Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia

Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia

Scientific Name : Euphorbia cyathophora Family : Euphorbiaceae Common Name : Wild poinsettia, Painted leaf poinsettia Description: An uncultivated herb, native to America. Topmost leaves (bracts) are blotched red. Can be invasive. Flowers are insignificant. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Pisonia, Lettuce tree

Pisonia, Lettuce tree

Scientific Name : Pisonia alba Family : Nyctaginaceae Common Name : Pisonia, Lettuce tree Description: A very tall tree with brittle branches. Can be maintained to desired size and shape by regular trimming. Coastal winds resistant. Flowering is not very common. Propagation : Stem cuttings Longevity...

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Red Amaranth, लाल माठ

Red Amaranth, लाल माठ

Scientific Name : Amaranthus gangeticus Family : Amaranthaceae Common Name : Red Amaranth, लाल माठ Description: An annual plant with red leaves. Though the plant flowers it used mainly as a leafy vegetable. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Travelers’ palm

Travelers’ palm

Scientific Name : Ravenala madagascariensis Family : Musaceae Common Name : Travelers’ palm Description: Due to its palm-like trunk it is called as Traveler’s palm, however it is not a palm. Banana-like fruits have seeds covered with arils of bright blue colour. Propagation : Seeds, division Longevity...

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Pedilanthus nana

Pedilanthus nana

Scientific Name : Pedilanthus tithymaloides nanus Family : Euphorbiaceae Common Name : Pedilanthus nana Description: A small, cute succulent with leaves arranged only on two opposite sides, like a feather. There is a variegated variety of this plant. Propagation : Stem cuttings Longevity...

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Duck weed, Lesser duck weed

Duck weed, Lesser duck weed

Scientific Name : Lemna minor Family : Lemnaceae Common Name : Duck weed, Lesser duck weed Description: It is a free floating, very tiny plant. It grows in ponds or slow flowing water bodies. A single plant can have only one, two or maximum three leaves. As more leaves are produced, each having root, the divide and become separate plants. The plant bears very tiny flowers. It is native to Asia, Africa, north America and...

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