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Dragon's layer seeds

Eventually I had to re-pot the plants into a larger container. The dragon now has his lair, even though it wasn’t exactly the one we were aiming for.

While at the farm supply store today, I spied a display of plant kits of various types for children. All with whimsical themes. Some for the Princess, some with carnivorous plants (this was a hydroponic kit) Some with easy to grow veggies, herbs and flowers but the one that caught my eye (after the carnivorous one) was the Dragon’s Lair. It claims that one can “Grow your Own Dragon’s Den” and “Grow plants named for Black Dragons”. It even has dragons breathing fire on the cover. I was intrigued. Being fond of blue dragons and all I thought hmmm, maybe. I also read on the box ” Easy and Fun to Grow” Ages 4+. Well I qualified for the age part and fun and easy sounded good too, so I nabbed a Dragon’s Lair kit and tried to smooth over my son’s dismay at not buying baby chicks with the offer of candy. (It worked) Whew! Not ready to go there again quite yet.

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When I got home and Really looked at the contents, I noticed that it contains a dragon. Woohoo! Bonus for me! When I saw what color it was, I knew this was meant to be. Take a look:

TaDa! We have Black Dragon Coleus seedlings!

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Such a fierce Dragon! The lava flow doesn’t seem to bother him.

Dragon's layer seeds

Though most flowers smell pleasant when blooming, the dragon lily isn’t a flower you will want to sniff. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as a "stink lily." This plant releases a smell like that of rotting meat to attract flies for pollination, which (fortunately) dissipates after a few days. Though a fascinating flower to look at, it is best to keep this one away from windows, doors, or pathways to keep the scent from wafting your way.


Besides consistent watering, the dragon lily does not demand much maintenance. When they receive plenty of sunshine and water, these stunning plants will bloom abundantly. The dragon lily is not usually affected by common pests or diseases.


Rich, moist, well-draining soil is perfect for the dragon lily plant. Because they are naturally found by rivers and ponds, they do well in moist soil. However, it is quite tolerant of a variety of soil conditions and adapts well.