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in Australian Native Plants
Posted November 14, 2018
in Cacti & Succulents
Posted October 20, 2018
I am Groot
in Member's Gallery
Posted September 11, 2018
Start of main growth and main flowering now..one of many. Fruit is supposed to be 10-15mm, and opens when wet (hygrochastic), insect pollinated... Never had obvious pods or seeds over the years ... I put it down to not growing them with a natural water cycle (sweet FA) and lack of a specific/effective pollinator... I'm thinking butterfly BTW... This point I think is the main issue
Stamens are kinda hidden, what you obviously see are stamenodes. Which makes me think of a special pollinator, but info is in short supply.
Humidity may be an issue as well (?), it's pretty hard to do desert dry here and under 100mm annual rainfall.
The plants cycles are desert survival . It's hardwired into it no matter how you treat it.
Most of the seed (s. Tort) I played with was another species, and possibly some hybrids... Which was annoying.
Posted September 28, 2017
looking forward to seeing it flower up for you mate, it'll put a smile on my dial
Looking good Horsey, sowed some wizard seed last week and it's doing time in the fridge now.... Ima gonna succeed growing this species before I die
Posted July 26, 2017
Dont scalp it too low though Horsey, depending on the grass type (be a mix you have I reckon) most have a sweet spot in height that encourages tillering and root deepening. Which will make the turf a bit less water hungry in dry periods and keep it looking and feelin good.
Posted July 25, 2017
keep cutting it good and regular, and it'll make the grass spread out thick
Posted June 20, 2017
looks like a monocot (grass) and I reckon that media is far to wet.
Posted June 12, 2017
The first one is starting to "hook". They like a fair bit of nitrogen up to and during "cabbage" growth.
slug and snail control, dont jet water onto the seedlings until they "cabbage up" to prevent mechanical damage and infection, and thin them ruthlessly. They have mixed requirements for initiating the distinct stages of growth (5 of them if I recall right...sippin on cofeee 'cause I slept it).
Seeds are only viable for a year or 2. Hitt'em with phos when they hit the "hook" stage
Autumn sowing needs more slug protection, but will give a bigger "cabbage" that gives a better display of flowers.
in Propagation & Cultivation
Posted March 20, 2017
Posted February 21, 2017
The provenance gets me hot
Posted July 23, 2014
Posted November 19, 2013
this is very impressive
Posted March 27, 2013
^ was thinkin that..lol
Posted March 1, 2013
need your eyes peeled to catch the helmet orchids (and greenhoods)...nice photos