Chrysanthemums commonly called Mums originated in China. The Chinese grew Chrysanthemums as early as the 15th century.
Lilium longiflorum commonly called Easter Lily originated in Japan where it blooms abundantly.
Ceiba pentandra commonly called Kapok tree in Asia and Silk Cotton tree in the Caribbean originated from the American tropics, Asia and Africa Silk Cotton trees can be found in many Caribbean countries and here in Guyana too.
Golden Pothos commonly called Devil’s Ivy is known worldwide. Devil’s Ivy is an undemanding climbing plant with green and yellow or white variegated leaves.
(Continued) If you would like to try grafting and budding, you would need the following:Sterilized budding knife One healthy rootstock plant – disease free (approximately 18 – 24 months old) One healthy shoot (scion approximately 6 – 10 inches long) Budding tapeIn the case of citrus, a lemon rootstock can be used with a shoot (scion) from a lime tree.
(continued) The choice of the rootstock depends largely upon being resistant to nematodes and gummosis disease, which is a serious problem in the Caribbean.
Grafting and budding are horticultural techniques used to propagate cultivars which are more vigorous when grown on another plant.
Malabar Spinach commonly called Poi callaloo or Poi bhaji is native to Southern India and is grown widely in the tropics.
Want to grow your own veggies and don’t know where to start? Look no further!
I have written so much on trees in the city and it all seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) commonly called fine-leaf thyme and its cousin Spanish thyme originated from the Mediterranean and are used in many Caribbean dishes.
Zingiber officinale commonly called ginger comes from the Zingiberaceae family and originated in South-East Asia.
Hibiscus sabdariffa called Sorrel or Roselle comes from the Malvaceae family and is native to West Africa.
Norfolk Island Pine or Christmas Tree, Araucaria excels, originated from Norfolk Island, off the coast of Australia in the South Pacific.
(Continued from last week) Poinsettias are now available in Guyana and are on sale at plant shops.
You know it’s Christmas time when Poinsettias begin to appear everywhere you look, along with Christmas trees.
(Continued from last week) As far as I am aware, the only surviving Yellow Poui is planted outside the Prime Minister’s Residence on Main Street.
Tabeluia serratifolia commonly called Yellow Poui is a member of the Bignoniaceae family and is native to Central and South America.
(Continued from last week) Heliconias make excellent table and floor fresh flower arrangements and can be found in hotel lobbies, malls, banks, churches and reception halls.
In an earlier article, I had implored the authorities to put in place a maintenance plan with the hope of raising the awareness and importance of our trees; to no avail.
As the hype of making Georgetown a ‘green city’ continues, one can only watch speechlessly as the butchering of trees progresses.
Allamanda prefers a rich soil and plenty of water during the hot/dry days.