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Super Size Elephant Ear ‘Thailand Giant Strain’ (Colocasia gigantea) 大野芋

Super Size Elephant Ear ‘Thailand Giant Strain’ (Colocasia gigantea) 大野芋

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Super Size Elephant Ear ‘Thailand Giant Strain’ (Colocasia gigantean) offset. 大野芋的小側芽.

Tropical herb/root vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  This plant has very large foliage and giant bulb/rhizomes. Bloom fragrant white flowers.  USDA Zones:7-10. Mature size:5′(H) X15′(W).   Propagate by seeds, offsets or division.

這種是芋界中的巨無霸.  熱帶植物/根莖類蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  它有著超巨大型葉片比大傘的傘面還要大,球根也非常可觀可以達到大水桶的大小. 開白色香花.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高5呎,寬幅可達15呎.  繁殖方式以種子,側芽或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colocasia_gigantea                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E9%87%8E%E8%8A%8B              http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/123816/                 http://www.plantdelights.com/Colocasia-gigantea-Thailand-Giant-for-sale/Buy-Giant-Elephant-Ear/Thailand-Giant/

Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha)子母蓮

Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha) 子母蓮

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Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha) 子母蓮

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Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha) 子母蓮

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Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha) has amazing vitality.子母蓮的生命力很驚人.

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Tropical Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea micrantha) can be propagated by leaf. 子母蓮可由葉芽來繁殖.

This tropical viviparous water lily is highly viviparous!  This tropical tender perennial is very easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun location in a pond/container with rich sandy soil.   Plants bloom all year around with fragrant white/pink/blue/purple flowers.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Good for cut flower.  Edible.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size: depends on the pond…  Propagate by seeds, viviparous leaf node, bulbs, offsets, rhizomes and division.  Fast growing!

熱帶白天開花型睡蓮,容易以葉芽胎生來自行繁殖.  這種熱帶不耐寒多年生植物非常容易栽種與繁殖. 最好栽種在全日照處的水塘/水要淹過容器內沃土的高度.  成熟植株可全能開花,花有香味,花色有白/粉紅/藍/紫色.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  適合切花.  可以食用. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟植株取決與水塘或容器大小…繁殖以種子,胎生業,球根,地下塊莖及分株法來進行.  生長速度快!

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphaea_micrantha                                                  http://guan-tian.com/flower3.htm                                                                     http://www.victoria-adventure.org/waterlilies_images/vivips/page1.html

Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) 守宮木

Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) 守宮木

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) can be propagated by cuttings or seeds. 守宮木可以枝條扦插或種子來繁殖.

 

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) seeds. 守宮木的種子.

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Katuk (Sauropus androgynous) seedlings. 守宮木落葉的小實生苗.

Tropical tender perennial/shrub.    It is a herb/leafy vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small yellow/orange/red flowers in spring and summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   White fruit is very cute!  I think it is very ornamental.    USDA Zones:8-11.     Mature size:4′-6′(H)/(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

它是熱帶多年生植物/灌木.  用做藥草或葉菜.  又叫樹菜/馬尼菜/減肥菜/越南菜/天綠香,為大戟科守宮木屬.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春夏開黃/橘/紅色小花,結白色小果實.  很可愛很具觀賞價值. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  植株喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅亦同.  以種子或扦插方式來繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauropus_androgynus                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%AE%88%E5%AE%AB%E6%9C%A8            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/137885/                            http://www.eattheweeds.com/edible-katuk-sauropus-androgynus-2/                      http://www.eattheweeds.com/edible-katuk-sauropus-androgynus-2/    http://blog.unnes.ac.id/antosupri/manfaat-daun-katuk-bagi-kesehatan-secara-herbal/                                                                                              http://www.healthapta.com/natural-home-remedies-for-oral-thrush-in-infants-and-adults/

 

Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’) its edible flowers have nice sweet fragrance. 香菫菜的可食的花朵散發著甜香.

 

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)香菫菜

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Sweet Violet(Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’)ripe seed pod and seeds. 香菫菜成熟的種莢與種子.

Very easy to grow!  This hardy perennial/herb is best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.   Fragrant purple/violet flower from early spring to late spring/early summer!  Very short ground cover, care free.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   USDA Zones:4-10. Mature size:3″-6″(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.   Edible.   Good for cut flower!

