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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica
Medinilla magnifica or Showy Medinilla is a plant with splendid grapes of pink flowers.

Actually, it is the big pink bracts and not the flowers themselves (that are actually quite small) which makes the flowering so spectacular.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beaucarnea recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata
Beaucarnea recurvata or elephant's foot is a succulent that stores water in its thickened trunk.

It is ideal for beginners: it tolerates a variety of light conditions, temperature and resists neglect.

Growth is very slow.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Schefflera actinophylla

Schefflera actinophylla is a tree similar to Schefflera arboricola but with larger and sometimes shiny leaves.

Very easy to grow, it tolerates a variety of light conditions and resists neglect.

The larger leaves gives it a more exotic look that will provide a jungle atmosphere to your room.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Schefflera arboricola

Schefflera arboricola
Schefflera arboricola
Schefflera arboricola or Dwarf Umbrella Tree is a very easy shrub that tolerates a variety of light conditions and resists neglect.

Its lovely foliage and strong growth will fill up a corner of your room quite nicely.

Some varieties have a uniform green leaf, others are variegated.

It's also very suitable for bonsai.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tacca chantrieri

Tacca chantrieri
Tacca chantrieri
Tacca chantrieri or black bat flower has a striking black flower with long whiskers.

It's a tropical plant that requires heat, humidity and shade.

It is not the easiest of plants and will wither if conditions are not good but when they are, it will grow, sprout suckers and bloom from late spring till autumn.