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sherrisgarden

Southern California Zone 10a

Plectranthus neochilus

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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sherrisgarden

Stem cuttings from the main plant. Seem to have taken root. Planted in March. #flybush #stemcutting #night #rooted #plectranthus-neochilus #plectranthusneochilus #stinky 6/25/19

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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sherrisgarden

Some growth after being cut back. #documenting #flybush #plectranthus-neochilus #cutback #notetoself . Cut it back 8 weeks ago. 5/31/19. Purchased 1 year ago. Has bloomed twice.

7w
  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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sherrisgarden

This one just got a haircut. Yikes. Probably could have cut back shorter than I did. But I'm a bit uneasy even doing this much .. Hopefully she will bounce back. #flybush #cuttingback #haircut #march2019 #hopeful #plectranthus-neochilus #plectranthusneochilus #plectranthus #neochilus

17w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

Just spotted the new buds. One on left and one on the right. Trying to keep my mind off the sadness/heartache here in Southern California by staying busy . #flybush #newbuds #newgrowth #succulentgarden #southerncalifornia #busy #plectranthus-neochilus #plectranthus #plectranthusneochilus

35w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

More petals have opened up. 11/14/18. #flybush #purpleflowers #succulentgarden #stinkyplant #claypots #terracottapots

35w
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kez001uk

Such pretty flowers 💜

35w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

She is coming along !! 11/5/18. There's a stamen now. #flybush #purpleflower #stamen #growinginpot #claypots #terracotta #morningsun #vicksplant #nightphoto #nightphotography #upclose #closeup #progress

36w
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sherrisgarden

#plectranthus #plectranthusneochilus

36w
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kez001uk

Such pretty flowers 💟

36w
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sherrisgarden

Mother Nature at her best. @kez001uk

36w
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lovestogarden

Lovely 📷❤️

36w
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sherrisgarden

Thanks Janice . @lovestogarden

36w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

She's starting to open. Yay !!! 10/30/18 #newgrowth #opening #closeup #purpleflower #lavenderpurple #succulentflower #succulentgarden #terracottapots #claypots #excited

37w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

10/23/18. Approx. 61 degrees. Playing with the plants at night. Fun watching this one bloom. Footnote... No Idea how this photo ended up with Complete black background. I used my flash And there was bright lights to the left of me. Maybe ?? They cancelled each other out ?? #night #nightphoto #nightgardening #nightphotography #purpleflower #purpleblooms #succulentflower #flybush #stinkyplant #flash #phonecamera #nofilters #plectranthusneochilus #claypots #terracottapots

38w
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jes23

So pretty!!

36w
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sherrisgarden

Mother Nature is pretty amazing !! @jes23

36w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

The bud is turning purple. Progress !! This is a a plant I almost gave up on, which I rarely do but I was discouraged with whatever bug was eating it. And Bam ! Here we are with a flower almost ready to open. #purpleblooms #blossom #flybush #dontgiveup #excited #southerncalifornia #southerncaliforniagardening #plectranthus-neochilus #plectranthus #plectranthusneochilus. #claypots #terracottapots 10/19/18

39w
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jeatacake

Very unusual 🤔

38w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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sherrisgarden

Yay !!!! Came home to this !! #newbloom #newgrowth #plectranthus #succulentbloom #plectranthus-neochilus #plectranthusneochilus #claypots #terracotta. 10/10/18

40w
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sherrisgarden

I think from the time I brought this plant home until now blooming has been 4.5 months. #timeline #recording #plantdocumentation

40w
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lovestogarden

Wonderful surprise for you. You sure have been a traveler. Welcome back to the cooler weather. ❤️

40w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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sherrisgarden

Ugh. What's eating the stem ?? #insects #bugs

48w
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lesliecole49

Sorry, no clue. Have you tried neem oil? It's a non chemical bug killer

48w
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sherrisgarden

No not yet Leslie but it's on my list !! @lesliecole49

48w
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willows

I have to say this: neem oil is & certainly can be as dangerous as any “plant-friendly” insecticide. Every label will read “hazardous...” Just because it (anything) is derived from a plant, it can NEVER be treated or used without proper care &caution. I know it is one of the best, for lots of reasons... derived from a flower, it may seem harmless as it is natural. But, uranium is also natural, and I really rather it not be near me! No disrespect to anyone, I just want to share some knowledge.

47w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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sherrisgarden

Any ideas what is eating the stem ? #bugs #insects #planthelpplease #plantadvice #leavemyplantsalone

48w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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sherrisgarden

New growth. #plectranthusneochilus #successful-succulents #succulentgarden #stinky

50w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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sherrisgarden

Anyone​ know what the black specs are ? #succulentadvice #succulenthelp @KelsiBriana @Yollymac @lovestogarden @DonNotDonny

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sherrisgarden

Can be removed. Not part of foliage

1w
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DonNotDonny

My default would be to say that it's dirt or debris if it's not moving around.

1w
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DonNotDonny

@KelsiBriana Yeah but if that were the case they'd most likely have been laid underneath the leaves instead of on top.

1w
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sherrisgarden

I was thinking maybe pardon me...but "poop" from an insect or eggs.

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sherrisgarden

Thanks for help @KelsiBriana and @DonNotDonny

1w
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Yollymac

I use a make up brush to remove anything from my plants that I don’t want on there. It works a treat, I also use it to fix disturbed farina on plants. It’s soaked in water with a bit of pesticide between uses to avoid pests being transferred.

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sherrisgarden

Thanks for tips @Yollymac I am using an old toothbrush right now but it's an adult​one. Might be better to use a child sized one to get in between leaves.

1w
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lovestogarden

It sounds like I am late to this discussion. Are there any holes in leaves? That is a sign of a caterpillar, and that it could be droppings. Look under the leaves for the pest if there is.

1w
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sherrisgarden

No holes in leaves..

1w
  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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sherrisgarden

Waiting to be potted.. First time I've taken plant photos at night.. Haha !! #plectranthusneochilus #plectranthus #purple-flower #succulentanonymous #nightime

1w
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weeden

Does it smell terrible? We call it lobster flower.

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sherrisgarden

Yes Brian @weeden it stinks !!

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