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#21 User is offline   sthh 

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:41 AM

View PostJosh, on 16 November 2015 - 08:45 AM, said:

sthh :
amazed that you managed to take so much photos without getting 'ahem' caught. Loved the bulb speciality stall with the detailed offering.
Wonder if you have managed to lug back the perfume guihua or any chiyu soil. seeds?

Lazzy : this place is definitely worth a visit, you better plan a short trip there. :hysterical:/>/>


Didn't managed to get any osmanthus this round. Saw an osmanthus specialty stall selling many different flowering ones, cheapest from NT 100 to NT 350 for other. But they are so big, and cannot fit into my shoebox.
The tuberose is not in season, so the bulb seller told me to go back in summer, lol.


View Posttc68, on 16 November 2015 - 08:59 AM, said:

Thanks for the pictures! Planning a trip there too..

Make sure you go during weekends. I only have 1 sat morning there, because my flight is on sat early afternoon. So I was walking around like a madman.
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:51 AM

View Poststhh, on 15 November 2015 - 10:42 PM, said:

Yeah, took photos of those hippies bulbs for u. But they are too big to lug back. Each is the size of a mug.


Haha thanks man. I appreciate it. I'll make it a point to swing by that place if I head over to Taiwan in the future.

Woot! They sound like jumbo bulbs! Will probably produce 3 scapes per bulb. :wub:/>


View PostJosh, on 16 November 2015 - 08:45 AM, said:

sthh :
amazed that you managed to take so much photos without getting 'ahem' caught. Loved the bulb speciality stall with the detailed offering.
Wonder if you have managed to lug back the perfume guihua or any chiyu soil. seeds?

Lazzy : this place is definitely worth a visit, you better plan a short trip there. :hysterical:/>/>


Yah, totally man. Haha. It's like a paradise to me HAHA


View Poststhh, on 16 November 2015 - 09:41 AM, said:

Didn't managed to get any osmanthus this round. Saw an osmanthus specialty stall selling many different flowering ones, cheapest from NT 100 to NT 350 for other. But they are so big, and cannot fit into my shoebox.
The tuberose is not in season, so the bulb seller told me to go back in summer, lol.



Make sure you go during weekends. I only have 1 sat morning there, because my flight is on sat early afternoon. So I was walking around like a madman.


Aww. I wonder if they would've let you take cuttings from the osmanthus.
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:23 AM

Osmanthus actually sounds quite difficult to bloom in Singapore unless you can find the supposed 'broad-leaf' variety, which was rare Singapore in 2008. I have zero knowledge on this plant and only began researching on it like 1h ago.

http://www.greencult...ce/page__st__20
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:05 AM

Lazzy : according to seller, they are very confident of their bulbs and generally have results to show. go only weekends, the other side is the jade market and arty stuff if you keen to explore.

Sthh :
osmanthus cutting is available at some nurseries but based on your schedule i doubt you can make it. I do have some tuberose bulbs growing from the same stall and they are still dividing, if you keen let me know.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 12:50 PM

Looking forward to my trip after seeing these tempting photos. Will there be less plants next month as I've heard that they are seasonal?
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos ! :)/>
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:56 AM

Here's my loot from Jianguo market:
Stuff are so cheap, I didn't bother to bargain with them.
The exotic cactus are the most expensive.

Some Astrophytum asterias
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2013_zpskricizcf.jpg
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2014_zpsxjgw6dv0.jpg

This is one small expensive cactus. I googled the chinese name, seems to get Tephrocactus alexanderi var. geometricus
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2015_zpsngteruwo.jpg

An silver version of the lophophora. The seller keeps saying silver something something, and ask me to compare it with the cheaper green version. But I think it looks healthy, hence I selected this one instead.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2011_zpshdno6dmb.jpg

A succulent, pachypodium
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2016_zpslntwgxr3.jpg

A flowering sophronitis, thought it was a fraction of the price I paid for my non flowering one.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2019_zpsigip7al1.jpg

