I planted roots in Mexico – Xanadu

I planted roots in Mexico – Xanadu

By Tommy Clarkson from the September 2017 Edition Xanadu Xanadu philodendron Family: Araceae Also known as: Philodendron Xanadu, Philodendron ‘Winterbourn’, Philodendron ‘Aussie’ or Philodendron Xanadue But for our immediate, horticultural purposes, Xanadu is a dramatically attractive, evergreen, low shrub that can...
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I planted roots in Mexico – Dwarf Papyrus

I planted roots in Mexico – Dwarf Papyrus

By Terry Sovil from the September 2017 Edition Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus isocladus Family: Cyperaceae Also known as: Miniature Flatsedge, Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus, Cyperus papyrus Nanus, Cyperus haspan, Cyperus aequalis or Cyperus papyroides (Like so many things in...
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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 plan...
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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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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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