I brought home my Peperomia Jayde or Peperomia Raindrop (Peperomia Polybotrya) sometime in June. I was immediately attracted to its dark green, heart-shaped, succulent leaves that grow upright much like the “Pancake plant’. Peperomia Jayde is also commonly called Coin Leaf Peperomia for its thick, coin-like leaves. Initially, I thought it was the Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese money…… Continue reading Water Propagation – Peperomia Jayde
We spent the last three days of 2016 at a family friend’s home in Masinloc, Zambales. I regret not taking my phone with me at the public market that Saturday morning. The layers of colours of the Zambales Mountains (which makes up 60% of the province’s total land area) under the golden sun was just…… Continue reading Visiting A House Surrounded by Tropical Plants
If you are a self-confessed plantlady or plantman, and you feel this extra-special affinity with plants as I do, you might find this list of ’20 things “crazy” plant people do’ quite relatable. Tell me, which of these not-so-crazy things are applicable to you? You enjoy coffee or tea in the company of your greenie. You spend…… Continue reading 20+ Things Crazy Plant People Do
I am not a pro gardener and the plants we keep in our home are fairly easy to care for, not fussy-at-all. I do like to think that I have a green thumb (I must have gotten it from my mother), in the sense that when I plant and give it proper care, the plant…… Continue reading Meet Our Five Houseplants – for Easy Care and Clean Air
When I feel stressed out, I tell myself: “Hey, crazyplantlady, go eat bananas and make your plants happy!” Well, it’s actually not such a crazy idea because bananas are recommended natural stress-busters. They are found to contain typtophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin – you know, that hormone relevant to…… Continue reading Hey Crazyplantlady – Eat Bananas & Make Your Plants Happy!
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant from the carrot family (Apiaceae). It is a perennial herb with bright green, featherlike leaves or fronds and yellow flowers that grow in umbels. This herb has a mildly sweet, aromatic, anise-like flavor, and every part of the Fennel is edible. Fennel seeds is a spice used as… Continue reading Fennel
This beautiful green bouquet of fresh Oregano leaves will be made into tea a bit later. Although Oregano tea is not the most enjoyable of teas, unlike Tarragon tea or Lemongrass tea which I both like, the leaves are known for its medicinal benefits - as a natural treatment for colds, cough, and flu. The… Continue reading Oregano