Monstera Deliciosa Fruit Salad Vine

May 2, 2018 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Monstera Deliciosa Fruit Salad Trees Home And Garden

Monstera Deliciosa Growing And Caring For Fruit Salad Plant Monstera deliciosa also known as the Swiss cheese plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, Mexican breadfruit. Monstera deliciosa is recognised by its enormous rounded glossy decorative green leaves. To identify this plant, close to the midrib of the leaves are round to oblong holes followed by wide splits in the leaves, opening widest at the leaf margins. This only happens with age. Like most chosen houseplants, it naturally grows in the tropics and is at home to the rain forests of southern Mexico and Central America. It is unusual for this plant to send up flowers indoors, outdoors it bears green white flowers like those of a peace lily, which develop into an edible fruit. The fruit is edible after flowering not forgetting the fruit can take between 12 to 18 months to ripen. It must be be very ripe before you can eat it. The fruit is said to smell like bananas and pineapples (but I forgot to smell the flower when I took the photo), and supposedly tastes like fruit salad. The entire green variety is in no doubt the most sighted variety, while the loveable variegated white and green exotic
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Crepe Myrtle Tree Care Guide

January 23, 2018 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Crepe Myrtle bloom continuously all summer long

All That You Wanted to Know About Ever So Popular Crepe Myrtle Tree The Crepe Myrtle trees feature in plenty of gardens for its lovely flowers. They look very attractive in full bloom and many homeowners love to have at least one Crepe Myrtle Tree in their garden to add a new dimension to the garden landscape. They will give a different look to your garden the whole year round with its ability to produce attractive summer flowers and colourful autumn leaves. Their trunks also add beauty to any garden landscape. More About Crepe Myrtle Tree The botanical name of this tree is Lagerstroemia. They are commonly seen in all areas of Australia including moist warm humid conditions of Northern Australia, India, and Southeast Asia. The Crepe Myrtle belongs to the Lythraceae family and will grow well in areas or regions where there are warmer climatic conditions. The genus of the Crepe Myrtle Tree is named after Magnus von Lagerstrom. They are popular and a favourite tree of many people seen planted all along the roadsides to give an ornamental look. These trees or shrubs are available in wide varieties. They are known for their long-lasting and colourful summer blooms.
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Philodendron Xanadu Grow Care

January 8, 2018 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Philodendron xanadu shrub popular landscaping plants

How to Grow and Take Care of Philodendron Xanadu? If you are looking to bring in a tropical feel to your garden area, then you should plant the Philodendron Xanadu. This plant is ideal as filler or a mass plant and can also be used to make garden borders. It is an ideal plant to use in warm temperature, subtropical and tropical regions. They are very easy to grow and do not need much maintenance. These are large compact plants that offer attractive looking foliage. The older the Xanadu grows, massed together the more attractive it looks. This is why it is used in most gardens to enhance the look of the entire landscape. More About Philodendron Xanadu This plant belongs to the family Araceae and its genus is Philodendron. They are excellent plants when they are planted alone or even can be used as companion plants. The plants will easily spread out when planted on the ground and its leaves will get divided as the plant matures. Planting them with crotons or other tropical plants will help in enhancing the look of the garden. Xanadu grows at a decent pace and will reach a maximum of 3 feet in
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Holly Varieties Trees Shrubs Facts

November 23, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Holly tree facts and most popular varieties

Caring For Holly Varieties Trees And Shrubs Hollies are one of the most popular hedge plants with year–round interest. There are different varieties of hollies which range from tiny shrubs to towering trees. They are mostly grown for the beauty of their red berries. There are varieties of pink, white, yellow or orange berries as well. Any dull landscape can be made attractive with a bush of Holly. Holly is an evergreen plant and it adds beauty to your winter garden with its berries and with its lush green leaves in summer. You need to plant female Holly plants if you are looking for the bright berries to add colour to your winter garden. Make sure that there are male plants nearby. The plant produces small white flowers before the presentation pack of the jazzy contrasting bright red berries. Where to plant? The Holly tree or bush grows best in areas receiving partial sunlight. The trees can tolerate full sun. You need to plant them in well-drained soil which is slightly acidic. The preferred pH is from 5 to 6. How to grow? Before planting in the soil, add compost or manure if the soil needs amendment. Leave at least
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Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum Care

November 14, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Argyranthemum frutescens - Spider White

Marguerite Daisy – Tips For Growing And Taking Care Of Marguerite Daisies One of the most attractive flowering plants that you can grow in your garden is the Marguerite Daisies. This well known Daisy is part of the Asteraceae family and this is the largest plant family that you will find in this world. It has now over 25,000 species. The binomial name of this Daisy is Argyranthemum Frutescens and the Marguerite Daisy can be grown in a formal setting or a cottage styled garden setup. Marguerite Daisies are one of the most versatile daisies to grow in your garden. Although daisies close their petals when the sun goes down at night. For our pleasure on a good clear day, they open fully ‘fresh as a daisy’ to the early morning sun. Marguerite Daisies are safe flowers for children to play with and children love to make flower jewellery with them. You can make chain necklaces, a daisy crown and bracelet or for a special affect plait the daisies together to put in your hair. They are an ideal option to be grown in pots and containers or as flower beds around the kids cubby house even against the house.
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Valerian How To Grow Plant Seed

