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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Crytosperma lasioides - Spiny Swamp Arum



Scientific name: Crytosperma lasioides
Synonym: Crytosperma merkusii, Cyrtosperma chamissonis and Cyrtosperma edule

Common names: Spiny Swamp Arum, Swamp Taro,
Malay name: Geli-geli, Keladi Pari, Birah Hutan
Chinese name: 曲籽芋 

Family: Araceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Distribution: Southeast Asia and Oceania
Category: Herbaceous perennial
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama





Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cosmos sulphureus - Golden Cosmos



Scientific name: Cosmos sulphureus
Common name: Golden Cosmos
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mexico
Category: Annuals
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow 
Light : Full sun
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Moderate
Prune : To encourage more blooms
Propagate : Seeds

Features :

Friday, November 13, 2015

Caladium humboldtii - Mini Variegated Caladium



Scientific name: Caladium humboldtii
Common name: Humboldt Caladium, Mini Variegated Caladium
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical America
Category: Herbaceous perennial, Foliage Plant
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light :  Shade
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Lots
Propagate : Division of clumps (bulbs or tubers)

Features : Dwarf caladium with tiny leaves suitable for growing in combo container plantings. Can be plant indoors

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Schaueria flavicoma - Golden Plume


Scientific name: Schaueria flavicoma
Common name: Golden Plume
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Brazil
Category: Perennial shrub
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light : Full sun to partial shade
Soil : Well-drained, pH neutral to slightly acidic
Water : Moderate
Prune : 
Propagate : Stem cuttings
Features: Attract bees, butterflies and birds. Can grow up to 4ft tall

Monday, November 9, 2015

Drimiopsis kirkii - Zanzibar Lily, Giant Quill



Scientific name: Ledebouria botryoides
Synonym: Drimiopsis kirkii
Common name: Zanzibar Lily, Measles Leaf, Giant Squill
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Origin: Zanzibar
Category: Bulbous perennial herb
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light : Full to partial sun, filtered light
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Regular
Propagate : Division
Features : Can be used as an indoor plant

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pachypodium sp



Scientific name: Pachypodium sp
Common name: Thick Foot
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Category: Cactus and Succulents
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light : Full sun
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Little to sparingly
Propagate : 
Fertilizer : Do not fertilize

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Parodia schumanniana



Scientific name: Parodia schumanniana
Common name: Parodia
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Paraguay
Category: Cactus
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow : to be updated
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Haworthia limifolia - Fairy Washboard



Scientific name: Haworthia limifolia
Common name: Fairy Washboard
Family: Asparagaceae
Origin: South Africa
Category: Succulents
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light : Partial sun
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Little - use spray bottle
Propagate : Division of offsets
Features : can be used as indoor plant

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Echeviera shaviana - Mexican Hands



Scientific name: Echeveria shaviana
Common name: Mexican Hens and Chicks, Cabbage Echeveria
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Mexico
Category: Perennial succulent
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow 
Light : Full sun
Soil : Dry, well draining soil
Water : Little
Propagate : leaf cuttings

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cryptanthus zonatus - Zebra Plant



Scientific name: Cryptanthus zonatus
Common name: Zebra Plant
Family: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Tropical America (Brazil)
Category: Bromeliad
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow : 
Light : Partial sun
Soil : Well-drained
Water : Little, perfer humid environment, do not over water, 
Propagate : Division of baby plants aka offsets/pulps/plantlets 
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