This salmon colour hippeastrum is one of the common hippies here in Malaysia known as Hippeastrum Roseum. Because I am not familiar with my mother garden at the moment I need to jot notes of the plants and the location. I did not expected that this area has hidden hippeastrum bulbs growing under the soil. I think my mother planted this hippeastrum bulbs while I was living in Adelaide. The blooming Roseum was obscured by the huge Elephant Ear plant leaves. I recently discovered this hippeastrum plant when I was taking photos of other plants at this area.
Desperate for some light, the hippeastrum has grown really tall, at least 50cm. As you can see the plant is shaded by surrounding plants.
Well I would have not imagine that the bulbs were sleeping underneath these dried leaves fallen from bigger plants in this area. I am often ask what kind of fertiliser I used for the plants. But honestly, I have no time at all to feed the plants. Almost all follow the cycle of life. Fallen leaves decomposition brought back food for the living plants. We often have self-seedlings plants as well sprouted.
Biggest contributor for composted material in this area is the vigorous climber Bauhenia kockiana living happily above the Roseum hippeastrum.
It feels like spring on this area many type of flowers starting to bloom one by one. One of it is 'Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow plant starting to bloom next to the Roseum. This is a very old collection of my mother's, we had this plant when I was still in primary school.
Roseum in full bloom.