Lagerstroemia indica Dwarfs (Crepe Myrtle Bush)

Lagerstroemia indica Dwarfs (Crepe Myrtle Bush) About three years ago, I posted about Lagerstroemia speciosa, the beautiful tree in P.R. called “La Reina de las Flores” or “Queen’s Crepe Myrtle”.  Nevertheless, I was not aware that the genus Lagerstroemia indica has several dwarfed varieties which are grown in people’s yards and don’t need the aggressive…

Lagerstroemia speciosa (Queen’s Crepe Myrtle) Part One

Lagerstroemia speciosa Aka Giant Crape-myrtle, Queen’s Crape-myrtle, Banabá Plant, Crespón, Orgullo de la India, La Reina de las Flores, Pride of India, Árbol de Júpiter, and Lila de Indias, is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia. It has naturalised in the Caribbean and neotropics. Every year the Lagerstroemia speciosa blooms in Puerto Rico from April…

Cuphea strigulosa (Stiffhair Waxweed)

Cuphea strigulosa (Stiffhair Waxweed) Aka Hierba de Toro and Cigar Plant, is native to Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador,  Peru, West Indies, Venezuela, and naturalised in Southern Florida. It is an annual and perennial herb that was discovered in the Florida Everglades on 1998 by Rick and Jean Seavy: http://www.seaveyfieldguides.com/About%20Us/new_USA_plant_species_discovered.htm   Its generic name is derived from the Greek word ‘kyphos’ meaning “bent,” “curved,” or “humped”, and “strigulosa” stemming from Latin ‘strigosa’,…