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.


kasinoki said...

It's from Malaysia. I introduce tropical plants daily from here.

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.