October 2012: Admiring the unfurling of tiny tots in our garden

Wonderful sight indeed when I spent my days in October to observe the unfurling of tiny tots on our flowering and foliage plants. What marvels the Lord had created and designed for our amazement, delight and joy!

Sharing some images of their fascinating features that I had opportunity to capture on camera. I’ve created a photomosaic of each plant so that you can enjoy their unfolding beauty! They are self-explanatory, so I’ll just display them all below, hoping to put a smile on your face as you view them! :-)

Spathiphyllum spp. ‘Mauna Loa Supreme’
Common names: Peace Lily, Spathe Flower, White Anthurium, White Sails.

Spathiphyllum 'Mauna Loa Supreme': unfurling its flower and leaf


Wrightia antidysenterica
Common names: Snowflake, Milky Way, Arctic Snow, Winter Cherry Tree, Sweet Indrajao.

Wrightia antidysenterica: unfolding from buds to flowers

Costus woodsonii
Common names: Red Button Ginger, Scarlet Spiral Flag, Red Cane, Panamanian Candle Ginger, Indian Head Ginger, Dwarf French Kiss, Dwarf Cone Ginger.

Costus woodsonii: unfolding leaf, red button bud and vibrant bracts/flowers


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’
Common names: Mophead Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Hortensia.

Hydrangea macrophylla: numerous florets blossoming beautifully


Anthurium andraeanum, a dwarf light pink variety’
Common names: Flamingo Flower/Lily, Tail Flower, Lacquer Anthurium, Oilcloth Flower, Painter’s Palette.

Anthurium andraeanum, a Dwarf Pink variety: leaves and flower buds unfolding beautifully


Asparagus setaceus
Common names: Asparagus Plumosa Fern, Plume Asparagus Fern/Plant.

Asparagus setaceus: newly emerged 0.5cm inconspicuous flower and young light green leaves


Schefflera arboricola
Common names: Abicola, Arboricola, Hawaiian Umbrella Tree, Hawaiian Elf Schefflera.

Schefflera arboricola 'Janine': showing the emergence of leaves in different stages


Aglaonema cv. Legacy
Common names: Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonema Thai Hybrid.

Aglaonema 'Legacy': lovely cone-shaped emerging leaf


Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pixie’
Common names: Goosefoot Plant, Arrowhead Vine/Plant, Nephthytis, Five-fingers, African/American Evergreen.

Syngonium podophyllum 'Pixie': displaying the unfurling leaf and its subsequent variegated colour


Proiphys amboinensis
Common names: Cardwell Lily, Northern Christmas Lily.

Proiphys amboinensis: unfolding of its new lighter green leaves

Do click on the available links, coloured brown above if you’re interested to know more about the plants, and place your cursor on the photos to know their description.


Last edit: June 10, 2016

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5 Responses to “October 2012: Admiring the unfurling of tiny tots in our garden”

  1. Diana Says:

    Lovely collection of plants you have growing in your garden. I am a newbie tropical gardener, used to garden at a dry Mediterranean climate. Looking at you super photos help me identified some plants in my parent garden.

  2. james Says:

    I enjoy looking at your lovely plants.
    They are truly colourful and beautiful to look at.

  3. Jacqueline Says:

    @ Diana: Thanks for your lovely comment, Diana! Great to know that our site’s articles have helped you in ID’ying your plants.

    @ James: I’m really happy you’ve enjoyed viewing them. What a nice compliment… thanks for making my day, James.

  4. james Says:

    your Anthurium is blooming so profusely.
    I had recently reset my plant. I noticed that many plantlets sort of coil around the Anthurium’s mother plant.
    And they can easily & carefully detached and replanted into a new plant.
    They get burned up easily when faced under the sun but in shade – they rarely flower.
    Any tips on this?

  5. Jacqueline Says:

    Hi James,
    You’re right, direct sunlight will scorch the foliage, whilst in full shade, it seldom flowers. What I noticed is it needs filtered sunlight to grow well and flower.

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