“Uncarina Roeoesliana” in Autumn

“Uncarina Roeoesliana” by BotanyNotes, 2018
“Uncarina Roeoesliana” by BotanyNotes, 2018

Family: Pedaliaceae
Genus: Uncarina
Origin: Madagascar
Sun: full

The seed does not germinate easily. My seeds germinated 2 out of 10.
It’s difficult to propergate by cuttings either.
However, it’s quite easy to care once it germinates.

My Uncarina Roeoesliana is slowing down and doesn’t take water so much, and seems going to sleep soon.

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

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!

Germination of “Dioscorea Sylvatica”, by BN, 2018
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。

“Adenium Obesum” – gernimation – seedling

Germination of “Adenium Obesum”by BN, 2018

[Sowing] : 26. March. 2018

[Rooting] : 30. March. 2018

[Notes] : Medium – well drained cactus soil / electric propergator (about 30c)

It was very easy and quick to germinate. It also so quick to grow as well. After germination, I took them out from the electric propergator and put them in a nomal propergator.

[P.S.] : None of my seedlings couldn’t survive their first winter outside. It seems that they are not good at the coldness comparing to the other caudex plants I own.

“Adenium Obesum” by BN, 2018
“Adenium Obesum” by BN, 2018
Seedlings of “Adenium Obesum” by BN, 2018

“Pachypodium Eburneum” – germination – seedling

“Pachypodium Eburneum” by BN, 06.04.2018

[Sowing] : 2. April. 2018

[Rooting] : 5. April. 2018

[Family] : Apocynaceae

[Origin] : Madagascar

[Altitude range] : 1500 – 1999 metres above sea level

[Notes] : Seed soaking for 24 hours / germinated in electric propagator / about 30℃ / well drained soil / Seedling 4 out of 5

[P.S.] :  Only 1 seedling has survived over the 1st winter. (4.2019)

“Pachypodium Eburneum” by BN, 08.05.2018

“Kalanchoe Humilis” – germination

Seeds of “Kalanchoe Humilis” by BN, 2018

[Sowing] : 25. May. 2018

[Germination] : 29. May. 2018

[Family] : Crassulaceae

[Origin] : Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique

[Notes] Well drained soil, room temperature, well germinating!

Germination of “Kalanchoe Humilis” by BN, 30.05.2018

“Adenia Isaloensis” – germination – seeding

Adenia Isaloensis - germination
Germination of “Adenia Isaloensis” by BN, 2018

[Sowing] : 15. April.2018

[Rooting] : about a week later

[Notes] Seed soaking about 2 hours / medium – perlite / germinated in electric propergator and stayed in there until took off the seed shell / germinated only 3 out of 6 seeds, and then 2 seedlings stoped growing. Only 1 seedling is left.

Adenia Isaloensis
“Adenia Isaloensis” by BN, 02.05.2018
Adenia Isaloensis
“Adenia Isaloensis” – seedling by BN, 03.05.2018
Adenia Isaloensis
“Adenia Isaloensis” – seedling by BN, 08.05.2018
Adenia Isaloensis
“Adenia Isaloensis” – seedling by BN, 20.05.2018

“Zehneria Scabra” – germination – seedling

“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

[Sowing] : 7. May. 2018

[Rooting] : 9. May. 2018

[Family] : Cucurbitaceae

[Origin] : Southern Africa

[Notes] Seeds soaking for 2 hrs / in electric propergater / medium – perlite

“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 12.05.2018
“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 15.05.2018