Sunday, December 28, 2008

How to Propagate: Shrimp Plant

Also known as shrimp bush or false hop. Propagation is best done in the spring.
Stem cuttings are about 3 to 4 inches long
Dip the cuttings in rooting hormone. This will aid the cuttings in rooting.
Make a hole in your potting medium and stick the cuttings. Mist the cuttings until the medium gets wet. Put it in bright area away from direct sunlight. In a few weeks, it'll take root.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


The poinsettia flowers are actually sets of leaves known as bracts or modified leaves.
The flowers are the small, yellow, bud-like centers called the cyathia.
The various colors, shapes and forms of the bracts are what make each poinsettia cultivar unique.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bromeliad and It's Pup

This is a huge store-bought bromeliad that has been growing in it's small pot decorated with moss. The flower is actually a colorful bract or modified leaves. This flowering phenomenon also means that I have a year or two to enjoy my bromeliad before it dies.
But can you see that little pup (baby bromeliad)? Woohoo! Send me more pups my bromeliad!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Magnificent Dragon Tree

I just love this tree! It still has a few berries which has the seeds - some greenish and some fully riped orange.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I.D. This Plant

the leaves
has flowers
and fruits that look like berries. I believe this plant is a shrub.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Towering Flower of Agave

The towering flower stalk of an agave that is about 20 feet high and some dried flowers on the ground.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Update on Chayote

The chayote that I started from seeds (the fruit is the seed) was replanted in the ground weeks ago and is doing just fine. Make sure to provide your plant with something to climb on. I have stuck a few bamboo sticks close but not to the point of poking the seed (or the fruit). I hope it survives the cold season. I have two more just in case my chayote plant dies. I just left these chayote fruits outside and look it successfully sprouted without special care. It's not even planted in soil. So that's another technique you can do on how to grow chayotes.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Slowly the bulbs are showing some leaves and root growth.