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#1 User is offline   Josh 

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

Dont consider myself owning a garden.
i grow these plants from seeds either along the corridor or in office, so making use of this thread to share.
These are either annuals or 'while they are around' because sometimes strangers (both at home / office) may pinch them away.

Starting with the first one :
Datura yellow trumpet - take time to germinate from seed but growing rate is very fast. Their leaves are bigger than my palm.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151215_190430_zpsht8xcw96.jpg
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151216_071105_zpsckzptzcn.jpg

=> supposedly called the devil's trumpet because it's pointing up. angel's trumpet are those hanging down version.

Dorstenia foetida
=> it's a baby so far after growing for 3 months but they show flowers.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151216_071223_zpsx8kqkvdh.jpg


Periwinkle
=> common ones
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151216_071127_zps5la7ma5s.jpg
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151216_071152_zpsyts3sqrt.jpg

Will share more later :P/>/>
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:57 AM

Dorstenia foetida flowers looks like broccoli
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#3 User is offline   Josh 

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:02 AM

ha, you really into growing edibles :)/>/>/>
the baby picture is not too good because of lighting.
show you the parent's flower.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150531_101042_HDR_zpsngsx83b7.jpg


View Poststhh, on 16 December 2015 - 10:57 AM, said:

Dorstenia foetida flowers looks like broccoli

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:05 AM

View PostJosh, on 16 December 2015 - 11:02 AM, said:

ha, you really into growing edibles :)/>/>/>/>
the baby picture is not too good because of lighting.
show you the parent's flower.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20150531_101042_HDR_zpsngsx83b7.jpg


Now it looks like alien broccoli
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for sharing Josh. Keep them coming. Always great to see plant pics.

By the way your first plant looks like a Brugmansia.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 12:03 PM

Is your datura 'double yellow' (2 layers of petals) or 'triple yellow' (3 layers of petals)?
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 12:27 PM

Sthh : if got seeds, i will let you try again for ailen broocoli (disclaimer : they are not meant for consumption)

GreyFingers : You might be right although the seed packet labelled datura and the flowers are pointing upwards. might confirm again if my other pot of brugmansia blooms.

Wisteria : should be a double, i will confirm again tonight if there are further layers observed.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:04 PM

The first plant is datura, not brugmansia. I like the multi petalled datura flowers ~ so pretty and the scent is so strong.

I threw away my seed-grown brugmansias when they didn't produce flower buds after 1+ year.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:42 PM

Your datura is surely a double flower. How is the fragrance?
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:52 PM

Ah! So that spiky trumpet is called a Datura. Haha good growing, man.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:58 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 16 December 2015 - 01:42 PM, said:

Your datura is surely a double flower. How is the fragrance?


Night time stronger, since it's along the corridor and the night breeze brings the scent into the room.

Wisteria : next time if i need someone to adopt this fellow, i know who to ask :P/>
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 02:28 PM

So I heard daturas are devil's horns (pointing up), and brugmansias are angel's trumpets (pointing down).
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:33 PM

And both daturas and brugmansias are poisonous.
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Posted 28 December 2015 - 11:03 AM

View PostKingfisher, on 16 December 2015 - 03:33 PM, said:

And both daturas and brugmansias are poisonous.


Yeap. aware of that. was worried slighty when the strong winds blew away the flowers before any seed pods can produce.

Another flower bloomed during Christmas and since this flower has a odd habit of opening and closing their flowers daily, better capture their blooms.
Gazania Konti stripes.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151226_191707_zpsizbw8esn.jpg

Flower size of a twenty cent coin, fully grown under LED lights. The other series which is sunset yellow and red ones are due to bloom soon. Hope those who have adopted the seeds from me previously have good results.

The other one i managed to grow from gemmae (accordingly better germination rate than seeds), got this during the gardener's day out at Botanic Gardens : Allantostigma gemmae after 2 weeks plus.
: http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20151227_212756_zps6ibq3j8g.jpg
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:56 PM

Nice germination and growth. It looks like they need a very moist environment.
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:24 PM

Judging from the bits of perlite, those sundews are really really small and cute!
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:10 AM

Latest Blooms :

Zinnia
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/P_20160113_104659_zpsdqjgxg59.jpg

Those gemmae which i got from Catehill is starting to grow flowering buds. Should i cut them off ?
Pardon for the pictures, these babies are small to begin with, you can see a little bit of green dots hovering above the plants.
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t394/sgjosh/IMG-20160114-WA0002_zpsmkzwg9pq.jpg

Will try to post more when they start blooming later.
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:25 AM

Nice flowers from the zinnia. Maybe I should grow some carnivorous to eat the ants always walking around.
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:57 AM

the ants are a good source of nutrients for the carnivorous plants. good light and simple potting media (peat moss and perlite) plus no fertilizing. they are generally easy to manage.
if you keen i can pass you a small pot to try out next time we meet. :lol:/>
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

View PostJosh, on 14 January 2016 - 09:57 AM, said:

the ants are a good source of nutrients for the carnivorous plants. good light and simple potting media (peat moss and perlite) plus no fertilizing. they are generally easy to manage.
if you keen i can pass you a small pot to try out next time we meet. :lol:/>/>



Good good, please help eat my share of ants too!
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