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Latin: Calathea bachemiana
Family: Marantaceae
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Latin: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Family: Lythraceae
English: False Heather
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Latin: Zebrina pendula
Family: Commelinaceae
English: Inch Plant, Wandering Traveler, Wandering Jew
Indonesian: Rumput Belang


Zebrina pendula, or Inch Plant, is native to Mexico. Its leaves and stems are fleshy. The length of the leaves is about 5 cm. The upper site of the leaves is dark greyish-green with two bands of silver. The back site is purple coloured. The Inch Plant develops tiny small purplish flowers that can appear all year long.
The plants like partial to full shade with a humid, well drained rich soil. The plants grow fast and stand pruning well. Zebrina pendula is a good ground cover and as well suitable for growing in hanging pots.
Zebrina pendula can easily be propagated by cuttings.
 
   

Lat: Syngonium podophyllum
Family: Araceae
Eng: Arrowhead Plant, Arrowhead Vine
Ind: ?


The plants in the picture were all derived from the same mother plant, but show a clear difference in color. Young plants often show light colored leaves, older plants usually have plain green leaves. Colors seem have not to be influenced that much by light or shade.
This species grows best in a shady or partly shaded place. It is very strong and can stand both dry spells and inundation. Sometimes I take some plants as decoration in a vase inside the house. Though they get there very little light they stay fresh for months.
Synchonium podophyllum is very suitable as ground cover. It can as well be used as pot plant or climber.
 

 

 


Lat: Syngonium wendlandii
Family: Araceae
Eng: ?
Ind: ?

 

 

 

Synchonium wendlandii derives its attractiveness from the white lines on its dark green leaves. The narrow arrow-shaped leaves have a velvet-like surface. The plants creep with long vines and develop new roots at the nodes. Where possible it will climb other plants, walls or fences.
Older plants develop trifoliate leaves and occasionally some flowers. The flowers in the photo above heave a height of 9 - 10 cm. The young leaves in the photos are about 8 - 12 cm.
The big leaflet of the trifoliate leaves are about 11 cm long, the smaller leaflets about 6. Older leaves are less attractive as they usually are plain green without the white lines.
Like Synchonium podophyllum this species is suitable as ground cover. Under shrubs and trees it can create a forest-like impression. It grows best in a shaded or partly shaded place.
S. wendlandii can as well be used as pot plant or climber.



 

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