Tuesday, 31 March 2009

#128 Hobbit Cutting

I have a few succulents and cacti on the window sill in the studio, I also have the habit of pushing the leaves that fall off into the soil around the base of the plant to try and propagate them. By doing this we ended up with so many money tree seedlings we didn't know what to do with them. This one is a relative of the money tree and is a plant called Crassula Ovata - Hobbit, a great name and a fantasticly shaped leaf. The leaves are almost tubular and are green but in lots of sun will go very red, they also get white spots on the leaf ends, which is calcium build up from using tap water to water them. You can just see the white spots on the larger (original) leaf, not many because its hardly been watered over the winter! Oil on gessso 16cm x 12c.

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