Barleria repens (Small Bush Violet)

Barleria repens (Small Bush Violet)

Barleria repens (Small bush violet) Aka Red Barleria, Coral Barleria, Coral Creeper, is a plant of the Acanthaceae family. It occurs in forests and woodlands from tropical Africa to South Africa, but has naturalized in tropical America. It usually forms a rounded to spreading bushy shrub up to 1 ft., but may sometimes also climb…

Ruellia tuberosa (Minnie Root)

Ruellia tuberosa (Minnie Root) Aka  Fever Root, Snapdragon Root, Sheep Potato, Waterkanon, Watrakanu, Minnieroot, Iron root, Feverroot, Popping Pod, Duppy Gun, Wayside tuberosa, Gunipeca batard, Bluebell, or Cracker plant, is a species of flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. Its native range is in Central America (Caribbean, México, Central and South America (Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Perú) and has…

Ruellia metziae Tharp (Metz’s Wild Petunia)

Ruellia metziae Tharp (Metz’s Wild Petunia) Aka Ruellia Malacosperma ‘ Alba’, Wild White Ruellia, Wild White Petunia, Ruellia tuberosa‘ White Form’, Minnie Root, Fever Root, Snapdragon Root and Sheep Potato, is a species in the genus Ruellia which contains approximately 166 to 584 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of…

Ruellia simplex (Mexican Petunia)

Ruellia simplex (Mexican Petunia) Aka Britton’s petunia, A-las-doce-me-voy, Mexican Bluebell, Hardy Petunia, Wild Petunia, Britton’s Wild Petunia, Perennial Petunia and Purple Showers,  is a species of flowering plant in the acanthus family, Acanthaceae. It is a native of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. It has become a widespread plant in Florida, where it was likely…

Thunbergia fragrans (White Lady)

Thunbergia fragrans (White Lady) Aka Sweet Clock Vine, and White Thunbergia, is a vigorous, woody vine native to India and Southern Asia, but widespread in the tropics including Florida, Hawaii, Australia, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Caribbean and Indian Ocean islands, southern Africa and Central America. This twining vine has small, triangular-ovate leaves that can have entire to finely…

Asystasia gangetica (Chinese Violet)

Asystasia gangetica (Chinese Violet) Aka Coromandel,  Creeping Foxglove, or Asystasia, is native to South Africa. It is widespread throughout the Old World Tropics, and introduced into tropical Americas and Hawaii, where it has become naturalized.  This one was sighted at an abandoned lot in P.R.. It is also used as an ornamental but requires frequent pruning.…

Thunbergia erecta ‘Alba’ (White Bush Clockvine)

Thunbergia erecta ‘Alba’ (White Bush Clockvine) Aka White King’s Mantle, is a rare pure white form producing its yellow centered 2″, slightly nodding trumpets which flower on and off throughout the year. The white flowers are prominent against the rich glossy dark green leaves. White Bush Clockvine makes beautiful and rewarding container flowers that bloom throughout…

Thunbergia erecta (Bush Clockvine)

Hi! I’ve been working on a Red Ginger plant propagation post (with plantlets and keikis), so soon I will be posting about this subject again. Stay tuned. Thunbergia erecta (Bush Clockvine), Aka King’s Mantle, Angelina, or Boca de Vieja, is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the genus Thunbergia native to western Africa. It belongs…