaf will just be like in the soil. But if it's on the top, because if you imagine succulents out in the wild The reason they propagate is growth is like expansion keeping themselves going.

So if a leaf drops off in the wild and it wants to propagate itself, it's not going to be able to bury itself in the soil and less than handy fellow comes along and buries it for it. So in the wild, the leaves just plop off. They lie flat on the soil and out shoot roots and little shoots of plants and off goes another plant.

Yeah. So we'll say about the one in the picture, which is shown on the screen. You were saying to actually take the individual leaves off the STEM and put them flat on soil. Yeah. Okay. So the picture we've got on screen. So we've got a STEM. And I imagine that if we want to propagate and water, the bottom of that STEM is going to need to be trimmed because it won't be like a clean, sharp, nice cut.

Because it plopped off a plant. So two things happening. We want to make a new clean cut on the whole STEM and leave it to calories over and then put that in water. And then there's probably going to be some leaves that will. Needs to be cut off to allow that to happen or tweaked off. So tweak those off and lay them on the sale.

And they're just leaves. And then the whole STEM, that's got a nice new clean cut to the bottom. That's calloused over that can go in water and that will start to grow roots as well. So I'm trying to give you a fail safe of like loads of different ways that you can make the plopped off, but turn into more plants and.

If that didn't make any sense, we'll call you later and we'll talk you through it, catch up with them. Yeah. We'll catch up with this progress every week. Yeah. So this leads me on, that was our last question. Unless there's any more questions in the comments? Yeah. I've just got another question saying from Kim.

Hi Kim. How's that? We answered a question earlier in which you're going to see on the live, when we repost it. She says: 

When I get new plants, should I take them out of their nursery posts? And put in my terracotta pots with new soil or leave them in (the soil they came in)? 

That's a great question. So I'm a big fan of with new plants, getting them home and just chilling with them for a bit, just to see how they go see what they're up to check that they haven't got any bugs.

I don't know if you do a bit of a quarantine when you first bring plants in. I've only had it happen once that had a plant and it had. Mealy bugs or something. And I managed to catch it before it spread to everything else, but it was like a heart-stopping moment when I realized it had them and it was next to other plants.

And I was like, have the other plants got them? No. Oh my gosh. Okay. Thanks. So I'm completely going off topic, but new plant, I would say leave it in it's nursery pot. And this is why. I really on the store and my advocate a lot they call them like cloth. Pots is basically an outer and attractive outer that you put your plastic nursery pot inside.

Because every time you report a plant, you disturbing it and you're juggling things around and it takes time afterwards for it to settle down and get used to its new surroundings. And sometimes you could replay re-pot it. And it might fall over from the shock. So if you've got a cloth pot, even with the terracotta pot, sometimes the plastic nursery pots will sit inside and then at least it looks really attractive at home.

So it like ticks both the boxes. It looks good for you. And it's good for the plant. Because it's in its nursery part. It's you don't want to change too many things at once. So it's still in its part. It's still got its soil, but it's in a new environment. So you can get used to the light levels, the watering levels, make sure it's happy in your home.

And then it's going to be something that we come on to as we go into the year a bit, but reporting even for houseplants is best in early spring time ahead of kind of new growth period. So you don't really want to be repotting in winter. Although of course it's possible. It's fine. And especially if you've got grow lights and temperatures and your plants haven't gone dormant.

But I would say get prepped and ready for a good repotting session in spring. Of course, there are always what's the word allowances to the rule. And if your plant is literally like the roots are breaking out like I had a spider plant and the roots there was no soil left.

It was literally only roots. And I think this was in November or something. So of course I repotted it into soil because I wasn't just gonna leave it like that until spring. New plants, I would say, just try and do one thing at a time, get them used to the new environment, get them used to their new plant friends, make sure they haven't got any bugs or anything.

And then as long as they're not completely breaking out of their new pot with roots even if you come to spring and your plants you're not seeing roots underneath or anything you don't actually need to report. You only need to report if the roots are really coming out and it's really pot bound.

Or if you not convinced that the soil is in, is that good quality? Or if you just enjoy it. So yeah, I think I've answered your question maybe a bit too much there, but hopefully that made sense. I've just let it chill for a bit and then report it in spring. When it's about to start into its active growth period.

Nice.

