My seedlings (Royal Ruby x First Belle)

izharhaqSeptember 17, 2010

Just wanted to share my very first brugs, they are a cross between Royal Ruby x First Belle. One seedling has four cotyledons instead of two... interesting:

Izhar

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karyn1(7a)

I have seen that happen with various dicots but never a brug seedling. I wonder what causes it? You should separate and pot those up individually soon or the roots become difficult to tease apart.

Brugs must get huge in your climate.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 10:54AM
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gardenpaw(5/6)

Congratulations on your new Brug babies!

Karen

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 9:02PM
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izharhaq

Thanks :)

Yes Karyn, I have already prepared larger pots for individual plants. I am quiet excited as Brugmansia are not available in our region..

Izhar

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 7:01AM
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izharhaq

One of the seedlings, growing well in ground (pic taken on 27-01-11):

Rest of them given to friends are no longer in this world...

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 11:36AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Great Job.. Looks lush and very happy!! I can't wait to see the bloom.

Kylie

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 11:57AM
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rudy625

Congrats !!! Looks very healthy,keep on up-dateing with pictures.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 12:52PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I have have had a few with 3 or 4 cotyledons before. Usually one or two fall off and it just grows normally. I have noticed that some of those plants were especially vigorous. I think someone at BGI was studying the one with xtra cotyledons a few yrs ago. Can't remember who right now.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 11:26AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I found a pic on my photobucket of one seedling I had a few yrs ago with 3. It developed into a plant with a tri-Y instead of just a regular Y.

This is a different plant but it shows what a tri-Y looks like.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 11:34AM
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ruth_ann(Z5 Ont.Can.)

You are doing well with the one you kept, it is a really nice dark green and looks very healthy. Can you leave them out year round there or are you in one of the areas the experiences colder temperatures?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 2:18PM
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izharhaq

This is actually the "colder temperature" season nowadays, I dont know how they (I have one more seedling Jinny Lind x Karoline) will do in our hot summers when temperature remains in 90s. I am feeding it weekly with Grow More 20-20-20 (this fertilizer has made a marked difference in all of my plants). Here is the other seedling also in ground:

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 12:48AM
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izharhaq

Both of my seedlings Y'd in three directions, just the last pic by Lenette... they are forming flower buds and dropping each and every one!! what should I do? is this preventable? the temperatures are between 65-95F...

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 1:17AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Some things that can cause bud drop are pests (especially aphids and thrips), fluctuating temperatures, too much or too little water, and too much fertilizer once the buds are set. If your fertilizer is too high in nitrogen the plant may drop buds in leu of pushing out new growth. If too high in phosphorus sometimes they will even drop buds just to start new flowers. So I tend to back off fertilizer once the buds set or you can try using a more balanced fertilizer (NPK ratio) at half strength. Some varieties of brugs are more prone to bud drop than others especially some doubles. Other people will have different ways they treat bud drop, this is just my experience. I hope it helps some.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 3:57PM
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izharhaq

I use Growmore 20:20:20 (1 tea.sp. per 2 gallon) twice a week, water them daily in the morning, they wilt at noon and become turgid in evening..

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 12:54AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I'm not familiar with Growmore but it doesn't sound like you are using too much fertilizer. Maybe moving it into afternoon shade so it doesn't wilt down so much during the day. It may be losing too much moisture from its leaves and then sacrificing buds. Once spring and summer hit sometimes they can be moved to a morning sun/afternoon shade situation especially in a dry enviornment.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 2:47PM
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izharhaq

They are in ground so I'll put a light shade on them. I intend them to be a tree because my area is frost and freeze free, lets see what happens.. thanks Lenette..

Izhar

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 12:39AM
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fengshui05(eu)

The seedlings look good! congrats izhar!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 12:25PM
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izharhaq

The bloom of seedling Jinny Lind x Karoline, sweet and slight lemony kinda fragrance, brugs struggle in heat here:


    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 12:52AM
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rudy625

Love the Jenny Lind X Karoline !!!! Love the color and Aurea form. I have a seedling of the same cross growing,I hope it blooms as pretty as yours. good work,keep us posted.
Dan

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 9:30AM
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arghyagardengirl(9b)

Congratulations! You did a fine job from start to finish!:)

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 8:12PM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Beautiful

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 11:38AM
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eloise_ca

Izhar, that is a a beauty, congrats! I love the look of the strong color in the bloom and leaves.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 9:21AM
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rmbill(6a)

Izhar, that is a beautiful flower. Congratulations.
Bill

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 9:01PM
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izharhaq

Thank you so much everyone... hope this plant will perform better next year...

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 2:36AM
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