2016年7月23日

Sinningia richii 'Jaguaré'

White form of Sinningia richii family from Brazil, it prefers brighter light and humidity. No scent is detected.


2016年7月12日

mini but smaller than mini

There is a group of small rosette Sinningia which I can not find a precise adjective to define their distinctness. Sinn. Pirate's Petite Angel or Fu's Flower Fairy are the examples of this group. There are just a few varieties like these as far as I know. I do not study how did the other hybridizers create their lovely small mini plants but 'Pirate's Petite Angel' was made by the cross of normal miniature Sinningia. In fact I did not expect to get such smaller miniature Sinningia before 'Pirate's Petite Angel' renewed my knowledge of hybridizing Sinningia.

In terms of reducing the plant size, people may go directly to use micro mini Sinningia in their hybrid project. But usually micro mini Sinningia is sterile when they meet miniature Sinningia due to the issue between tetraploid and diploid. My opinion for long term hybridism is to select some small miniature Sinningias as seed or pollen parent in this case, and see if it's possible to get even smaller seedlings from such combination. I presume the character of 'small plant size' can be caught generation after generation.


2016年7月3日

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2016年6月29日

Sinningia 'Pirate's Ice Age'

海盜的冰河時期




This creamy white beauty is from the last cross of miniature Sinningia I made 2 years ago. It was an experimental combination by Pirate's Monster Bite and a light blue hybrid that I made in 2006. I believed this cross can happen something or nothing as I prefer not to do foreseeable hybrids that I had done a lot in the past years. Finally I only selected 2 seedlings, one is still under my evaluation and the other one is this new introduction 'Pirate's Ice Age'. First of all, I appreciate Mr. Francis Sua who grows this plant well and allows me to use his photos. Check his small but delicate garden HERE.

'Pirate's Ice Age' looks similar to my very old hybrid 'Pirate's Panguno Rakaso' which was announced in 2007. Just a little bit difference in color details but the good things are 'Pirate's Ice Age' is a good bloomer and a strong plant in growth in comparison with 'Pirate's Panguno Rakaso'. The color part of 'Pirate's Ice Age' is changeable according to different growing condition and temperature.

2016年6月26日

Summer Time

About the time to take a summer vacation ...

Sinningia Hybrid (WSL's 231-1)

A huge flower

Sinningia warmingii x speciosa White/Red


2016年6月20日

Codonoboea puncticulata

Codonoboea Ridl. in its current wider sense is the largest genus of dicotyledonous herbs in Peninsular Malaysia with 79 named species. Peninsular Malaysia is not a big land but abundant in Gesneriaceae plants such as Codonoboea , Didymocarpus , Henckelia and Paraboea ... etc. There are many interesting and beautiful species in Peninsular Malaysia and the common point for these genera is they are lesser-known by the Gesneriads growers. LOL

As we can see this lovely Codonoboea puncticulata combines both beautiful flower and variegated foliage, it is a miniature perennial herb with continuous growth. The Gesneriaceae members in SE Asia still amaze me by their unique looks.



2016年6月19日

Hot Hot Hot

Various Sinningia speciosa in hot June.