Propagating Aglaonema Plants

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 […]

Ricinus communis, our garden’s addition in January 2011

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 and so happy to have nailed its ID. We chanced upon this beautiful shrub growing by the roadside in the neighbourhood and it was love at first sight! […]

Propagating Jatropha podagrica (Gout Plant) by seeds

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 […]

Propagating the Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda)

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. […]

Propagating Cyperus involucratus (Umbrella Plant/Sedge)

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.