Feijoa: The Pineapple-Guava Fruit Plant

Feijoa is an evergreen shrub or small tree from warmer climates of South America, Australia and New Zealand and is known particularly for its fruit and lovely flowers. Commonly known as Pineapple Guava because of its sweet and aromatic fruit, Feijoa has been in cultivation as ornamental plant for a long time. Feijoa makes an […]

Tropical Foliage Plants for Beginners: Hoffmannia

Hoffmannia is a genus of evergreen foliage plants from tropical climates of South and Central America. These medium and low growing plants are known for their lovely foliage which makes them a good choice for landscapes as well as container gardening. Usually propagated form cuttings, most species of Hoffmannia root easily and establish themselves quickly […]

Physostegia Virginiana, The Obedient Plant

Physostegia is a small genus of herbaceous perennials that are grown for their showy flowers. Most species produce white, pink or mauve flowers that appear on long stalks from mid-summer to early autumn. Physostegia plants are commonly known as Obedient Plant because the flower heads have tendency to retain whatever position they are moved to. […]

Ornamental and Edible Plants for Tropical Climate: Colocasia

Colocasia is a genus of around 25 tropical species of lovely foliage plants known for their large, ornamental leaves. These tropical plants are suitable as waterside plants where they provide a spectacular show of fresh green leaves and fill empty spaces. Colocasia can also be grown as border plants, in mass plantation schemes or just […]

Unusual, Tropical Fern for Your Garden: Platycerium

If you are in to collecting unusual plants, Platycerium should be in your top-ten list. This genus of unusual rather oddly-shaped ferns offers some extra ordinarily ornamental plants for both indoor and outdoor gardening. Native to tropical regions of Asia, Australia, South America and Africa, Platycerium require are epiphytic plants that usually grow on large […]

Miniature Succulents for Dish Gardens: Conophytum

Conophytums are my personal favorites ever since I was introduced to these miniature succulents. Though a bit tricky to grow, they are excellent plants for dish gardens. These miniature plants grow in small spreading clumps and usually form thick mat of succulent leaves. Each Conophytum plant consists of a pair of leaves that withers out to make […]