A sharry baby, so cheap. It is already in full bloom now, and smells chocolatey
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2025_zpsrdzwy7zn.jpg

A white oncidium
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2027_zpslo2ycmlp.jpg
And a yellow one, selling like a pile of vegetable for 1 dollar
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2028_zpszpaefk12.jpg

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:57 AM

More:
A dendrobium, I have not googled the chinese name yet.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2024_zpsrqdimls1.jpg

2 different cymbidiums, selling like a pile of vegetables. Seller says they are fragrant, so I bought to try.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2029_zpsryt7dmka.jpg
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2026_zps7l7wwckj.jpg

a stalk dendrobium anosmum at giveaway price
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2031_zpscjybitu8.jpg

Some bulbs of rainlilies and liniums
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2033_zpszucbti3t.jpg
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/Jianguo%20Holiday%20Flower%20Market/STHH2034_zpsesuj6auk.jpg

All these are squeezed and folded into a cardboard shoebox. They are wrapped in newspaper and cushioned each other, and checked in.
Now I have to look for space to grow them properly.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:59 AM

The variegated cactus is nice. Looks like a piece of jade.
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:03 AM

View Poststhh, on 17 November 2015 - 09:56 AM, said:

And a yellow one, selling like a pile of vegetable for 1 dollar


Omg I laughed at this. Your cymbidiums really like a huge pile of vegetables. Haha looks like a damn good buy, gratz! Can't believe you managed to fit all those orchids into a shoebox.
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:07 AM

View Postlazearus, on 17 November 2015 - 10:03 AM, said:

Omg I laughed at this. Your cymbidiums really like a huge pile of vegetables. Haha looks like a damn good buy, gratz! Can't believe you managed to fit all those orchids into a shoebox.


It is better to squeeze lots of plants together so that they cannot move during the transit. And most of these stuff are very hardy anyway, orchids and cactus and bulbs. There are a lot more things I wished I have gotten, because they are not easily found here, or are very expensive here.
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:08 AM

View Postlazearus, on 17 November 2015 - 10:03 AM, said:

Omg I laughed at this. Your cymbidiums really like a huge pile of vegetables. Haha looks like a damn good buy, gratz! Can't believe you managed to fit all those orchids into a shoebox.


I just got inspired to make use of shoe box next time. (those from daiso version) with newspaper. i usually grab some seeds and cutting as well as bulbs. next trip next trip :flowers:/>
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:16 AM

View PostJosh, on 17 November 2015 - 10:08 AM, said:

I just got inspired to make use of shoe box next time. (those from daiso version) with newspaper. i usually grab some seeds and cutting as well as bulbs. next trip next trip :flowers:/>/>


Yeah, shoeboxes are very useful. You put your shoe and slippers in them, and put your exotic peppers, fruits, plants, bulbs and seeds on your return trip.
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:35 PM

View Poststhh, on 17 November 2015 - 10:16 AM, said:

Yeah, shoeboxes are very useful. You put your shoe and slippers in them, and put your exotic peppers, fruits, plants, bulbs and seeds on your return trip.

sthh

You must have used a size 20 shoebox! :lol:/>
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:14 PM

I was there on the 15 Nov. I'm glad I went as there were so many things to see and not buy (sigh). Only saw 2 stalls selling air plants as I thought the plants were the easiest to transport. I think prices are comparable to Singapore. Got a Tillandsia Andreana for NT200. However one plant caught my attention. Took a pic of it. Does anyone know the ID of this plant?

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/zen4yen/IMG_7182.jpg

I saw another one which was a lot bigger but it somehow looks different.

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/zen4yen/DSCF3529.jpg
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 01:24 PM

I find the prices are cheaper than Singapore, especially for cactus and succulents, and bonsai and flowering plants. Maybe the prices for airplant are similar. Your pic looks like the furong.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:03 PM

super rookie
I think the plant is Crossostephium chinense 芙蓉菊 / 细叶芙蓉
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:28 PM

Thanks sthh and Wisteria. Appreciate your help :)/>
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