Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Large Sized Flowers Plants How to get Large sized Flowers in Container Plants 2 Practical Tips

Adenium Flowers 4.5 inches size
While so many emails come up asking for how to get large sized flowers , and people always limit their thoughts that small container plants will always give small flowers , and they grow them in very large containers but most plants die off as they do not love such big spaces. Container plants always have a limited output and as for flowers you get proportionate small sized blooms according to the plants size and container size. This was what we always heard and as whoever sees my terrace garden says oh, these could grow so large in soil, yes ,agreed, but there is a charm and beauty of growing in containers...and of course not everyone can get a piece of land!
Allamanda flowers 5.5 inches size flowers
So while I have been getting blooms and always not so much feeding but regular trimming has worked wonders this time.
1) Regular trimming makes the stem healthy and much stronger and I have noticed drastic increase in size of the blooms this time, many be they got scared that I have trimmed so much frequently. Yes, it is true, as most cactus growers say that the plant in mode of distress and fear produces blooms, yet to see some blooms of the mystical Brahma Kamal plant...
Grow in large sized containers the Allamanda, Poinsettias, Mussaendas,  and let them be happy and they give larger sized flowers and many more in number.
2) For bulb and rhizome plants the opposite is true. Smaller sized containers, the rhizome plants love to be root bound and choose larger sized bulbs. See that they receive some hours of sunlight and a well draining soil works wonders. I have planted them together so that each one is vieing for attention. The Adenium plants are exotic and really very beautiful fluorescent pink. The first flowers were smaller in size but as they received sunlight and not much of extra stems coming up, the single stem gave out very large sized flowering stalk with three huge blossoms.
The rains bring out immense beauty in the magical little space under the sun, overflowing with blessings form the Universe, this time as I look for some casualties, injured or dead plants, which are not many till now,  there are so many new ones emerging from nowhere, as the seeds are latent.
The Elephants ear, dotted plant. Dwarf Caladium, are so beautiful and available in so many different types and colours, with their huge elephant ears shape, easy growing and spreads fats. Our plant were as lost , I had almost forgotten about this as there were absolutely no growth  for a year. as there were no signs for a year and suddenly in rainy season they have come up , and WOW what a size!
Huge Leaf of elephants ear plant unexpected new growth in rains

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Disease and Pests in Brahma Kamal Plant Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum Sick Plant disease and Care

Fresh Brahma kamal Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum plant leaves dying ...

hard soil of Brahma kamal Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum plant container
 Disease, pest seen in Brahma kamal plant! Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum has been growing healthy with long elongated leaves and tiny emerging fresh leaves, with my serious mistake of taking them under direct rains and also some over watering...they have gone limp and thought I am immediately trimming the sick parts, what is aw today was thick emerged swollen parts, mites, pests , a disease, OMG, my Brahma Kamal plants are sick!!!
Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum leaves drying at tips
 With growing plants for more than ten years, in my terrace garden I had never had so much trouble growing any plant! All my plants love me so much and of course tolerate my erratic gardening actions and yet give me so many happy blooms!
Drying portions of Brahma Kamal Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum plant
Not the Brahma Kamal Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum...I think the more I am caring the more it is eluding..this time I was shocked to see these pests disease on such healthy thick leaves of the Brahma Kamal plant. Tried to wipe these but they are embedded in the leaves.
 Is it the reason after adding some feeding...I usually avoid adding any feedings but got tempted to add the ready mix from the plant nursery and well they seem to get angry!
I don't know what went wrong but my earlier Brahma kamal plants used to grow out in the open terrace garden, I had to shift them because of bugs and caterpillars who feasted on the fleshy leaves and left holes in every leaf.
The Brahma kamal plant suddenly started to dry... of the many plants growing in small pots the edges began to dry and then more of them. I think it was the strong sunlight in the open, the evening sun which gives its full blast to my terrace garden. I have trimmed the dried portions and hoping they pick up growth fast!
Disease in Brahma Kamal Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum plant
My Brahma kamal plants enjoy morning sunlight and are growing on a window sill. Hoping they will recover soon and meanwhile the garden this time is at its best, with huge blooms of allamanda,
Flourescent Pink Huge flowers Adenium Plant

Vibrant Pink Bougainvillea flowers 

Allamanda Flower Huge and fully loaded on Plant
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Red layered hibiscus , roses, lillies and Adeniums! The Obsession continues...so added another Brahma kamal plant! in the hope...to see...some blooms...of Brahma Kamal...
 Oh so totally agree when you see a beautiful garden do realize that it is the effort and hard work of the garden!

"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling


New Plants Sausserea Obvallata Epiphyllum Oxypetallum
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Brahma Kamal plants going Limp! Very Important Lesson for Growing Brahma Kamal Plants

Brahma Kamal Plant leaves going limp
Very important lesson in growing Brahma Kamal plants- never ever over water! an emotional fool always I get so excited with first rains and want my indoor plants to enjoy as well! So even this year 2017, with the first rains, I took all my healthy Brahma kamal plants to enjoy the first shower, and they did not like it! The hot sun after the shower burnt the leaves and they just got real angry. The tips and then even whole healthy leaves went limp and started to get soggy. I started trimming the soggy part so that it does not spread, but, I am afraid the disease is spreading fast...so of the five plants...I am trying to save them, the dream and obsession continues but I am such an impatient soul, don't know whether I will get to see any blooms...
More leaves of Brahma Kamal flower plant disease
The Brahma Kamal plant has taken good roots and has strong root system. So hoping it will survive my tantrums!I will remember this, never ever over water your Brahma kamal plants, they can go dry but not with more water,especially during monsoon season.
Leaves falling off soggy
Avoid watering during afternoons
Avoid watering large quantities of water
Avoid adding water with force to the container of Brahma Kamal plant
Avoid misting the plant, bathing the Brahma Kamal plant in sunlight.
For all the Brahma Kamal plant lovers, hope this helps!
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