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, Fragrant Flowering Bush: Cheiranthus, Wallflower

Cheiranthus are flowering perennial and annual plants of wide spread origin. Usually grown as free-flowering plants, Cheiranthus can be found in Europe, Asia, the Americas and parts of Mediterranean regions. Known for their sweet scented flowers of yellow, orange, pink, blue or purple shades, Cheiranthus are good flowering plants for growing under sun or partial […]

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 […]

Ornamental, Indoor/Outdoor Plant: Pedilanthus Tithymaloides

Pedilanthus is a genus of ornamental shrubs and bushes grown for their foliage. Most of the species have succulent leaves and stems with milky sap. Originally native to tropical regions of America, Pedilanthus grows easily in most parts of the world as ornamental foliage plants for outdoor as well as indoor houseplant. The most popular […]