Plants

From this page, you can find information about many of the plants that feature in the articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on each plant page to find more information about a specific plant, alongside links to every article I have written for PumpkinBeth.com where I have mentioned that particular plant.

You’ll find specific groups of plants on the following pages that I’ve highlighted for you below.  Alternatively if you prefer, you can scroll down through the full index below to see all of the plants I have listed on PumpkinBeth.com.  Click on an individual plant page to find information about that particular plant, along with links to every article where that particular plant is mentioned on PumpkinBeth.com

If you’re interested, you can also find plants listed by their country of origin, or you can scroll through the complete index of all of the plants listed on PumpkinBeth.com by scrolling through this list below:

 

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Rumohra adiantiformis ‘Variegata’ is an evergreen fern that produces mid green coloured fronds, which are highlighted with a lime green coloured stripe down the centre of each frond.  This fern’s variegation is not overpowering, this fern isn’t going to glow in the dark!  It’s quite…

This miniature, evergreen Rumohra fern species originates from the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand. This species of Rumohra thrives when it’s grown in a very humid environment, from 70-90% RH, with temperatures from 18C to 25C, under diffused, filtered light.  This attractive fern grows from 10-15cm (4-6″) tall, making…

Runner beans, also known by their botanical name of Phaseolus coccineus, are a tender perennial, that originates from Mexico and South America. Runner beans are deservedly popular in the UK, they are an easy to grow vegetable that is both decorative and productive. The more…

As we learn more about plants, we make discoveries that result in plants moving from one plant genus to another; meaning name changes are required.  African violets used to be known as Saintpaulia, but their botanical name has now been changed to Streptocarpus.  I’ve left…

Salsola soda is a vegetable that’s also known by many common names, including: agretti, roscano, saltwort, Russian thistle, Friar’s beard, Monk’s beard, Barba di Frate, or barilla plant.  Plants have a grassy appearance, with stems of needle like leaves, that grow up to around 60cm…

Salvia nemorosa ‘Crystal Blue’ was discovered in Michigan in a field of Salvia, by Jerry Van Der Kolk.  This Salvia nemorosa‘s pale, lilac-blue flowers stood out as being different and rather beautiful, so this hardy perennial was grown on and developed for sale.

Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ is a truly spectacular new hybrid raised by Australian breeder John Fisher, it’s the third plant to be released from the ‘Wish’ series.  This hardy, aromatic perennial plant has dark stems with a graceful, arching habit, bearing a stunning display of…

Sarcococca confusa is a hardy, evergreen shrub that flowers from December to March each year.  This is not a shrub that many people would take notice of or remember for much of the year, but from the wintertime, until early spring, a gardener that grows this…

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ is an evergreen shrub that produces small, but highly fragrant flowers from January to March. Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ is best grown in full to partial shade, in well drained soil.

Schefflera arboricola ‘Janine’ is one of the miniature, cultivated forms of Schefflera arboricola – a mid to dark green leaved, evergreen shrub that originates from Taiwan and Hainan.  This cultivated Schefflera differs from the wild form, as this dwarf form features mid green coloured leaves…

Schefflera arboricola ‘Variegata’ is an evergreen plant that’s often grown as a houseplant.  Commonly known as the umbrella plant, these plants produce palmately compounded dark green leaves, with soft creamy yellow coloured variegation.  Schefflera arboricola ‘Variegata’ plants’ leaves display a distinctive shape and form that…

Schlumbergera, are a group of epiphytic cacti that are more commonly known as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter cactuses, so called, as these Sclumbergera plants usually flower at these celebratory times of year: in November, December, March, and April, though plants can flower anytime from October…

Schoenorchis fragrans is a miniature epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in India, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China, where this orchid grows upon trees, in moist forests.  Schoenorchis fragrans has thick, leathery leaves that have an attractive purple underside, this miniature orchid produces…

Schoenorchis scolopendria is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species with a creeping habit, which can be found growing on trees, in forests in Vietnam. Schoenorchis scolopendria is best grown mounted onto cork or branches, which have sufficient room to allow the plant to grow and spread.…

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Thailand and Vietnam. Schoenorchis seidenfadenii produces thick, leathery, textured leaves and pretty pink flowers.  This mini-miniature orchid has an attractive, creeping, spreading growth habit, like other Schoenorchis species, the plants almost twirl around…

Schoenorchis tixieri is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and China, where it grows on trees growing in the outskirts of forests. Schoenorchis tixieri has thick, leathery, textured leaves, which are very attractive, the growth habit and appearance of every Schoenorchis species…

Scindapsus pictus trebie is an evergreen climbing plant that’s makes a decorative houseplant.  Plants produce these beautiful thick, heart shaped green leaves that are coloured with a pretty silvery variegation.  Each leaf is rather subtly outlined with silver, it’s really very pretty.  This is a…

Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’ (‘Nonsitnal’) is a new Sedum that was launched to much acclaim, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.  This new Sedum was voted the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Competition! Sedum takesimense ‘Atlantis’ is a striking looking…

Selaginella kraussiana requires a humid environment in partially shaded conditions to grow well, this pretty plant adds interest and texture to the terrarium. This Selaginella kraussiana specimen was growing inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.  To see more photographs and details of how this Selaginella grew in my…

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ is an attractive, tender, evergreen perennial that forms low, tufted, leaf green coloured hummocks.  This plant is both interesting and endearing, it’s a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden, where Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ can really enhance a miniature…

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ is also known by its common name of golden clubmoss. Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ is a low growing, spreading plant, that really brightens up the terrarium with its pretty, light green coloured foliage.

Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ is also known by its common name of Martens clubmoss. Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ requires a humid environment, in a sunny or partially shaded area to grow well.  Selaginella martensii ‘Jori’ grows up to 20cm, or 8inches in height. I planted this Selaginella martensii…

Selaginella pallescens makes a super addition to a terrarium or bottle garden, as this plant is both interesting and beautiful, and it is perfectly suited to the growing conditions a bottle garden provides.  Selaginella pallescens requires very humid conditions to succeed.  If you’re thinking of growing Selaginella pallescens, you’ll…

Selaginella uncinata is also called by its common name of Peacock Moss, which references the blue-green, almost metallic colour of this stunning evergreen perennial’s foliage, which has an almost iridescent appearance, resembling the colouring of the peacock’s feathers.  The colour of Selaginella uncinata‘s foliage is most…

Snowdrops, or Galanthus, as is their botanical name, are delightful, perennial, bulbous plants, which originate from Italy, Turkey, the French Pyrenees, and other places in Europe and the Middle East.  It’s hard to say for certain just where any species of snowdrop first appeared, as…

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