[Natural] Callistemon citrinus Reeves Pink - Beano

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[Natural] Callistemon citrinus Reeves Pink - Beano

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This is my first entry for the competition!

Cost: $15
Source: State Flora SA

Couldn’t find a little John so I got this as the pink flower colour was pleasing to me.

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Right! I root pruned this when I got it and it’s done nothing until today. Its terminal bud has turned green and is about to extend, so it’s a confirmed entry. Just need my other contenders to do something... anything...
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This one is doing well. The base is a bit fatter and it’s extending new growth on the two remaining branches I left behind.
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October update: I’ve done nothing. It’s definitely a little fatter and currently has 3 flower buds, one will open tomorrow or the next day I think.
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Here is the first flower:
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Congrats, its always great to see them flower.
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April update: I haven’t achieved much here... will have to work harder on weeding so it grows faster.
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Those weeds!!

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I was struggling to see the plant in the first shot! :) at least it’s still alive and healthy.
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Yes the fact you couldn’t see the tree was motivation to get my update in!


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October 2020 update:

Not much achieved here. I will repot when there’s no more winter weather threatened.
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April 2021 update:
Looks about the same but with leaves.
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