Aspidistra, the Cast Iron Plant for Indoor Garden

Aspidistra or Cast-iron Plant is one of the easiest and carefree houseplants to grow. It grows a bit slow but offers lovely evergreen foliage for indoor plantation. Native to Asia, Aspidistra has a large number of hybrid varieties offering variegated and multicolor foliage. In a good soil mix with regular watering, Aspidistra would produce rich, […]

Evergreen, Ornamental Plant for Beginners: Baby’s Tears

Baby’s Tears or Soleirolia Soleirolii is an evergreen and low growing ground cover known for its round cascading leaves. A good candidate for a beginner’s must-have list, Baby’s Tears can be grown as a maintenance-free hanging basket or pot plant. When confined in containers or hanging baskets, this vigorous grower would soon outgrow its container […]

Easy to Grow Ferns for Hanging Baskets: Pellaea

Ferns are my all-time favorite plants for their delicate, fresh and decent foliage. They are quite compromising plants that would grow almost anywhere in homes, offices, gardens, greenhouses, window gardens and hanging baskets. There are a number of popular ferns grown and commercially as successful ornamental plants. Pellaea is perhaps one of the less known […]

Evergreen Shrub for Hedges: Dodonaea Viscosa ‘Purpurea’

Dodonaea is a genus of shrubs and small trees usually grown as hedges or borders. These are excellent landscape plants that provide evergreen foliage and shrubby formation which makes them a good choice for hedges, screens, dividers or as wind-breakers in landscapes. Dodonaea is native to Australia and New Zealand though a number of species […]

Tropical Flowering Shrub for Gardens: Melastoma Sanguineum

Melastoma Sanguineum belongs to the family of about 50 evergreen shrubs and small trees. Native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of south east Asia, these lovely plants bear evergreen foliage and delightful flowers of pink, purple of white flowers. Flowers attract butterflies, bees and garden birds. Flowering is followed by fruition in the form of […]

Beautiful and Unusual: Agave ‘Blue Glow’

Today I am featuring Agave ‘Blue Glow’ which is one of my favorite of all agave plants in my collection. Agave ‘Blue Glow’ is supposed to be a hybrid between Agave Attenuata and Agave Ocahui – ‘Blue Glow’ has long narrow leaves (from Agave Ocahui) with a terminal spines and almost no marginal spines (from Agave […]