Tanaman Nanas – Ananas comosus


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Tanaman nanas alias Ananas comosus memang masih sesaudaraan dengan tanaman Bormeliad. Kalau beli nanas dan masih ada mahkota daunnya, jangan dibuang karena mahkota daun itu bisa ditanam. Seperti tanaman Bromeliad (Bromeliacea), nanas cantik untuk ditanam didalam pot yang cukup besar. Baca selanjutnya


Billbergia Bromeliad


Our friend Viv, her sister and I went to the Caribbean market yesterday. I spotted this Bromeliad plant for sale More

Two Shades of Blue


Two shades of blue flowers, one is Bromeliad neoregelia and the other one is Kaempferia galanga. The latter one is not a perfect bloom, it did not open properly and just quickly wilted. Nonetheless, both look quite pretty in photos.


Garden Mid Autumn 2015


Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015

Right now the ground is still wet from the storm early this morning. The very frequent lightning strikes and rumble of thunders woke me up. In general, autumn this year is mild and cool, plants look fresh and many are still blooming. The Hibiscus are still flowering and some of the roses are showing off the remaining autumn blooms. Some of those that flower in autumn are making themselves ready to bloom, like for examples the lucky jade Crassula ovata, Thryptomene and Zygocactus. The dwarf Nandinas have turn into vivid maroon bronze colour, while the Miltonia orchids are in full bloom. More


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This morning is not too cold, but it is grey and wet. Yesterday I decided to move the flowering orchids (still in buds) away from rain, frost and possible hails. I never thought that cymbidium orchids grow that big and take so much space. All of them  7 pots had to move to the covered back yard veranda. There was not much space so I had to move the bromeliads out in the garden dan put the orchids in the covered area. The large epiphyllum had to be shifted also out in the back garden.

The best spot for the bromeliads was under the pear tree, so I cleaned it up. It was an empty place before and  was full of fallen leaves. I have two different kinds of bromeliads. One grows in tight clump with long orange flowers and the other one is smaller and grow in stolons. I think the smaller one is Neoregelia, but I don’t know what kind of bromeliad is the bigger one. The rossetted leaf cups catch water to provide nutrients for the plant.

I am quite happy with the new arrangement. The untidy spot under the pear tree is quite pretty now and the cymbidium orchids are safe from excessive moisture.