“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!!!

“Operculicariya Decayi ” – Seeds – Sowing

“Operculicariya Decayi seeds” by BN

“Operculicariya Decayi” sowed on 29.04.2019 by BN

I really can’t remember how many times I tried to sow this seeds.

I have never had a luck yet…

However, I am trying this year again.

Before doing this, I got new info about the seeds…

It seems that  are “Operculicariya Decayi” seeds light-inhibited one?

So I decided to try to sow them in well drained cactus soil this time.

I used to saw them on perlite.

I will wait and see what will happen.

[Notes]: Seed soaked over night / 5 seeds / electric propagator – about 25°C

[Sowing]: 29.4.2019 (12°C in London, U.K. )

“Pelargonium Aridum” – Flowering

I found this yesterday… ♡

It’s my first time to see the flower.

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2019 by BN

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2019 by BN

Last November, someone ate all its root!!! This happaned to the plant. ↓

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2018 by BN

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2018 by BN

So it was a really good surprise to me!

The flowering made me very happy.

“ペラルゴニウム・アリドゥム” – 開花



“Pelargonium Aridum” 2019 by BN

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2019 by BN



“Pelargonium Aridum” 2018 by BN

“Pelargonium Aridum” 2018 by BN



New leaves! – “Dischidia nummularia”

In early winter 2018, I fell in love with “Dischidia nummularia” and I bought one which was in a hangling basket. When I recieved it, it wasn’t in great codition. So I really wanted to make it healthier and well.

However, I couldn’t get it right. I didn’t know anything. It wasn’t similar to any other plants I have.

I failed, and it got smaller and smaller during this winter. 😢

Finally, spring has come…

“Dischidia nummularia”, 4.2019 by Botany Notes

“Dischidia nummularia”, 4.2019 by Botany Notes

They are growing so much now!

I am thinking they just don’t grow in winter as much as the other house plants?

Maybe, I didn’t need to do anything? What I could do was just waiting for spring?

I never know.

I will find out more beside them.

Making healthy thicker leaves project #1

“Dischidia Nummularia” by Botany Notes, 11. 2018

This is my new favourite, “Dischidia Nummularia”.

I got it because they have round leaves. (You might have already known that I like the round leaves. 😄)

After I received this plant, I thought…

“Dischidia Nummularia” by Botany Notes, 11. 2018

No I can’t be like that. It should be stronger, bigger and have thicker leaves! 😔

I went to search “Dischidia Nummularia” on Google and Instagram.

A lot of photos show that thicker round leaf as they are succulent.

And very few but some photos show the leaves like “mentos”!!! 🤩

Very very thick and fat round which I was amazed by.

How could I make my thin, plastic looking leaves like that?

Apparently, they need full direct sun to do that and it’s quite difficult matter here in London but I will do my best.

I want to make my Dischidia healthier and thicker!

It became one of my missions.

My favourite round leaves #1

An aspect of my favourite plants is definitely a round leaf!

This is a classic ↓


“Pilea peperomioides” by Botany Notes, 2018

“Pilea peperomioides” by Botany Notes, 2018

This is my long time favourite and propagated loads.


Peperomia “Hope” by Botany Notes, 2018

This is Half-succulent plant, “Peperomia Hope”.

Easy going house plant. Really nice to live with.


“Xerosicyos danguyi” by Botany Notes, 2018

This might be my NO.1 plant.

I am absolutely in love with these round leaves!

I love the 360° leaves and its stem and thickness, everything about Xerosicyos danguyi.

(To be continued)

“Xerosicyos danguyi”

Scientific name: Xerosicyos danguyi Humbert
Common names: Silver Dollar Vine, Penny Plant
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Zanonioideae
Tribe: Zanonieae
Subtribe: Zanoniinae
Genus: Xerosicyos
Origin: Southwestern Madagascar
Sun: full / partical shade
Flowers: tiny yellowish-green in colour
Cold Tolerance: 0°C

I personally loves round leaves plant.
This has one of my favourite leaves.


“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.