It’s always so satisfying to see new growth on my plants.
A couple months back, I moved Pete out to the front porch to get some sun and rain water. I knew I would start to see some growth from him, but I didn’t expect what I saw today – a whole new arm complete with spines!
I got Pete back in 2008 after wanting him since 2004. Seriously. What sophomore college student dreams of buying a cactus and naming it Pete? At that time, there were two Petes and both were significantly shorter. Pete #1 was lost after I misdiagnosed his corking as rot. True story – the Pete you see today is actually Pete #2.
Back in 2008, Pete (#2, background) was about 18 inches tall and had one arm.
Pete today stands almost 3 feet tall and has seven arms (including his new little nub)!