Tag Archive | tropical tender perennial

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) 蒜香藤

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) 蒜香藤

2017-07-17Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) 蒜香藤 (2) - Copy

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) seedling is showing the leaves. 蒜香藤小苗展葉了.

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Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 蒜香藤的種子約2週發芽.

2016-05-16Garlic Vine (Medium)

Garlic Vine (Mansoa alliacea) has very few viable seeds in a seed pod.蒜香藤種莢內的有效種子很少.

Also known as: Cydista aequinoctialis.  Tropical flowering vine.  Native to tropical South America.  This perennial foliage and flowers has garlic scent.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.     Evergreen in tropical climate.  Fragrant medium sized mauve/lavender blooming from late spring to fall, very long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:12′-15′(H)/(L).  Propagate by seeds, layering or cuttings.  Fast growing.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Not many viable seeds in a seed pod.

原生於南美的熱帶多年生開花藤類.  因其花葉均有大蒜的氣味,故得此名. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  熱帶地區植株為全年常綠.  中型花朵為淺藍紫色,於春末開到秋季,花期非常長!  花為頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類的蜜源.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長12-15呎.  繁殖以種子,壓條/高壓或扦插的方式來進行.  生長速度快.  適合盆植.  種莢中的有效種子數不高.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansoa_alliacea                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%92%9C%E9%A6%99%E8%97%A4      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/119636/                http://www.plantsrescue.com/tag/garlic-vine/                                         https://www.rareflora.com/cydistaaec.htm


Shui Bie (Hydrocharis dubia) 水鱉

Shui Bie (Hydrocharis dubia) 水鱉

2017-05-10 Shui Bie (Hydrocharis dubia) 水鱉 (2)(Medium)

Shui Bie (Hydrocharis dubia) 水鱉

Tropical hardy aquatic perennial.  In cold climate there is something similar (Hydrocharis morsus‐ranae).  East to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in pond or container.  Floating aquatic but still need soil.  Small white flowers in summer, male and female flowers in same plant.  USDA Zones:9-11.    Mature size:  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.  Suitable growing in small containers.

熱帶強健的多年生水生植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的池塘或容器內. 雖為浮水性植物但根部需有泥土才能生長. 夏開小白花,同株雌雄異花. 喜熱不甚耐寒. 成熟株高  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  有藥用價值.  可栽種在小容器內.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocharis                      http://wmwm5600.nidbox.com/diary/read/8438167                        http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200024722         http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/ss/SS1048.pdf     http://www.lfes.tc.edu.tw/%E5%AD%B8%E7%BF%92%E5%A4%A9%E5%A0%82/%E7%B6%A0%E6%A0%A1%E5%9C%92%E7%B6%B2%E9%A0%81/%E6%B0%B4%E7%94%9F%E6%A4%8D%E7%89%A9%E5%8D%8040/%E6%B0%B4%E7%94%9F%E6%A4%8D%E7%89%A9-%E6%B0%B4%E9%B1%89.htm

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:


Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’)安的夢見翡冷翠

Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’)安的夢見翡冷翠


Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’) seeds are small. 安的夢見翡冷翠種子很細小.


Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’) seeds germination in about 1 month. 安的夢見翡冷翠種子約1個月孵出!


Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’) seedlings are so tiny! 安的夢見翡冷翠小苗超級小的,真考驗眼力!

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Smithiantha (Smithiantha ‘An’s Sognare Firenze’) seedlings are growing slowly. 安的夢見翡冷翠實生苗長好慢!

Tropical tender perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade location in moist rich soil. Small pink flowers from spring to fall. Long blooming time.  USDA Zones:9-10.  Mature size: 6″-1.5′(H/W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings, rhisomes or division.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors.

熱帶多年生草花.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處的濕潤土壤.  春到秋開粉紅色花.  花期很長. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高/寬幅為6吋到1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插,鱗莖或分株方式來進行.  適合室內盆植.

Reference link: 參考網站資料連結:



Sundew (Drosera spatulata)小毛氈苔

Sundew (Drosera spatulata)小毛氈苔


Sundew (Drosera spatulata) seeds. 小毛氈苔的種子很細小.

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Sundew (Drosera spatulata) seeds germination in about 18 days. 小毛氈苔種子約18天左右孵出.

2017-03-29 Sundew (Drosera spatulata)小毛氈苔 (3)

Sundew (Drosera spatulata) seedlings are still very tiny. 小毛氈苔的小實生苗.

