“Dioscorea Sylvatica” - Waking up…

Last year, I sowed seeds of “Dioscorea Sylvatica” and was growing the seedlings for my first time.

In the winter, when the leaves turned to yellow and went dormant, I digged in the pot. I was really surprised because my “Dioscorea Sylvatica” produced many potatos in the soil like normal potatos (as we eat)!

I have had “Dioscorea elephantipes” for a few years but never seen like that before.

I cut some small potatos indivisually, but kept 3 potatos connected together. And I buried them in soil to sleep during the winter. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do…

In June 2019, I found this today.

“Dioscorea Sylvatica” by Botany Notes, 2019

New leaf is coming like this and it’s very strange to me.

Again, I don’t know what to do about this… so I planted it as it is. haha.

“Dioscorea Sylvatica” by Botany Notes, 2019

I’m very looking forward to seeing how it grows this summer!!!

“Kedrostis Africana”- fruits

“Kedrostis Africana” by Botany Notes, 2018

“Kedrostis Africana” by Botany Notes, 2018

This is a fruit of my seedling of “Kedrostis Africana”, 1 year old (It’s the second Autumn, 2018). It has produced some fruits for first time. It had tiny green/yellow flowers in Summer.

All leaves are yellow and going dormant.

“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.

“Discorea Elephantipes”

“Discorea elephantipes” by Botany Notes, 2018

“Discorea elephantipes” by Botany Notes, 2018

“Discorea elephantipes” by Botany Notes, 2018

It just woke up from its dormancy. It’s 2 years old and started being wrinkly!

“Zehneria Scabra (ゼネリア・スカブラ)”

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“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

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“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

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“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

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“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

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“Zehneria Scabra” by BN, 2018

[Notes]

I sowed the seeds on 7.May and these photos were taken in July.

They have grown so quickly.

Avoiding full sun and they love water in Summer.

It’s an edible fruit!

“Delonix decaryi (デロニクス・デカリー)” – Just woke up

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“Delonix decaryi” by BN, 2018

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“Delonix decaryi” by BN, 2018

It’s my 1 year old seedling. Just woke up from darmoncy.

[Family] : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

[Origin] : Coastal southern and southwestern Madagascar

[ノート] マメ科デロニクス属に属す植物。夏の間は水を好むので、日向で管理しながら、水やりをしています。こちらは昨年実生した苗ですが、成長は早くたくさん葉をつけたものの、秋になると葉が黄色くなり落葉し冬眠しました。今年の春4月中旬くらいから外で管理していますが、冬眠から覚めたのは6月末くらいで、同じく冬眠していた他の植物に比べたらかなり遅めでした。