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Growing Pineapple

I bought pineapple a while ago even though i am not a big fan of that fruit. After consuming it, i saved the top crown part and saved it. Pineapples are a type of bromeliad so i wanted to grow the plant from the top part.

I left in the water for 6 weeks or so changing water periodically when it gets muggy.

Eventually after 6 weeks it started sprouting out roots in the stem part & new leaves started growing too.

Once the roots grew out i planted it in soil outside. Now its been over an year and it is growing healthy.

I tried growing a second one too a while ago, that also successfully grew roots and planted that in the soil & now its well established too.

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Orchids

I have 2 moth orchids which is the most common type of orchid & is also called the Phalaenopsis orchids. One is purple & the other is pinkish orange in color! They bloomed around the same time(just like my lily & pickerel rush (from another post of mine)) but they are really different in size! Purple moth orchid just had another bloom a month ago & from the same stem but about half way through started this new stem & the current one started growing out.






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My container pond 2

This time both my pickerel rush & the lilies decided to bloom at the same time!

1st day:


2nd day: only one lily left, the other one didn’t bloom!!

 

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Water Lily

Finally my Water lily bloomed after over an year of testing my patience! Its a hardy water lily which is a result from crosses between European and North American species. It is an excellent permanent residents of water gardens.DSCF7371 DSCF7372 DSCF7374 DSCF7377 DSCF7378

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Texas Lantana

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I love this plant & its flower, the Texas Lantana. It is considered a pesky weed by some folks; Its a true testimony to the plant’s nearly indestructible traits. Texas Lantana blooms with masses of orange/yellow flowers that seem endless. The plant is drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant and thrives. It is a perfect choice for a low maintenance informal and wild flowerbeds although it works well in more formal arrangements. Xeriscape ready, provide Texas Lantana with ample space because it will get quite big.

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Courtesy: AustinNativeLandscaping


Diapers help grow your plant!

I found the below article interesting, although I haven’t tried it out till now. But sounds like something to be given a try, if there is any diaper lying around from their old baby days!

http://m.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/

Let me know what do you think of it!
Courtesy: The King of Random