Invocations are not just about stating something and trusting the universe will deliver it to you on a plate . . . you also need to take some steps toward your goal to make it happen.Dr Maggie B
String of Pearls plants are trendy, let’s face it. Lush green and strangely formed, the succulents (Senecio rowleyanus) look like someone has reached into a pirate’s chest and dumped piles of pearl necklaces into a plant pot. Or they have strung together mounds of peas just for kicks. They personify abundance.
I have several that I have carefully nurtured from tiny cuttings. They are now long wigs of pearly hair, cascading down my conservatory wall and over the side of bookcases. When I first propagated them from cuttings, they were lonely tiny 10cm strands in the middle of some plastic pots. I had to trust that they would grow strong and overspill their pots if I put in the time and set the right conditions.
So I carefully tended them. I gave them the proper environmental conditions (not too hot or cold) and watered them only when they needed it in summer and winter (never letting them get too damp or too dry). I didn’t hover over them and just let them do their thing without too much interference.
Eventually, they grew into the lush mad pots they are now. They are abundant.
Invocations are a little like that. You invoke clearly for what is needed, then set the right conditions, support the invocation by nurturing the basics, and allow things to be through detached observation. Of course, it would help if you let go and trust, but you also have to work towards your goal. You cannot just sit in your lounge watching YouTube cat videos all day.
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So here’s what you do
10 cm (about 4 inches) of String of Pearls plant (freshly cut)
a plant pot that has drainage (a hole) at the bottom
equal parts of coarse pumice, fine pumice, coconut coir and good potting soil
old paper clips pulled into croquet style hooks or wire looped over the same way – you will use this to peg the cuttings down.
- You flake off the amount of coconut coir you need (it comes in a block usually) and pour water on it until its damp and falls apart (that take just a few minutes)
- Put pumice in the bottom of the plant pot first
- Then put the damp coconut coir on top of the pumice
- Then mix the fine pumice in equal parts with the potting soil (make sure to wear gloves and a mask if inside – you don’t want to get Legionnaires Disease!). You can fill the pot with this mixture adding in coir if there is leftover or it hasn’t quite got to the top. Its not a fine art.
- Finally put some coarse pumice across the top to give it a white coating
- Place the cuttings on the top in a sort of horseshoe shape so they have room to grow
- Place the little bits of wire over the top to peg them down so they stay on the soil
- Water the pot
From now on, only water when the pumice on the top is white (not beige). Don’t let it dry out, and also don’t let the pot stay wet. Keep it out of harsh sunlight but make sure there is enough light to be warm and get sun most of the day. Sing it songs, send it love and wish it all the very best. Send your best invocations and then it should grow.
Once it’s a bit bigger, you can train it around to fill the pot (like a bald man’s over comb) and only let it trail down once the pot is super full and overflowing. I have a lot more plant propagation posts underway. To subscribe for updates, click on the link in the footer. Thanks for stopping by!