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Sussanah

I live at the base of Mt Gravatt mountain in Brisbane. Part of Toohey Forest . A native habitat of flora & fauna. My garden is my peace. View is too.

Hypoestes phyllostachya

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Sussanah

#polkadot #hypoestes #seqldweed #purple flower. #prettyweed

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frany66

Pretty

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jeatacake

Never seen one of these in flower 👍

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jamimc

Lovely

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Sussanah

Thanks Jeffrey @jamimc

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Sussanah

@jeatacake probably not Jeff. Not many here are as lazy as me to pull or poison. I quite like them but they self sow in huge numbers. This is the end product from little creamy leaf with pink dots that are so beautiful. A 20cm leggy dark green leaves with a tiny #purple flower

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jeatacake

They go like that here indoors, but without the flowers. They don't stay compact & spotty for long!

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Sussanah

@jeatacake I mow over them when I have grass.

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jeatacake

I think I would too as I'm sure their novelty soon wears off! 😃

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Sussanah

@jennlamaye

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jennlamaye

Good to know! Thank you for the heads up @Sussanah @jeatacake 😉

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Sussanah

@tinaaune

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Sussanah

#hypoestes #polkadot #selfsown if you get one be prepared to be on top of keeping numbers down

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bindin40

Cricky! We can only grow these as houseplants !

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brightcolours

#weedy #weed #weedSEQ #weedSEQld

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Sussanah

@brightcolours yes I know you hate them!! But this is for os mainly. They are sprayed enough to not cause an environmental disaster here. Cheers

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brightcolours

I know you know they’re a weed. I put the tags in in case Queenslanders decide to plant them.

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Sussanah

No worries @brightcolours

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Sussanah

#hypoestes latter stage growth

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brightcolours

#polkadotplant #variegated

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Sussanah

@tinaaune

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Sussanah

#hypoestes latter growth

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brightcolours

#polkadotplant #variegated #dog #pets

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debs69

Cute pooch 🐶

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Franb

I am in love @Sussanah

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daisy-jane

Lovely plant and adorable dog Sussanah 🐕😘👍

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Sussanah

@tinaaune

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Sussanah

@drumadixit @brightcolours flower on #hypoestes

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brightcolours

Thanks! Obviously I must have always removed my weedy seedlings before they had the chance to flower...

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brightcolours

#polkadotplant #variegated

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drumadixit

Yes I agree Sussanah, the flower spikes are lessen the beauty of the plant. That is when I cut back the plant. @brightcolours

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Sussanah

#pink

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brightcolours

Another attractive weed! http://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/polka-dot-plant

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d.roberts

@Susannah looks like freckle face plant

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Sussanah

@brightcolours knew that. But pretty. That's why it survives in dry dry conditions.

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Sussanah

@brightcolours nothing a spray of herbicide won't fix. I used to mow them in places. Not many survive Sussanah the sprayer.

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brightcolours

I only get the odd one pop up so easily dug out. It's got such lovely #variegated #foliage

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Sussanah

@brightcolours I loathe the look of the flower spikes when flower (pretty purple) dies and it all looks blah.

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brightcolours

I've never seen it in flower: never gets a chance. Off to google it.

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Sussanah

#springtime

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Sussanah

#bestofspring

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Sussanah

@drumadixit looks same to me. This is just self sown. I'll get a pic of latter growth. @brightcolours

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brightcolours

Does look the same! The ones I've seen here are paler.

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