What’s Blooming: Tillandsia Glabrior

What's Blooming: Tillandsia Glabrior

Tillandsia glabrior is another species in the genus Tillandsia. Early studies classified it as a sub species under T. pueblensis, and some believe it to be under T. schiedeana and T. utriculata but what is definite is its origin from Mexico and northern South America, most of which are found […]

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Coleus Collectibles: Bright and Vibrant

Coleus Collectibles: Bright and Vibrant

Coleus is a popular ornamental plant which todate is classified under the genus Plectranthus and Solenostemon. Coleus is the common name used in the international plant industry and here in the Philippines, this plant is more commonly recognized as Mayana. This genus is native to many tropical areas in Asia, […]

WOODY TREE WISTERIA: A Profuse Bloomer

WOODY TREE WISTERIA: A Profuse Bloomer

This wisteria variety is still up for debate – the closest variety we have researched and is most similar to is the wisteria frutescens but almost all wisterias are woody vines that can be maintained as shrubs. This particular one grows as a tree that does not reach more than […]

What’s Blooming: Tillandsia vernicosa

What's Blooming: Tillandsia vernicosa

Tillandsia vernicosa is a species in the genus Tillandsia. Its name “vernicosa” means “polished” after its floral bracht. This species is native to Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay. This air plant develops bloom spikes in the shades of yellow, orange and red and blooms white small flowers. Tillandsia vernicosa is a […]

KAMUNING IN TAIWAN: Big Flower Clusters, Very Fragrant

KAMUNING IN TAIWAN: Big Flower Clusters, Very Fragrant

We were particularly impressed by the big flower clusters of Kamuning (Murraya paniculata) in a leisure farm in Pingtung, Taiwan. More than a dozen trees with a lot of flowers filled the air with their fragrance. It’s a good idea to plant this tree in your own leisure farm for […]

VERY REMARKABLE: A Big Clump Of Neoregelia Green Apple

VERY REMARKABLE: A Big Clump Of Neoregelia Green Apple

WHEN we dined at a restaurant in Candelaria, Quezon, the best-tasting Crispy Pata was not the only one that impressed us. We were amazed at the huge clump of Neoregelia Green Apple growing in full sun in front of the eatery. Take a good look and we are sure you will […]

CHOICE ORNAMENTALS: At The Flora Filipina 2015 Expo

CHOICE ORNAMENTALS: At The Flora Filipina 2015 Expo

WE PASSED by this morning (Feb. 25, 2015) at the Flora Filipina 2015 Expo at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City while the judges were busy evaluating the entries in the competition. Here are some the outstanding plants we saw. The garden show will run through March 9, 2015.

Grow Something Rare, Big and Expensive

Grow Something Rare, Big and Expensive

Observing the huge plants at the HortiKultura garden show at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City has prompted us to think that one strategy in the ornamental plant business is to grow something unusual, big and expensive. Just like the variegated Rainforest Anthurium of Yuyung LaO, for instance. It […]

Beautiful Variegated Mutant Rainforest Anthurium

Beautiful Variegated Mutant Rainforest Anthurium

AMONG the beautiful ornamental plants exhibited at the HortiKultura Extravaganza are a couple of variegated mutant of the all-green Rainforest foliage anthurium. Yuyung LaO, a well known collector of rare plants and a veteran landscaper, exhibited the two outstanding plants. The two are the product of judicious selection and reselection. […]

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