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Urban jungle

My tropical urban jungle… counted and classified

Jungles is another word for "many tropical plants in one place" so urban jungle is the right description of our apartment. But how many are many in my case? I didn't know the exact answer until now. I'm not gonna know it in a month or so again, as even urban jungle is a living thing, but right now I do know, because I ...

Home jungles stroll

A stroll in home jungles

Follow me on a short 8min video stroll through our home-grown jungles, our tropics at home on a couple of square meters. This is my entire, well almost, "collection" of tropical plants I grow indoors in our flat in Stockholm, Sweden. With plant names. I did the footage in the end of March this year (2017), but I ...

plant time lapse

Taking plant time-lapse

Taking time-lapse of your home plants is a way of bringing their hasteless time scale into our own, human one. We know they are moving. We notice them growing and changing. By taking photos with time intervals, we can make it as clear as seeing our own movements. One of my friends told me that he prefers growing ...

Germinated palm seeds (Adonidia merrillii)

Germination of tropical seeds from Costa Rica

Just a short update on what's up here in our Swedish tropics in the middle of the winter. It has been a month since we returned from a truly amazing trip to wonderful Costa Rica. Sure thing I couldn't restrain myself (and had no intention to) from collecting some seeds. Some were on my wish list, like Vanuatu fan ...

Video update: Growing Plumeria (Frangipani) indoors

A short video update, where besides bragging about my current blooms you can also get some advises on how to deal with different growing habits depending on Plumeria cultivar (long branched vs compact) indoors: pruning, flowering, branching. This is my first exclusively Plumeria related post. I don’t start here ...

Repotting young palm

A quick indoor gardening project for tonight to get some healthy dirt germs. Time to repot my 2 years old seedling of foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate), a souvenir from last Thailand trip. I took: a roughly double volume pot completed with a pot tray; leca clay balls for a good drainage bottom layer; ...

Tropical plants growing indoors

Hello world!

”In the beginning was the Word”… or was it the Big Bang? Or is it all the same? This is my Big Bang Word. The start. The beginning. At least as a blogger. Hello world! My name is Alex and I’m an addict. And I’m not here for a cure. I’m here to spill it over on you. I’m addicted to growing tropical plants: large, ...

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