Friday, January 9, 2009

Longicaulis & Aeschynanthus Flowers

I am really starting to miss writing in my blog, I tend to favor the good things that happen around my house, but since I moved to the East coast, I am having a lot of plant troubles......which is really discouraging. I will have to start writing about the good, the bad, and the ugly.

My Christmas cacti (actually Thanksgiving cactus) are starting to get buds. Oddly enough, only the ones in the bedroom are forming buds. this is most likely because it is the only room that does not have any artificial light interrupting, giving them 12 hours of darkness. I have a few in the kitchen, the living room and the bathroom that are not getting buds, but they never get 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. I am planning to put the others in there as well after I make room for them.

This xmas cactus was the fastest one to grow buds. It showed its first flowers a couple weeks ago and it is still growing new buds,

This lipstick plant bloomed last year about the same time as it is now. Must be a winter thing, becuse it hasnt been exposed to c0ol temps, and it also has not had any special light treatment.
I found a website about lipstick plants a while ago, it said that they werent sure there are triggers too.


MrBrownThumb said...

You should post about the bad even if you don't think it will make a great post. Sometimes I wish I would remember to post about my plant failures. I think you can learn more from your mistakes.

Hanna-Riikka said...

I agree with you, telling about failures is not easy, at least when it just doesn't happen to come to mind when you struggle with plant problems... Anyway, welcome to my blog as well, perhaps I should open about how I burned two of my Hoyas with lamps...

flowergrden said...

I have the same plant indoors. I got it a long time ago. This plant grows really fast.