Archive for September, 2008

Monstrous Venus Fly Traps – The B52 part 2

Posted in Bedroom Carnivores with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2008 by rjcbarcode

Few months after the mass order, GCS members have updated their B52’s KPI and shown us how’s the plant doing in Singapore’s condition.

Let’s look at some pics:

It’s amazing how crazy plant people like us (Or to phrase it nicely, plant connoisseurs) are so crazed about a variety of one plant species. I quote Cindy from GCS in one of her posts:

“Gosh! Other people walk their dogs but the whole bunch of us will be walking our VFTs!!!

Imagine the scene at the beach…

We are all smiling at one another, then we all turn and smile at our own VFTs…

…then we say to them…”The direct sunlight is good for you. You will look better (spelled redder) after this.”

But the growers all become “chao dar” at the end of it.”

Here is Lam’s plant, an expert at CPs with growing conditions I never cease to envy:

Alright, I hope I get my hands on one soon….


My Tillandsia cyanea has flowered!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2008 by rjcbarcode

My mum brought back our Tillandsia cyanea from her office due to the inflorescence which the plant has happily put out. I could tell that the plant was happy from receiving enough sun, judging from the maroon coloured leaves of the Tillandsia.

Tillandsia cyanea

Usually, I do not get to witness the purplish-blue flowers of Tillandsia cyanea much, due to the short lifespan of the flowers. In fact when I got the plant from tropiflora at SGF 06, the flowers did not appear due to rotting of the flower buds. When the plants arrived in Singapore, water was stuck in the inflorescene and it eventually rotted.

To my delight, the flowers lasted longer this time the plant bloomed! I managed to capture the blue flowers on camera and posted it on GCS.
cyanea flower

Hopefully, this plant will continue to pup more and provide me with more flowers each year!