Pachypodium lamerei: The Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium is a genus of caudiciform succulents from the family of Plumeria. The plants in this genus are characterized by thick, succulent stems that are usually covered by long spines and crowned by lance-shaped leaves that are arranged in a circular fashion. Belonging to Africa and Madagascar, Pachypodium are quite hardy plants that can adapt […]

Galtonia candicans, The Berg Lily

Galtonia is a genus of bulbous plants from South Africa that grow in dense clumps and produce tall spikes of beautiful white flowers in late summer. Galtonia candicans is perhaps the most popular species in this genus. The plant is featured by lance-shaped leaves that grow up to 1.5 meter and tall spikes that bear […]

Evergreen, Tropical Shade Tree: Schinus, Pepper Tree

Schinus is a genus of ornamental trees and shrubs from tropical and subtropical climates, mainly from South America. Plants in this genus are known for their fine evergreen foliage, ability to survive drought and strong winds, and ornamental fruit. Most species in the genus of Schinus grow into tall and shady trees which are rich […]

Lovely Flowering Shrub for All Places: Polygala myrtifolia

Polygala myrtifolia is an evergreen and easy-to-grow flowering shrub that can be grown in almost any garden – from sandy coastal soils to rock gardens, and from sunny spots to shaded spots of garden where very few plants would survive. Polygala myrtifolia requires a sunny exposure and a rich loamy soil but it is hardy […]

Lovely and Colorful Shrub for Evergreen Gardens: Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is an evergreen and easy-to-grow shrub that changes many colors throughout the year – green in summer, pink with new foliage in spring, and red in autumn and winter. These colorful glossy leaves really add to the ornamental value of this plant. Commonly known as Heavenly Bamboo (though it is not related to […]

Justicia brandegeana, The Shrimp Plant for Tropical Gardens

Justicia is a genus of evergreen and deciduous perennials mostly shrubs or small twiggy plants that grow in tropical and sub-tropical climates. These showy perennials are good plants for mixed borders and beds where they produce masses of ornamental flowers. Most species of Justicia can be grown as container plants though they would require pinching […]