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. :-)





2014年7月19日

Kohleria "Designer's Evening Gown" in 2014

I grow this variety every year and I usually grow more than 2 pots because the flower is big and chic meanwhile the plant is not bulky as well as big-sized Kohleria. Many buds were faded due to strong light and heat in early spring this year, but it did fine after I moved it to shaded area. The flower color kept nice but less quantity. Hopefully it could be well-demonstrated in the next year.



2014年7月6日

Gesneriads in Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat

I did not expect to see Gesneriad plants when I visited Kota Padang in early April because I stayed in the city and did not arrange any mountain hiking there. One day in the morning, I walked along the street to find my breakfast and I noted this Episcia grows freely near the ditch ...


Another day, I followed my local friend and went to his college called "Universitas Andalas". I took a short look around the plants in this college, I found a Gesneriad plant on a tree trunk, it's an Aeschynanthus species. It's a pity that there was no flower to tell what it is. Next time I will plan a trekking to see more Gesneriad plants of Sumatera.