Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fingers Crossed

A few weeks ago I was invited to a fellow Forum members residence in the Mornington area to collect a few cuttings of the 'Critically Endangered' Hibiscus insularis, or Phillip Island Hibiscus. Phillip Island is of course one of the island in the Norfolk Island group, in the Pacific Ocean, due East of N.S.W. I'm unsure as to how many plants actually still survive there in their wild state, but it isn't many from what I've heard. The good news is that the cuttings are still looking good, so hopefully in the coming weeks, I'll have some struck cuttings. They are a woody plant and not something I've actually tried propagating before, so fingers crossed.

I'll check on them weekly from now on.