Monday, March 2, 2009

Pretty picture: Aeschynanthus speciosus flowers

I was getting a little worried about the Aeschynanthus: I posted at the end of December when we had a few flowers from one of these plants, but since then I've been getting kind of worried about them, because we had those few flowers I took the picture of, and then -- nothing. For what seemed like quite a while. In my memory, these were blooming pretty steadily from about Christmas onward last year, for more or less the whole winter.

But it turns out they were just late, it looks like: we're getting blooms now again, and I'm seeing my first ones at home, too. Possibly they weren't getting enough light before now, too: we had them under some hanging baskets of Plectranthus verticillatus (Swedish ivy) until a little while ago, and maybe they were being shaded out. But anyway. Now I have my very own personal flowers, which is the occasion for the post.


And yes, they really are this orange in person. Oranger, possibly.


2 comments:

kasinoki said...

Beautiful.
It's from Malaysia. I introduce tropical plants daily from here.
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jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

They are just great! Very exotic looking and the perfect cure for winter blahs, for those of us who are suffering from protracted winter-itis.