Category Archives: Ornamental Plants

10 Most Beautiful And Rarest Flowers In The World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts that we got from nature. There are more than 270000 types of flowers are in the world. Some flowers only bloom in specific seasons or even after decades. The flowers that are endemic to remote parts of the world also remain undiscovered. Here the list of 10 rarest…
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10 Low Maintenance Houseplants for Black-Thumb Gardeners

Don’t worry, gardening doesn’t come easy to everyone. If you’ve managed to kill every plant that has crossed your path, this post is for you. Black-thumbed gardeners, rejoice! You can once again enjoy the act of growing plants without the heartache of killing them. There are plenty of low maintenance houseplants out there that will…
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Ideal pH Levels for Houseplants

Like your favorite flowers and vegetables, indoor houseplants have a specific pH range where they grow best. The soil inside pots and containers should be checked from time to time, to assure your plants are growing in the very best dirt! Houseplant: Ideal pH African Violet 6.0 - 8.0 Aloe Vera 7.0 Amaryllis 4.5 -…
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Dracaena Reflexa – The Song of India

The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) that has become a popular house plant. There are various cultivars of the dracaena reflexa that display different leaf variations, although the most popular you'll see sold in garden stores is the yellow edged variegata type. They usually grow up to about…
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Steps for Bringing Plants Indoors for Winter

Don't you just pity those people who do not have four seasons!? They do not get the joy of cleaning up and winterizing gardens against snow, cold and wind? They also do not get the fun (and it is fun) of bringing plants indoors for the winter. Because you are reading this article, you most…
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About Elephant Ear Plants

Plant taxonomy classifies the most widely known elephant ears, or "taro," as Colocasia esculenta. Various cultivars also exist, including types with black leaves (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'). Elephant ears are herbaceous perennials in warm climates. Planting Zones for Elephant Ear Plants: In planting zone 8 and above, elephant ears can be left outside year-round. Elephant ears…
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Mother Of Thousands – Bryophyllum Daigremontianum

How to Care for a Bryophyllum Daigremontianum Plant Common name: Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant, Mexican Hat Plant, Devil’s Backbone Family: Crassulaceae Synonymous: Kalanchoe daigremontiana Distribution and habitat: Bryophyllum daigremontianum is a succulent perennial plant native to the Fiherenana River valley and Androhibolava mountains in southwest Madagascar. It has been introduced to numerous tropical and subtropical regions, such as…
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Garden Island Bed Inspiring Ideas

The greenery and nature are so relaxing and all of us after a long stay in the indoors, in front of the TV, or the computer, should sit down somewhere on the fresh air, in a comfortable silence, and to little breathe and enjoy. Of course it would be nice to have the most perfect…
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Growing Golden Shrimp Plants Indoors

Golden shrimp plants are popular landscape items in tropical areas. The “shrimp” is grown primarily for its flower heads. The easy to grow plants produce a year-round profusion of overlapping masses of gold bracts flecked with small white flowers tipped with purple spots, each having two slender petals and long yellow stamens, amid bright green…
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The Bird of Paradise – African Beauty

The Bird of Paradise is delightfully easy to care for and enjoys warm, balmy days year round. The stunning flowers of this unique plant make it popular in gardens around the globe. The strelitzia reginae (scientific name) is one of the most spectacular flowering plants that can be grown indoors, when the correct conditions are provided.…
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The Best Hydrangeas (Hortensia)

Smooth Hydrangeas are one of the great underused plants of today’s gardens. Common names hydrangea or hortensia. Garden designers use this plant whenever they get the chance, but homeowners have somehow missed out on this gem.  At first glance, the smooth Hydrangea looks very similar to a classic mop head Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) with white…
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Sweet William – How to Grow

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) consists of over 300 species Hedge shears make it easier to deadhead large clumps of sweet William quickly. Versatile sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) looks charming when used in mass plantings, as border plants, or even to brighten up a patio as a container plant. Sweet William is widely grown as an…
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Guide To Growing Gorgeous Dahlias

For spring flowers, consider the dahlias: glamorous, voluptuous, and infinitely diverse. Some varieties are demure, with simple, daisy-like shapes, but they are the exception. Most dahlias are movie-star flamboyant—big, petal-packed blossoms in nearly every imaginable hue, including black flowers. “Pompon” varieties look like lollipops; others resemble water lilies or shaggy chrysanthemums. Petals can be rolled…
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Phlox How to Grow

Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. Phlox in bloom are a sight to behold, with masses of small, star-shaped, colorful flowers blanketing the plants. There are several types, the most common of which are spring-blooming creeping phlox and summer-blooming tall phlox. About Plant There is…
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7 Most Expensive Flowers in the World

It was the rare ghost orchid that held the fascination of flora fanatic John Laroche, whose story of plant poaching and subsequent arrest were the topic of Susan Orlean’s famous book, "The Orchid Thief." While Laroche may be one of the better known contemporary plant collectors, the practice dates back to at least the 15th…
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Zinnia – How to Plant, Grow and Care

Scientific Classification Kingdom:     Plantae (unranked):     Angiosperms (unranked):     Eudicots (unranked):     Asterids Order:        Asterales Family:        Asteraceae Subfamily:        Asteroideae Tribe:        Heliantheae Genus:        Zinnia L Type species : Zinnia peruviana L Zinnia is a genus of 20 varieties of perennial and annual plants belonging to the Asteraceae group. They are inhabitants of arid lowlands…
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