Ornamental Foliage Plants for Tropical Gardens – Caladium

The first ever plant that I grew myself, as a 7 year old, was a Caladium. Digging small tubers, given by my father, in a container, watering it daily and watching it twice a day sprouting and sending off colorful leaves was like a magic. I just fell in love with colorful heart-shaped leaves of […]

Lovely Colors and Fragrance of Henna: Lawsonia Inermes

Lawsonia Inermes which in widely known as Henna or Mehndi is a tall evergreen shrub from tropical and sub-tropical regions of southern Asia and Africa. This sun loving shrub grows up to 2.5 meters and bears small fragrant flowers of white or pale pink colors almost all through the year. Suitable as hedge plant, Henna […]

Lovely Flowering Trees and Shrubs of Cassia

Cassia is a large genus of flowering trees and shrubs from tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. These fast growing plants are second to none when they are in full bloom. Most species of Cassia would produce dense clusters of very attractive flowers. In fact, a Cassia in full bloom is a treat to […]

Ornamental Foliage Plant for Tropics: Lipstick Palm

Cyrtostachys Lakka or Lipstick Palm is one of the most beautiful and striking palms in its genus. It can be recognized easily for its red stalks in plantation. Lipstick Palm grows as slender foliage plant up to 5 meters or more, and bears long leaves (about 2 meters) on bright red stalks. Native to Malaysia and […]

Evergreen, Ornamental Foliage Plant for Beginners: Tree Ivy

If you are a beginner looking for some easy-to-grow plants for year round ornamental foliage, you should give Tree Ivy (x Fatshedera Lizei) a try. It is a less-demanding as well as a versatile plant that can be grown as evergreen ground cover, as climbing plant against walls and trellis, as evergreen shrub in garden […]

Ornamental, Tropical Flowering Tree: Scarlet Cordia

Scarlet Cordia (Cordia Sebestena) is one the flowering trees that I would always love to grow in my garden. I just love its orange flowers that stand out against dense, dark green foliage. Scarlet Cordia is a perfect ornamental tree for tropical and sub-tropical regions where it grows into a small, compact and evergreen tree […]