Leuenbergeria bleo, formerly Pereskia bleo, is a leafy cactus, native to the shady, moist forests of Central America, that grows to a woody, prickly shrub about 2 m tall with large, orange flowers resembling rose blossoms- says Wikipedia. Guess that’s why it’s called rose cactus. I started it from a 6/7 inch cutting which was gifted to my father. As usual I took the cutting and claimed it as mine. It took a while to root but after being repotted in a bigger pot it grew fast. It also went through 4 months of complete neglect. No sunlight, no regular watering and on top of that the stress of ongoing construction work. It lost some roots and fell on its side, probably after something heavy fell on top of it. Nearly two months ago I used a piece of brick to make sure it stays in place and filled the pot with fertilised soil. It started to bloom last month and haven’t stopped since.
Also known as bitter melon is a vine of the family Cucurbitaceae with a high nutritional value. The seeds were planted couple of months ago. This plant is in a full sun area and gets regular watering.
Also known as cucumber grows mostly all year round here . But I can’t remember ever planting them. So couple of months ago I planted some seeds. I didn’t think birds would like them so much. But when I did I covered the area with a net and saved a few plants. Now they are doing really well. My niece and nephew loves these cucumbers very much.
It’s a mustard plant. It’s leafs can be eaten after cooking. The seeds are usually used as spices. This seed was mixed with some amaranthus seeds. Now instead of collecting it we’re letting it grow so we can collect some mature seeds. It flowers constantly and a very pretty site to look at.
Also known as hog plum. I bought this plant this August. Recently repotted and already fruits are starting to be seen. It’s a mostly healthy plant although I noticed some kind of tiny bug in it. It will be sprayed with insecticide after we figure out what it’s infected with. I personally don’t like chemical insecticides. But we have to use it when there’s no alternative around.
It’s a plant with delicious fruits. This variety is different from the local varieties I’m told. It was given as a gift from a local plant group. It started to flower even though it’s still a little plant. I’m eager to find out just how different it is from the local varieties. Till then I’ll just enjoy the flowers.
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