“Senecio haworthii (セネシオ銀月)”

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“Senecio haworthii” by BN, 2018

[Scientific name] Senecio haworthii

[Japanese name / 和名] 銀月

[Common names] Woolly senecio / Ashweed

[Family] Asteraceae

[Origin] South Africa

[Flower] Yellow

[Culture / Care] They do need some water during the summer, but not too wet. Fertilise annually, but lightly.

Can prune then back where the stem is firm, in early spring.

[Notes] Lots of website states that they like full sun and a very few watering. However, people actually reported that they do need some water and are not good at full sun and hotness in the Summer.

(備考) Full sunと書いてあるサイトも多いけれど、実際に育てている方たちのブログやSNS では、暑さに弱く、直射日光は避けるべき&水が好き、という記述が目立つ。日中、太陽が高く登ってからの直射日光は避けたほうがよいと思う。

“Dioscorea Sylvatica (ディオスコレア・シルバチカ)” – germination – Seedling

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Seeds of “Dioscorea Sylvatica” by BN, 2018

Sowing : 25. May. 2018

Rooting : about 1 week

[Notes] medium – vermiculite, water in propagator / room temperature (about 22c) / germination rate: 80%

It’s my first time to sow “Dioscorea Sylvatica”. I have sowed “Dioscore Elephantipes” a few times in the past. It normally takes for 2 months to get germinated so it was a good surprise!

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Germination of “Dioscorea Sylvatica”, by BN, 2018
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The first leaf of “Dioscorea Sylvatica” by BN, 2018

(備考) ディオスコレア・シルバチカは、亀甲竜の葉を少し細長くしたような形をした葉をつけています。種も見た目はあまり変わらないように思いました。ただ、発芽のスピードが格段に早くてびっくりしました。これは、種類が違うからなのか、今回入手した種がたまたまそうだったのか、真相はわかりません。