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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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Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) 南非葉

Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) 南非葉

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Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is easy to propagate by cuttings. 南非葉容易以枝條扦插來繁殖.

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Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) is easy to propagate by cuttings. This cutting is rooting in water. 南非葉容易以枝條扦插來繁殖. 這枝條水插發根了.

This tropical shrub has medicinal effect.  Native in Africa.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small creamy white flowers in summer, very fragrant!  Leaves can be eaten raw, into smoothie or as leafy vegetable in cooking.   It has bitter taste, hence the name.  Native mature size: 20′-30′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  USDA Zones:9+.  It is very popular plant in Asia for health benefit.   Good for growing in containers, it is easy to control the size this way.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Medicinal.

南非葉它是熱帶灌木主要是以藥用目的來種植.  原生於非洲.  容易栽種及繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  米白色小花於夏天盛開,花很香. 葉片可以直接食用或果汁機打成汁飲用中或與其他葉菜一起料理.  葉很苦,性大寒故不可多食.  喜熱不耐寒. 原生地的成熟植株可達20-30呎高,寬幅4-6呎.  因為其藥用價值所以在亞洲廣為人們栽種.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插方式來進行.  適合盆植來控制其植株大小.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernonia_amygdalina   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/221062/     http://baike.baidu.com/view/9693441.htm   http://wmwm5600.blogspot.ca/2012/10/621.html

 

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Flowers see link: http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Clinacanthus_nutans&comments=1

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草

Sabah Snake Grass foliage.(Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草葉片.

Sabah Snake Grass foliage (Clinacanthus nutans) from cutting. 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草從扦插枝條長出的葉片.

Sabah Snake Grass cuttings. (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草扦插苗.

Sabah Snake Grass cuttings. (Clinacanthus nutans) 憂遁草/鱷嘴花/沙巴蛇草扦插苗.

Tropical medicinal perennial plant.  Easy to grow from cuttings.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade or light shade location.  Orange red flowers are quite showy!  USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:2.5M(H) if growing in warm climate in ground.  But this plant has been propagate by stem cuttings and used leaves often so I never heard anyone grow it to mature size.

熱帶藥用多年生草花.  容易以扦插枝條來繁殖.  最好種在全日照到半日照或散光的環境.  橘紅色花相當獨特亮眼!  耐熱不甚耐寒.  成熟植株高度可達2.5公尺不過那是在溫暖氣候區地植放任生長的結果,倒沒聽說過能長那麼高大的.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

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

http://www.tea-code.com/snake-grass.html

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/462751/

http://blog.ongsiwkim.com/en/experience/

https://uncleherbs.org/health-benefits-of-sabah-snake-grass-clinacanthus-nutans/

http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=Clinacanthus_nutans&comments=1

Walking iris/North’s false flag (Neomarica northiana) 白色巴西鳶尾/馬蝶花

Walking iris/North’s false flag (Neomarica northiana) 白色巴西鳶尾/馬蝶花

Flower image see link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neomarica_northiana

Walking iris/North's false flag (Neomarica northiana) 白色巴西鳶尾/馬蝶花的高芽.

Walking iris/North’s false flag (Neomarica northiana) 白色巴西鳶尾/馬蝶花的高芽.

This tropical perennial is very popular in warm region.  Easy to grow and propagate.   Best growing in partial shade to dapple shade location in moist soil.  Fragrant white and blue/violet flowers bloom repeatly from late spring to fall.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1′-2′(H) X 1.5′-3′(W). Propagate by cuttings, offsets or division.  Good for growing in containers indoors by window.

喜溫暖濕潤的鳶尾科馬蝶花屬的多年生草花. 容易栽種繁殖.  以栽種在半日照到散光處的濕潤土壤中為佳.  芬芳的白花內藍很美,從春末到秋天花期很長. 花吸引蜂蝶.  喜溫暖耐熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1-2呎,寬幅1.5-3呎如果地植的話.  以高芽,側芽或分株來繁殖.  適合室內靠窗盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%A6%AC%E8%9D%B6%E8%8A%B1

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/48938/

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) 海芋

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) bulbs. 海芋球根包.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) bulbs. 海芋球根包.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) bulbs. 海芋球根包.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) bulbs. 海芋球根包.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is pretty to go with annuals. 海芋和一年生草花搭配著種.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is pretty to go with annuals. 海芋和一年生草花搭配著種.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) growing seeds. 海芋結子中.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) growing seeds. 海芋結子中.

