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Asphodel
Asphodel (Asphodelaceae)
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Asphodel requires minimal maintenance, thriving in well-draining soil and areas with full sun exposure. Special care should be taken to ensure the soil does not remain waterlogged to avoid root rot. During active growth, regular watering is crucial, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Asphodel is a resilient species, making it a suitable choice for gardeners with varying experience levels.
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Haworthiopsis
Haworthiopsis
Haworthiopsis
Lace aloes
Aristaloe
Lace aloes
Lace aloes comprise of small genus of just one species. They are succulent evergreen perennials with highly attractive stripped leaves and almost fluorescent, erect inflorescence. The name comes from the Latin adjective 'aristatus' which means "bristly" and refers to the lacy edges of the foliage.
Astroloba
Astroloba
Astroloba
×Gasteraloe
×Gasteraloe
×Gasteraloe
Thelionema
Thelionema
Thelionema
Cape spinaches
Trachyandra
Cape spinaches
Bulb-shaped tuber
Bulbine
Bulb-shaped tuber
Desert candle
Eremurus
Desert candle
Desert candle is a genus of deciduous perennial flowers. The inflorescence looks similar to a long spike or a bottlebrush. It consists of many flowers in copper, bright yellow, snow white, pastel pink, orange or any combination of those colors. The leaves grow in tufts of thin, green, straplike strips. Species are known for thick roots that grow out from a central hub. It is also known for being tall, sometimes rising up to 3 m over the foliage, depending on the variety. They are native to eastern Europe and temperate Asia from Turkey, Siberia to China.
Maori onions
Bulbinella
Maori onions
Climbing-aloes
Aloiampelos
Climbing-aloes
Climbing-aloes comprises seven species found in Southern Africa. The genus is centered in the Eastern Cape, South Africa where they are also particularly common. They are typically multi-branched climbing or sprawling shrubs, with long spindly stems and a large woody base on the ground. These characteristics, as well as their soft, narrow, triangular leaves whose lower part ensheathes the stem, make them easy to distinguish.
Chamaescilla
Chamaescilla
Chamaescilla
Aloe
Aloe
Aloe
Aloe comprise a large genus of shrubby succulent plants with a wide variety of forms. Most members have a distinct rosette of leaves at the base with no stem and grow in warm, dry climates. Many species are cultivated for their pointy, toothed, decorative foliage, or colorful flower clusters.
Daylilies
Hemerocallis
Daylilies
Named for its extra short blooming time, daylilies produce lovely flowers that last for only one day apiece. The Latin name, Hemerocallis, accordingly means "beauty for a day." Available in a variety of colors, the ever-popular daylilies are many a gardener's favorite. The foliage is attractive (even after flowers have faded) and the plant requires minimal maintenance. These flowers are great for filling in large empty areas with mass plantings or lining walkways or garden paths.
Asphodels
Asphodelus
Asphodels
Asphodels are a widespread genus of flowering plants with a unique appearance, serving as popular garden ornamentals. Some species are used economically and culturally. In Greek Mythology, asphodels are connected to the dead and the underworld. This is why they have a history of being planted on graves and are mentioned in many poems associated with death and the afterlife.
Kumara
Kumara
Kumara
Kumara are a small genus of succulent plants native to the Western Cape of South Africa. They can be found on steep and inaccessible sandstone slopes, and form part of the South African 'fynbos' ecosystem. They are characterized by their long and wide leaves that cluster together, spreading out in a fan shape. This unique leaf formation makes these popular and unique ornamental houseplants too.
Flax lilies
Dianella
Flax lilies
Flax lilies are grass-like plants that have long, narrow leaves with strong, silky fiber, which were used for making baskets by Indigenous Australians. Flax lilies bloom with blue flowers that eventually turn into small, blueberry-like fruit. The genus was named Dianella in honor of Diana, the Roman goddess of wild animals and hunt. These charming flowers are often cultivated as ornamental perennials.
Tricoryne
Tricoryne
Tricoryne
Tulista
Tulista
Tulista
× Alworthia
× Alworthia
× Alworthia
Herpolirion
Herpolirion
Herpolirion
Geitonoplesium
Geitonoplesium
Geitonoplesium
Haworthias
Haworthia
Haworthias
Haworthias comprise an endemic southern African genus of small succulent plants. The vast majority of species have interesting shapes and color patterns. This trait makes haworthias popular houseplants and gift plants. The genus was named after the 18th and 19th-century British botanist, Adrian Haworth.
Grass lily
Caesia
Grass lily
Grass lily is a genus of herbs in the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, native to Australia, New Guinea, Madagascar and Southern Africa. The mostly 3-lobed seed capsules contain rounded black seeds.
Partridge aloes
Gonialoe
Partridge aloes
Johnsonia
Johnsonia
Johnsonia
Asphodeline
Asphodeline
Asphodeline
Asphodeline is a genus of perennial plants in the family Asphodelaceae. Asphodeline has fleshy roots and fragrant starry flowers that are yellow in spring to summer. It grows up to 1.2 m in well-drained soil. Its foliage is blue-green and grassy with tall narrow flower spikes. The yellow flowers always make an interesting addition to the late-spring garden. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
Stypandra
Stypandra
Stypandra
Pasithea
Pasithea
Pasithea
Red hot pokers
Kniphofia
Red hot pokers
Commonly called red hot pokers, these flowering plants have thin leaves and tall blossoms that tower over the other flowers in the garden. Their brightly colored and sweetly scented blossoms attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. The flowers (especially the red varieties) have the appearance of flaming fire pokers - hence the name, red hot pokers.
Phormium
Phormium
Phormium
Phormium comprises a small genus of grasslike flowering plants in the Asphodelaceae family. They are normally found in swamps and low-lying regions but can grow in a wide range of habitats. The leaves are tough and sword-shaped, with cultivated varieties coming in an assortment of colors. Phormium species were historically used to make ropes, sails, and fabrics. The Latin name comes from an Ancient Greek word for "basket."
Grass trees
Xanthorrhoea
Grass trees
Tree aloe
Aloidendron
Tree aloe
Tree aloe is a genus of succulent plants in the subfamily Asphodeloideae.
Lawyer's tongue
Gasteria
Lawyer's tongue
Lawyer's tongue are a genus of attractive succulent plants, many of which are grown ornamentally for their thick and patterned leaves. Unusually for succulents, these southern African natives are quite shade-tolerant and are therefore well-suited to growing as houseplants. They grow slowly and most species are compact enough to grow in small containers.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Asphodel requires minimal maintenance, thriving in well-draining soil and areas with full sun exposure. Special care should be taken to ensure the soil does not remain waterlogged to avoid root rot. During active growth, regular watering is crucial, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Asphodel is a resilient species, making it a suitable choice for gardeners with varying experience levels.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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