Ornamental Foliage Plants for Tropical Gardens – Caladium

The first ever plant that I grew myself, as a 7 year old, was a Caladium. Digging small tubers, given by my father, in a container, watering it daily and watching it twice a day sprouting and sending off colorful leaves was like a magic. I just fell in love with colorful heart-shaped leaves of […]

Lovely Colors and Fragrance of Henna: Lawsonia Inermes

Lawsonia Inermes which in widely known as Henna or Mehndi is a tall evergreen shrub from tropical and sub-tropical regions of southern Asia and Africa. This sun loving shrub grows up to 2.5 meters and bears small fragrant flowers of white or pale pink colors almost all through the year. Suitable as hedge plant, Henna […]

7 Ornamental Houseplants for Beginners

Today we are featuring 7 ornamental houseplants for beginners who want to brighten up empty spaces in their homes with lustrous greenery or bright flowers – but with minimal care and limited time to pamper, feed, prune and water. The plants listed here are recommended for beginners because of their ability to survive without requiring […]

Lovely Flowering Trees and Shrubs of Cassia

Cassia is a large genus of flowering trees and shrubs from tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. These fast growing plants are second to none when they are in full bloom. Most species of Cassia would produce dense clusters of very attractive flowers. In fact, a Cassia in full bloom is a treat to […]

Easy to Grow Annual Flowers: Gomphrena Globosa

Usually known as Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena Globosa is an easy-to-grow annual bloomer that offers beautiful and showy flowers of purple, pink, orange, white and yellow colors. Flowers appear in summer and can be preserved for fresh as well as dried floral arrangements.  Flowers of Gomphrena Globosa have papery surface and are useful in many ways: […]

Ornamental Foliage Plant for Tropics: Lipstick Palm

Cyrtostachys Lakka or Lipstick Palm is one of the most beautiful and striking palms in its genus. It can be recognized easily for its red stalks in plantation. Lipstick Palm grows as slender foliage plant up to 5 meters or more, and bears long leaves (about 2 meters) on bright red stalks. Native to Malaysia and […]