Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)

Description: The Violet Tree belongs to the Black-headed Family. This family belongs to the order of the myrtle-like. The violet tree is an evergreen shrub and comes from Brazil. In the wild it reaches a significant size – about 6 meters. The lower branches are woody and leafless. The leaves of the violet tree are green, ovate and shiny from the outside. The flowers are Continue reading “Violet Tree (Tibouchina orvilleana)”

Blue Lily (Exacum affine)

Blue Lily (Exacum affine)

Description: Blue Lily is an interesting and rare plant in our country. She comes from the island of Socotra, where she was brought to Europe before the First World War. Although it looks a little bit like impatiens (especially the shape of the leaves), the waxflower belongs to the family gentian plants. Blue Lieschen has green, fleshy leaves and small, fragrant five-petalled Continue reading “Blue Lily (Exacum affine)”

Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)

Description: Ironwood tree occurs in New Zealand, but nowadays it also grows in Australia and Polynesia. It is called there New Zealand Christmas tree, because in nature it only blooms at Christmas time. Here it is a flowering potted plant in summer. Eisenholzbaum belongs to the family of witch hazel plants. This shrub is related to the cylinder cleaner. Small, oval and Continue reading “Ironwood tree (Metrosideros excelsa)”

Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Description: This very interesting plant is native to Corsica and Sardinia. It grows there on slopes, in rocky crevices. Bobikopf forms miniature, green carpets. Its height is very small, it forms tiny love carpets. The leaves are also very small. The plant is also frost-resistant, so it can also be used for gardening.
After the winter, the plant renews itself from Continue reading “Bobo Head (Soleirolia soleirolii)”

Cape Mallow (Anisodontea capensis)

Cape Mallow (Anisodontea capensis)

Description: The Cape Mallow is a very popular flower in Germany since 1800. It blooms diligently throughout the summer, so it is also called real hardy Lieschen. The Kapmalve comes from the mallow family and comes from South Africa. The Kapmalve is a shrub that reaches up to 1.5 m in height, but remains somewhat lower as a container plant. For the summer we can put the Continue reading “Cape Mallow (Anisodontea capensis)”

Bottle Plant (Jatropha podagrica)

Bottle Plant (Jatropha podagrica)

Description: The bottle plant is a very exciting plant belonging to the family Spurge Family. All parts of the bottle plant are poisonous, the milk juice is irritating to the eyes. The seeds are also poisonous and must be stored in front of children. Bottle plant discovered by Sir William Jackson Hooker, a botanist at Kew Garden Garden. The flower naturally grows in Nicaragua, Continue reading “Bottle Plant (Jatropha podagrica)”

Cobra lily (Darlingtonia californica)

Cobra lily (Darlingtonia californica)

Description: The Cobra lily is a carnivorous plant of the Sarraceniaceae family. Of course, it grows on wet meadows between the states of California and Oregon. The long, snake-like leaves reach up to 1 meter in length. The leaves of the cobra lily are transformed into traps for insects. The entrance to the trap is on the outside of the characteristic helmet.
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Scullcap (Scutellaria costaricana)

Scarlet Scutellaria (Scutellaria costaricana)

Description: The Scullcap belongs to the mint family. It comes from Costa Rica. The helmet herb is a shrubby, perennial plant in nature, which can be grown in our house as a houseplant. The foliage is green, the stems are usually a little darker. The flowers have a bright red color.
The leaves and flowers of this plant always incline towards the sun.

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Palm Fern (Zamia pumila)

Palm Fern (Zamia pumila)

Description: The cycad is very often confused with the lucky feather. He belongs to the family of Zamiaceae. This species is very old and rarely available in the trade. The Palmfarn comes, inter alia, from Mexico and the West Indies. The cycad fern forms a bulbous trunk from which grow out hard, fan-shaped leaves.
The outer part of the leaf is more intensely colored. Continue reading “Palm Fern (Zamia pumila)”

African Lion’s Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

African Lion's Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

Description: According to the characteristics of the flowers, we can see that the plant from the mint family. Often they are called lion’s ears. African lion ear is now enjoying the great interest again, as in ancient times. Under natural conditions it is a shrub and grows up to 2 meters high. In our country, the plant can be grown in large pots on the patio, patio or in Continue reading “African Lion’s Ear (Leonotis leonurus)”