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White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草

2018-01-02 White Sage (Salvia apiana) 白鼠尾草 (1) - Copy

White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草種子包的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds. 白鼠尾草的種子.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana) seeds germination in about 2 weeks. 白鼠尾草的種子約2週發芽.

Tropical perennial herb mainly growing for its leaves which are used for ritual smoking.  Aromatic. Evergreen.   Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun location.   Small white flowers in mid spring to mid fall.   Long blooming time.   Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.   Large silvery grey foliage is attractive.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:2′-4′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.   Drought tolerant once the plant is established.  Medicinal.

白鼠尾草(Salvia apiana)為熱帶多年生香草,西方主要用乾燥的莖葉薰香驅邪用.  芳香.  常綠.  容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照處.   仲春到中秋開小白花.  花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與蜂鳥.  銀灰色的大葉片頗為顯眼好看.  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插的方式來進行.   植株生長穩定後頗為耐旱.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana           https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/882/                 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-white-sage-tea-5023.html


Shaggy Sundew or Scorpion Sundew (Drosera scorpioides) 蠍子毛氈苔

Shaggy Sundew or Scorpion Sundew (Drosera scorpioides) 蠍子毛氈苔

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Shaggy Sundew or Scorpion Sundew (Drosera scorpioides) gemmae is just a ball point pen tip size. 蠍子毛氈苔的孢芽僅有原子筆尖的大小.

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Shaggy Sundew or Scorpion Sundew (Drosera scorpioides) is growing slowly.蠍子毛氈苔生長龜速.

Small tropical carnivorous/insectivorous perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best in full sun location in moist soil/medium.  Small white/pink/violet flowers in mid spring to early fall.   USDA Zones:10-11.  Mature size:6″(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings (leaf or gemmae).  Each gemmae is just a ball point pen tip size.

蠍子毛氈苔是熱帶食蟲性多年生植物.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處的濕潤土壤/介質.  仲春到初秋開小花(白/粉/紫色).  喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高6吋,寬幅3-6吋.  繁殖以種子或扦插(葉差或孢芽)的方式來進行.  它的孢芽僅有原子筆尖的大小.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosera_scorpioides                            http://hkplants.com/thread-24583-1-1.html                  https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/72992/

Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) 緬梔or雞蛋花

Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) 緬梔or雞蛋花

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Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seedlings are growing true leaves.緬梔or雞蛋花實生小苗長出本葉.

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Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seedlings start to grow true leaves. 緬梔or雞蛋花小苗開始長出本葉了.

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Plumeria or Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) seeds germinate in 4 days. 緬梔or雞蛋花的種子4天就孵出.

Tropical flowering tree.  Easy to grow and propagate.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Yellow, orange or red flowers in summer to full, flowers have strong sweet fragrance!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  USDA Zones:9-11.   Mature size:2′-10′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or layering.   Plant is toxic if ingested.  Suitable for containers.

夾竹桃科緬梔屬的開花樹. 容易栽種與繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  花色或黃色或橘色或者為紅色,夏到秋季盛開,有濃郁甜香!  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅2-10呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插,高壓的方式來進行. 植株有毒勿食.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumeria                                            https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%B7%AC%E6%A2%94%E8%8A%B1            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1142/#b

Common Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) 非洲冰花

Common Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) 非洲冰花

2016-01-04 013 (Medium)

Common Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) seeds. 非洲冰花的細小種子.


Common Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) seeds germinate quickly! 非洲冰花的種子很快就發芽了!

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Common Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) 非洲冰花

Edible succulent annual or tender perennial/annual.  It has been grown for its leaves as snack to eat them raw or with some seasonings.  Or like in Japan the plants have been made to vegetable salt as a product.  Easy to grow in full sun warm climate in salty soil.   Or water them with salt water.  Easy to propagate from seeds. Small white daisy like flowers in summer.  Mature plant size:6-8cm(H) X 60-120cm(W).  Seeds germinate temperature in between 15C to 20C.  Plants are best growing in between 25C to 30C.   Good to start the seeds in 6 weeks before summer.   USDA Zones:10+. Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

又稱為冰葉日中花,番杏科日中花屬的多肉一年生草本或壽命短的多年生. 常被種來當生食用的葉菜/蔬菜零食或當成蔬菜鹽(因其含鹽高,有鹹味).容易栽種在全日照處的含鹽土壤中.  或溫暖地區以普通土壤種植但以鹽水來澆灌培養. 容易以種子來繁殖.  夏開白色小菊花似的花朵.  多低矮但橫向生長,故成熟株高僅6-8公分,寬幅可達2-4呎.  種子發芽適溫為15-20度C之間. 植株最佳生長溫度則為25-30度C. 喜熱不耐寒.  繁殖方式以種子或扦插來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesembryanthemum_crystallinum   http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%86%B0%E5%8F%B6%E6%97%A5%E4%B8%AD%E8%8A%B1                                                                 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57572/                                      http://bid.apnec.com/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=935     http://www.iceplant.com.tw/portfolio_page/%E5%86%B0%E8%8A%B1%E7%B5%90%E6%99%B6%E6%88%90%E7%86%9F/                          http://www.ksonplant.com.tw/product02_4.htm


Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香

Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香

Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) can be purchased from Asian supermarket. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香亞洲超市有賣.


Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) trimming the twigs for propagation. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香整理出有用的枝條可以扦插用.


Curry tree (Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii) cutting can be growing easily in potting soil in full sun to partial shade location. 可因氏月橘 or 調料九里香容易在全日照到半日照處盆植扦插成功.

Tropical evergreen tree, mainly for culinery use. Aromatic but really too strong to me.  😦  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil. White flowers in late spring to early summer.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:15′-20′(H/W). Propagate by seeds, cutting or suckers.
熱帶常綠喬木,主要用於料理用.  全株有"香味"但這味道對我而言不是算好聞的.  😦  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤中.  春末到夏初開白色花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅為15-20呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或地下增生根來繁殖.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

Kohleria ‘Lilla Gubben'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

Kohleria ‘Lilla Gubben'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

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Kohleria ‘Lilla Gubben'(Kohleria) 苦苣苔屬花貓

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Kohleria ‘Lilla Gubben'(Kohleria) more flower buds are forming. 苦苣苔屬花貓更多花苞形成中.

Very cute!  This genus are tropical perennials.  Easy to grow in moist, sunny and warm environment.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  This type of plants are not big.  Mature size: 1′-1.5′(H) x 6″(W).  Propagate usually by worm likes rhizomes, dividing plant clumps, stem cutting or seeds.  There are many hybrids around.

很可愛的植物! 這屬的是喜溫暖,陽光及水份的熱帶植物.  最好是全日照到半日照的生長環境.  成熟植株不大,約1-1.5呎高,寬幅6吋但也要看品種.  花小巧可愛,多花.  不耐寒也不耐旱.  有許多品種花色可供選擇.  繁殖多用外觀長的像是毛蟲一樣的地下根莖,也可用枝條扦插或種子來繁殖.



Soursop (Annona muricata) 林琴果/刺果番荔枝

Soursop (Annona muricata) 林琴果/刺果番荔枝

2016-01-10 058 (Medium)

Soursop (Annona muricata) fruit has bumpy surface. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝熟果外皮有突起.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) inner fruit and seeds. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝對半切開的果肉與種子.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) seeds from a ripe fruit. 從一個熟果取出的林琴果/刺果番荔枝種子.

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Soursop (Annona muricata) seeds germinate in about 2-3 months. 林琴果/刺果番荔枝種子約2-3個月發芽.

Tropical fruit.  This fruit has bump surface.  Its inner structure/flesh looks like same genus fruit.   The taste is not that sweet, more on the acidic side although very flavorful.  The after taste in the mouth is very fragrant and flavorful, making me want to savor the after taste longer.   So I realize it will be great to use the edible flesh (after removing peel and seeds) and make juice/smoothie with other sweeter fruit.  That will make the perfect combination!  🙂

熱帶水果.  這種水果果皮有短的軟刺/凸起.  切開後的果肉/構造很同屬的水果很雷同.  果肉白,味偏酸但有多層次感的風味.  食後的口感果香味較濃郁,水果的風味也經久不散,除了果味稍為偏酸不偏甜外,其水果風味及口感倒是蠻不錯的.  若一般喜歡偏甜水果的人可以將可食的果肉(去掉不可食的果皮及種子後) 與偏甜的水果一起打成果汁或奶昔飲用可以將甜味酸味中和.

Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location to partial shade location.  Tolerant poor soil.  Creaming white flowers in late spring to early summer.  seeds are toxic if ingested.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or grafting.  Medicinal.

容易栽種.  最好栽種於全日照到半日照處.  植株耐貧瘠土壤.  淡黃接近白色的花於春末夏初盛開.  種子有毒勿食.  繁殖以種子或扦插高壓/嫁接方式來進行.  有藥用價值.

Mature size: 20′-30′(H) X 15′-20′(W).  USDA Zones:10-11.  Plants are evergreen in warm climate.

成熟株高20-30呎,寬幅15-20呎.  喜熱不耐寒.  在熱帶環境為常綠.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annona_muricata      https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%88%BA%E6%9E%9C%E7%95%AA%E8%8D%94%E6%9E%9D                        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/73489/