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Shampoo Ginger Lily: Read Everything about this Interesting Plant Species

Shampoo Ginger Lily: Read Everything about this Interesting Plant Species

Shamp Ginger Lily is the common name of the Zingiber zerumbet plant which is a species that belongs to the ginger family. The plant is also known by some other common names such as Pinecone Ginger, Pinecone Lily, and Bitter ginger. The perennial is mostly cultivated in the Asian regions of India, Sri-lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Pacific Islands including China and Taiwan. The tropical plant goes dormant during the winter period and now it is cultivated worldwide for its medical uses. Shampoo ginger is the common term for the milky fluid material found in the cones that…
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Firestick plant: Know the Benefits, Best Caring and Propagation Tricks

Firestick plant: Know the Benefits, Best Caring and Propagation Tricks

Euphorbia Tirucalli or the firestick plant is a succulent that comes from the African region and spread all over the world. People can now also witness these alluring plants in other regions like India, Brazil, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Ghana. However, some other names for this beautiful plant such as stick-on fire, pencil cactus, and pencil plant confuses people for a cactus plant. The plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and it can be used to decorate any landscape or garden due to its stunning appearance.  The bushy plant is well-known for its vibrant red-orange colored stems that could be…
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Elephant Ear Plant: Various Varieties, Common Problems, and Major Benefits

Elephant Ear Plant: Various Varieties, Common Problems, and Major Benefits

Elephant Ear Plant belongs to the tropical region and is known for its gigantic leaves that resemble the shape of an elephant’s ear. The perennial plant despite being big brings ornamental value and tropical touch to the garden or container. The plant comes in a lot of varieties and colors and they can be used as ground covers or background plants. The plant is fast-growing and reaches its full size within two months. The leaves of the Elephant Ear Plant can grow up to 3 feet long and 2 feet wide (depending on the variety) in the tropical atmosphere. However,…
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Types of Syngonium Plant: Attractive Varieties With Different Foliage

Types of Syngonium Plant: Attractive Varieties With Different Foliage

Syngonium is a name provided for the genus of flowering plants native to tropical rainforests of central and south America, the west indies, and southern Mexico. The flowing plant belongs to the family of Araceae and you will come across a lot of Syngonium varieties that could be found outside in the forests and as beautiful houseplants in homes. Basically, they are known as woody vines that grow to the height of 10-20 meters in trees. The Syngonium leaf shapes change according to the growth stage of the plant. The adult leaves are more lobed as compared to the immature…
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‘Bird of Paradise’ Plant: Brief Encyclopedia On This Tropical Beauty

‘Bird of Paradise’ Plant: Brief Encyclopedia On This Tropical Beauty

'Bird of Paradise' Plant also known by the scientific name Strelitzia is a beautiful, flashy plant that brings tropical colors to your landscape. The unique blooms of the plant resemble birds in flight and consist of a thick and pointed sheath with a 90-degree angle to the stem. The tropical plant is native to the Southern African region and belongs to the family of Strelitziaceae. From the top of the sheath, you will notice beautiful bird of paradise flowers coming in different colors like orange, white, blue and yellow, and purple.  The plant can grow up to 20 ft tall…
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How To Propagate ‘Crown Of Thorns’ – Complete Guide

How To Propagate ‘Crown Of Thorns’ – Complete Guide

Also known by its scientific name Euphorbia milii, and some common names like Christ thorn or the Christ plant, Crown of Thorns is an ideal plant used in decorations of Christmas and New Year. The succulent is quite famous for its colorful cup-shaped flowers and spiny stems and belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae. The plants look beautiful if you can arrange them well, like small cutting in tabletops, across mantels, and at place settings. This beautiful plant is perfect for gifting purposes and once you know how to propagate 'crown of thorns' plant, you can set up an attractive…
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Touch Me Not Plant: How To Grow, Care & Leverage Benefits

Touch Me Not Plant: How To Grow, Care & Leverage Benefits

Touch Me Not Plant is a herb or shrub which is native to south and central America but now considered as the pantropical weed. So, if you are willing to know where is touch me not plant found you will come through a list of regions like South Asia, East Asia, West Africa, South Africa, and Australia.  The plant belongs to the Fabaceae family and is known as Mimosa pudica scientifically. You can come across many touch me not plant common names like Sensitive plant, Shameplant, Action Plant, Sleepy Plant, and Shy Plant. Like many other plant species, the plant…
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Best Trees For Rooftop Garden For All Seasons

Best Trees For Rooftop Garden For All Seasons

Terrace gardens or rooftop gardens are becoming pretty common in urban areas. Due to the lack of space inside and outside the houses these days, people prefer to grow plants on their terraces. Not only does this bring more freshness and lively feeling to your roof, but the vibrant charm makes the surroundings pure as well. Majorly all the types of plants and trees can be grown on your rooftop due to the abundance of sunlight and the ideal temperature to thrive. But still, people find it difficult to identify which are the best trees for rooftop gardens. The plants…
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Gold Mop Cypress Pruning and Caring Guide

Gold Mop Cypress Pruning and Caring Guide

The Golden Mop plant is also known as the Golden Mop Cypress, Golden Mop False Cypress, Japanese False Cypress belongs to the Cupressaceae family. The plant is native to Japan and is known for its bright colors that carry a greenish-golden hue throughout the year. Gold mop cypress scientific name is Chamaecyparis Pisifera that could be a beautiful addition to your home garden as it adds glowy colors to your garden. While taking care of this plant is quite easy, the gold mop cypress pruning process is also not very complicated. The Golden Mop is a slow-growing shrub and you…
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Potting Soil For Succulents: How To Make Your Own

You may have grown a lot of plant varieties in your garden or indoors using the normal gardening soil. But do you have any succulents? Did you find it difficult to grow succulents at home? And do you know the actual culprit that hampered the growth of your plant? The answer is the soil. Succulents are picky when it comes to soil and you may need to identify the best soil that works for them. The best potting soil for succulents can be prepared at home if you are aware of the major ingredients. Traditional potting soils are prepared in…
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