Finally a plant can be like a pet to interact with! It is one of two plants move the most so far as known, the other one is sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica). Easy to grow! Telegraph plant is a very interesting plant, it is a pea family tropical shrub. “The small lateral leaflets will rotate on their axis, moving in jerky motions under the slightest influence of touch, sunshine, warmth or small vibrations. At night they droop downwards. " — quote from: http://www.seedaholic.com/desmodium-gyrans-telegraph-plant.html All this it can do to make it a “pet plant"! I guess it is great house plant to have, look at it moves when you listen to music or enjoy the warm partial shade sunlight shines through windows…
Telegraph plant is best to be grown in partial shade, warm and moist location. Mature size: 2′-4′(H) /(W). USDA Zones:10-11. Pink pea flowers in late fall / early winter. Propagate from seeds or cuttings.
Drumstick Tree seeds germination. (Moringa oleifera) 非洲辣木種子發芽.
A good food source in hot and dry area. Very easy to grow from seeds! Leaves can be harvested and cook as spinach for food, highly nutritious! Hardy and drought tolerant. USDA Zones: 9-11. Mature size:30′-40′(H) and (W). Fast growing, some grower said 10′ a year. Very productive edible tree! You can get its edible seed pods in some supermarkets, too! It also has been used in medicine, fuel and much more!
It is one of the root vegetables. Usually grow from seed potatoes like these in the image. Very low maintenance. The produce potatoes like tubers, starchy after cooked. Best to grow these in full sun to partial shade location. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size: 1.5′-2′(H) X 6″-1′(W). Suppose the small yellow flowers in late fall but not often set seeds — I guess because by then the weather gets too cold and too wet for pollination.
It will be a very interesting experiment this year for sure! :)
Ruby-Eyed Arrowhead seed head is growing after female flower is spent. (Sagittaria montevidensis) 紅眼蒙特登慈姑雌花謝了所結的種莢.
A perennial aquatic plant with pretty flowers! Ruby-eyed center flowers looks very pretty! Flower diameter is 2-3 cm. Easy to grow in warm wet lands. Long blooming time from June to September. Mature size:2′-3′(H) x 1’+. USDA Zones: 8-11. I don’t know how common this variety is but it certainly caught my attention. :) In cold region will treat this as an annual. Best grow this in full sun to partial shade location, do not dry out. Propagate usually by rhizome or dividing the plant clumps. 澤瀉科的一種慈姑. 白花紅心,花徑2-3公分,不算小. 有清雅的美. 看起來蠻容易種的. 成熟株高2-3呎,寬1呎左右. 很耐熱但不耐寒. 花期很長,6-9月. 這品種我不知道是否常見,倒是被它的美花吸引了我的注意. 在冷的氣候區是當成一年生來養. 全日照到半日照,不可乾掉. 通常以塊根或分株來繁殖. Reference links: 參考網站連結如下: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria_montevidensis
Bulbous perennial native in South Africa. It has unusual flowers and the flowers do look like small pineapple. Not cold tolerant. USDA Zones:8-10. Best to grow it in full sun to partial shade location. The information on the package said it is 1′ tall but I read some other info said 1′-2′ in height. Not sure who is right… We’ll see. It is summer blooming plant. Easy to grow.
Its bulb looks like some kind of Daffodil bulb. Planting this could be nice change, since it is good for cut flower as well but I don’t think I will do that unless it multiply becomes many. Propagation by seeds, off sets, corms/bulbs and rhizomes/tubers.