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(In progress) “Mystery” plant; rudbeckias

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After nearly three weeks, one of my “mystery” plant’s seeds has sprouted! Of the four which I’d sowed, three of them didn’t sprout, and when I dug them out to throw them away, I found them infested with fruit fly maggots. So…

And while my rudbeckias did germinate, they seem to grow oh-so-slowly, until I’m getting rather impatient…

"Mystery" plant's seed has sprouted!

Rudbeckia 'toto rustic'

Rudbeckia 'toto rustic'

Rudbeckia hirta 'cherry brandy'

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(In progress) Plains coreopsis

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As this is my first time growing the plains coreopsis, what more from seeds, I’m rather intrigued by the various stages the plant goes through, whether it’s in its changing leaf shape, or anything else.

With a passing glance, I thought that the plants I’d grown from seeds were simply just growing larger (and hopefully, healthier). But when I took the pot in to put some soil over the surface (they’re currently grown on pure compost), I saw that some of the leaves had different shapes than the rest. To be sure, it is currently a small ratio. But still, it’s quite intriguing.

Some of the leaves are starting to take on the shape and design unique to that of the plains coreopsis. It’s quite cute, I think, looking a little bit like cosmos leaves, or perhaps like dill.

I should probably be dividing the plants into at least one other pot this week, since roots have already started growing out from the drainage holes beneath the pots

I’m looking forward very much to growing this plant to its flowering stage.

Nice thick plantlets forming and growing

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(Flowering) Hoya lacunosa

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The no ID hoya which a fellow gardener gave me in the form of cuttings in March has flowered. It’s been identified as the H. lacunosa.

Very tiny pretty flowers, with a subtly sweet scent.

It definitely was a very pleasant surprise. =)

Cute little cluster of flowers

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(Purchases) Nepenthes ampullaria and bicalcarata x ampullaria

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I placed an order with Borneo Exotics through a mass order done by the local vendor in GCS a few months ago, and received both my plants today.

I’ve been eyeing these two plants for quite some time, and decided to splurge on them.

(Phone-quality images because I was busy potting (and then repotting!) them)

N. bicalcarata x ampullaria

N. ampullaria 'Borneo sunset'

N. ampullaria 'Borneo sunset' - one of the pitchers

N. ampullaria 'Borneo sunset' - basals! (And there are two more BABY basals which I was told to bury them just under the surface; those two are so young they are still albino! =D)

I’d actually planted them in peat moss mixed with LECA (Aquaclay brand), but felt very very uneasy about that because LECA is fired clay (clay potentially contains/contained minerals); so barely an hour after that, I went to mix peat moss with washed volcanic sand, and repotted both plants. All my CPs (especially nepenthes) have done well in this mix so far.

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