While flipping over the fabulously large and lustrous foliage of our potted Cardwell Lily out of curiosity, I discovered some plantlets growing beneath, hidden from view. How delightful as it gave me the opportunity to do something with them. You guessed right! …a chance to do a tutorial on how to propagate Proiphys amboinensis (botanical [...]
The pink dwarf anthurium in a 5.5-inch (13.97cm) wide pot which was added to our tropical garden in September 2011 had outgrown its space and definitely need some attention from us. Hence I took the opportunity to do the needful, that is, dividing the whole clump into two sections and pot them separately as a [...]
Our June 2012 garden project: propagating a Staghorn Fern My first attempt… I’ve procrastinated too long with the fear that the project is doomed to fail. Well, it’s about time to charge ahead, equipped with my gardening instincts with confidence. I’ll never know unless I try, don’t you think so? Currently our potted Staghorn Fern [...]
Aglaonema or popularly known as Chinese Evergreen, being first cultivated in China, is one of the most decorative indoor plant with attractive variegated foliage for homes and offices. With much hybridizing over the many decades, especially in Thailand and Indonesia in Southeast Asia, the newer cultivars are now available in explosive colours with many variations [...]
Yippee! We have a new plant(s) for our garden, added last month, free of charge! :) It is botanically known as Ricinus communis. Did a quick search with the words, ‘red maroon purple leaves’ at TopTropicals.com, one of our favourite sites that’s helpful in identifying tropical plants and straightaway 3 plants popped up, including the [...]
Jatropha podagrica (Buddha Belly Plant or Gout Stick), a popular tropical herbaceous perennial belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family and native to Central America, is ever so generous! Not only does it produces flowers and seeds so readily, it self-sow as easily too without any fuss from seeds that are thrust far and wide when its [...]
Cyrtostachys renda (Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax Palm) is one of the most beautiful and striking clumping palm that’s admired by many. A must-have exotic palm specimen if you have the garden space! Last October, while taking photos of the Lipstick Palm trees that were growing in our church’s compound to include in our C. [...]
How to propagate Cyperus involucratus (Umbrella Plant/Sedge, Umbrella Grass/Papyrus, Dwarf Papyrus Grass) These Umbrella Plants are so easily re-propagated! A single plant can provide material to last many many years. A lifetime, so to speak, as it suckers rather rapidly, forming dense clusters effortlessly.