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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Chalice Vine

It took ages for this one to start blooming.
I'm surprised that I didn't take these pictures and put them in my blog.
I guess that I took this one for granted.

Basically this is one of the hardy ones.
I have to constantly prune them as they are so invasive - this plant have aerial roots and can easily fall on another and choke on them.



A good pruning will actually help to keep them in check and they do well especially when all the energy is used for blooming.
Unchecked and un-pruned -they will continue to grow and branch out with long messy vine - branching out everywhere but rarely flower.

They need good sun for them to bloom - won't bloom in shaded areas.

Apart from that,
It is truly a beautiful flowering plant to have.
The flowers will last for 3 days - blooming towards midnight
When morning, the flower looks more immaculate - light cream coloured.
Then as it matured - they yellow is more evident and finally by the last day,
in the evening - the whole flower fades it's trumpet and falls off.

It does not have fragrance - not that I had noticed 
(unless they are noctural - perhaps the fragrance is evident during midnight)

I still wonder what creature visit these flowers.











2 comments:

  1. WOW, that is beautiful and interesting, and new to me. Soft yellow is my favorite color. Thank you for the photos.

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    1. Beautiful isn't it?
      I'm still enjoying them time to time...
      Never getting bored with them.
      Welcome!

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