This is the Lone Leafer, or Kemosabe.
He's the first
BIG single leaf rescue, after Alexander saved me.
Alexander wasn't too sure what to do with us little
green guys at first, and with a scar on the Lone Leafer,
he wasn't sure if anything would ever happen, but he
As the weeks turned into months and months and
MONTHS, Alexander was wondering if anything would ever
sprout. From early NOV 05, we kept trying through the
winter, and then the spring. Although there was no sign
of growth, the Lone Leafer stayed green at least and
Alexander wouldn't give up.
Then, sometime in MAY 06, he thought he saw a hint of
something under the surface one night when he was
watering us. (He uses a plastic pipette to water us, coz
if he just pours water, it tends to wash over us little
guys and cover us in dirt.) He didn't want to dig or
poke around so as not to damage anything. So we
A few days later, tiny spots of green REALLY began to
show on their own. Not one, but three little sets of
baby Jade leaves.
For months Alexander had been trying to bribe the
Lone Leafer with a name and a new pot, if only he'd
finally show. He kept his promise. The Lone Leafer got a
brand new pot, and the name Kemosabe after someone
called the Lone Ranger. (Alexander says I'm way too
young to understand.) But I still call him the Lone
Leafer. It has a nice ring to it.
So, this is Kemosabe in AUG 06, and he is really
giving me a run for my money. Sometimes I feel so small,
but Alexander always reminds me that the Lone Leafer
started out with a BIG leaf, and mine was so small.