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Australian Baobab Growing from seeds

#1 User is offline   adrianlau 

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:51 AM

This is how the tree should look like:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4681/27287952389_af1ab59d5f_m.jpg

Three of mine sprouted:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4524/27287946799_31e3ba3670_m.jpg

The one on the right is not doing well, suspect due to stem rot. Any way to save it? Would welcome expert advise: is it time to transplant them into individual pots (yes pots, growing in highrise balcony), what media should I use.

Watch out for my next update in 10 years' time.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:19 PM

One of my favourite trees because it is just so strange-looking. Have you seen the ones at SBG? Hope you find a way to save your seedling but two baobab trees on a balcony are quite enough, no? :lol:/> How did you get the seeds?
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:12 PM

View PostShireen, on May 2 2009, 12:19 PM, said:

One of my favourite trees because it is just so strange-looking. Have you seen the ones at SBG? Hope you find a way to save your seedling but two baobab trees on a balcony are quite enough, no? :lol:/> How did you get the seeds?



yeah interested to know where u got the seeds.
any to spare?
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:44 PM

Seed got SASE? He he . just kidding. Big tree in the middle of HDB estate. That will be a sight.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:09 PM

Shireen,

Whereabout in SBG can I find it?

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

View Postadrianlau, on May 2 2009, 11:09 PM, said:

No SASE, need to use your credit card with www.seedrack.com

Shireen,

Whereabout in SBG can I find it?


Hi adrianlau,
Actually, I was lost when I found it. So I had to look it up. It is in the Sun Rockery, according to the information on this site -

http://www.asiaone.com/Wine%252CDine%2B%25...70519-5915.html

Actually there is more than one. Now that I know where it is supposed to be, I will be looking for it myself once more the next time I go. The last time I actually looked for it, I could not find it. :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:17 AM

Any updates on the baobab seedlings ? :)/>
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:36 PM

I had intended to update in 10 years' time, now it's only 7 months. But since you'd like to know:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4572/27287955159_74c6bee7d0_m.jpg


Only one left. I intend to transplant it into a large (dragon urn sized) pot soon.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:08 PM

View Postadrianlau, on Jan 8 2010, 09:36 PM, said:

I had intended to update in 10 years' time, now it's only 7 months. But since you'd like to know:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/adrianlau/Baobab2.jpg


Only one left. I intend to transplant it into a large (dragon urn sized) pot soon.


Thanks :)/> Did you try to make a cutting of it? It looks like the growing tip was cut off b4 :P/>

You intended for it to grow big or trying to train it to bonsai style ? The other seedlings rotted away ?

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:01 AM

Yup, other seedlings rotted away, and No, didn't make any cuttings. They got infested with mealy bug or something so went through a period of "torture".

I intend for it to grow big. You have any tips for me? I presume they like dry soil and full sun.

My dream is to cultivate rare, exotic, majestic trees. My Dragon's Blood Tree seeds didn't sprout, and I'm sourcing for Frankincense trees!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:08 AM

View Postadrianlau, on Jan 9 2010, 08:01 AM, said:

I intend for it to grow big. You have any tips for me? I presume they like dry soil and full sun.

My dream is to cultivate rare, exotic, majestic trees. My Dragon's Blood Tree seeds didn't sprout, and I'm sourcing for Frankincense trees!


I'm on your cheering squad! :D/>
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:04 AM

wah, you have space for majestic Frankenstein trees so no problem lo. I dun have space so cannot grow big things. Just curious about the plant. The biggest plant i have is a dwarf banana and a japanese maple which I'm trying "bonsai-rize" :P/> High rise apartments cannot grow big trees la
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:07 PM

Mine is also high rise, just lucky to have higher ceiling for the balcony and full sun. My experience is mostly growing palm trees from seeds. My Manila palm is 7-8ft tall, and I've 6 Champagne bottle palms on the way.

If manage to grow exotic trees to big size, then sell them to those with landed property. (Hopefully can go through the doors.)
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 02:57 PM

After growing it for 9 years, here is the update:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/27253845338_d9659e568a_m.jpg
The same ruler is used. Haha.


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/26255496477_12f0592a6a_m.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/802/40415878584_6f12e95a1d_m.jpg
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Removed it from the pot for changing soil:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/816/41126972761_258b6c22e9_m.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/795/27253845948_89674064a5_m.jpg

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