If we have many plants, surely we extremely use the space we have, never miss a place that we can plant. I use the ground for those plants that require less sunlight. The best thing is the microclimate forms and then easily allows the diversity of plants. The big problem is the snail issue, I can't stop them eating the plants for food due to I don't use metaldehyde. During the hot and rainy season, the giant African land snails are so active and eager to feed themselves all the time. Primulina is their favorite. Although there is loss of plants but the advantage of ground planting is more and the flower still blooms.
From rhizomes of seedlings 2015, I did not have the chance to check their flowers in 2015. But I'm sure I will have them well-developed in this growing season of 2016. It's just 3 weeks after I potted the rhizomes.
The color potential of Miniature Sinningia has been revealed since Taiwanese hybridizers involved a lot of trial hybrids over years. New color pattern appears from time to time because the hybridism of Miniature Sinningia keeps going. I found a new one, rather to my surprise, that is very pretty and outstanding. As you can see the background is dazzling enough, but this seedling still shows off with its characters. It is a Fu's hybrid, the flowers own peloric and normal patterns, but more is peloric as we can see.
Just came back from my short day off and it was a relaxed weekend. See what I found during this trip !!! A blooming Cyrtandra on the roadside !!! This bushy Gesneriad features fascinating color of foliage and lovely flower is the bonus.