25 Types of Apricot Tree Varieties (With Pictures)

Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) also known as Armenian plums. Apricots are small stone fruits that belong to the Rosaceae family and genus Prunus, closely related to the plum, peach, cherry and almond. Round and yellow, they look like a smaller version of a peach but share the tartness of purple plums. Native to China and Central Asia, … Read more

Blueberry Guava Tree: History, Lifespan, Growth Rate & Where To Grow

The blueberry guava tree, also known as Psidium cattleyanum or Cattley guava, is a species of guava native to Brazil. It was named after William Cattley, a 19th-century English horticulturist who first cultivated the plant in Europe. The tree is a member of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, which includes other well-known fruits like feijoa and … Read more

Golden Shower Tree (Cassia Fistula)

Facts Details Scientific Name Cassia fistula Common Names Golden Shower Tree, Indian Laburnum, Pudding-Pipe Tree Hardiness Zones USDA Zones 10 and 11 Light Requirements Full sun to partial shade Soil Well-draining, fertile soil Watering Water regularly, but avoid overwatering Fertilizer Balanced fertilizer, applied every 2-3 months during the growing season Pruning Prune to maintain desired … Read more

Monstera Adansonii: History, Propagation & Care

Overview Monstera Adansonii also commonly referred to as Swiss Cheese Vine is a highly popular versatile plant that will with proper care grow effective under many different conditions. It produces white arum-like flowers typical of the aroid family. Leaves are slightly rough in texture and heart-shaped. Foliage is mostly whole in young specimens and changes … Read more

Red-headed Reed Snake (Calamaria schlegeli): Facts

Classification KINGDOM: Animalia PHYLUM: Chordata SUBPHYLUM: Vertebrata CLASS: Reptilia ORDER: Squamata FAMILY: Calamariidae GENUS: Calamaria SPECIES: Calamaria schlegeli Description The Red-headed Reed Snake is found in parts of Southeast Asia. Its range includes countries like Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. It is a small, lustrous, non-venomous snake. The snake is named because of its … Read more

Rhipsalis Cereuscula ‘Rice Cactus’ Plant

Rhipsalis cereuscula, commonly known as the Coral Cactus or Rice Cactus, is indeed a beautiful and unique plant that captivates the eye with its charm. This epiphytic cactus is native to Central and South America and belongs to the Cactaceae family. The plant’s stems are covered in tiny, closely spaced, bright green, cylindrical segments that … Read more

Euphorbia flanaganii (Medusa’s Head) Plant

Euphorbia flanaganii, commonly known as “Medusa’s Head” or “Octopus Plant,”. It is native to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, where it is found in rocky and arid areas. Its natural habitat is characterized by well-draining soils and receives limited rainfall. The most distinctive feature of Euphorbia flanaganii is its growth habit, which resembles … Read more

Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight (aka Sterling Silver) Facts & Care

Scindapsus treubii “Moonlight” is a cultivar of Scindapsus treubii, a species of tropical evergreen vine native to Southeast Asia, particularly found in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. In its natural habitat, it typically grows as a climbing or trailing vine, attaching itself to trees and other vegetation. The species Scindapsus treubii was first described … Read more

Tulipa Gesneriana (the Didier’s tulip): History, Symbolism & Care

Tulipa gesneriana, commonly known as the Didier’s tulip or garden tulip, is one of widely cultivated species of tulips in many countries because of its large, showy flowers. This beautiful flowering plant belongs to the Liliaceae family. Most of the cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana. It has become naturalised in parts of central and southern Europe and scattered … Read more

Tulipa kaufmanniana (Water Lily Tulip): History, Cultivars & Care

Tulipa kaufmanniana, commonly known as Kaufmann’s tulip or waterlily tulip, is a species of tulip native to the mountainous regions of Central Asia, particularly in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It is named after the Russian botanist and explorer, Aleksandr Grigorievich Kaufmann. In its native habitat, Tulipa kaufmanniana can be found in alpine meadows and … Read more