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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

Farfugium japonicum syn. Ligularia tussilaginea

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sushiwaitress

Moving up day for the #tractorseatplant but he doesn't look very happy about it. He's had a good drink now so he'll perk up again by tomorrow. 22 Oct 2021 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea

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sushiwaitress

Somebody's decided to try to bloom. 12 Oct 2021 #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant

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sushiwaitress

It's finally starting to look like the ones I saw on vacation three years ago. Love those big glossy leaves. 23 Sep 2021 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #leopardplant

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sushiwaitress

It's finally starting to look like the ones I saw on vacation three years ago. Love those big glossy leaves. 23 Sep 2021 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #leopardplant

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sushiwaitress

Finally recovered from the mishap over the winter. 23 Aug 2021 #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #leopardplant

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sushiwaitress

Recovering pretty well... #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea 19 June 2021

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sushiwaitress

The dried and dead crown, plus two sections that are regenerating more pink baby leaves. Glad I didn't inadvertently kill this baby. 8 May 2021 #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant

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sushiwaitress

Learned something important about this plant: it's not hardy enough to overwinter in the garage (like my figs are). The crown of the plant died in the cold, but enough of it survived in the pot that it seems to be recovering a bit. 7 May 2021 #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant

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sushiwaitress

Looking kinda rough since spending the winter in the garage, but it's got three leaves coming up so nowhere to go but up from here 28 Mar 2021 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #ligulariareniformis #tractorseatplant #ligularia #leopardplant

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sushiwaitress

Looks like the #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis is going to maybe bloom. It was a baby plant this spring so I didn't expect any flowers this year. 30 Oct 2020

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi thanks! That made me smile

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emch

#interestingfoliage

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sushiwaitress

The first leaf that grew after this plant arrived is now on its way out. You did a good job, first leaf. And another pink baby leaf is already shouldering its way out from between other stems. 😙🌱 28 Sep 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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cowdenkyle

My brother has a giant one. They get really beautiful👍

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sushiwaitress

@cowdenkyle yea I saw some gigantic ones on Hilton Head island a year ago and feel in love with them. The leaves were almost a foot wide!

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sushiwaitress

This guy was sitting too low in the pot, so I (gently) dumped him out and added some more soil to the bottom. He's riding higher now and has a bit more room to stretch out his roots. 18 Sep 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

💚 18 Sep 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #foliageplants #foliagefriday

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heatherdirtyhands

Just curious why is it called leopard? Where's the spots 🐆

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sushiwaitress

@heatherdirtyhands it's a strange name, for sure. Other farfugium have yellow patches on the leaves that kinda look like spots (Google leopard plant) but this variety doesn't have the spots.

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heatherdirtyhands

Ohhh...cool

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sushiwaitress

Mommy so proud. Baby so shiny. 10 Sep 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #foliageplants #foliagefriday

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sushiwaitress

3 sep 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Leaf number five is bigger than all the others #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 30 Aug 2020

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis #rainbowweek #green 27 Aug 2020

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sushiwaitress

Baby leaf number 5 is officially a monster. 25 Aug 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

And waaaaaay down there in the cleft where the leaves sprout (next to the weedlet) there's already a little pink taco leaf coming up, even before the most recent leaf is fully grown. (Do plants *accelerate?*) 20 Aug 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

New baby leaf is the light green one at 10 o'clock -- definitely an adolescent leaf at this point. I feel like this plant is shooting out leaves almost exponentially now. 20 Aug 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Here comes leaf number five. 14 Aug 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

#foliagefriday

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sushiwaitress

Five inches! This plant is loving the hot steamy weather we've been having. 9 Aug 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Same plant, same leaf, same hand, 5 days apart. (Plus a few buckets-ful of Hurricane Isaias.) #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 5 Aug 2020

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 1 Aug 2020 so neat to see this guy getting so big in just two and a half months. There's already another tiny leaf knob at the base of this biggest leaf's stem.

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 1 Aug 2020 new baby leaf is now bigger than all of its predecessors

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 27 July 2020 baby leaf not a baby anymore

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 18 July 2020 new baby leaf getting bigger.

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 18 July 2020 new baby leaf getting bigger.

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 18 July 2020 new baby leaf getting bigger. Little bumps of chlorophyll awwwwww.

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sushiwaitress

And baby leaf nub makes four. The two translucent #bugs on the stems better be on their best behavior! #insect #insectid #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 11 July 2020

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erino

They look like they suck sap!

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sushiwaitress

The king is dead, long live the king. The last original leaf that was on the plant when it arrived has been killed off and replaced with new growth. The baby leaf I was so crazy about a couple weeks ago is in the center. And there's *another* baby leaf nub to start watching. #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 11 July 2020

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terrimclaughlin

Congratulations job well done. It looks like you’ve pasted the critical point. Good luck. Keep us updated 😊💕

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sushiwaitress

Baby leaf getting bigger 4 July 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

4 July 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

30 Jun 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

The leaves that grew after arriving here are bigger than the one remaining leaf this baby arrived with. If that makes sense. 27 June 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Baby got a new dress 23 June 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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RedFuchsia

👍👍👍👏

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sushiwaitress

Baby is starting on leaf number 4! And yes I'm enough of a maniac about this plant that I examine all its tiny bumps daily and obsess about minute changes. #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 22 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

The original leaf that the plant arrived with is the one at top right. The two leaves with shorter stems were born here in my backyard. #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 19 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

Baby's new leaf has this waxy fur but as the leaf matures the fur disappears and the leaf gets shiny. 19 June 2020 #ligulariareniformis #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #texture #furryleaves

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sushiwaitress

SOMEBODY CHOMPED MY BABY'S NEW LEAF YESTERDAY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!! 😠🐿💀☠⚰👻 12 June 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi I've been moving it up on to a table at night, and up until now it hasn't been molested (dumped out of its pot). I thought surely it should be safe during the daytime!! At least it seems not to have been very tasty. A cage is a good idea -- thanks. And it just so happens I trash-picked some chicken wire mesh the other day.

