Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tree on Tree Action: Growing Siling Labuyo

About a month and a half or about 10 cuttings and 4 purchased plants ago, since there was only so much to do in my garden and since I wasn't sure that anything would survive, I decided to pad my ego a bit by planting siling labuyo (Capsicum Fructescens) seeds into my various pots.   When the seeds started germinating & sprouting, the pots and plots looked so much greener and I was happy.  Since then, my mango plants have grown and my various mint cuttings have taken root and thrived.

What do I do with my chili pepper plants then?   I moved some of them to small plots in the garden. They seem to be hardy little plants.   I didn't even use the good soil and none of them have died. But I still had more.  What to do...

We have a large Macopa tree in our front yard.  I saw a couple of hanging plants thriving on it.  I think some of those plants are getting nourishment from the tree.  That's an idea.

I'm always game to see some tree on tree action. So, I plucked out my remaining siling labuyo seedlings and I planted them on existing trees.  As you can see, they're perched on some other tree.  Let's see how well they thrive, ok?


  1. I didn’t know that you can plant seeds directly into trees. But you’re right about siling labuyo growing very well anywhere. I love growing these because they are great for tinola and it’s hard to find good leaves in the market today. How did you plant them directly to the trees? Do you put soil on the trunk? Sorry, newbie gardener here.

  2. Yep, I soiled the crevice. Well I'm not sure if they'll survive. It was just a cool thing to try.

  3. Ah, so you need a crevice for it. I don't know if I can find a crevice in our mango tree for that and most of them are vertical, so I'm not sure whether that will work for me. Anyway, let me know if the siling labuyo thrives. =)


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