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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

Ornithogalum concordianum syn. Albuca Concordiana

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sushiwaitress

Curly baby #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 24 Nov 2020

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emch

I know nothing of these vegan bedspreads and seek wisdom. What are you growing them in? It looks like that vermiculite fluff, or possibly kitty litter...

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jyotu

Cute 🥰🤞❤

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angiie

Too adorable😍

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sushiwaitress

@emch Vegan Bedsprings is the best name ever. I ADORE this name you made up. As for soil, I grow these in my lithops mix, which is 80-90% grit and 10-20% coco coir and yes a little vermiculite. I don't know if this is the best soil to grow them in; it's just what I had at the time. They do come from South Africa and an arid climate, and I suspect I might be underwatering them, but this is my first experience with them, so I can't draw any meaningful conclusions.

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sushiwaitress

@emch if I had more grow lights, I'd sow new seeds of these every year. At three years old they're only just now starting to look interesting.

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emch

You are EXTREMELY patient between these and the snail vines!

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telswirld

Gorgeous 😀💚

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camilio81

@sushiwaitress I just got some of these. One of them don’t look so hot. Can you give me any specific care instructions/tips/ tricks?? One is looking ok, just pinkish on top. The other is also pinkish on top but a little limp. They’ve been watered and are under grow lights.

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sushiwaitress

Hi April @camilio81 sorry for the late reply. These guys are winter growers so they'll die back in warm weather. They're also desert plants so they need a gritty well-drained soil. I'm a beginner with these so read as much as you can about them on the internet.

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camilio81

@sushiwaitress unfortunately they have gone brown on me. But I am still treating them like my other succulents as far as light/water/soil. Less water maybe. I’m not sure if they’re alive or not honestly lol. If not, it was a lesson! 😂

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sushiwaitress

@camilio81 don't throw the pot away. You might have a surprise next autumn.....

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sushiwaitress

just gave this guy a good soak last night -- look at the wrinkles in the leaves 😱 the water drop is the size of a match head ('e's a wee #curly thing) 24 Nov 2020 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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philstalder

That’s cool. I didn’t know there were different kinds. 👍

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sushiwaitress

All three surviving #albuca-concordiana #bulbs are curling and starting to look like miniature adult plants. 7 Nov 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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thehardygardener

They are great, getting a good curl on

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sushiwaitress

My third #albuca-concordiana came back up out of dormancy -- hurray! #ornithogalum-concordianum #gyobulbs #albuca 27 Oct 2020

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sushiwaitress

Surprise! A second #albuca-concordiana has woken up from its summer snooze. I thought only one of last year's three #seedlings survived, but these little tricksters keep me guessing. 17 Oct 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

After two seasons of growing a single long curly leaf, now it's working on its fifth little blade pointing up. So proud of this little guy. 17 Oct 2020 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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succ_and_cac

So cool

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sushiwaitress

Wowwwww! This is not what I expected! But in retrospect I should have, because it's definitely starting to look like a mini version of the original photo i drooled over. #albuca-concordiana #ornithogalum-concordianum 8 Oct 2020 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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thehardygardener

Cute wee curls

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sushiwaitress

Only one of these guys has shown up so far, but we only had one long stringy leaf last year, so three tiny curvy leaflets are an exciting development. #albuca-concordiana #seedling #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 3 Oct 2020

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greenroomgarden

Ooh la la...beautiful plant, and love the size comparison!

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sushiwaitress

Well well well, how lovely of you to join us finally. #albuca-concordiana #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 26 Sep 2020

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sushiwaitress

16 Feb 2020 #albuca-concordiana starting to develop the cleft in the curled leaf that I've seen in photos of the adult plant. #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulb #albuca

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telswirld

I love curly plants 😁

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sushiwaitress

I didn't move these guys down into the cool basement weather until January, and I think they started to go a little bit dormant. #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs 14 Feb 2020

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sushiwaitress

11 Nov 2019 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

Leaf #2! 6 Oct 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-concordiana

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sushiwaitress

6 Oct 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-concordiana

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kylers

Looking more and more snake like by the day!

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sushiwaitress

I'm getting very proud of these three 3 Oct 2019 #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-concordiana

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sushiwaitress

Curling more and more! You make mama so proud!!! #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-concordiana

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sushiwaitress

@Cyndi I'm so excited. When they came up straight at first I was worried they'd never do it.

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sushiwaitress

Getting curlier, slowly, on its own schedule. 26 Sep 2019 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

19 Sep 2019 after days of being straight as sticks, the #albuca-concordiana #seedlings are starting to curl a little #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #foliagefriday

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ripjuju

Cool!

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sushiwaitress

Eureka! These bulb seeds that were so feeble decided to not die after all and are peeking their way out of dormancy. (I was conVINCED they were dead.) 6 Sep 2019 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #albuca-concordiana

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sushiwaitress

These seedlings put up one sprout but no other branches. I think their soil is too gritty (Not everything in the world can survive in a lithops environment??), and they probably needed more water. These plants also go dormant in summer, so maaaaaaybe that's what's happening...? We'll see what happens, but I'm not optimistic.

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sushiwaitress

12 Apr 2019 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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lovestogarden

This is how my Albuca spiralis grows.

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sushiwaitress

@lovestogarden is yours going dormant now too?

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lovestogarden

Not quite yet. It has just finished blooming, so it should be heading that way.

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sushiwaitress

31 Jan 2019 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings that are not at all curling. I've heard that means they need more light. They're about 2 inches long now. #slowgrowing #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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sushiwaitress

Doesn't take more than about an hour or two to #sunburn a #seedling (good thing I checked on them!) Hope this guy can recover. 3 Nov 2018 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs

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winston30piggy

Put a piece of writing paper over it. It may keep them from frying

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sushiwaitress

@winston30piggy oooo good idea Carrie

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sushiwaitress

The left half of the pot has only 3 #albuca-concordiana #seedlings Hopefully a couple more will pop up in a while. I didn't realize how hard this is going to be: these are winter-growing bulbs that need a lot of sun and cool weather. Hope I can make my apartment somewhat workable for this. They won't survive a frost so I can't just put them outside. #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #gyobulbs #advice-needed #advice

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sushiwaitress

The left side of the box is sown with #albuca-concordiana #ornithogalum-concordianum #seeds from Oleg Lagutin from American Hedgehog Nursery. He labeled when the seeds were harvested but the label got wet. I think the seeds are a year or two old. UPDATE: label dried out -- seeds are from April 2017. This is good because these seeds germinate best in the first couple years.

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veepaisal

Oh wow this is so cool!!!

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sushiwaitress

My #diy #seedstarting mini #propagator -- #reused and #recycled -- made of a clear plastic container from walmart that came free with purchase of red grapes and has holes for drainage and ventilation. Plopped that container into another white plastic box to catch any water that drains out, and then wrapped the whole thing in a couple layers of plastic cling-film to keep the moisture in. I couldn't believe this mess would actually work, but had to try anyway.

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sushiwaitress

Every time a seed germinates I'm amazed. These seeds looked like 3mm discs of black construction paper: flat, thin, dry. They're winter-growing bulbs, and I couldn't find a ton of information on how to grow them from seed, but I read that they need cold and humidity, so I sowed them and then put the box in my fridge for two weeks, taking it out during the day and putting it back in at night. And BEHOLD.

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sushiwaitress

#albuca-concordiana #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #ornithogalum-concordianum

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