By the time spring came, my alocasia was dead. It didn't make it through the winter. I took the pot outside anyway in hopes it would come back. It didn't. Finally, when I needed a pot for something else, I dug up the dead bulb, and being lazy, just tossed it aside amongst the St. John's worts in my little potting area. A month or so later, I spotted it lying there, so I stuck it in a seed pot that I had. Nothing! I put a tiny volunteer marigold and vinca in the pot to grow to transplant later. They started growing nicely right out in the hot sun. The other day I happened to look more closely, and believe it or not, there was the leaf of the aloecasia. I couldn't believe it. Now it's really grown in a few days!
Can you see it there between the vinca and the marigold? I got it out of the sun so that I wouldn't burn it up! Now, the vinca and the marigold aren't happy, but so be it.
Mission for Today: Always have faith and never give up.