Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hoyas and dischidia

These days I have a few hoyas in blooms.
Hoya mekongensis

Hoya nummularoides

Hoya rubra/chelsea

and Dischidia nummularia.

These plants are quite easy to care for, in my growing conditions. They bloom faithfully.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Medinilla plant

I bought this plant more than 2 years ago. Learnt that it wouldn't like direct sun, I have had it hidden beneath tall trees. Now it is blooming profusely, well at least in my judgment :-)

I think it's time to repot the plant and change its medium. But I will wait until the blooms faded.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New peach blooms of the season

I don't know whether it's the effect of "Global Warming" on my peach trees but they are beginning to produce blooms now - as early as September!

Usually, my peach trees would bloom towards the end of November-December every year, in time to welcome in the Solar New Year. But this year... well, it is welcoming the Mid-Autumm Festival.

So strange!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

How I propagate peperomias

I bought three peperomia plants of different leave colors. When I was at the nursery, I saw the owners propagate their plants by placing the leaves on the ground with their stems cut short and burried. I copied their method and it works!
I placed several leaves of my plants in a pot, sharing with a succulent already in there. I don't remember exactly how long but it wasn't long; it was probably 6 weeks at most.

When I was here end of August, I tried to pull gently at the leaves and felt that they stuck. Yesterday, I found small "suckers" forming at the base of those leaves.

I feel happy not so much that I can have more plants for free but more about knowing another propagation method.