Ixora – growing from a bush to a tree

The Ixora Parviflora growing in my lawn is sprawling in all directions, these days. Previously it has flowered abundantly. It produces bunches of creamy white flowers with a hint of fragrance. This year, it is producing more leaves than it had produced ever. The lime-green leaves are covering the entire plant to form a nice […]

Guide to Designing a Window Garden

Window gardens are easy to maintain and can instantly give an entirely new look to your home especially if you do not have a lawn or live in an apartment. A window garden usually requires low maintenance and can be set up with relatively lower cost. Before you begin with your first window garden, here […]

Ginkgo Biloba – The Ultimate Survivor

Ginkgo Biloba belongs the Ginkgophyta division of the Plant kingdom. This is one of the oldest surviving species and the only plant of its kind having no relative plants, that is why, it is also called living fossil or fossil tree. The oldest known living tree of Ginkgo about 3,000 years old and is located […]

Victoria Regina, Agave for Container Gardening

One of my all-times-favorite agaves in Agave Victoria Regina – the globular form, the smooth white lines across its shiny, striking green leaves, and the contrast of rigid black terminal spines make it a perfect ornamental and container plant. This is one the earliest plants in my collection since I started liking and collecting agave […]

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 […]

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 […]