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Friday, December 12, 2014

Donkey's Tail & Hanging Succulents

This is my favorite part of my garden.
Its not a big space (but a big deal indeed)
I'm happy the way these turned to be, as they are so fragile to touch - leave alone too much water can cause a major damage to them.

Then I got more ambitious in creating a succulent hanging garden.
Where everything such as these hang beautifully cascading below.
My only concern is that if they get damage in the long run.
So far so good.

The mother of million seemed to be invading other pots and what I feared most came to pass - they are invasive indeed. Regardless - I love their cascading effect too. I took few cuttings and placed them on my Balcony Cactus Garden but they didn't fare well and some didn't even make it.

I'm hoping that the new ones will some visible progress in their cascading effect.
After all - they are indeed beautiful.
Don't you think so?

Crown of Thorns & Desert Rose

This is tricky - the most sharpest and difficult plant ever but I still love it.
Why - because they have the ability to flower in the most hostile position.
It would be difficult too to make them come into my favorable condition to flower as they need good hot and dry weather - a good dose of hot sun which I truly lack for them to flower.
Regardless all that - they still show up with their blooms.
That's why I love them (apart from the thorns)
Yeah.. These ones are considered poisonous too.

The other is Desert Rose,
given from my neighbour who had shifted from the vicinity.
It took awhile for it to give out shoots - I thought this one is a goner as the top cut part succumb to rot.
I trimmed again but to no avail - the rot gone deeper.
The only consolation I have to note that new shoots are coming up and the rot will slowly heal itself.
(Yeah.. that is indeed a fat hope - I'm nursing secretly)
Looks like I need to do something about that wound.

Cactus & Succulent Pieces

One thing I can say:
Once you get addicted to this hobby - it totally consume you in going for a hunt to collect as many types you can get your hands on. The good part is once they are established in the garden - they stay for a very long time. The bad part - if they are dead - they are dead.

These are my current collection for now.
I realised that these changes progressively.
Just as I'm currently posting now - they are now totally different at this current time.

Anyway - I just want to post it for your viewing pleasure and also for my personal progress record. Hope you enjoy what you see here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Additionals from Sg.Buloh Nurseries

I felt the need to add more variety in my current collection and visited the famous nursery nearby my place. I manage to get them 3 for RM10.00 which is a very good price.
Earlier where they were sold for 5 for RM20.00.

I had manage to reset and plant them in all the pots only to find them that they had totally absorbed into those nook, creaks and corners.
Hopefully there are no dead plants like the last time I faced with the aloes.

Succulent Garden - Updates

Its a good thing to know that the plants survived the initial setting.
I had added more colour for the top pots using Moses Boat plant
to give the purple underleaf sides as a visual effect.
The 1st rows are the Zigzag and the leafless plant which I can't really recall its name.

The second row are decked with Agaves and Aloes..
The 3rd with Senecio and Haworthias - they are slow in growth but surviving nevertheless.

In the midst of the leafy plants are the ZZ plant.
Not succulent but able to withstand any kind of pressure.
And for the argument sake - it does appear to be like a succulent for its stalk.

2nd picture:
A Caladium decided to show up suddenly.

3rd picture:
A collection of all the cacti and succulents in a waterlily pot.

I wanted to try and see whether Indian Borage
can handle the same watering regime with the succulents.
So far - successful.

Plants on the roof.
Still experimenting on the process.
Matter of time - I might get the right plant that are roof hardy.

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My Malaysian Tropical Garden mainly focused on unique and colorful plants ranging from rare to common plants all around the tropical belt across the world. Ideal for inspiration for challenging areas in the garden space - indoor gardening, balcony gardening and small green spaces especially for ariods, bromeliads, begonias, edibles, cascading & vertical garden plants, succulents & cacti, orchids, together with both shade and sun loving plants.

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