(Bulbine, Cat's Whiskers, Rankkopieva)
Bulbine is a tough, evergreen perennial native to South Africa. It is a low-growing plant, which spreads slowly by underground stems to form large clumps. Its dense leaves are round and juicy and reminiscent of chives. Bulbine bears many tall, leafless flower stalks above the foliage that look somewhat like cat whiskers. These are topped with spikes of small, star-shaped, yellow flowers with masses of stamens. Blooms appear throughout the year in warm climates, but are most plentiful spring through...
(Bulbine, Hallmark Bulbine, Hallmark Cat's Whiskers)
Hallmark cat's whiskers is a tough, evergreen perennial with airy spikes of orange-yellow flowers. It originates from South Africa and has round and juicy leaves reminiscent of chives. It is low-growing plant, which spreads slowly by underground stems to form large clumps. The cultivar ‘Hallmark’ is a little more compact than standard Bulbine. It bears many tall, leafless flower stalks above the foliage. These are topped with spikes of small, star-shaped, orange flowers with masses of yellow stamens....
(Ground Orchid, Japanese Hardy Calanthe Orchid)
One of the most widespread garden orchids cultivated in mild-temperate landscapes, Calanthe discolor is remarkably easy to grow! A semi-hardy terrestrial orchid that grows from pseudobulbs, it is fully deciduous in winter. It hails from woodlands across southern Japan where it forms pleasing clumps of foliage.
In spring, the new bright green leaves emerge from the firm pseudobulbs. The large, oval leaves unfurl to show pleated leaves of light medium green. A stem rises from the each...
(Calathea, Silhouette Calathea)
Plants of genus Calathea have beautiful leaves. There are about 300 species all native to the warm moist forested regions of the tropical Americas. Commonly known as peacock plants, these are among some of the most popular tropical house plants grown.
Calathea are tender herbaceous perennials that grow from fibrous or tuberous roots. Most form clumps and slowly spread from the tubers or rhizomes (lateral underground stems). The foliage of most rise from a central rosette but...
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(Lance-leaved Prayer Plant, Rattlesnake Plant)
The large, slender, wavy-edged leaves of lance-leaved prayer plant have beautiful spotted markings on top and satiny burgundy undersides. This Brazilian rain forest native thrives in warm, moist forested regions. It is a popular tropical landscape and house plant grown exclusively for its showy foliage. It may also be sold under the former name, Calathea insignis.
This tender herbaceous perennial forms clumps of foliage that slowly spread over time. The foliage rises from a central...