Back home, checking on the plants and super happy to see more new growth on my wee little Monstera. The oldest leaf (the only one with slits) is turning yellow but I’m not alarmed. Since the rest of it looks healthy and it’s in a good spot getting bright indirect light, I figure it’s a normal part of growth—you gain some and you lose some, as @houseplantjournal has reiterated time and time again. With the days getting longer which means more natural light for the plants I’m hoping to get some fenestration soon!
Planting or Transferring the Aloe Vera Plant
But first #Quicktips -
Aloe Vera Plants requires about 8 to 10 hours of sunlight a day. So always place the aloe plant in a place where it can get the maximum sunlight.
These plants prefer dry conditions and may rot if it is planted in a potting mix which is poor in drainage. Hence always go for well drained potting mix like cactus mix or by mixing equal parts of fine sand and gravel.
Now the Potting
Aloe Vera plants has small routes and larger leaves hence always choose a bigger size pots". First fill half of the pot with the potting mix, then place the plant inside the pot and fill the remaining potting mix.
Always make sure, only to cover the routing ball with the soil. If the leaves are buried inside the soil they will start to rote.
Cover the top layer of the soil with small pebbles in order to keep the soil in place and to avoid evaporation. (You can skip this method if you wish). Do not water the plants for first few days after potting.Always give very little water, it is advised to water the plants once in 2 days.
We will be open today normal business hours 8 am - 5 pm for the Presidents Day holiday. 🇺🇸 This Metrosideros excelsa 'Spring Fire' AKA New Zealand Christmas Tree is providing some great nectar that the hummingbirds can't resist in spite of the inclement weather in Southern California. This plant can be kept as a large shrub or allowed to grow into a small tree. It blooms for many months throughout the year.
Growing Hibiscus from cutting
Take a soft wood cutting of hibiscus plant (4 to 6 inches long)
Remove all the leaves except top leaves
Scratch the bottom of the cutting (about 1 inch) with a sharp tool
Dip the bottom of cutting in Routing Hormone (Alternatives – Turmeric powder/Honey/Cinnamon powder)
Prepare the potting mix (75% fine sand + 25% normal garden soil)
Fill the pot with the potting mix and water it thoroughly
Make a hole in the potting soil using finger or a stick and then place the cutting in and push the soil around the cutting.
Place the pot in a partially shaded area and make sure that potting mix is damp (not soggy) till the cutting is rooted.
It will take around 8 weeks for the cutting to produce the root. If required you can transfer the plant to the bigger pot if required. #growinghibiscus#instaplant#instagardener#crazyplantlady#plantsgram#plantslover#weloveplants#plantstyling#plantaddiction#plantsmakemehappy
One of My Christmas #Amaryllis Bulbs had successful #pollination . I have not tried #propogation of these before, but understand it requires patience for true success. I have been watching this one like a hawk and it opened this morning. I couldn't be more excited. I am showing the 4 stages in my pics. I hope to begin checking these seeds for embryos later this week. That will give me an idea how many to germinate now and how many to save to germinate later. Do any of my #instaplant friends have success with this? I would love to hear your suggestions. Happy Monday🌸🌼🌻🌺