|New Brahma Kamal Plant|
|New Growth in Brahma Kamla Plant|
The Brahma Kamal plants have been fed and now am waiting for the growth spurt. The new Brahma Kamal plant has already sent out new shoots of leaves from the existing leaf. The older planst also lookf resh and green.
Problems with the Growing of Brahma Kamla Plant- My mistakes in growing the Braham kamal plant, first I planted it in very big container, expecting big flowers, but the plant did not grow, after this I planted the plant in a sunny spot receiving full sunlight for most part of the day, the poor plant dried off, leaving behind the stub. Then I shifted the brahma kamal plant in a drier area and the plant took off, but again replanted it since the pot was too small. too many mistakes , but the brahma kamal plants have still survived with me, guess they love me too much.
The main problem in growing my brahma kamal plant was the ants or mites or bugs or spiders. yes they all love this mushy stem plant. As the leaves are soft and fleshy insects like to feed on this brahma kamal plant. Hence whenever the plant took to growing the pests ate up most part of the brahma kamal plant and left holes in the leaves.
Lessons learned, always plant in small containers, the Brahma kamal plants likes to be root bound. It is touchy does not like shifting places often or transplanting. Regular feeding with fertilizer is required for flowering like any other flowering plant so don't go with the notion and saying of people growing this plant ,that Brahma Kamla plant grows without any care and flowers every year!
. Now I have shifted place and kept the brahma kamal plants away from other plants in the terrace garden. The old plants have now firmly set root in the pots. now I have planted few plants together in a new fancy container and since then have controlled the urge of transplanting them or touching them, keeping fingers crossed!
wait continues to experience for the blooming of the heavenly fragrant Brahma Kamla flower..in anticipation..