Project Type: Tropicals

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Begonia ‘Corralina de Lucerna’ (Angel Wing Begonia)

There are over 1,800 species of Begonia, and I will do my best to address some confusion regarding the species, cultivar hybrids, and common names of a few varieties in question. Common Names: “Angel Wing Begonia”; “Scarlet Begonia”; “Cane Begonia” Note: Begonia ‘Angel Wing’ is a particular cultivar, a hybrid cross between B. coccinea and B. aconitifolia. To make matters more confusing, “Angel Wing Begonia” is … Read More Begonia ‘Corralina de Lucerna’ (Angel Wing Begonia)

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Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

Common Name: “Spider Plant”; “Airplane Plant”; “St. Bernard’s Lily”; “Spider Ivy”; “Ribbon Plant” Scientific Classification: Order: Asparagales Family: Asparagaceae (yep, same as Asparagus!) Genus: Chlorophytum Species: C. comosum Native To: Tropical and southern Africa Growing Specs: Appearance: Exhibits graceful arching leaves and stems that jet from the plant and carry baby plantlets on them. Variegated leaves with green edges and white center stripes. Leaves are … Read More Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

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Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’

Common Name: “Heart-Leaf Philodendron”; “Sweetheart Plant”; “Vilevine” Scientific Classification: Order: Alismatales Family: Araceae Sub-Family: Aroideae Genus: Philodendron Species: P. hederaceum Cultivar: ‘Brasil’ Native To: Mexico, West Indies, and Brasil Growing Specs: Appearance: Features glossy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves with lime green (and sometimes yellow) variegation. The leaves may have a bronze tinge upon emerging. Leaves are 2-4″ long. Flowering: Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’ rarely flowers, but … Read More Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’

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Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’ (Tricolor)

Common Name: “Tricolor” Scientific Classification: Order: Zingiberales Family: Marantaceae (often times called the “Prayer Plant” family) Genus: Stromanthe Species: S. sanguinea Cultivar: ‘Triostar’ Native To: Brazil Growing Specs: Appearance: Striking variegated foliage of cream, green, and pink. The leaf undersides are solid pink to burgundy or maroon with pink variegation. Clumps in form up to 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Flowering: Reddish pink flowers emerge in the … Read More Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’ (Tricolor)

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Tradescantia spathacea ‘Tricolor’

Common Name: “Moses-in-the-Cradle”; “Moses-in-a-Boat”; “Boat Lily”; “Oyster Plant” Scientific Classification: Order: Commelinales Family: Commelinaceae Genus: Tradescantia Species: T. spathacea Cultivar: ‘Tricolor’ Note: Synonymous with Rhoeo spathacea ‘Tricolor’. Native To: Southern Mexico; Belize; Guatemala Growing Specs: Appearance: Prized for its gorgeous pink and green striped foliage with magenta undersides. Leaves are sword-shaped and grow up to 1″ wide and 5″ long. The overall plant will grow … Read More Tradescantia spathacea ‘Tricolor’