Devil’s tongue or Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) 蒟蒻

Devil’s tongue or Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) 蒟蒻
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Devil’s tongue or Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) plants are flowering! 蒟蒻的花!

Also are called elephant’s yam or voodoo lily.  Tropical bulbous perennial.  Native in tropical regions. This type of plants have unique flowers, large foliage and huge fleshy roots/bulbs can be processed to made food. But it is toxic to eat straight, raw or cooked.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in moist soil.  USDA Zones:6-11.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs or cuttings/offsets, division.  Medicinal.
它是熱帶常見的多年生球根植物.  原生於較熱的國家.  它有著奇特的花,大片的葉及肉乎乎的球根–處理過後可以成為食物.   但是生吃或僅煮熟還是不夠的,仍有毒性.  容易栽種. 最好栽種於半日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤.  喜熱也尚稱耐寒.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子,球根或側芽(側球)或分株的方式來進行.  有藥用價值.
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Fairy Lily (Lilium speciosum Thunb. ‘Gloriosoides’ ) 艷紅鹿子百合

Fairy Lily (Lilium speciosum Thunb. ‘Gloriosoides’ ) 艷紅鹿子百合

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Fairy Lily (Lilium speciosum Thunb. ‘Gloriosoides’ ) seeds. 艷紅鹿子百合的種子.

The natural mutation of Lilium speciosum.  Bulbous perennial with gorgeous large fragrant flowers!  This rare variety is native only in Taiwan.  It was endangered once due to over harvesting and habitat lost.   Luckily now there are more gardeners helping out to propagate this!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist acidic rich soil.  Large fragrant white flowers with scarlet markings bloom in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers open downwards.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Excellent for cut flower — if you grow a lot… USDA Zones:?-9.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds, scaling, bulbs or division.  Cooked bulbous roots are edible.  Medicinal.

又稱為藥百合.  它是鹿子百合自然發生的變異.  這多年生球根花卉有著大朵的香花! 這稀有的變異為台灣的特有種百合.  因過度開採與原生地的破壞曾一度瀕危.  還好經由許多愛花人的幫忙繁殖復育與原生地的保護,如今大家還能看到它美麗的身影!  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的偏酸性的濕潤沃土. 芳香的大花是白色有著鮮紅的斑紋,於春末到夏季間盛開. 花朵是向下開的.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 如果你種植很多的話倒是頗適合做為切花的花材.  喜溫暖不甚耐寒.  成熟株高可達6-8呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,鱗莖,球根或分株的方式來進行.  球根煮後可食.  可藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e9%b9%bf%e5%ad%90%e7%99%be%e5%90%88           http://kplant.biodiv.tw/%e8%89%b7%e7%b4%85%e9%b9%bf%e5%ad%90%e7%99%be%e5%90%88/%e8%89%b7%e7%b4%85%e9%b9%bf%e5%ad%90%e7%99%be%e5%90%88.htm

 

Twining Snapdragon or Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina scandens)彩鐘蔓 or 蔓性金魚草

Twining Snapdragon/Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina scandens)彩鐘蔓/蔓性金魚草
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Twining Snapdragon/Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina scandens) seeds. 彩鐘蔓/蔓性金魚草的種子.

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Twining Snapdragon or Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina scandens) seeds germinate easily. 彩鐘蔓 or 蔓性金魚草種子很好孵.

(=Maurandya scandens) Tropical tender perennial climber.  Native to Mexico. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink/white/blue-violet/purple flowers from late spring to fall, long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees.  USDA Zones:9-10. Mature size:6′-8′(H).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Suitable for indoor containers.
彩鐘蔓 (蔓性金魚草)是熱帶多年生開花性藤蔓. 原生於墨西哥.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  粉紅/白/藍紫色/紫色花從春末開到秋天,花期很長! 花是蜂類喜歡的蜜源.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高6-8呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行. 適合室內盆植.
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Azores Bellflower (Azorina vidalii or Campanula vidalii) 亞速爾風鈴草

 

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Azores Bellflower (Azorina vidalii or Campanula vidalii) seeds. 亞速爾風鈴草的種子.

