Tulbaghia upsidedowniensis14th May 2011 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
I don’t know whether you are familiar with the Edward Lear illustration of a curving plant stem with little people hanging from it like bluebells? It’s called Manypeeplia upsidedowniensis and I was reminded of it when I went to investigate why only one of the five Tulbaghia roots/bulbs/brown objects that I had planted had sent up a cluster of leaves. I upturned the first recalcitrant plant to discover some blanched leaves trying to escape the bottom of the pot. I’d planted all bar one upside down! They are all the right way up now and with any luck will find growing a lot easier.