Orchid Crown of Thorns

        Orchid Crown of Thorns Botanical name: Euphorbia milii splendens Family: Euphorbiaceae (castor family) Description: Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milii is a succulent plant growing 5 to 6 feet tall. The woody stems are greyish brown, branched and with many prominent grey spines. The thick fleshy leaves are arranged in spiral and…

Acmella oleracea-Toothache Plant

  Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen Acmella oleracea    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family) Common Name: Toothache Plant Hindi: Akarkar, Pipulka • Marathi: Pipulka, Akarkara • Kannada: Hemmugalu • Assamese: Pirazha • Tangkhul: Ansa han Description: Toothache Plant or “Paracress” is a flowering herb. Its leaves and flower heads contain an analgesic agent that may be used to…

GOMPHRENA GLOBOSA (Globe Amaranth )

  GOMPHRENA GLOBOSA (Globe Amaranth ) A bushy, hairy-leaved annual, globe amaranth bears round purple flower bracts on thick stems in summer and early fall. This plant is useful as summer bedding or in a border or cutting garden. It is fairly drought tolerant and very heat tolerant. It grows to about 2 feet tall….

Begonia-Baby Wing Pink

Begonia-Baby Wing Pink Baby Wing begonias combine excellent performance for our area with easy care, a tough combination to beat. Our summer heat doesn’t faze them, and they tolerate stress well. They will hold up in full sun but really prefer a little afternoon shade once we get into the hottest part of the summer….

Portulacaria afra

  Portulacaria afra Scientific Name: Portulacaria afra Jacq. Common Names: Elephant Bush, Elephant Food, Elephant’s Food, Elephant Plant, Miniature Jade, Dwarf Jade, Dwarf Jade Plant, Small Leaf Jade, Porkbush Description of the Plant: Portulacaria afra is a soft-wooded, succulent shrub or small tree, usually up to 15 feet (4.5 m) tall with horizontally spreading. Similar…

Monkey flowers(Mimulus lewisii)Fig wort

Monkey flower  Botanical name: Mimulus lewisii ,Fig wort Family: Scrophulariaceae (Dog flower family) DescriptionGeneral: Attractive pink flowers with fuzzy, yellow throats. Monkey flower is a highly diverse plant genus of about 150 species. They are called monkey flowers due to the fact that when you squeeze them at the lower part of the flower, the…

Salvia splendens (Red)

Salvia splendens (Red) Common names: Scarlet Sage, Annual Sage, Scarlet Bedding Sage Scarlet sage is one of the most commonly grown ornamental Salvia species. It is cultivated as a bedding plant in many countries Indefatigable bloomer, Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens) is a tender perennial that is mostly grown for its dense, usually brilliant scarlet flowers…

Plumeria rubra

  Plumeria rubra Family: Apocynaceae( Milk exudation from plant) Synonyms: Plumeria acuminata Common Names: Melia.Pua melia,Temple tree,Graveyard flower,Temple flower,Fragipani Description: Plumeria rubra is a tree that grows in a “candelabrum” shape typical of Plumerias with a single trunk and multiple branches of a similar length that support an open spreading canopy. This species grows from…