Purchased from a fellow forumer Abby during the recent CNY Hortpark bazaar last month. Fell in love with the cool grey-green rosettes! Been giving them the prime sun spot, hoping the plant will not grow leggy and the rosettes remain tight.

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The plant seems to be accustomed to our hot humid climate by now. So far it has been blooming nonstop and really well!

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The cactus is hidden from view by its large cheerful blooms!

I’ve had this plant (compact hybrid version) since the beginning of September 2013, and it seems to be adapting well to our local hot humid environment. After clearing away the old sulking leaves, I am able to better notice the new growth on the plant, and it has even blossomed!

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Considering my collection of plants are mostly EXTREMELY slow-growing succulents (lithops), this Ice plant comes as a really sweet surprise. Every day I am able to see a significant growth in the fat juicy leaves and flower buds! I did read somewhere that if unable to provide the cold of winter to the plant, it will not blossom well. Unfortunately, living smack on the equator means I can’t provide the cold of Winter or even Autumn/Spring for it. It’s 30 degrees Celsius here 365 days of the year… There’s only HOT, HOTTER, or Thunderstorms here… *sigh*  

We’ll see how it goes… But for now, it still seems to be growing really well. :)

Bought this tiny Crassula Radicans from Provence Village, Paju, South Korea. It’s really tiny! The pot diameter is just 4cm. The tips of the obovated leaves is a little reddish. Will be more red if I give it more sun. (Photos taken on 4th September 2013)

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It’s supposed to flower like this. Really looking forward to it flower someday!

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Have owned it since beginning of August, and it’s still holding well, although I have not much idea about its watering habits yet.

 

Received my new plants from Conos Paradise this afternoon. Although my main order was for other Mesembs, but I decided to add five (1yo) lithops to the order too!

Here you go! :)

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I personally love the pattern  on C143A!

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C36B : Lithops lesliei ssp. lesliei v. lesliei ‘Storms’s Albinigold’

C95 : Lithops verruculosa v. verruculosa “inae”

C143A : Lithops karasmontana ssp. bella

C230C : Lithops verruculosa v. verruculosa

C345 : Lithops terricolor

(Photos taken on 4th September 2013)

Remember this pot of lithops that I got from the Amsterdam flower market in April 2013? After I got back from Europe, I left it outside my house and has not watered it since. Finally got around to repotting these babies today. One perished since then and another was on its way out too so I only repotted the remaining 20 lithops.

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It appears my plants like to change only when I am away.

1) My sunflower flowered while I was studying in Germany a few years back. Being an annual plant, it had died by the time I returned. I never got to see the flowers… sigh

2) My Frithia Pulchra bloomed when I was in Europe this year. By the time I got back, i only managed to see the dried up flower…

3) When I was in South Korea last week, my sister texted me that my lithops have splitted! Well, at least this time, I managed to still see the splitting. (It takes a while for the old leaves to dry up.)

Tadah!

<Square pot (outside) Photo taken on 23th August 2013>

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So, I was watching episode 9 (2013.05.31) of “We Got Married Global” (Korean Variety show), and in this episode, Taecyeon (2PM) and GuiGui visited Jeju for their wedding and honeymoon. On the 2nd day, they visited Hanhwa Aqua Planet Jeju and the show labelled it as “The biggest aquarium in Asia”. And quoting Taecyeon, he said it is “the biggest aquarium screen in Asia”.

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Which got me a little surprised. Because I remember distinctively our very own S.E.A Aquarium being promoted as “World‘s Largest Aquarium” during its opening in end 2012. (Click on the link and it states so in Wikipedia. And if you think Wikipedia’s information may sometimes be wrong, check out Guiness World Records! We hold the Guiness records for both World’s Largest Aquarium and World’s Largest Acrylic Panel.)

The acrylic single viewing panel of Jeju’s aquarium is 73 feet long (23 m) and 26 feet tall (8 m), while Singapore’s is 36-metre (118 ft) wide and 8.3-metre (27 ft) tall. This makes Singapore’s viewing panel significantly longer by 13m. Be it “Aquarium” or “Screen/Panel”, I think SG still wins right? And last time I checked, Singapore belongs to part of Asia, so how could the show (WGM) mislead the audience by calling Aqua Planet Jeju the biggest aquarium in Asia?? Or are we (Singapore) so tiny again, that no one noticed us? :(

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I visited S.E.A Aquarium in December 2012, and the above picture was taken then. It was my favorite part of the entire Aquarium! You might think so what if the panel is huge? But when I walked really close to the panel and with my nose almost touching the glass, it really felt as if I was underwater! My peripheral vision was filled entirely with schools of fish, manta rays and corals. And the best part is, there are big comfy beanbags scattered all over the floor for people to sit/rest on. We spent a relaxing hour lying there, listening to the soothing background music and watching fishes swim by. :)

*Sometimes when I think about it, really have to 佩服 our government… For a country as tiny as us (in terms of size), we actually hold the Guiness World Records for quite a few things. :)

First time seeing a flower bloom on my baby toes! Actually when I received the plant a few months back, I wasn’t able to find much instructions about its care, so I took things into my own hands and watered as I pleased. I must be doing something right, because it has flowered for me!

Technically, I didn’t SEE it bloom, because it bloomed while I was away in Europe. The photos below were taken by my sister using her handphone camera. If I was around to see it bloom, I would have taken a gazillion pictures! *lol* But it’s ok, I am sure it will bloom again soon. :)
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