Every time a leaf got knocked off I dropped it into a flower pot. There were some strange companions but nobody seemed to mind. As the weather warmed I collected all the little rosettes that had formed that I hadn't already put into a broken pot collection with sedums and things.
I put 18 into a seedling flat. The little plants were so cute, I broke off all the big rosettes that had gotten leggy in pots and rooted them as well. What was I thinking?
Now I have 2 flats of 18, three pots and all those in the broken pot.
What do I do now?
This isn't the only plant I've multiples. Last fall I started out with a two Bromeliads purchased in bloom. When the blooms faded, Vriesea splendens put out a single pup. As the original plant's leaves fade, I trim them off. Nice plant. Neoregelia carolinae also put out a single pup, or so I thought. One day I discovered the baby I'd been admiring had two brothers underneath the leaves on the other side.
I've separated two from the main plant and left one that did not want to turn loose easily. They need homes out of reach of the cat, who likes to shred the ends of the leaves -- notice the one bottom right.
Fortunately the Graptopetalum can find homes outside freeing up next fall's greenhouse space. The Bromeliads can stay, or come back inside after summering in a cooler spot than the greenhouse. Everything in the mixed broken pot can winter outside except for the Kalanchoe. It's a winter fav, blooming inside in January and February when everything else is kind of dormant.
Every day I'm planting out a handful of plants into the ground and hoping for rain soon. Like everybody else, we've had a mild winter, early spring and hot weather is moving in here quickly. Daylilies and true lilies are starting to bloom. Roses are blooming. One of the Brugmansias has buds. There has been an early Gardenia blossom. Every year is different.