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jennlamaye

My 5 yr old and I spend a lot of time outdoors in our garden oasis. I love flowers, cottage garden style! #GTseedfairy 💕USDA Zone 8b; Sunset Zone 7

Eucalyptus globulus

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jennlamaye

Thank goodness! @cyndi one is still alive. So... They don't like being pruned, repotted, moved... Lol. Hope you started yours outside. 😉

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jennlamaye

#eucalyptus #globulus #gumtree plants got a trim and separated. They're not too happy with me at the moment, but I assured them it'll grow back. 😏 #grownfromseed

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jennlamaye

#eucalyptus got a trim. Poor little guy. But I am trying to #propagate some of the #cuttings. So hopefully, one plant will become four. 😉

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jennlamaye

Such a cool main stem! Started making these #ruffles as it grew. 💕 #eucalyptus #globulus #tasmanian #bluegum #tree

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richard.spicer.7906

😀👍🏼 well that's different!

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jennlamaye

Poor plant! Plastered to the top of the light fixture because she’s too tall. I hate to trim her, because she looks so happy right now under the lights. *sigh* #moveit or #trimit ?

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ShelleySnyder

I'd move it but make sure it still gets lots of light 💘😍

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jennlamaye

#tasmanian #bluegum #tree #eucalyptus - interesting thing going on with the main stem.

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jennlamaye

The #tasmanian #bluegum #trees are bouncing back under the lights. #giftfromglen #eucalyptus #grownfromseed

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jennlamaye

I just found a good resource for this seed. http://www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/seed.html

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jennlamaye

#stratification 3 weeks maybe. Try half without stratification. @Cyndi

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jennlamaye

Eucs are really quite easy to grow from seed compared to a lot of other woody plants and trees, and not all that fussy. The seed sprouts as readily as that of many common annuals and perrenials. It is important to use a light potting mix of relatively neutral pH that will not pack down or get crusty on the top. Beyond that, there is really nothing particularly difficult about it.

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jennlamaye

The seed should be sown on top of the soil surface, and then covered with a fine layer of sand, just enough to keep the seed from being exposed to the light. (A fine layer of soil can also be used, but the use of sand greatly diminishes the risk of damping off.) Like most other seeds, they need to be kept moist but not wet. Using bottom heat to raise the soil temperature is not necessary, and in fact hinders germination of some of the alpine species.

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jennlamaye

The ideal germination temperature is around 65°F for the forest species and 60°F for the alpine species. The more tender, showy-flowered species listed on this page from warmer regions of Australia should probably be kept at a temperature of 70°F or so to germinate, and should not be stratified.

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jennlamaye

It is important that the seedlings be placed in bright light immediately after germination. The seed may be started indoors, but it must be moved outdoors, or into a very sunny window, immediately after they begin to sprout. This can present a difficulty for a hobbyist wishing to start the seed in winter.

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jennlamaye

The seed can be sown individually in pots, but since they are so small and rather difficult to handle, I usually sow a large number of seeds in one small (4" or so) pot. They can then be popped out of the pot all together, separated, and potted up individually. Planting them in larger flats or seed trays also works, so long as your medium is light enough that all the roots come up without breaking off.

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jennlamaye

The time to separate them or prick them out is when the first pair of true leaves (after the cotelydons, which are the first two seedling leaves) have fully expanded and the second is showing. (However it is also OK to wait a little longer than this.) I suggest potting them directly into 1-gallon pots, but smaller pots can also be used so long as they are to be planted out even sooner after that.

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jennlamaye

Do not stake the young trees. 😳 this I attest to. Wherever you stake the plant is akin to pruning it at the place it is staked. At least, that’s my experience.

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jennlamaye

If they are grown in the spring, they should be ready for planting out (10 - 14" tall) in about 10 - 18 weeks from when the seed is sown. Plan on about 12 - 14 weeks for most species. This is important to know so that you can have plants ready at the right time of the year.

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jennlamaye

If larger plants (16 - 20" tall) are desired, pot them into 2 gallon pots when they reach about 5 - 6" tall, taking care to straighten any roots that have reached the edge of the pot and grown sideways. Once they reach about 20 - 24" tall they should be planted immediately, or their growth will be set back.

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jennlamaye

#tree turned #shrub by accident. Every time I've tried to support the branch, it dies above the support. #bluegum #tasmanian #eucalyptus

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jennlamaye

@cyndi they were slow to germinate. And yes, same plant. I'll just see what happens here. I think they like heat.

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jennlamaye

Not sure how this baby will do back indoors for the winter... it was sooo happy out there in the sun! And I need to look up how to prune it ... #eucalyptus #tasmania #bluegum

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jennlamaye

@Cyndi going on one year, I think. It didn't really grow until I put it outside...

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jennlamaye

Year one: Cut the main stem of a two-year-old tree straight across at the desired height, cutting as low as 8cm (3in) from ground level if required. Trim the wound so that there are no rough edges.

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jennlamaye

Year two: Multiple branches should have regenerated from the wound and from below ground level. Select three or four of these (choosing strong, well-spaced branches), and remove all other branches completely, cutting them back to the base.

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jennlamaye

Year three and onwards: Allow sideshoots to develop from the chosen branches, removing only those sideshoots that are too low and dragging on the ground, or are crossing, rubbing or otherwise badly placed. Remove any excess new stems arising from the base. Occasional thinning of congested side branches may be necessary as the bush matures. Established trees require little pruning other than the removal of any dead material.

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jennlamaye

Love these little guys 🌱 Grown from #tasmanianseeds #giftfromglen #tasmania #bluegum #tree #eucalyptus #globulus

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jennlamaye

@cyndi this too 😉❤️

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jennlamaye

#tasmanianseeds #eucalyptus #bluegum #tree

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jennlamaye

Time to repot! #whyamialwaysoutofdirt

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jennlamaye

#Tasmania #gumtree going strong!

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jennlamaye

A beautiful gift from a friend in #Australia . A native from his home in #Tasmania , called #eucalyptus #globulus or #bluegum

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jennlamaye

Wow @cyndi I read about germination... amazing I got all those!

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jennlamaye

Only two survived. If I could send you one right now I would. I had no idea how expensive they are. Weird. But I have ideas... 😉 @cyndi

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