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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Plectranthus ambiguus 'Nico'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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jacaranda

Getting bigger by the minute in a small pot on the #patiotable 😳 #foliagefriday #plectranthus #containergarden 💚

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gjones

I had one of these a few years ago. They grow rapidly to quite a large size and have beautiful foliage. After several years mine got too big to handle as we have to overwinter them indoors so we had to dispose of it.

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jacaranda

I keep cutting this one back to make more plants. It’s easy to propagate just by putting the stems in water and waiting for roots to appear. @gjones 👍😘

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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jacaranda

#foliagefriday These are so easy to propagate! I put the cuttings in water and as soon as they produce a few roots I pot them up. Simples!!! #plectranthus #plectranthus-nico #newplants #waterculture 💚

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gwenniemom

@barbara thank you, yes l don't think it will be long now, hope you can open up your lovely garden this year🙏

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jacaranda

We’re doing ‘by appointment only’ this year, Gwen, as things are still much too uncertain to commit to a specific day. 👍😘 @gwenniemom

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jacaranda

It was really mild today so I spent a couple of hours in the greenhouse and potted up four of the five #plectranthus cuttings I took on 14th November (swipe left to follow the story). They’re now in the utility room with a #globeamaranth cutting and a broken off piece of #sansevieria 💚 #keepingbusy #lockdown2021 #cuttings #newplants #pottingup 💚

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joanboston

Been 1’to-1’ today. Misty and miserable

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charlotte

It was only 2 degrees here but felt quite warm 🤔 I guess it was the lack of wind today. That's funny spell check kept changing wind to wine. No chance of a lack of wine here 😂😂😂

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jacaranda

Snow on the way for many, Joan, so stay safe 👍😘 @joanboston

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jacaranda

No lack of wine here either, Charlotte 😂😂 Cheers 🍷🍷😘 @charlotte

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

A good job done ✅ it was freezing here today....it was warmer yesterday..

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sharonhayden

They look interesting- and lots of new growth 😉

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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jacaranda

I’m continuing the #plectranthus story for my own benefit as I’m bound to forget what I’ve done and when!!! Main photo: the mother plant and six cuttings. Top right: the four cuttings originally rooted in compost potted on individually today. Middle right: the two water rooted cuttings and below that the same two potted up on 25/10/20. Bottom left: 5 cuttings taken from the mother plant today. #plectranthus-nico #cuttings #newplants 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, they’re doing so well Barbara 👍🏼😍

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jacaranda

I can’t believe how easy they are to propagate, Sarah! It’s fascinating to watch the ones in water slowly develop roots. They’re far more interesting than the ones rooting in compost 😂 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I have a few things propagating in water, sometimes the roots seem to appear overnight, yes they’re definitely more interesting than ones in compost 👍🏼😀

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jacaranda

It’s the little things that make me happy! One of my plectranthus cuttings, potted up and growing well, is now in flower and the bathroom windowsill has turned out to be the perfect spot for it. #plectranthus #plectranthus-nico #cuttings #whiteflowers #nowahouseplant 💚

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jacaranda

I’ve potted up my two #plectranthus-cuttings and created a little display in the bathroom. Let’s hope they’re happy in their new home 🤞💚 #plectranthus-nico #containergarden #bathroomwindowsill 💚

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midnightgardener

Lovely cuttings, looking good Barbara 💚💚

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jacaranda

Look, there’s a tiny flower on one of my #plectranthus-cuttings 😃 The Mother plant has never flowered so I can’t wait to see if this actually opens! #plectranthus #plectranthus-nico #cutting #mothernatureisamazing 💚

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sharonhayden

👍🏻

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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jacaranda

Well would you look at that! The two cuttings I put in water have got roots!!! The ones I did in compost are in the greenhouse and are looking good. I think they’ve taken but I’ll wait until I see roots coming out of the bottom of the pots before I do anything with them. #plectranthus #cuttings #rootedinwater #freeplants 💚

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midnightgardener

Wow! Amazing Barbara. I really need to try this way again 💚💚

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jacaranda

It’s so easy, Chris. These have been in my cool utility room on a north facing window sill for the last five weeks and I’ve totally ignored them 😂 @midnightgardener 👍

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midnightgardener

@jacaranda So, you don't need to change the water? I thought you did 🤔

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jacaranda

I haven’t changed the water in mine and they’re fine but maybe it’s because they’re not in direct sunlight 🤔 @midnightgardener

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midnightgardener

@jacaranda Ah I see. Noted. Thank you 🙂

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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jacaranda

Following on from the advice given by @jennielorraine I’m trying both methods for #plectranthus-cuttings 🤞 The mother plant has provided six #cuttings Four of them have gone into compost mixed with vermiculite and two are in water. #watchandwait #plectranthus #plectranthus-nico #greenhouse 💚

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bitu

Really beautiful

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jacaranda

Isn’t the back of a #plectranthus leaf gorgeous? Mother Nature is truly wonderful! #leaf #itsbehindyou #mygardentoday 💚

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jacaranda

A question.......what’s the best method for taking #plectranthus cuttings? My plant is looking strong and healthy with quite a few stems that look possible candidates for cuttings. Will they root in water or should I pot them up into compost? @clipperty @jennielorraine @richard.spicer.7906 #newplants #foliage 💚

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jennielorraine

Root really well in water and also in compost.

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jacaranda

Thanks Jennie 👍 I might give both options a try! 😘 @jennielorraine

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clipperty

Sorry Barbara I’ve only just seen this. Yep in water or compost. I’ve also got some seedlings that plonked themselves in the cracks of the patio! Lifted carefully out and growing well. Greenhouse for winter (or the garage in my case), although last years massive plant survived being outside by the skin of its teeth. I just used the alive bit to take cuttings. Will post a pic. I have 2 big pots, as I got one from Teresa too x x x

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jacaranda

Loving the detail on the leaves when photographed #upclose 💚 #plectranthus #plectranthus-nico #macro #foliage #containergarden

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jacaranda

I’ve moved the #plectranthus onto the #patiotable as it’s a fabulous foliage plant for the autumn 💚 #plectranthus-nico #containergarden #mygardentoday

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brightcolours

Good move!!

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