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How to Care for a Bamboo Plant With a Yellow Stem

How to Care for a Bamboo Plant With a Yellow Stem

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-05-17Views:130

Bamboo plants are grown outdoors to create privacy and indoors as decorative plants. Although bamboo is typically a hardy species, bamboo plants can sometimes develop problems. One of the more common problems that occurs with bamboo plants is a yello[More]

Freshwater Aquatic Plants With Inflated Leaf Stems

Freshwater Aquatic Plants With Inflated Leaf Stems

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-10-30Views:130

Aquatic plants often possess specialised parts that have allowed them to adapt to and thrive in their watery habitat. A handful of aquatic plants utilise inflated leaf stems, or petioles, for buoyancy and sometimes other purposes. In addition to thes[More]

Tropical plants with green & red leaves

Tropical plants with green & red leaves

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-12-09Views:130

The red colour present in the leaves of many tropical plants is due to anthocyanin pigments in their leaves. Some plants have completely red leaves or green leaves with red undersides, while others have mixed green and red foliage. The red colour is[More]

Plants With Lots of Spikes on the Stems

Plants With Lots of Spikes on the Stems

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Spikes are sharp-tipped barbs or thornlike appendages that develop on stems or branches of plants. These pointy growths help protect plants from wild animals and other ecological threats. Plants with spikes have numerous uses such as a deterrent for[More]

Red Flowering Tropical Plants

Red Flowering Tropical Plants

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Many tropical plants feature dramatic red flowers. The red flowers attract hummingbirds, which feed on the nectar and pollinate the flowers. Many tropical flowers have trumpet-shaped or other deep blooms. There are tall tropical flowering trees with[More]

Vascular Plants With Spores

Vascular Plants With Spores

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Vascular plants, or Tracheophytes, include gymnosperms, conifers, flowering plants, club mosses and ferns. They have lignified tissues equipped for conducting water, minerals and photosynthetic products throughout the plant. Most generate seeds and p[More]

Tropical Plants & Trees for Texas Weather to Go Around a Swimming Pool

Tropical Plants & Trees for Texas Weather to Go Around a Swimming Pool

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As one of the largest states in the Union, it's no surprise that Texas has a diverse climate. Texas is comprised of United States Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 6 through 11. In southern Texas, tropical plants can be grown outdoors year ar[More]

Plants with long a thin leaves

Plants with long a thin leaves

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-03-19Views:130

Ornamental grasses and conifers are two groups of plants that characteristically feature long, thin leaves. Grasses such as Miscanthus giganteus grows to 7.5 m (25 feet) tall, with leaves only 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide. The leaves on the Italian stone pin[More]

Big leaf tropical plants

Big leaf tropical plants

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Tropical plants with big leaves add drama to tropical landscapes and botanical gardens, but many big-leaved plants are trees that grow well beyond the scale of northern gardeners who want a focal plant for a sun porch or corner garden. Other trees or[More]

How to Landscape Yards With Tropical Plants

How to Landscape Yards With Tropical Plants

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If you live in an area that never receives frost or freezing temperatures, you can grow a wide variety of tropical plants outdoors throughout the year. In fact, you can only grow tropical plants because many temperate climate plants won't succeed. Wh[More]

How to Grow a Small Tropical Greenhouse With Indoor Plants

How to Grow a Small Tropical Greenhouse With Indoor Plants

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Growing tropical, heat-loving plants in the home can be a challenge. They prefer temperatures much warmer than room temperatures indoors during winter. The solution is to grow such tropical plants in a greenhouse. Unfortunately, a greenhouse is almos[More]

House plants with red stems and red & green leaves

House plants with red stems and red & green leaves

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-02-27Views:130

The bright foliage of red-stemmed and red-leaved house plants provides variety and interest for indoor gardeners. Plants with coloured or multicoloured leaves lack chlorophyll in coloured portions, requiring additional light to achieve optimal growth[More]

Plants With Two Different Colors of Flowers on One Stem

Plants With Two Different Colors of Flowers on One Stem

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Flowers that bloom in a cluster atop one stem can often give the appearance of having two difference blossom colours. The reason for this phenomenon is that the flowers in the cluster begin blooming at different stages, with the older blossoms fading[More]

Tropical Plants for an English Garden

Tropical Plants for an English Garden

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-07-03Views:130

Most tropical plants do not stand a chance of surviving in the British garden because of the cold winters. There are some species, however, from high-altitude tropical habitats that can be grown successfully in the British garden throughout the year.[More]

Tropical Plants That Look Like Small Beehive Flowers

Tropical Plants That Look Like Small Beehive Flowers

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-01-04Views:130

The tropical plants bearing flowers that resemble beehives or skeps are member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. In fact, they include the plant that produces the spice ginger root, although its flower isn't exactly ornamental. What makes them loo[More]

Plants with funnel-shaped flowers

Plants with funnel-shaped flowers

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Funnel-shaped flowers differ from flowers with a similar form such as campanulate flowers that have a bell shape, tubular flowers that are longer than they are wide, and bilabiate flowers that have two long, joined petals and three short, joined peta[More]

How to Care for an Indoor Potted Tropical Plant

How to Care for an Indoor Potted Tropical Plant

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-11-07Views:130

Indoor tropical plants grow very well when given the proper care. Unlike outdoor plants, the indoor plants need special care when placing the plant, watering the plant and maintaining the correct humidity and temperature. Tropical plants are not hard[More]

Cold Hardy Tropical Plants

Cold Hardy Tropical Plants

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Tropical plants are plant species that are a native of the tropics or the regions around the equator. Some tropical plants also grow in areas known as the monsoon tropics, or the very dry regions. Tropical plants are chosen for their exotic colours o[More]

Triangle-Leafed Tropical Plants

Triangle-Leafed Tropical Plants

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-12-19Views:130

Flowers are not the only attractive element in the garden. Foliage grows in a wide range of colours, sizes and shapes, providing texture, diversity and colour to the garden. Tropical plants are no exception. Tropical plants are those varieties native[More]

Green Variegated Tropical Plants

Green Variegated Tropical Plants

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Variegated leaves are caused by a lack of pigment in their cells. The phenomenon is not common in nature, as variegated leaves cannot photosynthesise as fast as all-green leaves; variegated plants tend to grow more slowly. Some tropical plants have n[More]

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