Category Archives: Tropical

Codiaeum variegatum IV

It’ll be clear from several previous posts that I’m a great fan of Codiaeum variegatum.  I’ve got seven or eight in the conservatory, all of them different cultivars.  New leaves are a fresh shade of green, but they invariably become … Continue reading

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Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ II

The very first post on this blog was on our Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ which is probably my favourite among all our conservatory plants.  Here’s what it looked like in May 2013.  It’s in the big pot on the table at … Continue reading

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Abutilon

Considering that we’ve got four Abutilons, it’s surprising I haven’t written about them until now. The RHS classifies them as hardiness zone H1b which means not hardy at all. It’s recommended to keep them in a heated greenhouse, so our … Continue reading

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Dieffenbachia II

We have two Dieffenbachias in the conservatory, both variegated. I wrote a post about the larger one in December last year. I’m not quite sure which cultivar it is (the other one is a Leopard lily according to the shop … Continue reading

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Lantana camara

L. camara is a tropical plant whose name my iPad is insistent on changing to L. camera! It’s apparently known as a dreadful pest in the US, being resistant to various weed killers, and poisonous so you can’t control it … Continue reading

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Canna III

We’ve got more than one Canna in the conservatory these days, but this post is about the first one we got. I’ve written about it two times before, hence the title. I think we managed to discover the name of … Continue reading

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Codiaeum variegatum III

The title of the post is a bit of a pun. It is my third post on C. variegatum (I like them), and since I last mentioned them, we’ve bought two more so we now have three. I just took … Continue reading

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