hibiscus schizopetalus

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‘Aussie Queen’ bloomed, and the flower seems to confirm my suspicions that it has a good deal of recent Hibiscus schizopetalus ancestry. To the right is a picture of an H. schizopetalus flower from last year, for comparison purposes. Definitely not identical, but very close, which has interesting implications for flower form if I succeed in crossing it with more typical tropical hibiscus hybrids.

I have my first baobab baby, Adansonia za, to be specific. It started emerging last night and is already nearly 3 inches tall.

More Huernia zebrina and another toad guest. Stapelia gigantea looks to be on the verge of blooming within the next day or two, so god knows we won’t be lacking for flies around anytime soon.