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Tag Archives: Tropical

Araliaceae

Araliaceae is from the order of Apiales. It is also known as Botryodendraceae or Hydrocotylaceae. It’s family members are predominantly with a woody habit, tropical, and some herbaceous plants. Some of the better-known plants include Fats, Ginseng, and Hedera. Araliaceae has 55 genera with about 1500 species. Most Araliaceae species usually have alternate and large foliage. Some are aromatic with ethereal oils. The flowers are five-petaled and simple umbels. The ...

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Celastraceae

Celastraceae or Staff Vine is a family of plants that contains about 96 genera and 1,350 species of plants. It is from the order of Celastrales. It includes trees, vines shrubs. The majority of plants in Celastraceae family are tropical plants but also many from temperate climates such as Euonymus (Spindle), Maytenus (Maiten), Celastrus (Staff Vine), and from arctic climate Parnassia. These plants usually have leathery foliage, small flowers and ...

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Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’

Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ as the name suggests this tropical Water lily has flowers that look like the sunset. The flowers are creamy-yellow turning to peach and pink toward the edge. The colors are similar to a beautiful sunset sky. Flowers are star-shaped. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ was produced in 2009 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ at Kew Garden, London, UK Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ leaves are mottled green and purple. ...

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Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat

Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat

Bangkok Flower Market or Pak Khlong Talat ปากคลองตลาด is Thailand’s largest flower market that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the last visit to Bangkok we visited the market acutally during night time. It is of course full of different types of flowers like any flower market around the world. However, this market also has many traditional flower arrangements, local flowers and tropical flowers that make ...

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Iresine lindenii

Achyranthes lindenii

Iresine lindenii is also known as Blood Leaf. It is part of the Amaranthaceae family of plants. It is native to Ecuador. Iresine lindenii is also known as Achyranthes acuminata or Achyranthes lindenii. Iresine lindenii is a tropical evergreen perennial. Grow it outdoors if you live in a frost-free location. It can grow in containers indoors. It can grow to 90cm or 3ft tall. It has ovate, lance-shaped leaves. They ...

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Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’

Nymphaea 'Carla's Sonshine'

No, it is not spelled wrong. Correct spelling is Sonshine. I noticed Google show results for Sunshine. This plant was named through a fundraising event. Greg Winstock was the winner of the bid. He named it after his wife and sons. Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ is a tropical waterlily. It has yellow flowers. It was hybridized in 2001 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. One of its parents is Nymphaea ‘Trail Blazers’. The ...

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Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica or Rose Grape is part of the Melastomataceae family of plants. It is tropical. It is an evergreen, epiphytic shrub. It is native to the Philippines. It is also called the Philippine Orchid, Pink Lantern Plant, or Chandelier Plant. The leaves are leathery, green. They have pale-veins and are ovate. The leaves grow as long as 30cm or 12in. It uses its leaves to store moisture, just like ...

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Epidendrum ibaguense ‘Orange Ballerina’

Epidendrum ibaguense 'Orange Ballerina'

Epidendrum ibaguense is native to Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, French Guyana, and Trinidad. It is an epiphytic (a plant that grows on another plant for support but not for food) Orchid. It is part of the Orchidaceae family of plants. Epidendrum ibaguense is a pseudo-monopodial plant and has a vertical stem. New growths usually appear near the base of an older one. The flowers are produced on successively flowering racemes. The ...

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Cordyle fruticosa ‘Red Sister’

Cordyle fruticosa 'Red Sister'

Cordyle fruticosa ‘Red Sister’ is an evergreen tropical plant from the Asparagaceae family of plants. It is also known as Terminalis Fruticosa, Dracaena Terminalis, Cordyline Terminalis, Asparagus Terminalis, Convallaria Fruticosa, and more commonly Ti Plant or Hawaiian Ti Plant ‘Red Sister’, Florida Ti Plant, Palm Lily, Cabbage Tree Ti Plant, Good Luck Plant, Kill, Ti-as, Red Sister Cordyline. It is native to the Pacific Islands, Eastern Australia, and Southeast Asia. ...

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Lotus maculatus

Lotus maculatus

Lotus maculatus is also known as Pico de Paloma, Lotus Fire Vine, Lobster Claw, Parrot’s Beak. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is native to the Canary Islands. It is a tender perennial that produces exotic-looking flowers. It has silver foliage. The flowers are orangish-yellow and red, they look like claws or flame-like and contrast against the silvery foliage. It grows up to 36in or 60cm. ...

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