Epipremnum aureum (Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Silver Vine) A top favorite house plant, worldwide! Money Plant, another of its common name, always ignites fond memories for me. As far back as a teenager, I had loved placing a glass of ‘Jade Pothos’ on my desk and later, a vase of either ‘Golden Pothos’ or ‘Marble Queen’, [...]
Episcia cupreata (Flame Violet, Carpet Plant) An outstanding plant, widely grown as much for its attractive foliage as its brilliant flowers. Excellent for hanging baskets or as ground cover.
How marvelous! Our potted Calathea roseo picta cv. ‘Eclipse’ started flowering for the first time ever in October! Previously flowerless for more than 2 years in our garden. And so timely too, especially cheering my cheerless heart where I have been so sick for almost 3 weeks and unable to enjoy and potter around the [...]
Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ does flower after all! Truly, a remarkable phenomenon, very rarely seen on Birdnest cultivars of Sansevieria trifasciata. Matter of fact, even the common sansevieria, such as S. trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ and others rarely flowers.
It is almost two years since we last shared about this indoor garden space of ours. Hmm…about time to update here the interesting plants that currently fill this courtyard and give us much pleasure and joy. This rectangular void is adjacent to our dinning hall and separated by sliding glass doors and partly surrounded by [...]
Calathea roseo picta (Rose Painted Calathea, Rose Painted Prayer Plant)
Cissus discolor (Trailing Begonia Vine, Rex Begonia Vine) It was love at first sight with Cissus discolor, last November at a garden center! We just have to bring a pot of it home, even though it is a twining climber which we are normally hesitant to add to our small garden. This is one exotic [...]
Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus, Flame/Painted Nettle, Painted Leaves) Dazzling! Dramatic! Decorative! These are but a few of the many adjectives used to describe the amazingly colorful display of its variegated leaves. S. scutellarioides, a species of the genus Solenostemon and formerly known as Coleus, are well-known for their ornamental foliage that come in a wide range [...]