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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) 耻骨梳針果芹

Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) 耻骨梳針果芹

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Shepherd’s-needle or Venus’s comb (Scandix pecten-veneris) seeds. 耻骨梳針果芹的種子.

Annual vegetable.  Native in Eurasia.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Mature size:2′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds.

又名維納斯的髮梳,這種針果芹是一年生葉菜, 原生於歐亞大陸的常見植物.  它是具有歷史悠久的地中海地區常見的可食野菜,針果芹屬. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏秋開白色小花. 成熟株高/寬幅約2呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandix_pecten-veneris                                               http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/151490/                                http://www.arkive.org/shepherds-needle/scandix-pecten-veneris/

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜

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Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is a common item in Asian supermarket. 皇宮菜or潺菜是亞洲超市常見的蔬菜.

Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fast growing.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Berries turn black when ripe.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Medicinal.  Self seeds easily.

又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5                            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/

Pseudorhipsalis (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa) 雨林仙人掌梅枝

Pseudorhipsalis (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa) 雨林仙人掌梅枝

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Pseudorhipsalis (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa) seeds. 雨林仙人掌梅枝的種子.

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Pseudorhipsalis (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa) seeds germination in about 30 days. 雨林仙人掌梅枝的種子約1個月孵出.

Tropicals tender perennials /succulents.  Native in rain forest of Central and South America. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small tan, pink or green flowers in mid spring, follow with ripe to white colored berries.  Plant turn more plum red in full sun.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.   Suitable for container indoors.

熱帶多年生/多肉植物.  原生於中南美洲熱帶雨林.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 春開米黃色或粉色小花,果實成熟轉為白色略微透明的小漿果.  植株在日照充足時呈現顏色為梅紅色.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為2-4呎.  繁殖方式以種子,扦插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:


Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily(Cyrtanthus) 垂筒花

Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) 垂筒花

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Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) dried seed pods with tiny, very fine seeds. 垂筒花的乾種莢與非常細小的種子.

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Dobo Lily or Scarborough Lily (Cyrtanthus) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 垂筒花的種子約2週孵出.

Tropical tender bulbous perennial.  Evergreen.  Native in South Africa.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Red/pink/salmon/yellow/white tube like flowers in late spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees butterflies and humming birds.  Cyrtanthus breviflorus is the easiest and common one in the genus.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Suitable for growing in containers.

熱帶球根花卉.  常綠. 原生於南非. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紅/粉紅/鮭魚色/黃/白色管狀花於春末夏初盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  Cyrtanthus breviflorus這物種是該屬植物最常見的. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽,分株等方式來進行.  適合盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrtanthus                    http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Cyrtanthus                           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/198201/


Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) 紫薯/參薯/山藥

Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) 紫薯/參薯/山藥

2016-02-03 016 (Large)

Purple Yam (Dioscorea purpurea) small aerial tubers. 紫薯/參薯/山藥的小零餘子.

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Purple Yam/Ube (Dioscorea purpurea) the aerial tuber is awake! 紫薯/參薯/山藥的零餘子甦醒了.

This tropical food vine is a tender perennial value for its edible tubers and bulbils.  Outer layer of yam is brown and inside the flesh is very purple.   Often are cooked for food/desert, fragrant. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:40′(H/L) X 1.5′-2′(W).  It can be propagated by tubers, bulbils, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.  Fast growing.

熱帶多年生蔓藤主要以可食用的根部與零餘子來種植.  根部及零餘子的外皮褐色但內部為紫色. 常煮後食用或用於料理甜品,這種薯有特別的香味. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長40呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖方式多以地下根莖,零餘子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 藥用.  生長快速.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:


Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) 迷你蓮霧

Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) 迷你蓮霧

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Mini Wax Apple or Mini Jambu (Syzygium samarangense) seeds. 迷你蓮霧的種籽.

Tropical fruit tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink or white flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees.  Like the regular type of Syzygium samarangense have reddish bell shape juicy fruit. But this type fruit instead of in a short clusters like the most of Syzygium samarangense, its fruit in garland shaped long clusters, with very densed number and each fruit is small.  Still edible thought but more for ornamental purpose.  USDA Zones:9-10.  Mature size:    Propagate by seeds, cuttings, layering or grfting.  From seeds to flower and fruit usually take about 3 years.

熱帶果樹.  容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春開白色或粉紅色花,可食的紅色果實於夏天成熟,甜而多汁. 但這型的果形小與其跟一般蓮霧是成串的分佈,它是呈果實密集呈長串狀,鮮豔可愛,觀賞更勝過食用價值.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅:15′-20′  繁殖方式以種子,扦插,高壓或嫁接的方式來進行.  從種子到開花結果通常約3年.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e8%93%ae%e9%9c%a7                           https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_samarangense                              http://blog.udn.com/bio0918/6321050


Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) 平塚堇

Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) 平塚堇

2016-08-24 (30) (Medium)

Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) seeds. 平塚堇種子.

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Higo Violet (Viola chaerophylloides) seeds germination in over 8 months with covering with light soil and moist keeping medium. 10 seeds only 5 germinated. 平塚堇種子孵10出5,室溫覆土避光保濕,歷時8個多月.

Hardy perennial.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  It has unique foliage compare with the most of Violas.   This cultivation ‘Red Crane’ should be with red flowers in late spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:6-9. Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 6″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds (I found these seeds have rather long germination period, over 8 months! ), division.

強健多年生草花.  容易栽種及繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  和其他堇菜類相比,這種堇菜的葉形相當特別. 原生是白花的,這個是園藝品種’紅鶴’是紅花品種,春末開花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 尚為耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高3-6吋,寬幅6″-1呎.  繁殖方式以種子(種子孵種需時蠻久的,我孵是超過8個月)或分株方式來進行.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_chaerophylloides                          http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/chigusa/item/367317/ https://garden.org/plants/view/118793/Higo-Violet-Viola-chaerophylloides/                      http://www.onrockgarden.com/plant_of_the_month/2013-01