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Sundew (Drosera spatulata) seedlings are growing their first true leaf! 小毛氈苔實生苗長出第一片本葉了.

Small tropical carnivorous/insectivorous perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Small pink flowers in late spring to mid summer.  USDA Zones:9-11.   Mature size:3″-6″(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or division. Suitable growing in containers indoors.

小型熱帶多年生肉食/食蟲植物.  茅膏菜屬.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的濕潤土壤中.  春末到仲夏間開粉紅色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅僅3-6吋.  繁殖方式以種子或分株方式來進行. 適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosera_spatulata                                      https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b0%8f%e6%af%9b%e6%b0%88%e8%8b%94  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/86307/

White Veined Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata) 白紋馬兜鈴

White Veined Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata) 白紋馬兜鈴


White Veined Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata) seeds. 白紋馬兜鈴的種子.

Tropical perennial low climber with interesting flowers!  Green foliage has white veined marking.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Green and maroon flowers bloom from late spring to fall.  Long blooming time!  USDA Zones:7-9. Mature size:6″-12″(H) X 3′-4′(W).  Can be used as ground cover.   Propagate by seeds, layering or cuttings.  Drought tolerant once establish.  Plant is toxic if ingested.

熱帶多年生草花低矮的爬藤,這種爬藤所開的小花像是小小的煙斗,很有意思! 綠葉有著白色的網紋很具觀賞價值.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭處. 綠花上有著暗紅色花紋,花期很長從春末開到秋天.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟植株不高僅6吋到1呎多高,寬幅達3-4呎. 能當作地被來種植.  繁殖以種子,壓條或扦插方式來進行. 植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristolochia_fimbriata           http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63661/

Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) 木鱉果

Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) 木鱉果

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Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) seeds. 木鱉果的種子.

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Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) seeds. 木鱉果的種子.


Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) seeds after remove the shells. 木鱉果的種子去殼後的樣子.


Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) seed germination in about 7-10 days. 木鱉果種子約7-10天孵出.

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Spiny Bitter Cucumber/Gac (Momordica cochinchinensis) plants start to climb on bamboo sticks. 木鱉果植株開始攀爬在竹枝上面.

Tropical tender perennial vine.  Native in Southeast Asia. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in warm and moist soil.  The value of this plant is in its orange red juicy seed coating/pulp for sticky rice which is vibrant, flavourful and nutritious.  Seeds are toxic if eaten, but it is medicinal.  Spiny fruit peel is dark red with short soft spiny bumps the look is quite unique.  The plant is either male or female.  So make sure you have both for fruit purpose!  Yellow flowers bloom from late spring to fall, fruit ripe in late fall/early winter to late winter.  Tender shoots can be blanched first then for stir-fry.  Unripe green fruit in whole also can be used for cooking.  Fruit start to ripe will be toxic and only the ripe fruit seed red juicy coatings are eaten as fruit.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:   Seeds are medicinal.  Seeds are toxic if ingested.

木鱉果是熱帶多年生藤類.  原生於南亞各地.  容易栽種. 最好栽種於全日照到半日照處的溫暖濕潤的土壤.  它的栽種價值在於它的熟果內包覆種子的果肉,直接去籽食用或混入米食內料理成顏色鮮艷,味道更佳的營養米食.  種子有毒勿食,種子是有名的中藥材.  橘紅色有短短的軟刺熟果還蠻特別的.  植株是雌雄異株,所以以結果為前提來種植的話要多孵幾顆種子才行以提高雌雄株皆有的機率.  春末到秋開黃花,花後結果於秋末到冬末才成熟.  嫩莖葉可汆燙後炒食.  未熟的綠色果實整顆可以煮食料理.  快轉熟變色的瓜要等熟成後才能食用其包覆種子的果肉.  植株喜熱怕冷.  成熟植株可達30呎長.  

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gac                                                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%9C%A8%E9%B1%89%E6%9E%9C      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/174939/          http://www.seedman.com/gac.htm             http://www.zysj.com.cn/zhongyaocai/yaocai_m/mubiezi.html                        http://allseasonsgofarm.blogspot.ca/                                                    http://cht.a-hospital.com/w/%E6%9C%A8%E9%B3%96%E5%AD%90  https://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X8345&show=&prodclass=Herb_and_Vegetable_Seeds&cart_id=111.100