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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Pentas Egyptian Star Cluster

Pentas are Tropical and Sub-tropical shrubs.  They are native to Africa and Yemen. Pentas were named by George Bentham. They are also called as Egyptian Star Cluster or Egyptian Star flower. Pentas Bloom in shades of pink, red, violet and … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is native to Madagascar and is a succulent plant. It is also known as flaming Katy, Christmas kalanchoe, florist kalanchoe and Madagascar widow’s-thrill. It blooms in the following colors:  shades of bright orange, pink, yellow, red, and white. … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Anthurium Flamingo Flower

Anthurium is native to America. It is also called as flamingo flower, tailflower, Flamingo-lily, laceleaf. In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower. The plant contains calcium oxalate which is poisonous. Anthuriums need a well drained soil. These days It … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Taking Care of Gerbera

Gerbera is a genus of plants in the daisy family.  Named in honor of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber who was a friend of Carolus Linnaeus. Gerbera is a good air purifier. Most of the Gerbera plants grow … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Hollyhocks Alcea

Alcea (Hollyhock) grow easily from seeds and are either annual-(Life one Year), biennial (Life 2 Years) , or perennial (Life more than 2 years) plants. They are native to Asia and Europe.  They are commonly called as Hollyhock. William Turner, … 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

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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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Butterfly Pea Clitoria Ternatea

Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.  It is a perennial herbaceous plant. As a legume, its roots form a symbiotic association with soil … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India and Pune

Mandevilla species are native to the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Many originate from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of India Petunia

Petunia is genus of 35 species of  flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers  in the family Solanaceae. The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet … Continue reading

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