Dwarf Dracaena- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the February 2020 Edition Dwarf Dracaena Dracaena compactaFamily Agavaceae Also known as Pineapple Dracaena or Dwarf Dracaena The Dracaena compacta is a rather compact (Gee, ya’ think?), somewhat, slow-growing native from South East Africa. Though it’s been an indoor favorite of many homeowners for years (though, at times, difficult for some to […]

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Mexican Fence Post- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the February 2020 Edition Mexican Fence Post Pachycereus marginatus, Cereus marginatus, Lemaireocereus marginatus, Marginato-cereus marginatus, Stenocereus marginatus, Cereus gemmatus or Stenocereus marginatus var. gemmatus Family Cactaceae Also known as Central Mexico Pipe Organ, Organ Cactus or Órgano (Some plants’ common names seem to fit them perfectly. Such is the case for the […]

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Cascada Palm-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the January 2020 Edition Cascada Palm Chamaedorea cataractarum Family Arecaceae Also known as Cat Palm or Cataract Palm While having our specimen happily thriving as a potted, shade-appreciating, interior palm in the lower living room for perhaps ten years, I’d never gotten around to properly identifying it. It seemed somewhat obvious […]

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Yellow Ginger- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the January 2020 Edition Yellow Ginger Hedychium flavescens Family Zingiberaceae Also known as Yellow Ginger-Lily, Cream Garland-Lily or Cream Ginger Walking through our gardens this morning, I pondered about which of my tropical plant family I should next write. As I do every time I walk down into them, I strolled […]

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