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reullia blosom


reullia blosom (Ruellia makoyana (Monkey Plant))

This is the eldest....hasn't bloomed for a year or so, I had to cut it back to get it going again.



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cute flower, lovely leaves, i like the "ton sur ton" of the greens

12 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks Aleyna. I like this plant, it really gives a full flush of flower sometimes. This one is older and needs a hard cut back, but I haven't been that brave...lol. Its even a little felted. I had to look up ton sur ton, it is, pleasing in any season.

13 Nov, 2008

 

talking about hard cut back, I've read somewhere here that I have to cut the tips of the fuchsias to allow it to grow... am I right about it?
by "ton sur toon" i meant the mix of light and dark green... light veins and dark tips of the leaves

14 Nov, 2008

 

A cut of the new tips would stimulate new branching, thus more tips to bloom on when the flush comes. I haven't cut them unless its to make new cuttings and let my overwintered plant make new growth on older leafless stems. This is my first serious year with them. Since its your spring a nice snip could get you a fuller plant with more blossoms. Hywel has a blog for overwintering his fuschias, they seem to have alot of branching, more than mine with no snip. :-)

14 Nov, 2008



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