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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Albuca bruce-bayeri

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sushiwaitress

The curls help them trap water and the leaves are also slightly sticky. 24 Nov 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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richard.spicer.7906

They look so springy 😄

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sushiwaitress

@richard.spicer.7906 superboing

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sushiwaitress

Matchstick for scale #albuca-brucebayeri #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 24 Nov 2020

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sushiwaitress

#albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 24 Nov 2020

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sushiwaitress

The #albuca-brucebayeri are doing well too this fall. #boingy #gyobulbs 27 Oct 2020

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fearlessthereforepowerful

I tried growing these a few years ago and failed - LOVE them!

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lovestogarden

Yours look great! Mine are straight 🤣

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sushiwaitress

@lovestogarden they get curlier with exposure to sunlight. Plus, mine are 3 years old. They were straighter when they were younger. Also mine are under grow lights.

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mauspad

Gahh where did you source seed for these? They’re on my wishlist!

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sushiwaitress

@mauspad got them from Oleg Lagutin at American Hedgehog Nursery

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emch

These need a common name like Vegan Bedspring LOL

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sushiwaitress

@emch 😂🤣😅😄😆 I love that!

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lovestogarden

Mine are a few years old, but straightened over time. I think they may want some sun. I have them in shade all the time. I shall be slowly moving them. Thanks for the help!! 💕

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sushiwaitress

Boingies gonna boing 3 Oct 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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SRennack

Ooh!! I want one to sit next to my spiralis!!

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greenroomgarden

So, so cool!

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lovestogarden

Wonderful! 🤯😂

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sushiwaitress

Ten #boingy boingies have emerged so far. Hubby noticed that they're curling much more tightly than they did last year. The other variety in this pot has yet to make an appearance. 23 Sep 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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aprilblue9

Those are so cool. Are you going to sell any?

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sushiwaitress

@aprilblue9 yes probably eventually. They're so young I'm afraid they might not make it through the mail until they're a bit older. Come to think of it, i should probably up-pot them now while they're active.

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sushiwaitress

Eight sprouts have woken up for fall 17 Sep 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #boingy

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lovestogarden

Perfect spirals 🤯

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nsouza

So cool!

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Soph1e

Both very cute and very cool!

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MissGrannie

Very interesting

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sushiwaitress

And then there were four!! 😍 12 Sep 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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Dragon_Warrior

Those are so cool 💕

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sushiwaitress

@Dragon_Warrior thanks! I'm enjoying them more and more.

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thehardygardener

Great curls

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sushiwaitress

Here come two more. And this year they're starting out with TWO leaves. #slowandsteady 9 Sep 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #grown-from-seed

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lovestogarden

Look at those curles!!!

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi these are the same ones. They're coming out of dormancy.

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sushiwaitress

Four days later, curling tighter. 6 Sep 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

Here they come, right on time. I'm always just amazed. They've never been outside in their life. HOW DO THEY KNOWWWWW? 2 Sep 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

#albuca-brucebayeri showing less dormancy than their cousins 14 Feb 2020 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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pixierose

These look great 👍🏼

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sushiwaitress

I just noticed the lines on the side of the corkscrew leaves. 12 Jan 2020 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

23 Sep 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #corkscrew #curls

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telswirld

That’s so sweet 😉💚

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sushiwaitress

I can't help myself. They coil more and more every day. 18 Sep 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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lovestogarden

They look fantastic!

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sushiwaitress

16 Sep 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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Soph1e

They're so cute!

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KariSamuel

I would have to name them all... each one is so different from the next and so stinking cute!! 🤩

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sushiwaitress

Boing-oing-oing! The #albuca-brucebayeri are coiling up more and more every day! I thought the leaves would come up already coiled, but they came up straight and the tips started curling the more they're in the light. So cute!! The albuca concordiana in the back haven't gotten the message though. 15 Sep 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

They change so much every day 13 Sep 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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savannahssucculentgarden

These are growing so fast!

