FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss non-carnivorous plants here

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By That one plant boi
Posts:  719
Joined:  Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:34 pm
#374408
Hello!
Just wanted to share with you guys the progress of my blue jacaranda seedling. I got the seeds in one of those bonsai kits and out of the three or four I planted, only one sprouted. It sat in the biodegradable pot and the peatmoss that came with it for a while, in which it never grew much. Recently though, I repotted it into a plastic pot with a miracle grow houseplant/succulent soil mix, and it really seems to be taking off now.
Image

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Apollyon liked this
User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1493
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#374412
Very nice! Yeah, unlike CPs these do better with fertilizer lol. If you haven't try to get it acclimated to the outdoors and it'll take off. I could've done better but it grew 3 feet last year. I'm also planning on doing bonsai with it but the trunk needs to widen out some. Jacaranda is probably my favorite tree lol, makes stellar guitars too.
User avatar
By That one plant boi
Posts:  719
Joined:  Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:34 pm
#374414
Apollyon wrote:Very nice! Yeah, unlike CPs these do better with fertilizer lol. If you haven't try to get it acclimated to the outdoors and it'll take off. I could've done better but it grew 3 feet last year. I'm also planning on doing bonsai with it but the trunk needs to widen out some. Jacaranda is probably my favorite tree lol, makes stellar guitars too.
Indeed they do lol. I recently gave it a small dose of orchid fertilizer and it seems to be enjoying it. Do you think it could handle direct sunlight at this stage?

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

User avatar
By Apollyon
Location: 
Posts:  1493
Joined:  Tue May 05, 2020 2:49 am
#374421
What I do with these things is generally I'll put it out on the patio (shade, covered) for a night to harden up to the elements, then I begin to give it an hour of sun the first day, 2 the second, 4, 6. By the end of the week it's usually in 6+ hours and left outside overnight. I'd give it morning first or indirect.

Last year I used a purple lamp for dormancy and th[…]

Sterilizing Soil

I'll microwave my peat separately next time. I jus[…]

Water

I would just do the pot weighing thing. For me it[…]

Yellow monstera leaves

The pics I looked at showed a bit of yellow depend[…]

Growing Plants Under A Bed

It works. Already have some plants under my bed wi[…]

Dormancy watering questions

I use trays, but my strays aren't very deep. Every[…]

The hitchhiker is a Utricularia, but I don't know […]

Indoor flytraps

I'm growing mine under grow lights because we won'[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!