The last time we checked in 3 months ago, we were looking like this:
Over the past few months, it's been growing steadily in a planter on our windowsill and is looking more like this these days:
The leaves have grown much sparser and larger and the stalks have continued to grow up and out from the center of the celery base — they are getting thicker as well, but not quite thick enough for Tim to slather pimento cheese on them for a snack. Poor Tim.
We have been pruning off some of the thinner stalks that have wilted off to the sides and it seems to have helped strengthen the center stalks — which actually keep shooting up from the center of the base like they did when we first put it in the saucer of water.
So here we are 5 months in — we have a beautiful house plant that we've been able to chop off growth as we need for using in recipes like chicken, tuna and potato salads or other dishes that require smaller chopped pieces of celery.
Lot's of people have asked if you can simply chop as you grow, so since we've been doing it already, we're happy to say it's been working and continuing to just regenerate leafy stalks from the center as the plant evolves.