Monday, December 16, 2013

Journal December 16, 2013 Growing Tropical Plants Indoors

One of the tropical plants I am growing is flowering and two more are going to flower soon.  The plant above is Jasminum sambac, Maid of Orleans.

The flowers are very fragrant and used in perfume.  Although the flowers are small, there are a lot of them on the plants, as they often grow in clusters.  The scent is really strong when I open the grow tent in the morning.

The olive trees are doing much better than I ever expected under the low power LED grow lights.  In spite of the reduced photoperiod and light intensity some of the trees are still putting out new growth.  Those not actively growing are forming new buds preparing for spring. 

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