“Pelargonium Aridum”

“Pelargonium Aridum” by BN, 2018

[Family] : Geraniaceae

[Origin] : South Africa

[Water] : early February to late April, then from early August to late November
Keep completely dry in summer and rather dry winter

[Frost Tolerance] : +8° C

[Sun] : Light shade

[Flower]: Cream yellow

[Reproduction]: seeds, stem cuttings

I really like the shape of leaves.

They are like fireworks.

It’s time to be active in Autumn.

I’m looking forward to seeing more leaves.

“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。

“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。