非常容易栽種!  這種強健的多年生草花/香草最好是栽種在全日照到半日照處的溼潤土壤.  春到夏初盛開著深紫色有著濃濃甜香味的可愛小花!  它是很低矮的地被,不需照顧的.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  極耐寒也很耐旱.  成熟株高僅3-6吋,寬幅約1呎.  繁殖方式可以種子,扦插,分株等方式來進行.  可食.  可切花!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/VIQC.html                                                         http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Flower-Seed/Viola-Queen-Charlotte.html#.VxKo5F72Zok                                   https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=3906                                    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/90779/

 

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) 刺芫荽

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) 刺芫荽

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Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) flowers are forming!刺芫荽的花形成中!

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Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) are ready to flower soon! 刺芫荽快開花了!

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Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) are planted after plant rooted.刺芫荽發根後入盆種植.

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Mexican Coriander/Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) easy to root from cuttings. 刺芫荽很容易扦插發根.

 

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) seeds. 刺芫荽種子.

Mexican Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) seeds. 刺芫荽種子.

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Mexican Coriander/Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) easy to root from cuttings in water. 刺芫荽很容易水中扦插發根.

Fragrant edible herb for culinary use.  Tender perennial. (In cold region this herb is grown as annual herb.)  Easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Light blue flowers in summer to fall.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  USDA Zones:8-11.  Self seeds easily.  Propagate by seeds.  The foliage with spiny edge, remove spiny edge before cooking.  Suitable for container indoors.  Medicinal.  If you don’t like regular annual coriander because the fragrance is over powering, this perennial herb is great choice!

香氣濃郁的可食性料理用香草.   不耐寒的多年生草本植物. (在溫帶地區當作一年生.) 容易栽種在全日照到半日照處,散光處也能生長,喜溫暖濕潤. 淡藍色花於夏開到秋季.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  喜熱不耐寒.  容易自行落籽繁殖.  主以種子繁殖.  葉緣的刺要在料理前剪除. 也適合在室內盆植.  也是藥用植物:芳香健胃,行氣止痛,驅風解表.  如果一般一年生的芫荽對你而言味道過重的話,這個多年生的是味道比較柔和的選擇!

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryngium_foetidum  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/94023/    http://baike.baidu.com/view/268882.htm?reforce=%B4%CC%C7%DB&hold=synstd

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Floating Ferm (Ceratopteris thalictroides) 水蕨

Aquatic tender perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location as floating squatic plant or root in the mud for semi-floating plant.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6″-1′(H).  Propagate by spores, cuttings or division.  Stems and foliage can be eaten raw or cooked by some cultures.  Medicinal.

不耐寒的多年生水生蕨類.  容易栽種.  它是最好栽種在半日照到全蔭的浮水蕨類,根會生長在泥中.  性喜溫暖不耐寒.   成熟株高6吋到1呎高. 以孢子或扦插或分株的方式來進行繁殖. 有些國家會將其莖葉採來生食或熟食.  它也是藥用植物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratopteris_thalictroides

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61098/

http://baike.baidu.com/view/4128551.htm

http://big5.wiki8.com/shuijue_79285/

Floating Heart/Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)印度莕菜

Floating Heart/Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)印度莕菜

Flower image see: http://www.tropicalplantbook.com/garden_plants/aquatic/nymphoides-indica.htm

Floating Heart/Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)印度莕菜

Floating Heart/Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)印度莕菜

Perennial aquatic plant.  Small single white fringed flowers with yellow center blooming above the water surface in the morning before noon, so cute and delicate!  Photographers should remember this!  😉   Leaves like water lilies floating on the water.  One leaf with one flower.   Long blooming time from late spring to whole summer around 4 months.  Hardy and easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location rooting in the mud.    USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6′(W).  Propagate by seeds, leaf cutting with the base or division.  Could be invasive in warm region.  Edible. Medicinal.  Whole plant can be animal feed.  Excellent in aquarium tank, big bowl or any pond.

多年生的水生草花.  可愛的白色有毛邊小花出水面而綻放,通常花期於春末到夏季溫暖的時節,於早晨開放到近中午小花就會凋謝. 要拍照的人要記得! 😉 葉如睡蓮浮於水面上,一葉配一花.  花期很長持續一整個夏季約有4個月.  強健易栽種.  最好種在全日照水裡有底泥中.  喜熱不耐寒.    成熟植株的寬幅可達6呎.    繁殖可以種子,葉插法或分株法來進行.  熱帶地區可能變成強勢植物.  可食用及藥用. 全株可當飼料來餵養牲口.  很適合種在水族箱,大碗或池塘.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.tropicalplantbook.com/garden_plants/aquatic/nymphoides-indica.htm

http://kmweb.coa.gov.tw/Illustrations/detail.aspx?id=730636

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_bd4a55d40101gk7p.html

http://www.victoria-adventure.org/aquatic_plants/david/page1.html

http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Water%20Snowflake.html

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E8%8E%95%E8%8F%9C

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) 非洲蘭花薑

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) 非洲蘭花薑

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African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) 非洲蘭花薑

 

Flower image see the reference links.  花照請看以下網站的資料連結.

