Monthly Archives: June 2015

Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Balsam Impatiens balsamina

Balsam (Impatiens balsamina) grows well in full to partial sun. But in hot climate regions like India where tempratures go upto 40 degrees centigrade keep the plant in shade. A well drained soil is good for Balsam also do add … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Amaryllis Lily March lily

Amaryllis  is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. “Amaryllis” is mainly used for cultivars of the genus Hippeastrum, widely sold in the winter months for their ability to bloom indoors. Plants of the genus Amaryllis are known … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Clematis Aristata Australian Clematis Goat’s beard or Old man’s beard

Clematis aristata, known as Australian Clematis, Wild clematis, Goat’s beard or Old man’s beard, is a climbing shrub of the Ranunculaceae family, found in eastern Australia in dry and wet forests of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Mirabilis jalapa or Gulabas

Mirabilis jalapa (the four o’clock flower or marvel of Peru) is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful. A curious aspect of this plant is that … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Bougainvillea

The first European to describe these plants was Philibert Commerçon, a botanist accompanying French Navy admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville. Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees. They are native plants of South America … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Euphorbia viguieri or Viguier’s Spurge

The species is native to central-northern Madagascar. This is mainly found in dry forests. This plant loves sunny or half shaded places. This plant is named after 20th century french botanist René Viguier. The botanical name Euphorbia derives from Euphorbos, … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Jacobinia Justicia Carnea

Common name  Pink Jacobinia, Brazilian plume, king’s crown, plume flower Botanical name Justicia carnea. Justicia is a genus of about 420 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae. This is an outdoor plant but is a shade loving perennial. … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Double Orange Daylilies Hemerocallis Kwanzo

Hemerocallis ‘Kwanzo’ – a triple-flowered triploid cultivar. Daylilies are perennial plants, whose name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India

Melastoma is native to Southeast Australia, Southeast Asia and India and there are about 50 species of this plant. Melastoma has a bright purple flower and is very aesthetic. Due to its aesthetics it has been planted all around the … Continue reading

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Passion Flower and Butterflies the Gulf Fritillary

The Zebra, gulf fritillary, and the Julia butterflies can recognize the passion flower plants very easily and they love to deposit their eggs on these plants. The gulf fritillary butterfly which is orange in color is also called as passion … Continue reading

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