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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Epiphyllum anguliger is quite an extraordinary looking cactus.  This plant is also known as the Fishbone Cactus, the Rick Rack Cactus, and the Zig Zag Cactus, as Epiphyllum anguliger plants produce these marvellous leaves that display a mesmerisingly wavy, zig zag form. It’s not only…

Erigeron karvinskianus is a dear little herbaceous perennial plant, that originates from Mexico.  One of this plant’s common names is Mexican fleabane, it’s also known as the Mexican daisy.  This is a small herbaceous perennial, that forms spreading, mat-like, low growing tangles of plants, with…

Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ is a super duper perennial; it’s the ideal plant choice, if you’re looking for a floriferous perennial or a plant to encourage bees and butterflies.  Plants produce neat maroon buds that open to reveal mauve flowers that fade to lilac, which are…

Ficus pumila is an evergreen climber, which is commonly known as the creeping fig.  Ficus pumila is a vigorous and robust, self clinging climber, which can seemingly attach itself to even the smoothest of glass terrariums or vivariums with ease.  Ficus pumila forms a tall…

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a variegated climbing plant that grows as an epiphyte – this plant grows upon other plants, rather than in the soil or compost.  Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ works very well when it’s grown mounted on to cork or another structure. Ficus pumila…

Figs, also known by their botanical name of Ficus carica, are wonderfully beautiful shrubs or trees, that produce delicious, parthenocarpic fruits in summer and early autumn.  In the UK, figs grown outdoors produce one crop of figs a year, but when the same fig plant…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is often known by the plant’s common name of the nerve plant – this name references the leaves of this tender plant’s white veining, which stands out against the lovely green of this plant’s leaf.  Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is an attractive,…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ is a cute little Fittonia.  This particular cultivar is smaller in size than many other Fittonias, producing leaves that are around a quarter of the size of one of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’ specimen’s leaves.  The two…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’ is a Fittonia that produces larger sized leaves compared to most Fittonia cultivars.  This particular cultivar features leaves that are around four times the size of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ leaf.  The two plants are very similar…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Joly Josan’ (PBR) is a small, spreading, tender plant that thrives when it’s grown in a shaded location, in moist, but well drained, compost, in a humid environment.  This Fittonia is an ideal bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium plant. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group)…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Red Angel’ (PBR) is also known by its common name of nerve plant, which references the Fittonia’s brightly coloured leaf veining. Fittonias are excellent terrarium plants, but you could also try growing this plant in a steamy bathroom, ensure you choose…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ (PBR) is an evergreen perennial, a tender plant that is suited to growing indoors as a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ grows best when it’s planted in moist, well drained soil or…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) is the nerve plant, referencing the decorative veining that highlights this plant’s leaves. Like other Fittonias, Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) has specific growing conditions, this tender plant requires high humidity, moist,…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the nerve plant, this name references the almost netted, coloured veining that decorates this little plant’s leaves. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the perfect plant to include in your bottle garden, terrarium, or…

The common name of plants from the Fittonia albivenis Argyroneura Group is the nerve plant, this name refers to the Fittonia’s leaves and their distinctive veining.  Fittonias thrive when they’re grown in a terrarium, as these plants require low to medium light levels and high humidity…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ is often referred to as the nerve plant, due to the disinctive nerve like veining that this plant’s leaves display. Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ requires low to medium light levels, high humidity, and a moist, but well drained peat-free compost or growing medium…

Florence fennel, (also known by its botanical name of Foeniculum vulgare Azoricum Group) is a rather special vegetable.  Plants produce a swollen, bulb-like shape, at the base of their stem.  Florence fennel’s bulbs are their main selling point, but the whole plant is edible, both the…

Florence Fennel ‘Romanesco’ is a popular Florence Fennel variety.  ‘Romanesco’ produces large, swollen leaf bases, which are delicious eaten raw or cooked, served hot or cold. All Florence Fennel plants require regular watering and ‘Romanesco’ is no exception.  For the largest harvest and the best…

Florence Fennel ‘Rondo’ produces large, white, round fennel bulbs, which are delicious eaten raw or cooked.  This is a reliable, easy to grow Florence Fennel hybrid which produces great tasting, fat leaf bases, which are usually referred to as bulbs. Florence Fennel ‘Rondo’ is an…

Florence Fennel ‘Zefa Fino’ has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.  This is an easy to grow Florence Fennel variety that produces tasty, swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’.  ‘Zefa Fino’ produces medium to large sized fennel bulbs that have a sweet,…

Dwarf French bean ‘Ferrari’, also known by the botanical name of Phaseolus vulgaris, is a dwarf bean cultivar that produces white flowers, which are followed by green pods or beans.  This is a great choice of plant to grow in a container of peat-free compost.…

French bean ‘Red Swan’ (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Red Swan’) is a dwarf French bean cultivar.  These plants will grow up to around 30-50cm (1-1.5ft) tall.  I find French bean ‘Red Swan’ plants are usually a little too tall to grow in a container without at least…

Garlic – also known by its botanical name of Allium sativum – is an easy to grow vegetable.  I simply adore growing garlic; home grown garlic tastes delicious!  I would heartily encourage you to give garlic growing a try. Many different garlic varieties are available…

Gastrochilus retrocallus is an orchid species that was previously known as Haraella retrocalla.  Gastrochilus retrocallus is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Taiwan.  This miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m. Gastrochilus retrocallus is…

Geranium phaeum is a hardy perennial plant that produces dark maroon coloured flowers, which provide valuable food for bees and butterflies.  Also known as the dusky cranesbill – this plant’s common name is quite apt, as this Geranium’s flowers really are a dusky colour.  Remove…

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