I planted roots in Mexico – Window Leaf

I planted roots in Mexico – Window Leaf

By Tommy Clarkson from the August 2017 Edition Window Leaf Monstera deliciosa Family: Araceae Also known as: Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, Mexican Bread Fruit, Hurricane Plant or Five Holes Plant So dissimilar in appearance from many other plants, visitors...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Umbrella Palm

I planted roots in Mexico – Umbrella Palm

By Tommy Clarkson from the August 2017 Edition Umbrella Palm Cyperus involucratus Family: Cyperaceae Also known as: Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Sedge, Umbrella Papyrus, African Sedge, Dwarf Papyrus Grass, False Papyrus, Flat Sedge, Umbrella Flatsedge, Windmill S...
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Summer Fun for Kids at Vida del Mar

Summer Fun for Kids at Vida del Mar

By John Chalmers from the August 2017 Edition The Vida del Mar condo development near Manzanillo, right on the Pacific coast and four kilometers on a winding road from the town of El Naranjo, is busiest during the “high sea-son” winter...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Downy Thorn Apple

I planted roots in Mexico – Downy Thorn Apple

By Tommy Clarkson from the July 2017 Edition Downy Thorn Apple Datura fastuosa Family: Solanaceae Also known as: Horn of Plenty, Thorn Apple, Metel Thorn Apple, Angel’s Trumpet or Hindu Datura The Datura genus – comprised of both annual and...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Begonia Deliciosa

I planted roots in Mexico – Begonia Deliciosa

By Tommy Clarkson from the July 2017 Edition Begonia Deliciosa Begonia deliciosa Family: Begoniaceae Also known as: No other names, common or botanical (Why do I seem to have this perverse proclivity to find, admire, acquire and then endeavor to...
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I planted roots in Mexico – African Spear

I planted roots in Mexico – African Spear

By Tommy Clarkson from the June 2017 Edition African Spear Sansevieria cylindrica Family: Asparagaceae Also known as: Cylindrical Snake Plant, Spear Sansevieria, Ele- phant’s Toothpick, Bow String Hemp or Skyline Spear San- sevieria The evergreen perennial s...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Beefsteak Plant

I planted roots in Mexico – Beefsteak Plant

By Tommy Clarkson from the June 2017 Edition Beefsteak Plant Acalypha wilkesiana Family: Euphorbiaceae Also known as: Joseph’s Coat, Copper Leaf, Copper Plant or Match-Me-If-You-Can Fijian Fire Plant, Fire Dragon Plant or Redleaf (This seems to be a family o...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Cuban Oregano

I planted roots in Mexico – Cuban Oregano

By Tommy Clarkson from the May 2017 Edition Cuban Oregano, Plectranthus amboinicus Family: Lamiaceae Also known as: Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, French Oregano and Indian Borage Not native to Cuba, Cuban Oregano was probably introduced to the Caribbean folks v...
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I Planted roots in Mexico – Cherry Tomato

I Planted roots in Mexico – Cherry Tomato

By Tommy Clarkson from the May 2017 Edition Cherry Tomato, Esculentum lycopersicum Family: Solanaceae Also known as: Mexican Midgets Yes, these Cherry tomatoes are, indeed, an important part of  the Ola Brisa Gardens plant family. Why you ask? Well, firstly.....
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I planted roots in Mexico – Princess Flower

I planted roots in Mexico – Princess Flower

By Tommy Clarkson from the April 2017 Edition Princess Flower, Tibouchina urvilleana Family: Melastomataceae  Also known as: Glory Bush, Glory Flower or Lasiandra Ok, you’re correct. I should have recognized this Brazilian na- as a Princess Flower when I ac...
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