The brown powder is cinnamon I use against fungus and those little annoying fungus gnats,
both of which I sometimes have trouble with in the winter.
Lost a beautiful African Violet to fungus gnats,
first I had dealt with them- not happy.
A cutting from one of my grandmother's Camellias.
She used to love propagating her Camellias (and Gardenias)
but honestly not sure what cultivar this is, other than that it flowers red.
Doing very well, though!
And of course my beloved red hibiscus! Intense "true" red,
clear and deep and velvety in person,
but she just loves photographing with an intense orange reflection.
Oh well, still pretty, even if my photography skills are not such as can
figure out how to get her actual color.