Oly’s counter top (long term seedlings and clones)

Left to right: Ray (2.1.1), Rebel (clone attempt from Ray), and Shawty.

Ray is a clone of Zero (2.1) that was cut back in the third week of July (~5 mos ago).

She got tall enough that she was touching the under-cabinet light, so I cut her in half and now the top half is in the Star Wars Rebels cup: Rebel (

Shawty is a Sunset Sherbet plant that didn’t want to grow at first, then she didn’t want to die. So she’s been sitting on the counter since she didn’t get a big pot ( back on 11/1). Tonight she got a transplant from a 9 oz cup to an 18 oz cup (more info below). She’s in the Hello Kitty cup.

These plants are generally ignored. They get watered sometimes. That counter top light is on 24/7. I just want to keep one of the Wash plants alive long enough so I can grow a couple of Wash plants next summer. I want to keep them small and alive long enough to bring them back to life in March (about four more months.


My double cup plants.

Cut a bunch of holes in a cup.

Wrap some foil on the bottom to catch the soil/mix.

Drop the Solo cup in the double cup, soil/water the bottom.

Grab seedling

Then fill the cup. Gently water if necessary.

These Solo cups have about a 1/2” gap from the double cup. I drop a pebble in the double cup to ensure separation for watering.

When I need to water, I lift the Solo cup out and put the water in the double cup and drop the solo cup in the water to suck it up.


The pink cup has been in the big girl lights for the last week.


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The plant in the blue cup is now in a black cup.

The plant in the pink cup is with her Sherbert sister now.