2014年9月11日

Season change

A famous phrase of Chinese literature vividly describes the season change by observing the nature, the rough translation could be "When spring warms the flow, ducks are the first to know". Now I copy this concept and say "When the autumn cools the air, the CATs are the first to know". CAT (in Chinese) is the nickname of Kohleria that we call it in Taiwan. :-) Yes, last weekend I noticed the rhizome of Kohleria started to sprout. Good to breathe the air of autumn !

Kohleria D's Jewel Case x D's Floral Dress

2014年9月5日

Agalmyla ovata

Agalmyla is a brand new genus of Gesneriad that I never knew before I took a short trip to Sabah, North Borneo of Malaysia in August. I felt quite relaxed in the atmosphere of tropical mountain. Agalmyla ovata was found in Gunung Alab, a summit of Crocker Range. There are several jungle trails, but it's a pity that I arrived in the afternoon which is usually rainy there, the trails were dark, slippy and muddy. So I just looked around the open area and the mossy forest which is accessible by the wooden path.

The weather in Gunung Alab is cool, Agalmyla ovata grows by climbing the tree in the open area. It is easy to notice this plant as there are many red flower clusters which is hard to ignore. The plant itself is huge, I guess it will require certain space if you want to grow it at home. :P Anyway, it was happy to see the red blooms in a cool rainy afternoon and I will come back to explore the trails of Gunung Alab.





2014年8月25日

an odd Sinningia (Sinn. Windsor's Disillusion)

This Sinningia hybrid comes from a special cross which is considered as infertile combination. The parentage information is like [mini Sinn. x Sinn. speciosa] x mini Sinn. I don't have correct variety name of this cross, the hybridizer is Mr. YMF and this is the only 1 seedling he got.

The parentage background is rare, but the plant looks fine and grows fine. It also shows that we can always give Sinningia a try despite we know or we don't know if we are doing something on the off chance.




2014年8月23日

Gesneriads in Bangkok

Thailand , a very interesting country to me. Bangkok is a capital city of this kingdom. Thai people are friendly, thai foods are yummy and there are many gardening stuff too see. Hot-growing Gesneriads are easy to find in the flower markets, especially the Aeschynanthus and Episcia.




2014年8月16日

Achimenes 2014

My Achimenes seem happy after they were waked up this year, they do pretty well so far. Because the summer is too hot to evaporated the water within couple days before I have time to re-water the plants. This year I used tray to keep water for my Achimenes ... so far so good. Hopefully the reward will be good as well.


2014年8月11日

unknown Aeschynanthus

A commercial plant in Cameron Highland. I don't know its name but I like it a lot. The flower is much bigger than the leaves, thus the red lipstick is very showy.





2014年8月1日

Musim Panas Sekarang

Tidak ada Gesneriads yang bagus dan cantik di musim panas.
Saya punya hanya beberapa foto untuk update blog ini.
Jadi itu musim ini adalah musim lambat karena terlalu panas.
Tetapi saya punya banyak biji Sinningia dan Kohleria.
Mungkin saya harus pergi ke perjalanan di musim ini. :-)