Slender Goldshower – Shower of Gold

Slender Goldshower – Shower of Gold Galphimia gracilis, a species in the genus Galphimia of the family Malpighiaceae, native to Mexico. It is widely cultivated in warm regions throughout the world, often under the common names gold shower or shower-of-gold, slender goldshower or sometimes thryallis.  #slendergoldshower#showerofgold#yellow#yellowflowers#nature#green#naturalvibes#wild#intothew#plantlovers#flowersofinstagram#plantsofinstagram#plantpeople#flowerstagram#flowerpower#flowers🌸#yellowflowers#yellowflowers🌼#flowerpeople#plantmakespeoplehappy#plantpeoplearethebestpeople#houseplantsofinstagram#houseplantcommunity#september#green#greenlovers#goldshower#showerofgold#thryallis#gracillis#glaphimia

Lavender – English Lavender

Lavender – English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, common name lavender is a genus of 40+ species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae and native to the Old World from Europe to Eastern Africa, Southwest Asia, and India. These aromatic sub-shrubs are famously grown in herb gardens and the intensely perfumed blue-violet, pink, mauve, or … More

Kadamba – Neolamarckia cadamba – कदंब का पेड़

Kadamba – Neolamarckia cadamba – कदंब Everytime I see a Kadam tree, I remember this beautiful poem by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan which we used to read in school. यह कदंब का पेड़ अगर माँ होता यमुना तीरे।मैं भी उस पर बैठ कन्हैया बनता धीरे-धीरे।।  ले देतीं यदि मुझे बांसुरी तुम दो पैसे वाली। किसी तरह नीची … More

Basil – Sweet Basil – Genovese basil

Basil – Sweet Basil – Genovese basil Sweet Basil, also called Great Basil, is a culinary herb from the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical regions of Central Africa & Southeast Asia. The plant foliage is tender, flavourful, and used in many cuisines worldwide. Technically known as Ocimum basilicum they belong to the mint family. Basil … More

Cleisostoma paniculatum – Orchid – growing in the wild

Cleisostoma paniculatum – Orchid Found this beautiful bunch of Cleisostoma paniculatum Orchids happily growing on the Mango tree bark, spotted while taking a walk at the FRI Dehradun’s amazingly huge and green campus, sometime during January 2020. I took some samples of these and tried growing them on LECA clay pebbles media. But that was a … More

Orchid – Hyacinth Orchid – Urn Orchid

Orchid – Hyacinth Orchid – Urn Orchid Bletilla Striata, commonly urn orchid, is a temperate, terrestrial genus of orchids native of South-Asia. Orchids, Family: Orchidaceae are one of the most beautiful flowers around due to their large, crisp colors & long-lasting blooms usually found in white, purple, magenta, pink and yellow hues. They are often … More

Celosia argentea – silver cock’s comb – plumed cockscomb

Celosia argentea – silver cock’s comb – plumed cockscomb.And here’s another pretty weed I found randomly growing in the farm..Celosia Argentea, commonly known as the plumed cockscomb or silver cock’s comb, is a herbaceous plant of tropical origin and is known for very bright color feathery flowers. The scientific name for plumed cockscomb, celosia, comes … More

Birds Of Paradise – Reginae – Crane Flower

Birds Of Paradise – Reginae – Crane Flower Bird of Paradise is a slow-growing, clump-forming species of evergreen tropical plant native to South Africa. These regal plants, for which they are named Strelitzia Reginae, for the beautiful, orange crane-like flowers that they produce, like birds of paradise. Some say the flowers of the plant resemble … More

Kalanchoe tubliflora – Bryophyllum delagoense – Chandelier plant

Kalanchoe tubliflora  – Bryophyllum delagoense – Chandelier plant Found this beautiful specimen of kalanchoe growing unnoticed in the corner at our farmhouse. Kalanchoe delagoensis known by many other names such as Kalanchoe tubliflora, Kalanchoe verticillata, Bryophyllum tubiflorum, Bryophyllum verticillatum, Bryophyllum Delagoensis, devil’s backbone, among other names. These are rapidly growing succulent plants that get multiplied … More

Elephant Ear – Kris Plant – African Mask plant

Elephant Ear – Kris Plant – African Mask plant Alocasia Amazonica is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous plants from the family Araceae. Famous for the massive, fan-like leaves giving them the nickname ‘Elephant’s Ears’. There are around 70+ species native to the rainforests of South-East Asia, where the foliage is sometimes used as makeshift umbrellas … More

Karonda – Bengal currant – Christ’s thorn – carandas plum

Karonda – Bengal currant – Christ’s thorn – carandas plum. Found this super loaded karonda tree growing at my uncles farm. Carissa carandas is a species of flowering shrub in the family Apocynaceae. It produces berry-sized fruits that are commonly used as a condiment in Indian pickles and spices. It is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant … More

Pencil Cactus – Milk Bush – Indian Tree Spurge

Pencil Cactus – Milk Bush – Indian Tree Spurge Euphorbia tirucalli known commonly known as pencil cactus is a plant from the Euphorbia family. They are called milk bush due to the thick, white sap which the plant releases when the stems are cut. They are stem succulent and not true cactus, thus photosynthesis happens … More

A new Banyan leaf

A new Banyan leaf The Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), is a fig that begins its life as an epiphyte and is famous as one of the biggest trees in the world in terms of the area they cover when they grow big and old. As an Epiphyte, the banyan plant begins its life growing in … More

Indian Shot – African Arrowroot – Edible Canna

Indian Shot – African Arrowroot – Edible Canna Indian Shot (Canna indica) is a robust plant species in the family Cannaceae and is Native to South-east Asia and South America. They are drought-tolerant plants that yield beautiful brightly colored flowers that resemble orchids. They are popular due to the broad and lance-shaped striped foliage and … More

Variegated Arrowroot leaf after fresh rains

Variegated Arrowroot leaf after fresh rains Maranta Arundinacea ‘Variegata’, also known as arrowroot, maranta, West Indian arrowroot, obedience plant, Bermuda arrowroot, araru, araruta is a large perennial herb in the Marantaceae family, usually found in rainforest habitats. The papery leaves are elliptic or oblong-shaped and patterned differently. They are smooth-textured, glossy and the Variegata species … More

Lady palm – Lady finger palm – bamboo palm

Lady palm – Lady finger palm – bamboo palm The “Lady Palm” believed to originate from South China is one of the easiest palms to grow. Known as Rhapis Excelsa, they grow to a height of more than 10 feet tall with clumps reaching huge width. They come in many different varieties but can be … More

Paddy fields waiting for the rains.

Paddy fields waiting for the rains. Kharif crop season in India is completely dependent on the monsoon rains, the saplings which were planted sometime during June-July will be needing a good amount of rain in the coming few months to thrive. Even though there has been heavy downpours in some parts of the country, some … More

Hibiscus – Rose of Sharon – Rose Mallow.

Hibiscus – Rose of Sharon – Rose Mallow. The Rose of Sharon, botanically named Hibiscus Syriacus is plant species belonging to the genus Hibiscus, which are flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. Comprising a few hundred species native to warm-temperate, tropical, and subtropical regions throughout the world and famous for their attractive flowers which … More

Portulaca Grandiflora – Moss Rose – plant care

Portulaca Grandiflora – Moss Rose Portulacas are small beautiful low growing ground covering plants native to South America. These are very common succulent flowering plants and fairly easy to grow. Commonly known by many other names such as rose moss, eleven o’clock, Mexican rose, sun rose, rock rose, purslane, moss-rose purslane, etc. The family Portulacaceae … More


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