African Ginger bulbs.(Siphonochilus aethiopicus) 非洲蘭花薑塊根.

African Ginger bulbs.(Siphonochilus aethiopicus) 非洲蘭花薑塊根.

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) shoot is growing! 非洲蘭花薑開始有芽動了!

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) shoot is growing! 非洲蘭花薑開始有芽動了!

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) foliage. 非洲蘭花薑的葉片.

African Ginger (Siphonochilus aethiopicus) foliage. 非洲蘭花薑的葉片.

 

This rare, fragrant wild ginger flowers somewhat resemble orchid, even its rhizomes smells like violets!  Tropical perennial.  Native in south-eastern regions of southern Africa.  I was surprise how small these bulbs are and wondering how long will take them to flower…  The bulbs are firm and fragrant at least — signs of vitality!  🙂  Medicinal herb.  Mauve flowers with yellow and white spot in the center in summer.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location in moist soil.  Prefer humid warm climate.  Easy to grow.  USDA Zones:9-11. Plant will dormant in winter so watering should be reduced. Mature size:1′(H) X 1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulb/tuber/rhizome, division.  Suitable for container planting.

這種稀有,芳香的原生薑的花朵很類似蘭花的花形,它的塊莖聞起來像是紫羅蘭混合著少許薑香!  熱帶多年生.  原生於南非的東南部地區.  我買來時它的球是出乎意外的小,比彈珠大些而已,所以也不知要種到多大才能開花…  至少球是紮實有香味–充滿生機的跡象!  🙂  它是藥草.  夏開有香味的淡紫色花,花心為黃色帶有白色.  以半日照到散光處用溼潤的土壤種植.  容易栽種.  耐熱不耐寒.  冬天會休眠要減少給水.  成熟株高1呎,寬幅亦同.  繁殖以種子,球根/塊根/地下莖或分株來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://lifestyleseeds.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=591&category_id=18&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=71&vmcchk=1&Itemid=71

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Siphonochilus

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/siphonaeth.htm

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/352.htm

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Coconut Ice’) 白花英國薰衣草

This is rarely seen variety.  It is as easy growing as other types of lavender.   Best growing in full sun location.  Fragrant white flowers bloom from late spring to late fall if keeping deadheading.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and humming birds.  Flowers are good for cut flower.  This herb is very easy to propagate by seeds or cutting!  Edible and medicinal!  Love the scent!! USDA Zones:6-9.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 1.5-3′(W).

這品是少見的品種.  它跟其它品種的薰衣草一樣好種. 最好種在全日照處.  芬芳的白花從春末開到秋末,能摘去謝掉的花的話能使其花期延到非常長.  花吸引蜂蝶及蜂鳥.  適合切花.  這香草容易以種子或枝條來扦插繁殖. 可食用及藥用!  好愛它的香味!! 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)土人參/台灣人蔘

Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)土人參/台灣人蔘

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Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) is going to flower soon. 土人參/台灣人蔘抽出花梗快要開花了.

 

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Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) seedlings. 土人參/台灣人蔘苗.

 

Asian foxtail (Uraria crinita) seeds. 台灣人蔘/狗尾花/通天草種子.

Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum) seeds. 土人參/台灣人蔘種子.

Annual/tropical tender perennial.  Very easy to grow and propagate. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Small tiny pink flowers in late spring through summer to early fall.  USDA Zones:9-10.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds. Medicinal herb/vegetable. Tender leaves and stems are cooked as leafy vegetable, the root can stew with chicken soup, delicious!

一年生或多年生草花. 容易栽種及繁殖. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初到初秋開粉紅色小花.花頗吸引蜂蝶.   喜熱不耐寒.  成熟植株高/寬幅1.5-2呎.  可以種子春播或枝條扦插或分株來繁殖.   夏天抽出花梗時便可採收.  根的形狀如人參,嫩莖葉可做葉菜來料理,其根能和雞湯燉煮,好吃!   具有藥用價值.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talinum_paniculatum                 http://www.chinabaike.com/z/nong/zp/316773.html                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9C%9F%E4%BA%BA%E5%8F%82           http://www.lnps.tp.edu.tw/plants/%E5%9C%9F%E4%BA%BA%E8%94%98.htm