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13 posts categorized as Ornamental Plants

Ixora or Chethi Flowers to Beatify your Home Gardens 25 January, 2019

If you have a small garden in your home, then Ixora is one of the best to enhance the liveliness of the space. With its bright red flower clusters, this flowering bush looks stunning outdoors or indoors. Also known as Chethi, Thechi, or Thetti in Malayalam, Ixora was once very common in almost all households… Continue reading Ixora or Chethi Flowers to Beatify your Home Gardens

9 Most Beautiful Hibiscus Varieties 13 January, 2019

With its large and vivid flowers, Hibiscus is probably the most popular ornamental plant in many parts of the world including India.In this post, let us get to know some of the most beautiful and popular hibiscus varieties based on their color and appearance. There are innumerable varieties and cultivars of Hibiscus. Among these, Hibiscus… Continue reading 9 Most Beautiful Hibiscus Varieties

Rosy Periwinkle Flower 16 December, 2018

Rosy Periwinkle or Nithyakalyani is a small shrub or herb from the family Apocynaceae. There are mainly two types of Periwinkle based on the color of flowers, which can be either white or pink. It is now widely cultivated as an ornamental plant as it is attractive and easy to grow. The plant can grow… Continue reading Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Mandaram Flower – Dwarf White Bauhinia 16 November, 2018

Dwarf White Bauhinia is a small tree with nice and fragrant white flowers. It is very suitable as a garden plant along with other flowering shrubs like Ixora (Chethi). In Kerala, it is known by the name Vella Mandaram. Its scientific name is Bauhinia acuminata and belongs to the family Fabaceae. Other common Bauhinia varieties… Continue reading Mandaram Flower – Dwarf White Bauhinia

Rajamalli Flower – Caesalpinia pulcherrima 30 December, 2012

Rajamalli is a tall shrub that grows to the height of a small tree. With its colorful red and yellow flower clusters rising in the shape of a pagoda, it is a beautiful garden plant too.  In English, it is called Peacock Flower owing to the peculiar shape of its flowers. They appear in clusters… Continue reading Rajamalli Flower – Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Sunset Bells – Chrysothemis pulchella – A Tropical Ornamental Plant 05 December, 2012

Sunset Bells or Chrysothemis pulchella is a perennial shrub with an evergreen appearance. Its yellow and orange flowers look like beautiful decoration lamps shining above the thick foliage. So it is widely grown in the tropics including Kerala as an ornamental plant. The Bell-Shaped Flowers The name ‘Sunset Bells’ is apt for it. It has… Continue reading Sunset Bells – Chrysothemis pulchella – A Tropical Ornamental Plant

Kalyanasougandhikam Flower – White Ginger Lily 13 November, 2012

White Ginger Lily, also known as Butterfly Ginger Lily, is a white flowering plant from the ginger family. Its Malayalam name is Kalyanasougandhikam or Sougandhika, sougandhikam means something which radiates fragrance. As the name indicates, its attractive white flowers have an extraordinary fragrance. It is cultivated in many parts of the world as an ornamental… Continue reading Kalyanasougandhikam Flower – White Ginger Lily

Nandyarvattam Flower – Crape Jasmine 31 July, 2012

Nandyarvattam is a tree-like shrub with white flowers. Also known as Crape Jasmine in English, its flower looks like a pinwheel. In Kerala, it is usually grown in household gardens and courtyards. Since it is widely used for offerings and poojas, it is often grown on temple premises also. As per beliefs, its white flowers… Continue reading Nandyarvattam Flower – Crape Jasmine

Heliconia Flowers or Lobster Claw 17 July, 2012

Heliconia is one of the most beautiful tropical ornamental plants for your gardens. Being indigenous to the south and central American countries like Costa Rica and Bolivia, it grows well in warm climates. There are nearly two hundred species of Heliconias in the world. Generally, there are two types based on appearance: One has erect… Continue reading Heliconia Flowers or Lobster Claw

Indian Shot Plant – Canna indica 23 June, 2012

Indian Shot Plant is a common garden plant mostly with red or yellow flowers. The species has several cultivars with slight variations. In many places in the tropics, its rhizomes are used as food also. Since this plant looks like a miniature of the banana tree, it is called Vazhachedi in Malayalam. Its botanical name… Continue reading Indian Shot Plant – Canna indica

Kolambi Flower – Golden Trumpet Vine 02 June, 2012

Although common in India as a garden plant, Kolambi or Golden Trumpet Vine is a native of South America, including Brazil and its neighboring countries. From there it might be introduced to other parts of the world. The bright yellow flowers of this plant look like trumpets. It can also be compared to a funnel… Continue reading Kolambi Flower – Golden Trumpet Vine

Brunfelsia Plant – Yesterday Today and Tomorrow 25 March, 2012

Brunfelsia is an interesting genus of flowering shrubs native to Brazil. Due to its attractive flowers, now it is grown in several parts of the world as an ornamental plant. It has several common names, one of which is ‘yesterday-today-tomorrow’, denoting the three color phases of its flower. A flower is dark purple colored when… Continue reading Brunfelsia Plant – Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

Bamboo – An Overview of its Significance and Benefits 12 December, 2011

Since ancient times, humans have been clearing natural forest lands to meet various needs. Initially, it was for farming and agriculture. But as time passed on, the population grew, needs increased, and so is greed. And that led to the increase in over-exploitation of natural resources. According to Forest Resource Assessment, 3.9m ha of forest… Continue reading Bamboo – An Overview of its Significance and Benefits

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