Lovely and Unusual, Moraea tortilis: The Spiral Grass

Moraea tortilis or Spiral Grass is a bulbous plant known for its very unusual and ornamental twisting and curly leaves that resemble a corkscrew. Native to limited regions of Namibia and South Africa, Moraea tortilis is a hardy and drought tolerant plant. In cultivation, it can be propagated in a well-drained soil and under sunny exposure. […]

Pachypodium lamerei: The Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium is a genus of caudiciform succulents from the family of Plumeria. The plants in this genus are characterized by thick, succulent stems that are usually covered by long spines and crowned by lance-shaped leaves that are arranged in a circular fashion. Belonging to Africa and Madagascar, Pachypodium are quite hardy plants that can adapt […]

Galtonia candicans, The Berg Lily

Galtonia is a genus of bulbous plants from South Africa that grow in dense clumps and produce tall spikes of beautiful white flowers in late summer. Galtonia candicans is perhaps the most popular species in this genus. The plant is featured by lance-shaped leaves that grow up to 1.5 meter and tall spikes that bear […]

5 Easy to Grow Plants for Cold Climate Gardens

1. Centaurea cineraria is an evergreen and cold hardy plant for outdoor gardens. Commonly described as Dusty Miller, the plan grows up to 1 foot and produces beautiful silvery foliage. Inconspicuous flowers of white or yellow colors appear in summer. Centaurea cineraria prefers full sun but can be grown under light shade. The plant is […]

Brownea coccinea, the Rose of Venezuela

Brownea is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs from tropical climates of Africa and Asia. Belonging to the bean family, the plants in this genus feature rich and showy flowers, ornamental foliage and quick growing habit. Most plants in this genus prefer sunny exposure and moist soil for healthy growth. The most popular plant […]

Lovely Flowering Shrub for All Places: Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala myrtifolia is an evergreen and easy-to-grow flowering shrub that can be grown in almost any garden – from sandy coastal soils to rock gardens, and from sunny spots to shaded spots of garden where very few plants would survive. Polygala myrtifolia requires a sunny exposure and a rich loamy soil but it is hardy […]