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Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ 秋海棠

Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ 秋海棠

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Rex Begonia ‘Indian Summer’ has beautiful bright pink foliage! 這品秋海棠的漂亮吸睛的粉色葉片真是美!

Tropical perennial.  Mainly are grown for its bright pink foliage.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist but well drained soil.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H/W).  Propagate by cuttings or division.  Excellent in containers indoors.

熱帶多年生植物. 主要是種來做為觀葉植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤但排水良好的土壤.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:1-1.5呎.  繁殖以扦插或分株的方式來進行.  很適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.pohlmans.com.au/products/indoor-foliage/begonia-rex-indian-summer/  http://sprinthorticulture.com/products/patio/begonias-beleaf/begonia-beleaf-indian-summer

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Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

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Alocasia or Dwarf Amazon Elephant Ear (Alocasia amazonica ‘Poly’) 黑葉觀音蓮

Tropical perennial with unique and beautiful glossy dark green foliage.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location in well-drained soil.  USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for containers indoors.

黑葉觀音蓮是熱帶多年生有著奇特美觀亮黑葉片的觀葉植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的排水佳土壤.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53992/         https://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/alocasia

Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) 爆竹百合

Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) 爆竹百合

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Cape cowslip (Lachenalia unicolor) tiny glossy seeds germinate easily in 15 days. 爆竹百合的種子小顆黑亮,15天就發芽了.

Tropical small flowering bulb.  Perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Beautiful flower spikes in fall.  Flowers have multiple colors.  Very showy!  USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:6″-9″(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for container indoors.

熱帶小型開花球根. 多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 秋抽花莖上開許多小花,花色斑斕.  非常搶眼!  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-9吋,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.smale-conophytum.co.uk/G1_Lach_unicolor.htm                       https://www.exotic-plants.de/seeds/seeds-South-Africa/Lachenalia-unicolor.php    http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/LachenaliaSpeciesSeven

Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) 無花果

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Common Fig (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’) forming 3 fruit. 無花果形成了3顆小果實.

Hardy Fruit tree/shrub.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Fruit with hidden tiny flowers in the fruit appear on previous year branches in spring after dormancy.  Fruit ripe from green turn purple, very sweet.   USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:10′-30′(H) X 12′-30′(W).  Propagate by cuttings.  Only fruit in previous year grown branches so light pruning is needed.  Low maintenance.  Suitable in container.

強健好種的果樹.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  冬眠後春天的老枝條會萌生長有隱花的果實. 熟果會由綠轉紫黑,很甜.  喜熱不甚耐寒. 成熟株高10-30呎,寬幅12-30呎.  繁殖以扦插的方式來進行.  去年生長的老枝才會結果所以略為修剪是必要的.  低維護.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56748/                       http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1256/brown-turkey-fig/

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) 藤葉天竺葵

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seeds. 藤葉天竺葵的種子.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seed germination in 3 weeks. 藤葉天竺葵的種子約3週發芽.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) seedling. 藤葉天竺葵的小苗.

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Vine-leaved Pelargonium (Pelargonium lobatum) is growing very well! 藤葉天竺葵長得很好!

Tropical perennial/cactus or succulents. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun well drained soil.  Plant has thick trunk like base.  The fleshy tubers is said to be edible as vegetable.  White flowers with pink/maroon blooming in fall.  Flowers release fragrance at night.  Dormancy is in summer, should cut down the watering.  Plant is drought tolerant once established.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size: unknown.  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.

藤葉天竺葵是多年生/多肉.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照排水佳的土壤.   植株有著巨大粗壯的根基與地下根.  有一說是根部可以如根莖類蔬菜來煮食的.  秋開白色帶有粉紅/暗紅色斑紋的單瓣花朵.  花朵僅於夜晚會散發花香.  夏天會休眠應減少供水避免爛根.  植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:尚無資料.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium_lobatum            http://pza.sanbi.org/pelargonium-lobatum                   https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/165989/          https://pukubook.jp/detail/Pelargonium_lobatum

Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’小番茄ˊ’金陽’

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Cherry Tomato ‘Sun Gold’ seeds germination fast and easy. 小番茄ˊ’金陽’的種子很快又容易孵出.

Annual.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Yellow flowers from spring to frost.  High yield.  Small fruit ripe from green to orange, fruit is very sweet with nice flavour!!  Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Fast growing.  Plant is toxic except the ripe edible fruit.

一年生. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照處.  春到霜降前開黃色花.  花果期很長,產量高. 果實由綠轉為成熟色橘色,很甜且味道相當好!!  成熟株高4-8呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速.  除成熟的果實可食外植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://bonnieplants.com/product/sungold-tomato/            https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53331/

 

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草種子包的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 白鼠尾草的種子約2週發芽.

Tropical perennial herb mainly growing for its leaves which are used for ritual smoking.  Aromatic. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.   Small white flowers in mid spring to mid fall.   Long blooming time.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.   Large silvery grey foliage is attractive.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Drought tolerant once the plant is established.  Medicinal.

白鼠尾草(Salvia apiana)為熱帶多年生香草,西方主要用乾燥的莖葉薰香驅邪用.  芳香.  常綠.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處.   仲春到中秋開小白花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  銀灰色的大葉片頗為顯眼好看.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.   植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/882/                 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-white-sage-tea-5023.html