Tag Archive | tropical flowering shrub

Brazilian Plume or Flamingo Flower (Justicia carnea) 串心花or巴西羽花

Brazilian Plume or Flamingo Flower (Justicia carnea) 串心花or巴西羽花

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Beautiful!  Tropical evergreen flowering shrub.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Pink or white flowers bloom from spring to fall.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones: 8-10. Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1′-1.5′ (W). Propagate by cuttings.  Suitable for growing in container indoors.

很美!  熱帶常綠的開花灌木.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  粉紅色或白色花從春季開到秋季.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以扦插的方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justicia_carnea                               http://www.costafarms.com/plants/jacobinia                                                 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/643/#b


Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木

Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木

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Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is forming flower buds. 香桃木有花苞形成.


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Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木


Common Myrtle seeds.(Myrtus communis) 香桃木種子.

Common Myrtle seeds.(Myrtus communis) 香桃木種子.

It is also known as Greek myrtles.  Tropical evergreen flowering shrub.  Aromatic herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White fragrant flowers in late spring to early fall.  Long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Berries ripe to blue dark.  Fruit attract birds.  Leaves and fruit are edible which can be used in food and drinks but its strong sent and flavor and berries stainable color should be used in mild quantity.  USDA Zones:8-10.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/W).   Propagate by seeds, cutting or layering.  Medicinal.  The essential oil is used for perfume, soaps and potpourris.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors.

桃金孃科香桃木屬的常綠灌木.  這種熱帶常綠開花灌木全株甜香略帶著柑橘香,很好聞. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到秋初開白色芳香的花朵,花期很長! 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  漿果成熟由綠轉為藍黑色.   果實吸引鳥類覓食.  果實與葉可以用於料理, 但要少量使用,因為果實著色太強且味道太濃.   喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高露地種植可達10-12呎高/寬幅.  繁殖以種子,扦插,高壓/壓條的方式來進行.  藥用.  其提煉的精油用於製作香水, 香皂與薰香.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtus_communis                                                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e9%a6%99%e6%a1%83%e6%9c%a8                       https://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/myrcommuniscompacta.htm         http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54005/#b      http://www.twwiki.com/wiki/%E6%A1%83%E9%87%91%E5%A8%98%E7%B2%BE%E6%B2%B9

Forest Bell Bush (Mackaya bella) 南非森林香鈴木

Forest Bell Bush (Mackaya bella) 南非森林香鈴木


Forest Bell Bush (Mackaya bella) seeds. 南非森林香鈴木的種子.

Tropical large flowering shrub with large fragrant pink bell liked flowers. Native in South Africa. Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Pale pink to white bell-shaped flowers blooming in late spring to summer.  Fragrant white flowers with burgundy vein attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:9′-12′(H) X 6′-9′(W). Propagate by seeds or cuttings. Fast growing.

熱帶的大型開花灌木有著芳香的淡粉紅色幾乎白色的鐘形大花.  原生於南非.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處.  春末到夏季為其花期.  接近全白的花朵有著暗紅色脈紋.  花芳香,頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高9-12呎,寬幅6-9呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.  生長快速.


Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://www.plantbook.co.za/mackaya-bella/ http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/66376/#b              https://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/mackayabella.htm

Mexican Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Mexicanus’) 南美朱槿

Mexican Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Mexicanus’) 南美朱槿


Mexican Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Mexicanus’) is easy to grow from cuttings. 南美朱槿容易扦插來繁殖.

Tropical flowering shrub.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Red flowers bloom all year around and plant is evergreen in warm climate.  Flowers attract bees butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or air layering or division.

熱帶開花灌木.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  全年開紅色花朵,植株在溫暖環境下全年常綠. 花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以種子枝條扦插高壓或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:



Natal Plum (Carissa grandiflora) 卡利撒或大花假虎刺

Natal Plum (Carissa grandiflora) 卡利撒或大花假虎刺

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Natal Plum (Carissa grandiflora) seeds. 卡利撒或大花假虎刺的種子.

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Natal Plum (Carissa grandiflora) seed germination. 卡利撒或大花假虎刺種子發芽.

Tropical flowering shrub.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. White fragrant flowers blooming all year around.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Red ripe fruit are edible to eat straight or for jam.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Evergreen in warm climate.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings or air layering.  The plant has thorns so handing with care.

熱帶開花性灌木.  容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  全年可開白色香花.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶的蜜源.  果實轉紅可以直接食用或製成果醬.  喜熱不耐寒.  在熱帶氣候區為常綠.  成熟株高可達6-8呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插或高壓方式來進行.  植株有刺接觸時要小心安全.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carissa_macrocarpa          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/37046/

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seed packet and seeds. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子包及種子.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seed packet and seeds. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子包及種子.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seeds germination in 2 weeks. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子2週就發芽.

Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant seeds germination in 2 weeks. (Desmodium gyrans) 跳舞草種子2週就發芽.


Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) seed germination. 跳舞草的發芽種子.


Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) young seedling has not forming leaflets yet. 這階段的跳舞草小苗還未長出會動的小葉.


Telegraph Plant/Dancing Plant (Desmodium gyrans) young seedling start forming leaflets! 這階段的跳舞草小苗已經長出會動的小葉!

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.

豆科舞草屬的灌木,原生亞洲各國.  喜溫暖濕潤但排水良好的環境.  喜半日照或散光,容易栽種作為室內植物或戶外種植但冬天需防寒害. 秋冬開粉紅色豆科花朵.  以種子或扦插來繁殖. 成熟株高及寬幅2-4呎.  植株的小葉對於觸摸,光線,溫度或聲音有明顯的反應動作. 很適合給小朋友種植或當作"寵物植物"來養.

Reference links:  資料參考連結:





This is the fun plant to have!  Watch it moves.  🙂   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta4I5Uwv9m0