Vallaris Glabra-Kesidang Flower
I found these pictures in my May 2011 folder.
It has been a while since I have any good gardening material to write about. I think the Kesidang plant I have at home will only bloom like once a year..haha!
I am not sure whether I have mentioned that I got another pot of Vallaris Glabra or bunga kerak nasi from a nearby plant nursery.
When I bought the second bunga tikam seladang plant, it was flowering. Now I am still waiting for it to bloom again. I have tried using the tut lentur technique (propagate by layering) to propagate the first Kesidang plant I have many years back, but it failed.
I love the sweet scented smell of pandan leaves that come from the blooming Kesidang flowers.
They are such a joy to my heart, see even the ants love them.
I hope I will be able to grow a tall and big plant of Kesidang in years to come so that one day I would be able to make bunga rampai for my own son’s wedding using the flowers..hehe!
The pics of your kesidang look very nice, I’m also a big fan of kesidang. Bought my first plant in Putrajaya last year, one day before puasa. It had two flowers then, and my plant recently had flowers whch bloomed last Sunday, 5th Feb. I was so happy and felt like a grandmother! The sad thing is my plant is in KL and I am back in Sabah – lucky that the flowers bloomed before we flew back here. Haven’t seen the flower in KK, maybe i should try to look harder. Thanks for sharing your harden.