Sea Rocket Information: How To Care For A Sea Rocket Plant
How To Care For A Sea Rocket Plant
The following are some tips which will make your life easier when caring for a sea rocket plant. You may have already tried them before, but it is always good to try something new. These tips were collected from various sources and many other people’s experiences with sea rockets. They might not all work for everyone, so please do experiment!
1) Never let the sea rocket grow too large.
Too much water makes it difficult to keep alive, even if you use a pump or filter system. If you overwater the plant, it will die.
2) Use a light source at night time.
The sun is too harsh during the day time, and the dark at night is just right for sea rockets.
3) Keep the soil moist.
Don’t allow it to dry out completely. Sea rockets need moisture to survive, but they don’t like being wet. Soil that dries out is no good for sea rockets. Watering the plants regularly helps prevent drying out.
4) Make sure there isn’t any debris blocking up holes in the bottom of the pot or root ball of the plant.
If there are, remove those obstructions immediately!
5) In winter, keep the potted sea rocket indoors.
Sea rockets don’t like the cold wind and frost. They die easier during the winter months too. Make sure their soil is kept moist.
6) Apple slices are an excellent way to provide nutrients to your sea rocket plant.
Cut up an apple into small slices and place them in a bowl of water until they turn brown. Then use those brown apple slices to water your sea rocket plant with.
7) Growing your own food is a great way to save money and also experience the outdoors.
It’s a nice feeling when you grow something from a little sprout, watch it grow slowly over months, and then eventually eat it or give it to someone you care about.
8) If there is too much light, the leaves will begin to burn and dry out.
If there isn’t enough light, the leaves will become weak and begin to wither.
9) Don’t eat sea rockets.
They don’t taste very good.
10) Always wash your hands before you touch the sea rocket plant. Other types of plants might be dirty or disease-ridden, but not sea rockets!
11) Some people like to use clay pots rather than plastic or wooden pots. The only disadvantage to clay pots is that they don’t let water through very well. Make sure you add extra perlite to the soil for better drainage.
12) Keep it in a cool room. It doesn’t like it too hot or too cold.
As you can see, there are many ways to keep your sea rocket plant alive and happy! If you follow the tips above, you should have a happy and healthy sea rocket plant. Remember, the key to success is patience. If you can keep that in mind, then you should have no problems growing sea rocket plants.
Scepter Bezosii (Soilanthes Sessiliflora)
Scepter Bezosii is a plant that grows in the wild across the globe. It’s an evergreen shrub with small green leaves. It flowers during the fall and winter, producing white and purple flowers which are fairly small (only about 2 inches across). The flowers are followed by small red berries which are edible.
Each plant has only a few berries, so they are rarely ever eaten. The leaves and roots can be cooked and eaten, but they have fairly poor taste and nutrition. Scepter Bezosii is most commonly used for ornamental purposes.
Starting off, I’ll tell you that this plant is fairly easy to take care of. It grows in the wild across much of Nalhia, so it’s not an uncommon sight. It thrives in just about any condition and can survive in places other plants couldn’t. It grows on rocks, in forests, on hillsides, pretty much anywhere.
Due to its wide range and adaptability, it can be found naturally growing almost year-round.
1) Scepter Bezosii can grow in almost any type of soil.
The deeper the soil is, the faster it can grow. The plant can also grow in poor soil, as long as there is enough humus.
2) The plant prefers damp soil and can tolerate being partially submerged underwater.
3) The plant grows very slowly and only reaches about 1-2 feet tall.
It has an oval-like shape and can grow up to about 3 feet across.
4) It’s not a big fan of direct sunlight.
It prefers light shade.
5) It doesn’t have many pests that bother it.
If it does get infested with something, just spray it with some pesticide. Problem solved.
6) This plant can grow indoors or outdoors.
If you want to move it outside, do it gradually over a week so it can get used to the sun. If you move it indoors, do the same thing but in the opposite order.
7) This plant grows very well in poor soil.
If you don’t have good soil, it’s no big deal. Just give it some fertilizer every once in awhile.
8) It’s not a picky eater.
It can survive on just about anything.
9) It can grow under different temperatures, but for best results, keep it warm.
Now that you know what you’re dealing with, let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
Take a few seeds and start off 3 plants. Keep these plants healthy and happy until you are ready to plant them outside, then do so. Once they’re planted outside, it’s up to you to take care of them. Water them when they need it, give them some fertilizer every once in awhile, etc.
The main thing is keeping them healthy and happy. Happy plants yield more fruit than their unhappy counterparts. If a plant is neglected for too long, it will slowly die.
Specific Orchid Types
There are many different kinds of orchids in this world. Some are pretty, some are ugly. Some smell nice, some smell bad. Some are rare, some are common.
Some give you supernatural abilities, some don’t do anything at all… Most don’t do anything at all. The orchids we’re going to be dealing with are a special kind known as Scepter Bezosii. These orchids come from the “common” category. They’re not exactly rare, but they can be hard to find at times.
Aside from granting the user magic abilities, these flowers also serve a secondary purpose: Food. While you probably don’t want to eat these flowers due to their poisonous nature, there are many creatures (Including Humans! If desperate enough) that will devour these plants when hungry. This makes them effective both in combat and for general life purposes.
These plants are very easy to take care of and they grow in almost any type of soil, as long as it isn’t infertile sand. The simplest way to grow these flowers is to get a seed or plant and let it grow outside, where there’s plenty of sunlight and water. You only need to water it when the soil is dry. It can grow basically anywhere as long as the soil isn’t sand and there’s enough sunlight.