October 27, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

White Valerian How to grow plant seed

How To Grow And Take Care Of Valerian Plant Valerian is a very popular herb that is used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The main attraction of this herb is its distinct scent. The roots of this plant are used for medicinal purposes. This tall perennial herb is a flowering plant that has scented flowers from three different colours. I have two different shades of pink flowers growing in my garden, cerise reddish pink, a noticeably lighter pink shade, as well as a white variety. The flowers start to bloom mid October in Australia, flowering with the dwarf, median and early tall bearded iris and the first cluster of the daylily buds emerging. They will continue to bloom during the early summer months. The flowers attract different types of fly species, particularly if grown in cooler shaded areas of the garden. The Valerian is also known as the set wall or garden Valerian or garden heliotrope. Even though it is grown mainly for its medicinal purposes, there are many who grow it in their garden to add that cottage flavour attraction. You have to look at two years for valerian seedlings to clump up to bloom in their new garden
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Rubber Tree Plant Potted Care

October 10, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Rubber Tree Plant Potted Care

Know How To Care For Rubber Tree Plant The Rubber Tree plant is not only an attractive looking plant that you can grow indoors. Rubber Plants will also purify and clean air quality naturally inside your home just as much as the peace lily. This ornamental plant can grow up to a height of 30 meters long in its natural habitat. The plants that you can grow indoors will reach a manageable height of about 8 feet. The scientific name of the Rubber Tree plant is Ficus Elastic. It is also commonly known as the rubber bush, rubber fig or the Indian rubber bush. This plant is seen commonly in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as Australia. The rubber plant belongs to the fig genus and the Moraceae family. Rubber Tree Plant Description The Rubber Tree, plant can grow into a larger tree and attain a height of about 30 to 40 metres. The tree has a solid trunk that is about 2 metres in diameter fully grown. The aerial roots that are developing from the trunk of the rubber plant will help in holding the huge tree in the soil. The branches of this tree are
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Jade Plant Care And Maintenance

October 7, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Jade plant planted in a large terracotta pot

Know The Basics Of Growing Jade Plant Or Money Tree Jade Plant is also commonly known as Money Tree, Lucky Plant or Dollar Plant. The synonyms include Crassula Argentea, Crassula Ovate, C. Portulaca, and C. Oblique Jade Tree is a succulent evergreen shrub belonging to Crassulaceae family. This compact plant produces many thick branches and has dark greyish- green glossy leaves which are oval in shape. The plant produces white or pink flowers which are star shaped during early spring. It grows to a height of 3 feet like a miniature tree. It is native to South Africa and it can grow well in dry areas with very little rainfall. It is considered as a good luck charm and the jade coins like leaves symbolise prosperity and wealth. This plant is a good choice as an indoor plant and can easily survive a life time. Growing conditions The Jade Tree will exhibit good health when grown in plenty of light. The plant produces flowers when planted in a sunny position. It needs better and well-draining soil with neutral pH. It can be easily grown in containers containing a soil mix suitable for succulents. During spring to autumn, the plant needs
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Acacia Wattle Grow Many Uses

October 1, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Acacia Flowering Wattle Trees Winter Riverina Area

Growing Acacia Wattle On The Land And Gardens Attract Wild Life Acacia is found throughout the world and is commonly known as wattle. More than 100 species of Acacia are found in Australia. The golden wattle or Acacia Pycnantha is the national floral emblem of Australia. The 1st of September is marked national wattle day in Australia. Acacias are found in different types of habitats in Australia ranging from coastal areas, inland areas, and in arid and semi-arid areas. Most of these plant species flower during the period of spring or summer and few varieties flower in autumn or winter. Flowers are produced on inflorescences that have cylindrical spikes or globular heads. Depending on the species, the inflorescence may have 3 to 130 flowers or more. The flower colour varies from pale yellow, cream to gold. Some may have red or purple flowers. The flowers, which are delicately perfumed, attract bees. Acacia will have true leaves and modified or flattened stems that look like leaves. Flattened stems are called Phyllodes and modified stems are called cladodes. Use in garden Acacia varieties range from prostrate growing species of shade trees. They are excellent as garden plants. Acacia wattle can produce flowers
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Begonia Fuchsioides Plant Care

September 24, 2017 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Begonia Fuchsioides with vibrant hanging flowers

Begonia Fuchsioides: All That You Wish To Discover One of the most attractive looking perennials you can grow in your landscape gardens, in pots or containers, in a shade house or simply cover with shade cloth, this will shelter and shade the Begonia Fuchsioides. The flowers, as well as the leaves, of this bushy plant form the attractive part and this is why it is seen in many of the home gardens. The Begonias will grow as annuals and are not hardy. They can also be grown indoors as houseplants. The leaves of the Begonias are small, colourful and bare. The plant produces red coloured flowers. They thrive in moist soil and love to be in areas where there is filtered light. The stamen of the plant is upright and is zigzag between the nodes. Characteristics of Begonia Fuchsioides   The Begonias belongs to the family Begoniaceae. They cannot be grown as cultivars. These plants reach a height of 0 to 2.5 feet and attain a maximum width of 0 to 2 feet. They can tolerate heat and humidity. The plant can be propagated from seeds, stem, leaf, or rhizome cuttings. The red flowers are long lasting and dangling and
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