Propagation of Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’

Healthy potted Caladium 'Lucky Purple' at our frontyard, 12 May 2017Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’ is a captivating cultivar that was hybridised and grown from tissue cultures in Thailand. Its large and rounded heart-shaped leaves are truly spectacular with pinkish purple colouration and beautiful bright pink venation.

Recently our potted Aglaonema cv. Valentine at the courtyard was discarded as the plants were frequently attacked by the mealy bugs. Thus, we decided to separate the potted Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’ into two pots to replace the Aglaonema.

Moreover, we took the opportunity to separate them for this propagation project. It is to help beginners who may be clueless on how to go about it.

It can be easily propagated by division of the tubers or offsets.

How to propagate Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’ by division :

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Abelmoschus esculentus, an edible vegetable with medicinal uses

Abelmoschus esculentus (Lady’s Fingers, Okra, Gumbo)

Harvested fruit vegetables of Abelmoschus esculentus (Lady's Fingers, Okra, Gumbo), 11 April 2017Even though it produces a slimy mucilage, we simply enjoy eating Okra, especially when stir fried with some red peppers.

Growing this fruit vegetable is fabulous as we’re ensured that they are pesticide-free.

These nutritious vegetable are so easy to grow and can be harvested pretty soon.

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Clerodendrum paniculatum with spectacular pagoda-shaped flowers

Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda Flower, Orange Tower Flower, Hanuman Kireetam)

Spectacular and long-lasting blossoms of Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda Flower, Orange Tower Flower, Hanuman Kireetam), 4 May 2017An everblooming shrub that flowers throughout most of the year in the tropical region.

The showy and spectacular blossoms last for several weeks on the plant.

Thus, it provides ample time for the gardener to enjoy the beauty of the flowers.
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Rhapis excelsa cv. Variegata with extremely captivating variegated foliage

Rhapis excelsa cv. Variegata (Variegated Lady Palm, Variegated Bamboo Palm, Variegated Broadleaf Lady Palm)

Rhapis excelsa cv. Variegata (Variegated Lady Palm, Variegated Bamboo Palm, Variegated Broadleaf Lady Palm) with leaves fanned out in a semicircle. 10 April 2017These Variegated Lady Palm are extremely rare and truly amazing plants.

They are really unique and highly sought after by breeder and enthusiasts alike.

Even the home gardeners desire a share of these mesmerizing variegated palms.
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Russelia equisetiformis with fiery red fireworks-like flowers

Russelia equisetiformis (Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain/Plant, Fountain Plant, Coralblow)

A prolific Russelia equisetiformis (Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain/Plant, Fountain Plant, Coralblow), 8 Feb 2016Fire Cracker Plant is an unusual flowering plant with fireworks-like blooms to light up any garden.

A free-flowering beauty that blooms throughout the year in tropical and subtropical regions.

Its hanging clusters of scarlet tubular-shaped flowers is a sight for sore eyes.
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