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Staghorn Fern (Platycerium) 鹿角蕨

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium) 鹿角蕨

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Staghorn Fern(Platycerium)鹿角蕨

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Staghorn Fern(Platycerium)鹿角蕨

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Staghorn Fern(Platycerium) spores from underside of the foliage. 鹿角蕨葉背的孢子.

Tropical hardy fern.  Large.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist environment.  Good for indoors! USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 4′-6′(W). Usually can grow to bigger size but the plant weight and difficulty of maintenance are kept to smaller sizes.  This nice fern is often the focal point!  Propagate by spores, offsets or division.

熱帶強健的大型蕨類. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的濕潤環境. 適合室內栽培! 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅4-6呎. 儘管能長到比所說的更大些,但是鑒於吊掛的植株的重量加重後的維護困難會增加,所以種植者通常會將植株維持在好維護的大小.  它的外型好看,常常是注目的焦點!  繁殖以孢子,子株或分株的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platycerium
https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%B9%BF%E8%A7%92%E8%95%A8

Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) 印度苦楝樹

Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) 印度苦楝樹

Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) seedlings. 印度苦楝樹小實生苗.

Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) seedlings. 印度苦楝樹小實生苗.

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Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) seeds. 印度苦楝樹的種子.

This is a tropical tree.   Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun location.  USDA Zones:9-11. This plant is suitable for container growing as indoor plant.   Fragrant tan/creamy flowers in late spring.   Flowers attractive bees, butterflies and/or birds.  Mature size in ground:40′(H) X 8′-10′(W).  Fast growing.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal.  Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil.

它是原生於熱帶氣候的常青樹.  容易栽種.  以全日照處種植為佳.  喜熱不耐寒.  它除了地植外也能於室內盆植.  春末開小小米白色的香花.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶及鳥類的蜜源.  地植的成熟株高可達40呎高,8-10呎的寬幅.  生長速度快.  繁殖以種子及扦插的方式為主.  它也是重要的藥用植物還具備殺蟲及滅菌的功效.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

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

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6%E8%8B%A6%E6%A5%9D%E6%A8%B9

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55310/

http://www.justneem.com/what-is-neem/

Pregnant Onion (Albuca bracteata) 哨兵花/海蔥

Pregnant Onion/Sea Onion (Albuca bracteata) 哨兵花/海蔥

Pregnant Onion/Sea Onion (Albuca bracteata) 哨兵花/海蔥

Pregnant Onion/Sea Onion (Albuca bracteata) 哨兵花/海蔥

Pregnant Onion/Sea Onion (Albuca bracteata) keep growing baby onion bulbs. 哨兵花/海蔥不斷生長出小球.

Pregnant Onion/Sea Onion (Albuca bracteata) keep growing baby onion bulbs. 哨兵花/海蔥不斷生長出小球.

Pregnant Onion (Albuca bracteata) forming flower stem.  哨兵花/海蔥花梗抽出.

Pregnant Onion (Albuca bracteata) forming flower stem. 哨兵花/海蔥花梗抽出.

This funny looking tropical/indoor plant has an odd name. Perennial. As the name suggests this bulbous plant will keep growing offsets that looks like baby onions.  Easy to grow.  Prefer warm climate, not cold hardy at all.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Many small white and green flowers on a flower stem in late spring to early summer.  USDA Zones:9+.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X 3′-4′(W). Toxic if ingested.

長相有點奇特的多肉植物. 多年生.  英文的通稱為"懷孕的洋蔥", 它是風信子科哨兵花屬,極會生小側芽和子球,就像是懷孕一樣大大的母球會一直爆生小小球…  容易栽種.  喜熱不喜冷.  最好種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初抽花梗上開滿白和綠色的小花. 成熟株高3-4呎,寬幅亦同.  有毒勿食.

參考網站資料連結:

Reference Links:

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1792/

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

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Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

 

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Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

 

 

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Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

 

 

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Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑

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Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) tip has flower head forming! 藍薑的頂生花序形成中!

 

Blue ginger does not set seeds easily so often propagate by cuttings. 藍薑不易結子所以是用扦插來繁殖.

Blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) does not set seeds easily so often propagate by cuttings. 藍薑不易結子所以是用扦插來繁殖.

Blue Ginger cuttings start to grow shoots. (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑枝條開始出芽了.

Blue Ginger cuttings start to grow shoots. (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑枝條開始出芽了.

Blue Ginger foliage even sometimes with silvery white markings. (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑的葉片有時還有銀白色的葉紋.

Blue Ginger foliage even sometimes with silvery white markings. (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) 藍薑的葉片有時還有銀白色的葉紋.

Photo source/link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichorisandra_thyrsiflora This beauty is a perennial native in Brazil.   USDA Zones:10-12.  Beautiful upright blue-purple flowers in clusters in mid summer to mid fall. Easy to propagate by cuttings or dividing the plant clumps.   Prefers moist soil and partial shade/dappled shade/indoor.   It is a nice indoor potted plant if you live in cold climate.  Easy to grow. Mature size:6′-8′(H)X1.5′-3′(W).

這個美麗的鴨跖草科鴛鴦草屬植物是原生於巴西的多年生草花.  耐濕熱不耐乾寒. 花是成串直立的藍紫色花串,花期從仲夏到中秋. 光線要求為半日照或散光, 所以很適合當室內盆植的觀葉/觀花植物.  繁殖容易,多以枝條扦插或分株來進行.  容易栽種.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1.5-3呎.

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) 腎葉菫菜

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) 腎葉菫菜

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Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) is blooming with the first cute flower! 腎葉菫菜開了第一朵可愛的小花!

 

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea 'Blue Form') 腎葉菫菜.

Ivy Leaved Violet (Viola hederacea ‘Blue Form’) is easy to propagate by sections of the runner.腎葉菫菜容易以走莖切段來繁殖.

 

Also is called Australian Violet, Trailing Violet.  Fast growing with runner, not easy to set seeds.  Prefers growing in shade.  Small single white flowers with blue/violet marking in the center.  Quite a cute look!   Very easy to grow and propagate. This fast growing tender perennial usually grow in warm climate. Some warm countries may consider it as weed.  Mature size:6″(H) x 1′(W).  Prefers growing in partial shade location.  Easy to propagate by runners or dividing the plant clumps.  USDA Zones:9+.

這種腎葉菫菜並不耐寒,還好在溫帶只能住單盆室內種植.  它是耐蔭的多年生草花,開白色小花,花中心有紫暈,蠻小巧,討人喜愛的!  由於生長十分快速,在一些較溫暖的國家被視為雜草. 成熟株高6吋,寬幅約1呎.  以分株或走莖來繁殖為主.  非常容易栽種及繁殖.  喜半日照.