Plant Event Reports from Blondmyk - Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)

Plant Date(s) Report
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) On October 24, 2014 Potted up
Planted three of the four pups today in pots that I deemed of appropriately small size for the pups. They only require a little space to grow and do not appreciate larger pots. They seem to have dried successfully and I'm hoping that I haven't let them dry for too long. Some of them look like expanded pine cones. It should be interesting to see how they do. I used standard Miracle Gro potting soil with an over abundance of perlite added additionally. Next transplant they will be introduced to the native sandy soil.
Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Smokey Mountain') On October 14, 2014 Bloomed
Got the largest bloom I've ever had from this plant today. It was as large as an actual saucer from a plate set. I've only had one other as large as this in the past and that was the first bloom from this season.
Haworthia cooperi var. viridis On October 11, 2014 Obtained plant
Accidentally broke off a piece of the Haworthia Emeralda where it shoots off from the mother plant. Have taken it and put it in Cactus, Palm and Citrus soil to see if it will root and if cuttings can be taken from this plant via this method. All I need is for it to root now. Last time I had this I used different soil and the plantlet rotted.
Devil's Trumpet (Datura metel 'Black Currant Swirl') On October 10, 2014 Maintenance performed
Have had these plants for years now, but have not been allowing them to create thornapples in favor of increased blooming. I started with 76 plants and am now down to 2. I'm allowing three thornapples to ripen on the vines in attempt to create fresh seed stock again.
Hardy Blue Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) On October 10, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Plant seems to be doing well. I've noticed new branching from the base of the plant that wasn't there when I started. The plant must be rooted and is surviving nicely in potting soil.
Old Man of Mexico (Cephalocereus senilis) On October 9, 2014 Transplanted
Transplanted to larger pot using 6" pot and Miracle Gro Cactus, Palm and Citrus soil mix with extra Perlite added for extra drainage. Current plant height is 7.25" and the plant has grown approx. 3" total during the Spring and Summer of 2014.
Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) On October 8, 2014 Transplanted
6-1-15--all plants still alive, but only about half seem to be thriving. Only plants with more than one plant in the pot seem to be doing exceptionally well and showing growth. Plants have a difficulty with staying rooted, which I find interesting. I know you don't want to get the foot underground, but the roots that grow from under the foot just don't want to stay in the soil! Ugh.
Canna Lily (Canna indica) On October 7, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
I noticed that the seed pods have developed! While I'm unsure of what I will get, it should be interesting to see if the cross pollination took, or if another Indica flower pollinated the flower as well as what I did. There are a lot of blooms out there right now, and a total of 7 seed sacks growing, all still very green.
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) On October 1, 2014 Obtained plant
Obtained 4 pups from an aged Mother plant at 1134 Central st in front parking area. A week later I discovered a much larger 8" pup there as well. All of these are curing on the back porch...cleaned and allowing the scabs to dry over.
Canna Lily (Canna indica) On September 29, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
First new flowers have appeared since the transplant. I also had Cannus Cleopatra blooming, so I took the opportunity to attempt a cross pollination. I have marked the pollinated bloom on Cannus Indica by using a twisty tie. Hopefully I'll get seeds.
Hardy Blue Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) On September 19, 2014 Potted up
Removed the 7-Up bottle greenhouse from the cutting and am allowing it to take sun and water naturally, without benefit of spraying daily as I do with other cuttings.
Canna Lily (Canna indica) On September 12, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Transplanted approximately 10 new plants into the bed of Canna Indica I have currently planted in the Backyard attained from Apt 5's front yard from under their A/C. Plants seem to have taken the transplant well.

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