Category Archives: blooms

Leaf Margins

  Leaf margins are the edges of leaves.  Different species have different types of edges.  You’ve probably seen those fun crafting scissors that cut paper to have different shaped edges- this is a similar result.  Not sure what brand of scissors God uses. Scientists have designated different names for the different shaped margins and it […]

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redbird flower

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Beehive Ginger

  Beehive Ginger- (Zingiber spectablis, the spectacular ginger)  It can be up to six feet tall.  It likes humidity and shade and tropical conditions. It can sprout a flower on every single shelf, 20 or more, but it doesn’t do that at all once. The flowers start at the bottom and begin blooming up, but only […]

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Palm Tree and Vine

There are two different plants here, which is obvious in the pictures but was less obvious when I was standing in the hot tropical sun, hunching underneath the tree trying to get pictures. The vine is, I am told by somebody who should know, a member of the tinospora species. One particular member of this […]

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Euphorbia Mili, or Crown of Thorns, houseplant in US, landscaping plant in Philippines

  This little beauty is called Euphorbia milii: Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaciae, native to Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once Governor of Réunion, who introduced the species to France in 1821 Why is this pretty flower called […]

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