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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Visiting Nursery - Giant Batu Caves - Part 2

This is my continuation from my Part 1 of Visiting a Nursery Set-Up in Giant Supermarket in Batu Caves. These collection are basically arrayed on a stand - what I want to show are the Succulent Varieties.

Mass Cane or Corn Plant
Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'

It is named Corn Plant but it is definitely a real Corn Plant rather an ornamental foliage plant where the leaves appears to have a corn like plant features - also this one is also featured for the cylindrical cane like branches where the bunches of leaves appear from the side of the stem.

Sansevieria Moonshine

I must say this is a rare find as these are not easily available and may prove difficult to care as they can easily rot away if over-watered. More of a sensitive type and most preferable for indoor setting with limited or extreme low watering regime. Once the rot sets it - it may almost too late to safe the plant.

This is another version where the foliage sprays open wide. I think there are more varieties introduced now in comparison to the common ones which I might say that they are hardier. These are considered sensitive and slow growing plants.

Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet'

I must say the size and the formation of these foliage are quite impressive. These plants are rare but they are quite challenging plant - not a plant for beginners as they can be very unpredictable.

Calathea species

These are collection of succulents and cactus which are neatly wrapped - more like a gift plant style. However I must say that these are sun lovers and may not do well too long in a shaded setting as they may turn green and leggy looking for stronger light source.

Regardless, they are truly a good selection to choose from if you are collector. They can last for many years - given proper care and all. I have a few of them which I had kept more than 20 years - the ones I constantly trim and propagate which I consider hardy ones.

Again, there are more to be said and researched about these ones - they may appear common but truly they are unique - each individual plant have a specific care and needs.

I had my fun time with them and the phase had moved on as some died, some eaten by squirrels and some rotten away due to over watering - the ones that survived lasted me for years. 

I must say that time to time, there will be a new collection and unique plants displayed that marvel and intrigue me. As for now - I'm contented viewing and enjoying them like a garden as I truly don't have space or their needs to cultivate them in my garden especially the succulents and cactus.

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