Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Stalk and the closing flower
Friday, 17 November 2017
Their new place
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Saturday, 28 October 2017
I was lucky to be able to acquire Nepenthes Jamban for the second time. They came from BE. I tried growing the first one in my bookshelf LED setup in room temperature. Expectedly, after a few months, the plant didn't survive. This time, I left it in an air-conditioned room with LED set up in a tank. I was fortunate to be able to witness my first pitcher grew despite the temperature still not cool enough. I have taken a few photographs of 1 growing pitcher during the growth shared below. I hope it will continue to grow well in this setup.
Sunday, 22 October 2017
It's quite hard to grow Cephalotus in Singapore because the weather is very hot and humid. Sometime the cephs died for no reason. I tried to grow the cephs in different media. I tested one of them in live sphagnum moss and another one in very loose media with about 30% of moss around the roots only. For now this seems to be growing well let's see...
This plant came from a good friend Cindy it has been in live sphagnum Moss for a few months. The big pitchers has fallen off , now there is a lot of small growth
This plant has been with me for a couple years and has been trying to survive, dying back a few times and re growing in fresh media. This time, I put it in this very loose media.
Saturday, 21 October 2017
I'm Guilty of acquiring too many plants constantly. This week is too extreme. Just gotten a big handful of plants from a friend that need get rid of them. Bought another batch from a recent quick Mass Order.
I guess that's about 20 plants in total. Or 10 if we don't count the diversion. I did not take photos of the MO plants. I'm running out of rack space.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Noticed the water level in the Utricularia been dropping quite fast a couple of days before. Until today, I found out bees were stealing from it! I don't mind what they are doing, must be very thirsty. Probably the weather is pretty hot lately...
Enjoy the video.
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Saturday, 7 October 2017
I'm trying out the new app for mobile phone to post in blogger. As much as i like to share my growing experience here. The pc has been an effort for me, getting photos watermarked, uploading to Flickr, getting the link into the blog. Mobile phone is much accessable and hope i get to post more now. I'm trying to work out a process where it will be much simpler.
It's been probably a year since I'd tidy the pots. Seems like the sphagnum has over grown a little. Here's what I have trimmed off..
Saturday, 14 January 2017
If you don'y know what you are looking at. Let me help.
This photo is zoomed in using a macro lens on a DSLR camera. (Check my camera set up link on top). This is a dried flower pod that has cracked open for the seeds to disperse, you can see the seeds in the seed pod. The looked like oval ash black golf balls that is 0.01mm perhaps.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Saturday, 7 January 2017
I have some issues which I had avoided for the longest time and decided that I will try to fix it this year. The heat! The LED setup which I'm using could be the cause of many death and stress environment for my plants. Perhaps in the bookshelf, 30 x 3W LED is not such a good idea. Which more fanciful designs and easier setups provided locally now. I already had some ideas in mind.
Will try to post more so here's a start!
Drosera Marston Dragon is perking up quite a bit. It'd even developed 8 points for the first time in my stressful environment!
Drosera Marston Dragon : 8 Points
Drosera Marston Dragon: Not the best looking one but, ya its doing good!