Thursday, May 7, 2015

plant propagation practices

happy new month, hope all goes well! Have been practicing in plant propagation, and i have learned that - patience is always key when it comes to nurturing any living things! I think my little plants are growing pretty well and getting taller. 

I don't really spend a lot on buying plants as young plants are quite expensive here. But instead,  i usually grow them from seeds, or get some 'free' young plants or cuttings from my family/ relatives and friends! I am truly blessed.

 Dad gave me pot of - hmm... i am not 100% sure what's the plant called, i have been trying to find out. If not mistaken, the plant named - begoniaceae begonia / rex begonia from the begonia family. It's so pretty, i especially love the star-burst effect, the color of the leaves are very contrast!

My partner's parents love gardening too! But lately, they have been traveling around often, don't really have much time to take care their plants, and many of the pretty plants has dried up, due to lack of watering. T_T sad... Then I quickly take over the ONE LAST stem of the super duper beautiful - 'oxalis triangularis' or you can called it 'purple shamrocks', put them in a small pot, brought it up all the way from my hometown. And look, more stems now, and even flowering! Yays.

 Propagate rosemary herb & cuban oregano from stem cuttings, waiting for the rooting process! I'll share some pics once the roots coming from the bottom the cuttings. Hehe~

Propagating succulents from leaf, and see how well they are growing! They are all from the same 'mama succulent'!

I started / pluck thesemother leaf” off maybe three weeks ago, and few weeks later...
 some miniature white or pink roots sprout out from the tip of the leaves, can you see those teeny tiny baby plant? It will start to grow.

Growing spring onions from shallots. For me, spring onion are very very useful in cooking, specially in chinese home cooking! We used them in steamed fish as the seasoning to get rid of the “fishy” odour / to make spring onion pancake / for garnishing! 

I found that its not worth on buying a bunch of it and spring onions don't store for long in the fridge, so there's a lot of wastage which i don't really want to! 

SO! why not growing my own spring onion. 

 Happy may and a wonderful week ahead!


  1. What an inspiring and lovely blog post!

    1. Thank you u so much Claudia! Thank you for always sending love (i mean sweet comments), it somehow keep me going to post more and grow more! hehehe! have a lovely monday.


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