Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pilea peperomioides

Pilea peperomioides, apparently also known as the Chinese missionary plant, is an unusual plant with a colourful history. I have no means of verifying the story (but no reason to doubt it), but one thing I do know is that … Continue reading

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Zamioculcas zamiifolia

This tropical plant, native to East Africa, is a recent addition to the conservatory, so I don’t have any experience of growing it yet. Z. zamiifolia is a handsome plant whose thick, luxurious leaves look very glossy. It’s got a … Continue reading

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Canna II

We bought a Canna in October for a pound and I wrote a post on 20 October. Quite a lot has happened since then. The first photograph in the earlier post shows the plant as it was, but all that … Continue reading

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