Wednesday, August 13, 2008

C. pontederiifolia in the wild

These are some photographs of C. pontederiifolia in the wild in Singapore:

I managed to snap a photograph of a flowering C. pontederiifolia many years ago:

I managed to get this species of cryptocoryne to flower under cultivation in my flower bed too with a mixture of Garden soil and 'Horti' soil:

It then developed into a fruit (syncarpium) for me, ugly and black in colour:

The flower bed was unfortunately heavily flooded one rainy day and when I poured away the water into the drain (along with lots of floating dirt), I saw this:

It was too late by then, I have already poured all the floating seeds (which I thought were dirt) into the drain..... sob sob.

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