I am trying to practice with blender by creating a plant with bulb or bean shaped leaves as in this illustration (author unknown):
I created a leaf and used a Hair particle system to duplicate it around a trunk, but am having a hard time ordering the leaves nicely.
It doesn't have to be exactly as in the illustration, but at least somewhat regular. This is what I have gotten so far:
It's not great because the meshes of the leaves intersect and have irregular gaps between them. I tweaked around for a long time but none of my settings are set to "random".
How are the leaves emitted in this scene and how can I order them?