Ixora – flowering bush for gardens and hedges

Ixora is an evergreen flowering bush and belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which is one of the most important families of the plant kingdom because of its commercial, medicinal and ornamental use. Two species from this family, Coffea canephor and Coffea Arabica, are used for the production of coffee. The bark of trees of Cinchona […]

10 Unique Ideas for Miniature Gardens

Containers are one of the most important parts of my design scheme. They can instantly impact and lift the look-and-feel of landscapes, miniature gardens, windows, patios, and indoor or outdoor plants. For this reason, selecting the right type of containers is very important both for the plant as well as your design scheme for miniature […]

Agaves, tips for cultivation & medicinal uses

Agaves are one of my prime choices when selecting plants for gardens, containers or landscapes. The variety of size, color and symmetrical patterns of Agaves make them a perfect candidate for interesting landscapes.  Generally, all agaves love plenty of light and space to grow and, except extreme cold, these plants can survive tough conditions. Classification […]

Ceropegia Woodii

Ceropegia belongs to Apocynaceae family. It has quite unusual leaves and flowers. Ceropegia is often called by interesting names like lantern flower, parasol flower, parachute flower, bushman’s pipe, string of hearts, snake creeper, wine-glass vine, rosary vine, necklace vine and condom flower. The hairy flowers of Ceropegia trap flies are insects that act as pollinators. The […]

Stapelia Gigantea

Stapelias are perennial succulents. It usually makes a bunch of erect, succulent stems of green to reddish, depending on exposure to the sun. The plant in this picture is Steplia Gigantea grown outdoor. Stapelias are usually known for star-shaped flowers. Flowers of certain species like Stapelia Gigantea can grow as big as 41 cm when in […]

Agave Macroacantha

Agave Macroacantha is one of my favorite Agave Plants. It is neat, compact, and stiff. The leaves are usually blue-green with prominent black teeth and very sharp black spine. Agave Macroacantha is quite hardy plant and can withstand drought. It likes full to partial sun and can be grown from seeds and off-shoots though it […]