Monday, May 30, 2022

Variegated Beauty

 It took it's time but finally it's getting going again, this variegated Brassaiopsis hispida...

Brassaiopsis hispida variegated

I shouldn't have been surprised that it was slow to get going, owing to it's variegated character. With less 'green' to play with by nature it would be much less vigorous than the plain green species.

The new growth is also prone to being nibbled by slugs, snails, aphids, and scale insects so we have to keep an extra eye on it. Earlier today I spotted some scale insects so had to spend some time manually removing them before they do further damage.

We need this to further bulk up so can propagate and have back ups, and even distribute from there. Fingers crossed!

Mark :-)

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