Dracena deremensis commonly called Janet Craig originated from Tropical Africa. Dracena Janet Craig is a greener version to Dracena fragrans commonly called Corn Plant and they are related to each other.
Chlorophytum comosum vittatum commonly called Spider plant originated from Africa and the sub-tropics.
Acalypha wilkesiana ‘Java White’ originated from Java an island in Indonesia. Last week, I wrote about Acalypha Fire Dragon which is related to the Acalypha family.
Acalypha wilkesiana commonly called Fire Dragon originated in the Pacific Islands and comes from the Euphorbiaceae family.
Mandevilla, a tropical beauty commonly called Rock Trumpet, originated in the forest of Brazil and comes from the Apocynaceae family Most Mandevilla species are also native to Central and South America Mandevilla was named after a British diplomat and gardener Henry Mandeville, who came across the species in this continent in the 18th century.
There are no shortcuts to proper maintenance of ornamental plants in a garden.
Fungi are tiny organisms that live in the soil. Plants can contract fungal diseases from water, air and soil, and sometimes via insects and viruses.
Last week I spoke about Cordyline terminalis with sword-like leaves. This week I continue with Cordyline terminalis with broad leaves also commonly known as Ti Plant.
Cordyline commonly called Red Dragon or Ti Plant originated in Australia, the Pacific and tropical America.
Agapanthus commonly called African Lily or Lily of the Nile originated in South Africa.
Victoria amazonica commonly called Victoria Regia is native to the shallow water of the Amazon River, Guyana and the Guianas.
Datura commonly called Devil’s Trumpet originated in Mexico, and comes from the Solanaceae family.
Crocus commonly called Rain Lilies in Guyana originated in the Mediterranean Region and South West Asia and is a member of the Iris family.
Haemanthus Katherinae commonly called Blood Lily originated in South Africa and is a member of the Amaryllis family.
Coleus commonly called Joseph’s Coat originated in Indonesia, Thailand and the East Indies and is a member of the Mint family.
Tagetes commonly called Marigolds originated in Mexico. Every year from early March, thousands of Marigold seedlings are planted around the world in all the famous parks and gardens: Hampton Court and Kew in London, England; Botanic in Munich, Germany; Ball’s in Chicago, USA; Edwards in Toronto, Canada; and in France, the Netherlands and China just to name a few.