2019年5月16日

Summer is coming

Episcia is happy but Kohleria has to pass through this tough period as well as human beings.  XD




2019年5月12日

Foreign Order Only - Rhizome Sale 2019

Rhizome sale of Smithiantha & Kohleria
I ship only foreign orders (excluding Taiwan 此次銷售不包含台灣)
*Please be aware of the overseas delivery risks are on buyers*
*(Please note I can not offer phyto certificate)*
The size of rhizome may not be the same for each variety
Healthy rhizome with length over 1cm will be offered

How to order ?
Please check below available rhizome list
and send your inquiry with quantity information
to alfredolintw@gmail.com for final confirmation

Shipment and payment :
ship by registered airmail of Post only
250 TWD is the same shipping charge for all orders
I receive payment through PayPal only, please select TWD to pay
transfer directly to my PayPal account alfredolintw@gmail.com
(if you need payment request through PayPal first, please advise)
full payment is required before delivering order
airmail bill number will be provided for tracking parcel

Quotation based on TWD
TWD = Taiwan Dollar
currency rate 30 TWD = 1 USD for your information
unit price per rhizome is marked in front of the variety name 
click on the variety name for flower image

Kohleria
390 @ HCY's Bear King (super-big flower)
330 @ HCY's Ceres
360 @ HCY's Chili Master (super-big flower)
390 @ HCY's Fat Dragon (super-big flower)
270 @ HCY's Luna
360 @ HCY's Moonlite Wave (silver-variegated)
330 @ HCY's Red October (silver-variegated)
300 @ HCY's Rooster 

PS : The situation that I cross out some Kohleria varieties above is because the current rhizome stock is sold out, you can still inquire but it may take a few time to reply the availability.

PS : The situation that I cross out some Smithiantha varieties below is because the current rhizome stock is sold out, no more for this year.


xAchimenantha

Smithiantha
360 @ Designer's Tropical Fish (squat plant)
420 @ Designer's Honey Pomelo (squat plant)
420 @ Designer's Thai Smile (big flower)


Cyrtandra splendens

A beautiful Asian gesneriad, native in North Borneo. The flowers are charming and unique. Photo courtesy of HCY.

The plant photo is here.


2019年4月27日

they are beautiful in all ways

The variegated foliage never goes out of fashion.

Primulina liujiangensis

Primulina 'Summer Song'

2019年4月23日

Smithiantha 'Designer's Thai Smile'

垂筒苣苔 '設計師的泰國微笑'

total plant height around 15"
植物全株高約15英吋
medium Smithiantha hybrid
中型的垂筒苣苔交配種

green foliage
綠色葉
pink to hot pink, large and dense flowers 
粉至深粉色的花朵密集且大
pure pinkish outside
純粉紅色外筒

pinkish inside center is white to pale yellow
粉紅色內筒,花心白至淡黃色
plant and spike proportion is around 6:4
株身與花序的比例約 5:5





2019年4月19日

Sinn. Stone's Super George"

Long-lasting flowers are always good for pleasing the grower's eyes, this new hybrid Mini Sinn. is a heavy bloomer that will not disappoint you.


2019年4月15日

Spring to Summer

Season changes , the warmth wakes them up.



2019年4月14日

Squat Smithiantha

'Designer's Tropical Fish' is a squat Smithiantha hybrid, max. around 12 inches in total, the plant is compact and the flowers are dense. Since I was aware of the plant height of Smithiantha is sometimes a problem in cultivation, that's why I have some crosses which the plant height is considered as the target character.




2019年4月6日

New creation of Jung's Micro Sinningia

By giving his hybrids the alpha name of Jung's , these 3 new baby plants are the latest creation of Mr. JJ Wu. The flower size is the highlight of these new plants, between 1.8mm~2.2mm in diameter which is much larger than traditional micro Sinningia. Thanks for his passion of doing hybrids of Sinningia. Photo courtesy of JJ WU.





2019年4月4日

Primulina pungentisepala

尖萼唇柱苣苔

This is not my plant, I just took the pictures. The flower spikes are extraordinary and the foliage is beautiful.




2019年4月1日

Smithiantha 'Designer's Lava Flow'

垂筒苣苔 '設計師的熔岩流'

total plant height around 22"
植物全株高約22英吋
medium to large Smithiantha hybrid
中至大型的垂筒苣苔交配種
medium green foliage 

中綠色葉
light wheat flowers, long-lasting 
淡小麥色,花壽長
few red freckles outside
外筒帶些許紅色斑
heavy red dots and strips inside
內筒有濃重的紅色點線
plant and spike proportion is around 6:4
株身與花序的比例約 6:4



2019年3月25日

Smithiantha remains

Since it's a cool spring, the flowers remain in good condition. I have received a few inquiries about the purchase of rhizomes, but I am not sure what will be the harvest. The sale will be happened as long as the rhizomes are qualified.

Designer's Tropical Fish

A pink hybrid

2019年3月16日

Aeschynanthus

Usually they bloom in the early spring only.




2019年3月12日

Sinn. Dale's Violet Pearls

Miniature Sinningia ... it has been a long time that I did not pay attention to my mini Sinningia. It's a new episode since I was given this interesting foreign plant. It is Dale's Violet Pearls. I was advised that Dale would like to see how will it perform based on Taiwanese way of growing mini Sinningia. This plant was put in mixture soil (peat/perlite) in 2 inches pot. The pot was settled on the water tray for continuous water supply like I usually do. As for the fertilizer, I just offered a few Hi-Control S-101 after the sprout thrived. I got the tuber in around the Thanksgiving 2018, it took about 100 days from sprout to flower during winter time in Taiwan.




2019年3月11日

Lazy early spring

It has been a while without updating this blog, being lazy is an acceptable excuse.  XD

Although I was lazy for a while but my flowers are not. Look ... they bloom for the early cold spring and they are gorgeous.




2019年2月12日

Large VS Small

The hybrid work of Smithiantha here in Taiwan results in the improvement of the blooming appearance. No matter the large plant or small plant, they all look good in their way.

New hybrids of Stone's series, bloom for the first time.

HCY's Glory Day, a well -developed plant with many flowers.

2019年1月29日

The season of Smithiantha

Although I did not open sale, I still received many purchase requests of Smithiantha in the past year, then I just know many people are looking for this beautiful houseplant. Sorry for not keeping enough rhizomes as I'm not doing commercial planting/propagation. I love to promote Smithiantha and I hope the people who like it are able to get the plants they like. I don't keep any plant as limited treasure because the plant shows its value only if it's cultivated by the public.





2019年1月27日

Aeschynanthus from the public flower market

I bought this plant a few months ago in the local flower market, it may be a hybrid. The flowers are coming soon. The good thing is the small leaves that make it a neat and compact hanging plant. 



2019年1月20日

The size of flowering Smithiantha

Smithiantha is usually considered as a big and tall plant, that's why it is limited in cultivation, especially the growing rack with lights. The natural growing character of Smithiantha is upright, some easily reach more than 20 inches in total with the flowering spike. Logically, the bigger rhizome produces bigger plant with many flowers.

But it is possible to grow a compact Smithiantha as long as you go the right way. Let's study together. :)