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Tropical Flowering Plants - A Guide To Identifi...

This book is a practical, compact guide for the identification of common tropical and subtropical ornamental plants by flower colour. It is intended for anyone who is interested in plants and would like to get to know the attractive flowering plants of warm regions while travelling.

Tropical Flowering Plants - A Guide to Identifi...


The author is an experienced tour guide and is regularly asked for eye-catching, ornamental plants on the way. She photographed the frequently requested plants and arranged them according to colour in this nature guide. This book is also suitable for beginners without previous botanical knowledge due to its illustrations and simple sorting.


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Kirsten Albrecht Llamas received a master's degree in tropical botany from the University of Miami and developed the first human cytogenetics laboratory in South Florida. She is a longtime member of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society and has provided numerous plant identification updates to The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanic Garden and at Fairchild Tropical Garden. Her lifelong avocation has been photography, with an emphasis on nature, culminating in a photo collection of flowering tropical plants and the publication of this book.

I have many of the orange flowering Milkweed plants. I grew them from seed and this year I have well over 50 seed pods. Last Year I had a few and a couple have sprouted after I planted the seeds. Last year I had two cats on them and they were devouring the plants.

Have you considered providing a seedling identifier that includes photos of roots? I'm growing seedlings from plants in my yard (incarnata ice ballet and pink, tuberosa, and tropical) and have lost confidence that my labeling is correct. I'm not sure, but it seems tuberosa stems don't become fuzzy until the plant is several inches tall.

Because Hawaii is such a tropical paradise for plants, many of the non-native plants brought here have gone wild, and a number of them have become seriously invasive. A few introduced plant species were brought here by the ancient Polynesians in their canoes, while the rest, including many food plants, forage crops, forestry trees, exotic tropical flowers, former houseplants, and accidental weeds were brought here more recently from many different places around the World.

Whether you live here or are just visiting Hawaii, I hope that you will find this site useful. New plants and tropical flowers will be added as I photograph and identify them, so be sure to check back occasionally!

Plants affected: Aphids feed on many species of potential host vegetable plants, including tomatoes, lettuce, kale, and cabbage. Their prolific nature makes them sure-finds on every guide to vegetable garden pests.

Preventative measures: Promote beneficial predatory insects by including a lot of flowering plants with small flowers in the garden. Learn more about using beneficial insects as pest control here.

Plants affected: Different species of leafminers feed on different plants, but for this guide to vegetable garden pests, common host plants include spinach, chard, beets, nasturtiums, and blueberries.

Physical controls: Place floating row cover over susceptible vegetable crops to prevent adults from accessing the plants. Include lots of flowering herbs in the garden to attract beneficial insects to help control the leafminers (more on this later).

Plants affected: No guide to vegetable garden pests is complete without slugs and snails because almost any young seedling is a favorite of these pests. Slugs and snails feed on numerous species of plants and vegetables.

Physical controls: Cover plants with floating row cover soon after planting and leave in place until flowering begins. If borer hole is found before plant dies, slice open the stem, dig out the borer, and cover the cut with a mound of soil.

Preventative measures: Plant lots of flowering herbs with tiny flowers near susceptible plants as these flowers attract tiny parasitic cotesia wasps that use hornworms as hosts for their young, eventually bringing death to the hornworm (more on using beneficial insects to control pests in a bit). This is a great way to prevent all of the pests discussed in this guide to vegetable garden pests.

Preventative measures: Carefully inspect all new plants for whiteflies before purchasing from a nursery. This is a helpful idea for preventing all of the insects featured in this guide to vegetable garden pests.

No guide to vegetable garden pests would be complete without mention of how interplanting your veggie patch with flowering herbs and annuals can help limit pest numbers by attracting the many species of beneficial insects that prey upon garden pests. For more info on how to use these good bugs to battle the pests in your garden, check out Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Savvy Gardening contributor Jessica Walliser.

Sounds like you have a number of different pest and disease issues to deal with. No one product or technique will handle them all. Start by properly IDing each insect and then use our Guide to Vegetable Garden Pests to tackle each one individually based on the methods we suggest. Also, next season be sure to plant lots of flowering annuals and herbs in your veggie garden to attract the good bugs that help manage the pests. We have some good posts on the best plants for beneficial insects if you search under the Insects tab at the top of the Savvy Gardening site.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon as houseplant care information, pictures and more are being added all of the time. I hope that your indoor tropical house plants and all of your plants and flowers are happy, green and growing because that is why I started this indoor house plant and flower care website,

Not to be confused with plants from the Amaryllis genus, the Hippeastrum genus of the Amaryllidaceae plant family contains about 90 species and over 600 hybrids of bulbous flowering plants that are commonly called amaryllis flowers. These tropical flowers are native to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil. The cherry-red varieties have become popular to grow and gift around the holidays.

Nelumbo nucifera, commonly called the sacred lotus, is one of two living species of flowering aquatic plants that make up the Nelumbonaceae plant family. They have a relatively wide native range, growing naturally in India, Indochina, East Asia, Russia, and locations around the Caspian Sea. The seeds of the sacred lotus are impressively long-lasting; the oldest seeds known to have been successfully germinated and grown into plants were about 1,300 years old. For this reason, the sacred lotus has become a symbol of longevity.

Native to parts of Central and South America, the Heliconia rostrata is one of nearly 200 species of flowering plants that belong to the Heliconaceae plant family. This plant is an excellent choice for growing in tropical gardens, thanks to its impressive size, large banana-shaped leaves, and eye-catching flowers that give way to showy fruit. These plants can grow to be up to 6 feet tall, and their predominantly red flowers that are shaped like lobster claws hold nectar that attracts hummingbirds.

All of the plants which we know as orchids belong to the Orchidaceae plant family, a highly diverse and widespread plant family that contains somewhere around 28,000 officially accepted species of orchids that come from a variety of regions all around the world. While many orchids come from tropical regions, others grow naturally in temperate zones and much cooler climates. About 70% of orchid species are epiphytes, meaning they have aerial roots that help them cling to trees instead of roots that hold them in the ground. Additionally, the appearance of their flowers and blossoms is highly varied, depending on the species. 041b061a72


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