A very, very good ship with interesting roots and dynamic that I could be very invested in BUT since i’m so weak for genji i ship both mccree and gabe with him and whenever i see mcreyes art i feel guilty like i’ve abandoned my boy…
Step 1: Pick leaves Gently twist the leaf near the base, it should snap off the plant cleanly. Good cuttings will be slightly rounded at the ends, and have no ‘open’ wound:
Bad cuttings will not grow, you need to make sure the whole leaf comes off in one go. Bad leaves are jagged, torn, or cut:
Step 2: Lay all cuttings inside on a piece of cloth. I usually put a piece of old scrap material down on my desk and lie all the leaves out in rows. I try not to pile up the leaves, as this tends to promote rot. Do not water at all. AKA no misting the leaves, no watering the leaves, nothing. Everything the baby succulent needs to grow is stored in the mother leaf, watering may rot the leaf before the new plant is big enough to survive on its own! Make sure the leaves aren’t in direct sun, as they will wither before they form new plants. Filtered light from a window is strong enough!
Step 3: Waiting After about 4 weeks you will start to see the first signs of life. The leaf may send out roots first, it may start to grow with no roots. Both are okay!
Step 4: Planting (Start watering once a week at this stage) After 6-8 weeks the baby succulents will be big enough to plant outside! I do this by placing the leaves on top of loose, sandy soil that has not been compacted. I do not bother burying the leaves, as it tends to do more harm than good (you may snap roots/damage new shoots in the process):
I place all the plants together, they don’t really seem to mind! These is how they look after about 10 weeks:
When the plants are big enough, the mother leaf will shrivel up and start to die off:
If you can hear this,you’re alone.The only thing left of us is the sound of my voice.I don’t know if any of us made it.Did we win?Did we lose?I don’t know.I’m not even sure I even know what victory would mean anymore.But either way,it’s over.So let me tell you who we were. Let me tell you who you are…and how we fought back.
#these two scenes imo show exactly why shaw considers root her safe
place #let me explain why #so the first gif is just the most serene and
content i’ve ever seen shaw #like ever #she’s in eternal bliss and all
root is doing is rubbing her back #look at her lip bite #she couldn’t be
more of a cat purring in this moment #and then onto the second gif
#shaw would legit be on her death bed swearing she’s ok or that nothing
is wrong #that’s just how stubborn she is #but in the second gif she
actually admitted that she didn’t know if she was ok #the only person
she felt comfortable enough to admit that to was root #she’s never been
this vulnerable with anyone else #but she loves root and she trusts her
so it was just easy for her #what i’m saying is… #they will never not fuck me up