Spanning the globe with frequent and once in a while readers. I am interested in collecting, propagating plants, landscape management practices, ecology, environment, flora/fauna, in essence Nature. This blog is written in a blunt, abrasive fashion with consistent critical views on these subjects and others that may be related...or not.

lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009


SOMETIMES IS HARD TO TELL, but this blog is about gardening, with a wide scope, environmental, ecological, landscape management and installations, plant selection, trends that stink aesthetically in the San Juan Metro Area not only in the selection, but lacking composition, creating gardens that look the same in rain forest areas or desert like climates.


Aloe vera
Alocasia cucculata
Allamanda cathartica
Alternananthera brasiliana *
Antigonon leptopus **
Arashis hypogea
Anthurium endemic
Asparagus sprengeri, densiflorus 'Meyersii'

Bauhinia tomentosa, blakeana **
Bryophyllum pinnatum
Brunfelsia pauciflora
Barleria repens
Bouganvillea buttiana *
Bixa orellana
Caledium hortulanum candidum
Cavalinna maritima
Citrus aurantifolia
Citrus sinensis
Chinese violets
Clitoria ternatea
Costus graptophyllum, speciosus *
Cuphea hissofilia, hyssopifolia *
Carica papaya
Coccoloba uvifera
Clorophytum comosum
Cestrum diurnum
Calliandra Haemathocephala
Cathartus roseus
Cosmos sulphureous
Commelina elegans
Cryptostegia grandiflora *
Cyperus alternifolius, involucratus *

Datura stramonium
Dracaena marginata
Dieffenbachia amoena, picta Exotica
Dipteracanthus prostrata*
Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Eucharis amazonica *
Euphorbia pulcherrima, tirucalli *
Gardenia augusta *
Guaicum officinale *
Gloriosa rothschildiana
Hibiscus cannabinus
Hippobroma longiflora *

Ipomoea alba, quamoclit, batata
Jazminum multiflorum
Jatropha gossypifolia*
Malpighia glabra ***
Manihot esculenta
Merremia quinquefolia
Mirabilis siciliana
Murralla paniculata

Ochna mossabicensis

Pandanus utilis
Passiflora edulis, oerstedii
Pedilanthus euphorbiaceae, tithymaloides *
Peperomia pellucida*
Pereskia bleo
Pithelobium dulce
Plumerica glauca, rubra, acutifolia
Proiphys amboinensis
Pseuderantemun reticulatum
Polyscia balfouriana, fruticosa
Portulaca olaracea
Pseuderantemun carruthersii var
Peperomia pellucida

Rain Joe
Ruelia brittoniana, tuberosa
Rhoeo spathacea
Sanseveria trifasciata laurentii, hahnii
Tamarindus indica
Tulbaghia violacea
Turnera ulmifolia, diffusa, subulata
Trimezia caribeaea, martinicensis *
Thevetia peruviana
Thunbergia alata, erecta *
Tradescantia pallida, zebrina
Urena lobata
Wedelia trilobata
Zephyranthes nelsonii, citrina

* Correction or addition, revised on 7 September 2009
Source: Tropical Hornamentals by W. Arthur Whisler
Timber Press 2000
** Added on 22 October 2009
*** On 4 January 2009

THE zigzag arrangement may facilitate the reading.
Once upon a time when

I was not so humble, I thought that to be considered a serious horticultural practitioner, one MUST have a botanical inventory. I do
not care now, believe me... as long as your collection have things one
can not buy, or your garden is an out of sight installation, following composition rudiments.
If you got this far, thanks for your patience. Having a garden
with botanical names, virtually as in a blog or in reality as I do,
is not a matter of being cute, or arbitrary.
If you want to enjoy gardening as I do,
anywhere you are, go to search with these
botanical names. It is besides fun,
useful, when your plants get sick or pass away.

Rosmarinus officinale
Momordica carantia
Mangifera indica
Persea americana
Cajanus cajan
Lipia micromera
Ocimun basilicum
Petrea volubilis

I believe this is the first blog
mentioning gardening casualties.
Plants have their life
cycles. Some pass away old, others
by insects and diseases.
If in Puerto Rico, or else to
visit please: caliotropis@gmail.com,
only. time to go.

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