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columbiariver

Dirty rotten scoundrel! Slugs favorite food in my garden is ligularia. Darn it

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sushiwaitress

Mommy so proud of u 11 June 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Baby is seriously on a MOVE -- here comes leaf number 3! (I used to not understand why the monstera people would get so excited about *gasp* a NEW LEAF -- but now I TOTALLY GET IT) #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 11 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

Non-American GTags friends, please excuse my dumb inches-only American ruler. 🇺🇸 📐🙃 (But see how big baby's leaf has gotten! 🌱) #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis 10 June 2020

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sushiwaitress

Big leaf & little leaf 8 June 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

The new leaf on my baby #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea is starting to show the sheen and graceful curving shape that captivated me when I first saw this plant last year on Hilton Head island. When he gets big and strong, the leaves will feel like tough leather and be as big as dinner plates. But for now, I'm very proud of this sweetie and I couldn't stop the plantparazzi this morning 6 June 2020 #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

30 May vs 3 June #ligulariareniformis #tractorseatplant #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #newgrowth

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sushiwaitress

Baby stays in the gazebo during the day to stay out of the bright sun, but he's out in the open air on a table at night to catch rain and be safe from pot-tippers. 30 May 2020 #gazebo #backyard #myview #eveningsun #stayhomestaysafe

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sushiwaitress

My baby is putting up a new leaf! It's gonna live! Even after I killed 2 out of its 3 leaves and did about 10% damage to its remaining one. 30 May 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Oh it's ON! Actually shame on me for not putting it out of reach of the mysterious nocturnal critter. 😕 Setting myself a Google reminder now. 16 May 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

I put it up on a table for tonight @Cyndi and yes I'm dying to get a camera! Hubby wants one too so I'm sure it'll happen one of these days.

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sushiwaitress

Woke up this morning and found something had overturned this pot and dumped out my baby. 😠😡 And I know it wasn't just the wind because the coffee filter I put in the bottom of the pot to keep soil from falling out was on the ground with a big hole in it.

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sushiwaitress

Anyway, I tucked baby back into the pot all snug and safe again. And after being in the shade all day yesterday, the big leaf has firmed up a bit more and is becoming a bit concave -- an improvement despite being yanked out of bed in the middle of the night.

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sushiwaitress

15 May 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligulariareniformis #foliagefriday #ligularia

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sushiwaitress

Like my plant-loving grandmother used to say, "If it wants to live, it'll fight." 13 May 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia #planthospital

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lovestogarden

Great #quote!

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sushiwaitress

Such a tiny baby 13 May 2020 #roots #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #ligularia #tractorseatplant

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sushiwaitress

8:30pm Seems the shade has revived him somewhat. The leaves are standing up on their own stems again. Time for an emergency re-potting. 🚑🌱 13 May 2020 #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #tractorseatplant #ligularia

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sushiwaitress

Hang on little plantlet! Something has made you unhappy. Was it the trip through the mail in a wet paper towel with roots in a plastic baggie? Is it because I forgot to spread out your roots from the tight little jiffy-plug ball they were in? Was it the 35°F temps last night? Lack of water? Too much sun? Burnt by ferts? TALK TO ME! 13 May 2020

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sushiwaitress

#farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #ligularia #tractorseatplant #leopardplant #ligulariareniformis

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sushiwaitress

Maybe he needs more shade: "Though Ligularia can tolerate some sun, it is prone to severe wilting if it receives too much direct sunlight." https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/sbailey/articles/page1502206112347

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sushiwaitress

I also contacted the seller and he mentioned that the 6 hours of morning light might have been a shock to a shade loving plant that had been in total darkness for a week while it traveled through the mail.

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sushiwaitress

Poor new baby was a bit wilty today when I checked on him at lunchtime. I gave him a good soak with some ferts and used a stick to prop the leaves up into the sunshine. 13 May 2020 #ligularia #tractorseatplant #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea

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sushiwaitress

Snug and tucked away into the first pot I could find. It can recover from its journey and make some roots while I figure out where to put it. It might need to be overwintered in zone 7a so I'll have to decide whether to plant it in the ground and dig it up in the fall or mulch it and pray or keep it confined in a container #happybirthdaytome #wishlistnomore #farfugium #ligularia #tractorseatplant #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #timewilltell 12 May 2020 #growbabygrow

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sushiwaitress

Great #advice as always @Cyndi 💙💜💚😙

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sabbanrula

Happy birthday Ruth 💚 and what a great choice to cross off your wishlist 💚 hope it grows quickly for you 🌱

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sushiwaitress

Two small leaves... they aren't the gorgeous rounded curved leaves that the adult plant has, but that's probably because it's just a baby. And took a trip through the mail. It was in a little jiffy peat plug. #happybirthdaytome #wishlistnomore #farfugium #ligularia #tractorseatplant #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea #timewilltell 12 May 2020 #growbabygrow

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kitster

Happy birthday!

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sushiwaitress

Plaaaaaaaant maaaaaaail!! #happybirthdaytome #wishlistnomore #farfugium #ligularia #tractorseatplant #farfugium-japonicum-gigantea but it's not very gigantea.... yet..... #timewilltell 12 May 2020

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