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sushiwaitress

Two days later and even more curling! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee 12 Sep 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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kylers

They look like baby snakes 🐍

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sushiwaitress

@kylers yes!!! Or like those garden worm sea creatures that poke up out of the sand.

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kylers

😂 yup

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sushiwaitress

I am ELATED. They are starting to CURL!!! 10 Sept 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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frazierstensby

Just wanted to say these are wonderful ✌️

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sushiwaitress

@frazierstensby thanks 😃

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sushiwaitress

AND THEN THERE WERE EIGHT!! Man, this coming-out-of-dormancy thing is magical. 7 Sep 2019 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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sushiwaitress

The two in the background are a different species, so I'm not counting them in this shot.

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lovestogarden

👏👏👏

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sushiwaitress

Two days ago I noticed two green shoots peeking out and I was DELIGHTED that they lived after all. Yesterday there were three. Today there are FIVE! Yay! (Now get curly!!) 6 Sep 2019 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-brucebayeri

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sushiwaitress

13 Apr 2019 same #albuca-brucebayeri #seedling one week later, even deader looking. Hope this is normal... #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

Oh dear. My #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings are not looking good... they are summer-dormant however, so maybe this is normal...? I'm in uncharted territory here folks. How much to water during the warm months while they're dormant? Guess I'll get to googling... 6 Apr 2019 #advice #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #pleaselive

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tessellation.flora

have you found any info about watering during dormancy? i've had such a hard time finding anything about them, especially when they are still so small. i had hoped to keep my a. bruce-bayeri & a. namaquensis seedlings out of dormancy for their first summer but not sure if they'll let me.

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sushiwaitress

@tessellation.flora I haven't done the research yet. I'll let you know if I find anything.

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sushiwaitress

Not liking how these are getting dry. Guess I need to pay more attention. 24 Mar 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

The first leaf/stem is fatter than before, and the new leaf is starting to curl 😊😊 6 Mar 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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kylers

Wicked 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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sushiwaitress

27 Jan 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #waterdroplets

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sushiwaitress

I think we can see a peek at the tiny bulb developing, and the discarded black disk of the seed coat. 26 Jan 2019 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

STILL hanging on to his seed coat. Now with a second #ittybitty baby shoot peeking up through the #grittymix and #algae 10 Jan 2018 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #albuca-brucebayeri #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

My #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings haven't been doing much for the past couple months. They grew a single thin stem with no leaves and just... sat there. But then tonight I noticed that one had made a second little baby shoot. And so had another and another.... so maybe I haven't messed them up after all. Yay! 10 Jan 2018 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #seedling #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

11 out of 12 germinated -- hope I can keep them going. #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #afternoonsun

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sushiwaitress

This guy is keeping his #seedcoat around in case he gets cold later. #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #afternoonsun

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sushiwaitress

The white tips might be #sunburn #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

I had a bad feeling about the intensity of the sun, so I went to check on them and I'm glad I did! First signs of sunburn about an hour or so after the sun started coming in the window. 😱 #albuca-brucebayeri #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 3 Nov 2018

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sushiwaitress

It's been about three weeks since I sowed these #albuca-brucebayeri and it looks like 11/12 germinated so far! #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 3 Nov 2018

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sushiwaitress

I've got some #seedlings!! I photographed through cling film covered with water droplets, because I think it's still too early to open the propagator. Couldn't resist peeking. #albuca-brucebayeri #growyourown #gyo #grownfromseed #fromseed Hope I can keep these going! #albuca

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sushiwaitress

Cultivation instructions (so i don't forget): South African winter-growing xeric bulb. Curly leaves sprout in the fall. Sow in the autumn when the days are cooler and shorter, and keep moist through the first winter. Let it go dormant the following summer by keeping it dry, then resume watering the next fall. 

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sushiwaitress

#albuca-brucebayeri #seeds sown on the right side of this #reused plastic box wrapped in cling film to keep the moisture in. Seeds from American Hedgehog Nursery and grower Oleg Lagutin.

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kimguy

🍀🍀🍀🍀

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