Growing Pains

Monday, December 03, 2018

Portulaca plants are charming little plants. Their little flowers are bright as sunshine. The fine leaves gives an airy feel yet the plant is super strong. A cutting of this plant can tolerate the hot temperature well even before it gets rooted.

The plant however can just disappear from the garden if you let them be. It needs replanting and the squeezing of many plants together in order to look good.  



Little traps...



My small Nepenthes plant is producing several pitchers right now. This is what I like to see. What I don't like is that I have to keep propagating the plants. The stems just get longer and longer and I have no choice but to cut them and of course re-plant them.



Marjoram keeps spreading and is an easy grower I must say. The problem is that I seldom use this herb :(



Have a wonderful gardening day!

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10 comments

  1. Love to see your herb, it's not easy for me to grow 'western' herbs.

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    1. I just give them plenty of sun no matter if the herb is shade tolerant or not. They grow fast and hence the problem of re-planting hehe...

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    2. that's true... re-planting is a hard thing...

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  2. Some plants really take a lot of our time to maintain. But isn't that part of the growing fun anyway? I totally agree with you about the portulaca plants.
    Your pitcher plant is so amazing! I had one when I was a kid. My father got it from his oil palm plantation. Unluckily, it did not survive very long under my care. 🙁

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    1. Don't worry, Jade C. Hey, how about growing one again? Pitcher plants are a hit for Chinese New Year too. You may just bump into one that you would like soon :)

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  3. There i can see two nice pitchers in pic no 3.
    In pic no 2, the plant on the right looks good. Is this the mosquito repelling plant?


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    1. Yup, that is the mosquito plant (Pelargonium sp.). Also a 'growing pain' LOL.

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  4. Talk about portulaca me almost lost all types of the varieties during wet season and heavy rains. Last time I have about 20++ in my collection.

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    1. Oh, that is so unfortunate. 20++ wow! Btw, the current wet season killed my vegetable seedlings! Now I have to grow them all over again, sigh.

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  5. Loved that little yellow portulaca flower ...it adapts very well in our hot climate ...I wish to grow pitcher plant someday .
    Have a great weak ahead .

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