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#1 User is offline   amostkt 

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

Dear Friends, my Kaempferia just woke up and this is the first flower of the batch.

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferia_MelonSkin.jpg

The flowers only open for a short time and it has the most beautiful bright pink flowers.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

View Postamostkt, on 21 May 2012 - 12:30 PM, said:

Dear Friends, my Kaempferia just woke up and this is the first flower of the batch.

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferia_MelonSkin.jpg

The flowers only open for a short time and it has the most beautiful bright pink flowers.



Pretty! :wub:/> Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

Hey Amos,

The laotica I bought from you in June grew from 2 leaves to 6 leaves now! How to repot it?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

Dear Greenmunn, it is nice to know that the plant is doing well for you. As with repotting, simply find a slighly larger pot and prepare a well-draining mix of 30% cocopeat, 30% perlite,30% small pebbles and 5% fertiliser. Squeeze the pot a little to loosen the soil of the potted kaempferia, try to remove the old pot and change to a new pot and add in fresh media. The media may be loose and it is best that you do it over a tray or newspaper to make cleaning up easier.

I don't advice you to propagate the plant at this moment, do it when it is about to wakes up from dormancy next season.
While it is growing, give it moderate dose of sunlight and fertiliser and water for healthy growth.


Hope my advice helps, need more information, please feel free to ask me.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:33 PM

Opps..

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Many thanks Amos!

So.. just to check: repotting it is different from propagating it, right? (In essence, I should just repot it now)

How would you know it has woken up from dormancy? What constitutes dormancy?

regards,
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

Kaempferia species that are native to North Thailand and Laos and are seasonal plants. Their leaves emerges during the wet months from May till October, leaves come in many forms and colors. They can be exposed to bright to almost direct sunlight. Dry months are from November till April. During the dry months, the plants will generally loose it's leaves and remain underground waiting for the next rainy season to arrive.

When the wet months are near, new green shoots will appear on the dry rhizomes and slowly develop into new leaves. with their new leaves, they will be able to make food again. It is important that they receive sufficient sunlight, water and nutrients during their growing stage.

They prefer well draining media, a mix of peat, perlite and small pebbles. They can be kept moderately moist to dry when they return to dormancy during the dry months from November till April. Water them when green tip starts to sprout in May.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

Other Kaempferia Species or Natural Hybrids.

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_PurpleMoth.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_PurpleMoth_P.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_RedLeaf_P.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_SilverLeaf_P.jpg

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T01_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T02_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T03_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T03_L02.jpg
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:51 PM

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T04_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T05_F01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T05_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T06_L01.jpg

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj621/asiatic_green/Collector%20Plants/Ginger%20Species/Kaempferiasp_T07_L01.jpg
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:30 PM

Wow you have a wonderful collections of kaempferia. The flowers are pretty good.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:12 AM

Thanks Shirley, I love these beautiful Kaempferias. Hopefully someday some hybrids can be made from these species.


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Wow you have a wonderful collections of kaempferia. The flowers are pretty good.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

It is also called aromatic ginger and so it is a plant in the ginger family.
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