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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Begonia maculata - Polka Dot Begonia



Scientific name: Begonia maculata
Synonym: Begonia ficicola
Common name: Polka Dot Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Mexico 
Category: Evergreen perennial
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama


How to grow
Light : Bright, indirect light
Soil : Light, well-draining soil, slightly moist
Water : Wait for medium to be half dry before watering. Do not over-water. Likes humidity
Propagate : Leaf cuttings

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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This is my 668th post on My Tropical Plant Finder.

Well, after Google moved on and abandoned Picasa, I can't find my blogger photos which was stored in Picasa Web Albums anymore. I was wondering if I should spend more time learning something new again (again and again ???).....  when I found:

INSTAGRAM!
YAY! It's instant and so exciting.


P/S: I'll be back after soon..... haha.

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
Light : 
Soil : 
Water : 
Propagate : 
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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
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