Crape Jasmine, Flowering Bush

Normally known as Moonbeam, Chandani (in Urdu) and Crape Jasmine, Tabemaemontanus Coronaria is an excellent evergreen and ornamental bush for lawns and gardens. Abundance of dazzling white flowers justifies the name Moonbeam – just watch the beauty of its small white flowers under moonlight. Culture Tabemaemontanus produces glossy leaves of dark green color and gains […]

Agave Striata: Wordless Wednesday

More Wordless Wednesday entires.

Adenium Obesum, The Desert Rose

Adenium Obesum, also known as Desert Rose, is a succulent and caudex forming shrub from southern region of Africa and Arabia. Adenium are popular for their unusual shapes and spectacular flowers. This slow growing flowering shrub can ultimately turn in to a small tree with large swollen trunk/caudex. Adenium Obesum can be used in landscape […]

Preparing for the Summer

I live in a sub-tropical region (where weather conditions resemble the climate of USDA Zone 10b) and maintain a roof-top succulent garden. The best part of growing my succulents on roof-top is maximum air flow almost throughout the year and good sunny conditions in winter. However, summer is harsh and I need to protect the […]

Blood Spots

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite Agave plants, Agave x Manfreda. The plants is remarkable because of dark red spots on its delicate leaves. The plant makes a compact rosette (usually 12″ in height and 12″ to 20″ in width). The grey-green leaves have red margins and are usually fragile. It is suitable for […]

Quisqualis Indica – The Rangoon Creeper

I was raised in a big house with plants, vines and trees in abundance. Naturally, I have a lot of childhood memories associated with these plants… and there are some special memories that I still cherish like a big Rangoon Creeper vine loaded with large tufts of white, pink and bright red flowers. It was […]