Admittedly, the first time I heard of the peperomia caperata, I thought it was akind of medical condition like heterochromia iridis. Imagine my surprise when I met the unique and intensely-colored tropical plant, the Emerald Ripple.
Peperomia caperata is an evergreen perennial featuring red-purple stems ending in dark green-crimson, wrinkled, plump, and heart-shaped leaves withred to pink panicles that resemble mouse tails terminating into delicate white flowers. Truly, the peperomiacaperata is a one-of-a-kind, if not spectacularly colorful, plant.
People say that money doesn’t grow on trees, so I bought a Money Tree instead. It may not bring extra cash, but the Money Tree, or Jade Flower Plant, can sure bring a smile to your face, which in the end is much more important. So whether you’re in it for luck or for the friendship (the jade flower is also called the friendship plant), this lovely succulent will be worth your time.
The evergreen jade flower goes by many names. Officially, botanists refer to this succulent as the Crassula Argentea or Crassula Ovata. Commonly, though, people call it lucky plant, dollar plant, money tree, or friendship tree. A well-nurtured jade plant will have thick branches and deep jade-green foliage. Then, it may gift you with delicate white, or pink flowers come spring and winter.
We are most familiar with wasabi in the form of the green paste you would find beside sushi when you dine at your favorite Japanese restaurant. And if you regularly enjoy Japanese cuisine, Wasabi may have ben, your constant condiment. However, experts and gardeners alike claim that WasabiaJaponica is one of the rarest and most difficult plants to grow and nurture.
Therefore, the few who are successful at growing wasabi sell this rare and demanding plant at extremely high prices. Chiefly, the horticultural world handles wasabi supplies almost as carefully as they would gold.
What makes wasabi so hard to grow? And are you thinking about taking on the wasabi growing challenge? Here are 11 amazing facts about growing wasabi you may not know yet and what is involved in nurturing this finicky vegetable.
Gardening is an adventure, and whether you’re a beginner or veteran gardener, soon, you will have to brave the elements. These elements, such as temperature, humidity, weather, and sunlight are vital for gardening but essentially out of your control.
However, what if you can control the elements? Think of providing your favorite plants the particular kind of climate, environment, and amount of light that they would need to flourish. You can accomplish this through the use of growing tents. Additionally, you can do so in the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be.
However you may ask, “What exactly are growing tents and what do I need to know to start using them?”
You may have already met the beautiful alstroemeria from our article about flowers that start with A. You may also know this plant as the Peruvian lily, or more affectionately, the Lily of the Incas. In any case, growing alstroemeria is a noble pursuit as these unique and colorful perennials are a joy to have in your garden or your home! Once summer arrives, your alstroemeria will greet you with its wonderful speckled blooms the run the gamut of bright colors.
The Lily of the Incas isaherbaceous perennialwith zygomorphic flowers. These bilaterally symmetrical bloomsgenerally have three sepals and three speckled petals. Interestingly, the leaves of alstroemerias twist in growth and end up upside down. Additionally, these plants have tuberous roots and usually grow 2- 3 feet in height. Finally, the alstroemeria is most popular for being an excellent cut flower, both for its showy blooms and its very long lifespan.