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Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) seed head and seeds. 海芋的種莢與種子.

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Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) seeds germination in about 2-3 weeks. 海芋的種子約2-3週發芽.

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Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is growing the first leaf. 海芋的種子苗長出第一片葉片.

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Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is growing the first leaf. 海芋的種子苗長出第一片葉片.

Tropical tender bulbous plant.  It is very easy to grow from bulbs, I find it does better in moist soil in full sun location.  Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X6″-1′(W).  USDA Zones:8-10.   Propagate by division, bulbs/rhizomes or offsets.  Easy to set seeds as well.  Long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees.  Excellent for cut flower.  Good for waterside.

海芋是熱帶多年生球根花卉.  容易以球根來栽種,它們於全日照處溼潤土壤中長的較好.  成熟株高1-1.5呎高,6吋到1呎的寬幅.  耐熱不耐寒.  繁殖以分株,分球/塊根或側芽或種子來繁殖. 它也蠻容易結種子的.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂類. 很適合切花用. 適合種在水邊.

Pandan Leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投

Pandan Leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投

Pandan Leaves are sold in supermarket. You can grow from the stem easily.(Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投超市都有賣,將莖留下來種就可以了.

Pandan Leaves are sold in supermarket. You can grow from the stem easily.(Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投超市都有賣,將莖留下來種就可以了.

Pandan Leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投.

Pandan Leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius) 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投.

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Pandan Leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius) seeds. 斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投的種子.

Tropical plant mainly growing for its leaves.  Aromatic leaves are used for cooking/desserts.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Very easy to grow.  Here the image shows I bought a package of fresh leaves with very short stem from supermarket herb isle.  The right side of image is the stem after I cleaned the leaves off.  You can grow the stem in pot with moist rich soil.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:10′-20′(H)/(W) but it is easily controlled by growing in a pot or pruning.  Medicinal herb.  Propagate by cuttings or division.

熱帶的植物其種植原因為取葉料理用途,常用於食物/甜點.  以全日照到半日照處為佳.   非常容易栽種.  如圖示熱帶的斑蘭葉/七葉蘭/香林投超市都有賣,將莖留下來種就可以了. 將其莖盆植種在肥沃的土壤中保濕即可.  它喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為10-20呎,但可輕易以盆植方式或修剪方式控制植株大小.  它也是藥用香草.  主以扦插或分株來繁殖.

七葉蘭(Pandanus amaryllifolius)為露兜樹屬的熱帶植物

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%83%E8%91%89%E8%98%AD

Pandan and Coconut Jelly (Thai Dessert) – Wun Gati Bai Tuey (วุ้นกะทิใบเตย)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqnB17hF-8

Canna Lily (Canna indica) 美人蕉

Canna Lily (Canna indica) 美人蕉

Canna Lily (Canna indica) 美人蕉

Canna Lily flowers. (Canna indica) 美人蕉的花.

Canna Lily foliage. (Canna indica) 美人蕉的葉

Canna Lily foliage. (Canna indica) 美人蕉的葉

Canna Lily seed pods.(Canna indica) 美人蕉結的種莢.

Canna Lily seed pods.(Canna indica) 美人蕉結的種莢.

Canna Lily ripe seed pod.(Canna indica) 美人蕉結的種莢成熟了.

Canna Lily ripe seed pod.(Canna indica) 美人蕉結的種莢成熟了.

Canna Lily seed from ripe pod.(Canna indica) Not small... 美人蕉成熟種莢取出的種子.  還蠻大顆的...

Canna Lily seed from ripe pod.(Canna indica) Not small… 美人蕉成熟種莢取出的種子. 還蠻大顆的…

This tropical perennial is value with its flowers and foliage.  It reminds me the summer in Taiwan!  Very easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Propagate by seeds, bulbs/rhizomes or division.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:3′-6′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).

這個喜濕熱環境的多年生植物可觀花+觀葉.  它令我想起台灣的夏天!  非常容易栽種與繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處種在濕潤的土壤中.  繁殖以種子/分球/分株來進行.