Author: HTBG admin (Dan)

Seemannia sylvatica This genus was recently re-stablished as Seemannia and formerly described as Gloxinia sylvatica. The common name for this widespread cultivation is Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia, native to the Andean regions of South America. The Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia is a stunning winter-flowering sub-shrub that produces sprays of...

Cordyline fruticosa Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. The plant is of great cultural importance to the traditional animistic religions of Austronesian and Papuan peoples of the Pacific Island. Its original native distribution is unknown, but it is believed to be...

What is a Bioreserve? There are many names given to places that practice conservation and preservation of plants and animals such as park, garden, conservancy or bioreserve. By definition, a bioreserve is a protected area reserved for the conservation of endangered species of flora and fauna. It is a place that preserves...

ROSE GRAPE Medanilla magnifica is native to the Philippines. It is an epiphyte which means it grows on other plants and trees. It only uses the host plant as structure to grow on and does not take any nutrients away from it. It blooms Spring to...

Zingiber zerumbet A native to Southeast Asia, this species was a canoe plant brought here by the Polynesians and called Awapuhi. The Awapuhi is the earthly form of the Hawaiian God Kane. The rhizome is edible and was used in Hawaiian dishes and in Malay cuisine....

Erythrina megistophylla A species of legume in the family Fabaceae found only in Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Commonly known as a “Coral tree” this species status is listed as threatened. This plants flower...