Showing posts with label Plants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plants. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Portulaca Gilliesii

June 24, 2020 0 Comments
 Portulaca Gilliesii succulents
This little gem is so cute and keeps on blooming almost all throughout the summer time. Portulaca Gilliesii is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in dry, desert-like and well-drained soil. So basically, it is an easy plant to have with very minimal care.  A perfect succulent for first time collectors.

Portulaca Gilliesii loves the sun! I really love how it's leaves' colors turn from green to reddish-purple when you let them get a full sun exposure. When you left them in a shady corner and would not receive as much sunlight for a while, it's leaves will turn to green with a little red and purple shades, but not as much as when it is in full sun like in the photo above.

This doesn't receive much sunlight. Look at it's leaves and compare it to the photos above. :)

If you want to know how to care of your succulents, here's are the best-seller books about how to take care of your succulents.  This would surely help and guide you on how to properly take care for your plants.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Hope"

August 02, 2017 0 Comments
French Marigold

This plant is a fighter... It almost died under my care and now here it is, giving beautiful flowers amidst it's broken stem... This plant gives me hope and it reminds me to never give up no matter how difficult life is...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mammillaria Beneckei a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus

February 16, 2017 2 Comments
Here's one of my Cactus Collection, the Mammillaria Beneckei also known as Fish Hook Cactus


Photo taken on October 2016.

It's called a Fish Hook Cactus because it's tubercle looks like a Fish Hook. The Mammillaria Beneckei's has a white radial spines and brown hooked centrals. 
  

It's soil mixture are garden soil, rice hull and pumice, topped with lava rocks... I water them with rain water once a week or tapped water if it's not raining for a long time. :)

These two fish hook cactus has been with me for a year already and I am eager to see if it's flowers are pink or yellow. I hope it will bloom soon... :)

If you are a Cactus and Succulent collector and you're from Davao or Mindanao, you can message me and I'll add you into our group. We'll be having our second meet-up this month of February and I am excited to see and meet some new members from Davao City and nearby places. There will a "Raffle" and I will be donating this cutie li'l aloe for the raffle. It has a new baby coming up and I hope it's soon to be owner will love and take care of this too... Some members also donated pots, pebbles, cactus, succulents, dish garden, etc. So, I think, no one will leave empty handed on our upcoming meet-up... :)


I don't have it's specific name, all i know is it's from the Aloe Family... So, if you know what kind of an aloe is this, kindly leave a comment below. I would really appreciate it! Thanks! ;)

UPDATE: This is not a Mammillaria Grahamii as what I have posted last February. I'm sorry I got it confused to M. Grahamii, this cactus is actually a Mammillaria Beneckei. :) Here is it's latest photo (June 2017). It has two new offsets, I'm still waiting for it to bloom... Hopefully, soon... ;)


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sudden Addiction to Cactus and Succulents

May 17, 2015 0 Comments
It's been a while since my last post because I've been busy with different events for "A" Creative Events. ;) I've been busy with my plants too, re-potting them after I got them during the SM Agro-Trade Fair last April of 2015. I think I bought around 10 kinds of cactus and succulents that time... hahaha! Well, we already have a few cactus at home which had been with us for around 5 years already although it's just one variety, it's from a Gymnocalycium specie... I think this is the most common cactus that you can see here in the Philippines... :)

The mother of all our cactus and the very first ones that we had... A Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. damsii...

Yup! It has a lot of babies and look at its roots! ;)

I was so lucky to have friends who gave me some cactus and succulents which I will be blogging, soon... ;)