We would have hoped to see much longer stems and maybe a few little leaves at this stage in the game, but realize these things take time and our area isn't likely the best temperament for these plants.
Last time we checked in, the roots were growing and beginning to form additional roots from their main root. We weren't sure whether or not to plant them in soil, leave them be or transfer over to larger glasses. You can see slow progress below:
We ended up transferring them to larger, wider wine tumblers to allow for more root growth. The roots have continued to grow and strengthen while the stems seam to have slowed way down — though they are getting thicker and tougher (more like a trunk).
Here's a comparison of the smaller and larger pits, which have pretty much caught up with one another at this point:
For now, we're keeping an eye on them and maintaining their water/sun supply daily. Quite possibly by the next update we may decide to transfer them over to potted containers to see if this helps. We've been hesitant thus far since we've read it's best to transfer once a few leaves have sprouted from the stem so we shall see!
All in all, this isn't the most exciting of updates, but we are happy at this point they seem to still be alive! In keeping with this week's indoor planting trend, we've got the beginnings of another project to share tomorrow!
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