The five brumanii I carried back from Singapore quickly dwindled to three. At one point even the three appeared to give up on this CP newbie. I couldn’t believe they were shrinking in size after all my pampering!
I shared my despair with a forumer who laughed at my folly. “What?!! You watered them with water from your fish tank?” He asked why I didn’t post it on the forum. Whew, thank goodness I didn’t. I would have heard bellows of laughter and/or groans from across the causeway.
Anyway, I quickly righted that wrong and they bounced back in vigour. Before long, the kiasu-syndrome reared its head. I needed to get the plants to set seed before they expired.
I knew blooming would take its toll on the plants so I allowed just one of them to flower. Thankfully, the brumanii rewarded me with lots of seeds which I promptly sowed. And the result was more than a hundred seedlings which I had to find homes for. Here are a few of the cute babes …