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Azores Bellflower (Azorina vidalii or Campanula vidalii) seeds germination rather easy –in about 2 weeks. 亞速爾風鈴草蠻容易發芽的,約2週.

This rare plant is native in Azores. It is a dwarf flowering sub-shrub/perennial/succulent.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Waxy foliag and pink flowers in bell shaped in late spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1’-2’(H/W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Excellent for rock garden.  Good for growing in containers.

這種罕見的植物原生於北大西洋的亞述爾群島.  它是低矮的開花亞灌木/多年生植物/多肉植物.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  有著蠟光革質的花與葉,其花於春末夏季間開粉紅色鈴狀小花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為1-2呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  適合種植於岩砌花園.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azorina                                     https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=201                                           http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/206

Rough-leaved Michauxia (Michauxia campanuloides)粗葉Michauxia

Rough-leaved Michauxia (Michauxia campanuloides)粗葉Michauxia

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Rough-leaved Michauxia (Michauxia campanuloides) seeds. 粗葉Michauxia的種子蠻小的.

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Rough-leaved Michauxia (Michauxia campanuloides) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 粗葉Michauxia的種子約2週孵出來.

Biennials or short-lived perennial.  Native in Greece and Turkey.  Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.  Medium size white flowers in late spring to mid summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-9.  Mature size:3′-6′(H/W).  propagate by seeds.

它是桔梗科Michauxia屬的二年生草花多/壽命短的多年生草花.  原生於希臘和土耳其.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處. 春末到仲夏間開白色中型的花朵. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅約3-6呎. 繁殖方式以種子來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michauxia_campanuloides                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/164761/

Succulent-Paddle plant or Flapjacks (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)多肉植物-唐印

Succulent-Paddle plant or Flapjacks (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)多肉植物-唐印
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Succulent-Paddle plant or Flapjacks (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora) is very easy and fast to propagate it from leaf cuttings.多肉植物-唐印很容易以葉片來繁殖.

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Succulent-Paddle plant or Flapjacks (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora) seeds. 多肉植物-唐印的種子.

Tropical succulent perennial. Excellent for foliage color and texture! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  Small yellow flowers bloom all year around.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W). Propagate by seeds, leaf cuttings or division. Excellent for rock garden or in containers.
熱帶多肉多年生植物.  其葉片的外型及顏色和其他多肉都很好搭配! 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的排水佳土壤.  全年可開小黃花. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖方式以種子,葉插或分株的方式來進行.  很適合岩砌花園或盆植.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

Araza (Eugenia stipitata) 思帝果

Araza (Eugenia stipitata) 思帝果
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Araza (Eugenia stipitata) seeds. 思帝果的種子.

Tropical fruit tree with very fragrant, aromatic and good flavour but acidic fruit. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Very good for making jam or making juice to blend with other sweeter fruit.  Seeds germination will take almost 6 months though.  Otherwise it is easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White flowers blooming all year around. Fruit should be picked when ripe and mature to yellow color on the tree.  You rarely seen this in supermarket because yellow ripe fruit is fragile which it is not good for shelf display.  😦    USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:7′-15′(H/W).   Propagate by seeds, cuttings, air-layering.
原生於亞馬遜熱帶雨林的常綠果樹. 果實味道很香,滋味好但味酸. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  因為味香風味佳但味道酸所以多加糖製成果醬或者打成果汁做成飲料. 種子出芽曼有時要半年左右. 要不然苗期短. 查資料是說一年到頭都能開花結果. 花小而白. 果實熟到轉黃才好採收.  果實成熟後採收的貯存期限約僅3天所以超市很少見到它們的蹤影.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為7-15呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插或高壓方式來進行.