Author Archives: Andrew

About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.

Episcia ‘Karlyn’ flower and a bonus Streptocarpella picture

Episcia ‘Karlyn’ This one flowered for me for the first time the other day, really like the colour, it’s a nice change from the usual orange-red on these things. Love the leaves too, definitely a keeper. It’s not the greatest … Continue reading

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Aechmea fasciata – Pretty picture, rambling post

Aechmea fasciata Last summer I got a written of Aechmea fasciata which had completely finished blooming. There were three good sized pups coming up and I figured I might as well give it a try. End of the summer bringing … Continue reading

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New Plant: Lithops

Lithops No idea on species or cultivar but happy to have found some white flowering ones. This pot is only sort of temporary for this picture, I’ve got one about the same depth but wider for them, just waiting on … Continue reading

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Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo

Went to the zoo yesterday. Here are some picture. Some of plants, a few more of animals. Wollemi Pine – This plant was not looking too great earlier in the year but has recovered very well and I was happy … Continue reading

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New Plant – Red Mangrove / Rhizophora mangle

Fairly inexpensive for a propagule like one of these so might be worth trying. They can (apparently, I’ve had these only for a number of hours now) tolerate a wide range of conditions from fresh (with extra Magnesium) to brackish … Continue reading

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Kaempferia pigmea

This is another plant I received last month from Gardino. It has recovered extremely well. Kaempferia pigmea When it arrived the only thing visible was a single emerging leaf, white from a month in a box and limp. After watering … Continue reading

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New Plant: Alocasia zebrina

Alocasia zebrina “tigrina” I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now. It went on sale and now it’s mine. Hoping to have good luck keeping off the spider mites this winter.

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