Strange things are happening to my hibiscus lately.
My yellow hibiscus has change in appearance! It was a beautiful single flower hibiscus with wavy edges and 5 large petals (Pic 1) when I first bought it but now it seems that it has suddenly grown a second set of petals surrounding the pistils! An extra upper tier of flower petals to be more exact. Pic 1 and 2 are of the same plant but taken at an interval of one month.
Is this a hybridisation experiment gone wrong?
“My DIY Garden in Malaysia - GBBD May 2013”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on May 16th 2013.
A similar thing happened to this pinkish purple hibiscus too.
At one glance it looks like a double flower variety with about 10 petals arranged in 2 layers.
See the difference?
After the first round of flowering, this is how the flowers look like after reblooming.
It is clearly a double flower variety but the petals shape has changed!
Pic 3 and 4 are of the same plant but taken at one month interval.
My pink single flower hibiscus with a red eye centre.
Another large striking pink hibiscus!
Butterflies and sunbirds still prefer this simple hibiscus as compared to the rest.
Turk's Cap - Malvaviscus arboreus with flowers pointing up.
Love how the flowers point up and they are small and cute.
Bamboo ground orchid (Arundina graminifolia) with Medinilla atronoides.
Synonym: Pedilanthus bracteatus
Common names: Little Bird Plant, Slipper Plant, Candlelilla
The above is the fruit that appeared after the flowers have withered off.
The Common Palmfly butterfly perched on my pandan plant (Pandanus amaryllifolius)
Scientific name: Elymnias hypermnestra agina
Notice the distinct white dot on its hind wing?
Green Heart Sunflowers.
The flower heads are about 6 inches diameter and plant 4ft tall.
Solenostemon scutellariodes (Syn: Coleus blumei) aka Painted Netlte
Which one is your favourite?