Torenia needs plenty of sun to grow, but they must be well-watered. I have noticed that they wilt very fast too! The flowers are continuous with lots of blooms. Torenia makes great containers and window boxes plants and if you are looking for a plant that has continuous blooms, then this will be suitable. I bought these plants ages ago at the nursery, with different colours. Ever since then, this plant has been sprouting everywhere! I guess that the seeds are extremely light, so it is easily carried away by the wind.
I collected all the small little plants from my backyard and planted them in this pot last month. The plants has flowered and small plants are sprouting. Took that photo this morning and look at the rest :
My dill plant is wilting away. Waiting for the last batch of flowers to dry. Look at the Torenia, happily making themselves at home. If you have seen my post on "Dill" on Oct 19th, there was not even a Torenia in the pot. Look at it now, only a matter of three weeks!
This is my pot of sage, already wilted! Torenia making this pot their home!
My tarragon plant. The uninvited Torenia sharing a home with the tarragon!
My pot of Pentas is undergoing "nursing" care. It has been 'sick' , and I left it at a corner to get well. It is getting better, perhaps it is just lonely, now that it has the Torenia to keep it company! But it seems like the Torenia is taking over!
Pot of capsicum plant. Torenia has made it's presence known.
This Torenia is growing at the corner of my Aspidistra plant. Wondering when will the other friends show up!
Torenia popping up at the pot of Hibiscus plant!
Torenia and other weeds sharing a pot with my palm.
It even grows in between cracks on the cement floor right outside my house!
This pot has been abandoned for so long, looks like Torenia has made it their family home! The whole pot is full of them. Wondering why there is a hole? I dug out a batch of the bigger plants for my sister. She refused to take the whole pot! She said, "a little of this will go a long way"! She's right!
I will have to collect all the lonely Torenia and place them in a proper pot to grow. I have not bought this plant for ages. I don't have to. I have most of the colours too. They are spreading and popping out in places where they are not invited, a real busybody! But I welcome this busybody anytime!
Happy Gardening !