Okay. So if that's all the questions so those last two succulent questions gave me an idea. Okay. It's a pretty rubbish time of year. We're all. Yeah, I'm not going to go on about it, but it's just all a bit much, isn't it? So I thought it could be fun if together, we all had a bit of a lockdown propagation challenge.

So the challenge isn't like who can grow the most new plants or who can get the biggest roots. The challenge is literally. Let's have a go at propagating. So you might never have propagated before you might have thought about it, but need like a bit of encouragement, a bit of a push. You might be an absolute master at it, but like with everything else at the moment, you've got a bit like me about it.

One thing that was like really been cheering me up at the moment is I showed you this the other day on my stories is my love hot cactus. And look at the size of their roots. So they literally just sprung up. I think I must have, after the story, I put it in a different place and it had the tiniest nubbin of roots and then it was in a slightly different spot.

And those four massive roots have just popped out literally in the last couple of days. Cause that was only a few days ago. I did the story. I picked it up and I was like, Oh my gosh, load look. And obviously no one else cared, but it made me really happy. So just being able to see that kind of growth, that kind of thing happening at this time of year, I just find it really positive, really uplifting and thinking, Oh, who can I give my love heart propagated captors to, so that's the best thing about propagating plants, I think, is being able to share them with your friends.

Yeah. If we start propagating now it's not a great time of year, but there is some sunshine. And if you get the best spot in the house reserved for your propagations in a couple of months, time, when we're all allowed to hang out again, you might also be able to take your friends, some brand new punts as well.

I've got a few of mine here. So these are like, it's two different plants in one, because. Space is a problem because I've got so many plants. We've got a begonia Mackey lighter with the spotty leaves and pepperoni Mia. The lift broke off. So I just popped it in to see what happened.

And they're both got really good, healthy roots growing and the pepper and your hope is sorry. And the begonia has even got a new leaf coming as well. She's awesome. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to bear to give those away, but maybe if someone's really nice and then we've had this on the pants from Prosecco before, but that's my pilot year and its roots are huge and it's probably nearly ready to plant on as well.

And I've given away quite a few paleo babies before probably quite a few people watching. You've got some and they're just they're called the friendship plant because they're so easy to propagate in such a joy to pass on to people. So locked down propagation challenge. If you're not sure what you're doing, just send me a DM, send me a picture to me like anything.

And I'll give you some advice. I've had people send me pictures saying where do I cut? And I've literally just drawn a line on. I can paint whatever and say cut here Snip, And then you've got tons of new plants. If you're a bit of a propagation master, show me what you've got, because I really want to see.

And. Let's all share them, share the love and share more plants and see how many we can get growing in the next couple of months. And maybe when all this locked down box is over, then we can go and hang out and share any punts with everyone. I'm going to be talking about this a bit more, obviously on the grid and stuff.

And if you have any propagations going on, just tag me and we'll get them shared and get everyone going on the lockdown propagation challenge for 2021, because I want to see. So I think that's everything for tonight and it's good while we'll be able to join, just to say about the market. Oh yeah. So we started off we had a bit of good news.

We've got an online market next Saturday. So the 30th of January. So I'm taking part in the creative Beebs club online market next Saturday, 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM. We're going to have a bit of a few kind of special treats for the day. A few new. Products launching and being available in the store.

We've got some really exciting stuff as arrived this week, which is awesome. And I'm going to be doing a bit of a giveaway of a kind of. One-to-one like plant consultation session with me. So we can do a zoom or FaceTime or whatever anyone is comfortable with and go, in one-to-one on your plants, if you need advice on where to put them or if they're okay, or if you don't have any and you want to know what to get.

Love encouraging people to get plants. So yeah, that's going to be the kind of special like prize next Saturday. So that's the creative babes club online market. There's also a ton of other amazing. Independent babes and their businesses. And I've already found tons of stuff that I want to get.

But it's just great to see other people doing other amazing creative things and save those for later. If right now isn't the time to be getting stuff. It's always useful to have those in the bank for later on when you need to get that perfect present or you ready to treat yourself.

Yeah, that's next Saturday. I'm really looking forward to, it. Got a lot of work to do to get ready and. Yeah. Any questions as always send me a DM, send me a picture. And I'll get back to you. Thanks so much.


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