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Archive entry 01.10.06

1st October 2006

The shining purple leaves are astonishing. The plants grow old and twiggy quite rapidly, and then the leaf size reduces, so it is well worth propagating it regularly.

8th April 2007

14th December 2008

10th January 2009

I am amazed that it recovers when this happens to it during the winter, but we have had two bad winters, and it is still bouncing back and seems to be cheerful. I have never seen it doing the same outside, but I suspect it needs the warmth of the greenhouse to breathe life back into it, and allow enough growth before the winter comes.

3rd September 2010