January…

Well, I’m all out of pre-written posts and while there are things happening they are all the same things that have happened before/haven’t stopped.

I’m pretty sure most of the African Violets and Streptocarpus that were flowering before either still are or have stopped, neither of which is exciting enough for a post.

There is root growth from the backbulb division of my Miltonia NOID and my Aerangis biloba (and a new leaf!). My Epicat continues to grow roots in passive hydroponic culture, though slowly – at least I know there are roots, and those roots are healthy. We’re not out of the woods yet but I think the rest of the way should be easy going.

My Syngonium cuttings have all rooted well (except the one I didn’t expect to live at all but we’ll see).

My Ludisia discolor spike is now… about 2cm tall. Nothing exciting going to happen there for at least a month. My Phalaaenopsis in passive hydroponic culture should be open within a week or so, if not slightly sooner. My Paph NOID should be open very soon but still probably a few days away.

ID Plant
I don’t know what this is. Anyone?
Update – Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Don’t think anything else is going on with any other plants. Still should be working on my plant spreadsheet. I’m done orchids and have made good progress on Aroids.

There’s a Southern Ontario Orchid Society meeting coming up. Didn’t make it to the last one because of terrible weather but next week looks alright (temps in the -8 to -3 range). Looking at the weather apparently Monday is supposed to be 7 and rainy? Almost makes me wish it were March! This January thaw, welcome as it is, is only making the idea that spring is so very far away is killing me.

I may not post for a few days or the posts may be brief and mostly filled with pictures.

I’m going to start on a few profiles for some “houseplants” you’ll never see at a houseplant store.

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Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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2 Responses to January…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Andrew, I just "stumbled" on your blog and couldn't refrain to tell you that your wonderful picture above is a Clerodendron speciosissimum. The Montreal Botanic Garden had plenty of them when I worked there and they mostly kept them out of sight when they were flowering in winter! Go figure! It's probably safer to display poinsettia and kalanchoe Michel

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks a lot. I took the picture at the Toronto Zoo and while they have a lot of nice healthy plants there… Their ID signage for plants could use a lot of work!

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