When it flowers, you can go ahead and pluck the flowers off as needed. When it outgrows its pot, you may need to transplant it into a bigger pot.
The number of scepter beatles it produces depends on several factors: the nutrients in the soil, how much sunlight it receives, how much water it gets, how old the plant is, and how happy it is generally. As a rule of thumb though, you should be able to get about 3-4 scepter beatles per flower. The flowers usually last between 1-3 months before wilting.
Adventuring with Orchids
Orchids are pretty useful outside of giving people magic abilities. They can also be consumed for nutrients. While they won’t keep a person alive forever, or even for a significant amount of time, they can be useful in keeping the most experienced adventurers and explorers alive when food is scarce. It certainly has kept me alive on more than one occasion!
Orchids are also used as ingredients in alchemy. While orchids do not give the most efficient ingredients for alchemy, they can be used when nothing else can. Orchid seeds are also used as ingredients in the creation of explosives and such. These seeds aren’t very big or plentiful so they aren’t the most practical thing to make explosives out of, though it’s certainly possible.
The largest use of orchids however, is in the creation of magical potions. There are many potions that require the addition of certain flowers in order to make the potion work, or just to make it taste better. Once again, orchids aren’t the most practical thing to make potions out of, but they’re certainly used.
There are also some people that just like orchids for their beauty, whether they’re alive or as decorations. It isn’t the most practical hobby, but to each their own.
Journey to Rask
In any case, you need to get these orchids from where they’re currently located, all the way up in the Arat province, all the way north to the city of Klyton. That’s going to take quite awhile given how large the Arat province is and how far away Klyton is. Fortunately, you can use the camovian highway to Klyton. It’s a well-traveled road that should get you most of the way there, just watch out for bandits.
You don’t necessarily need to go all the way to Klyton. There are several smaller towns along the way where you could stop and sell the orchids. The problem is, it’s somewhat dangerous to travel along the road alone. There’s not really any “safe havens” from bandits along the way.
You could potentially take a carriage to one of the villages and then catch a carriage from there to another. Of course, that would be expensive.
Finally, there’s a third option which is to travel across the wilderness and go through the Arat Noth province to the town of Yaquan in the Delerg province. It’s a longer journey, but it’s probably safer given that you’d be less likely to be harassed by bandits since there aren’t many roads through the area. Of course, you’d really be putting yourself at risk by traveling through the untamed wilderness.
Also, no matter which route you take, make sure you pack enough food and water for your journey.
Well reader, it’s time to decide on which route you’ll be taking to Klyton.
This is a multiple choice section. There is no wrong answer, though some answers may be better for your survivability than others.
Also, if you want to make a certain choice, you’ll have to roll a d4 to determine how many days you’ll travel before getting to Klyton. If you happen to get a 1, 3, or 5 you can subtract 2 days from the number you rolled. If you get a 2, 4, or 6 you can add 2 days to the number you roll. For example if you rolled a 2 and added 2, you would travel 4 days to Klyton.
Finally, after rolling your days traveled, add one of the modifiers from below to determine how many orchids are still alive when you reach Klyton.
Also, you’ll have to provide your own transportation to Klyton. You can walk, use a horse, ride in a carriage, or whatever you wish. Just know that if you choose to ride a carriage it’ll be expensive and you’ll have less money when you get to Klyton.
Note: If you have any orchids in your inventory when you reach Klyton, you should sell them as soon as possible.
The Camovian Highway – The most logical choice. The highway is well traveled and as it approaches Klyton from the south, there are several small villages along the way where you can sell the orchids if you find that they’re dying too quickly. If all goes well, you should have no problem getting to Klyton. (Days needed: 4)
The Arat Noth Road – This is the less dangerous road, but it’s longer. Klyton is on Arat Noth Road, so there’s a chance that you might run into bandits robbing people along the road. The orchids are also going to suffer from lack of sunlight if you take this road and you’re more likely to run out of water as well. (Days needed: 6 )
The Delerg Road – This is the longest route to Klyton, but it will be the safest for your orchids and is also the least likely to have bandits. It travels mainly through wilderness and is less traveled, so finding help if you need it may be a problem. It’s up to you whether you want to take this road. (Days needed: 8)
d4 1 2 3 4 5 6 Days Needed: Random Number Generated
d4 Modifiers 1 +2 days 2 No modifiers 3 -1 days 4 -2 days
NO. OF ORCHIDS LEFT: _________
After arriving in Klyton, you’re met by the owner of an inn. He tells you that he had been expecting you and that he wants to see what you have.
You show him your merchandise, and he is pleased with what he sees. So much so that he offers to buy ALL of them from you right now! He says he’ll pay you triple what you would make if you sold them in Klyton!
Well, what do you do?
In this case, it may be best to just sell the orchids now and make a lot of money now rather than later.
After all, who knows how many of them will die before you reach Klyton?
You accept the offer and triple your money!
You are then paid and the owner calls in two big brutes to take you to an inn where you can stay. The next day the owner has already left with his sons. You spend a few days there before leaving as well since you don’t really have any reason to stay in this city.
After a few months, you do reach your goal of becoming a millionaire. A few years later and you’re a billionaire, but you’ve grown bored of sitting behind a desk all day. You don’t really have many friends either and your family is beginning to get old. You need to find some way to keep yourself busy.
You think back to when you were young and the adventures you had along the way to Klyton. Perhaps, it might be time for another one?
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