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Different kinds of leaves

 Heart Shaped  Leaves

Red heart-shaped leaves.

Green heart-shaped leaves with netlike veins.

Red heart shape foliage with dark green edges.

White butterfly or Arrowhead Plant heart shaped leaves 

Round shaped leaves-Leaves with serrate edges
Round shaped leaves and are arranged 
opposite on the stem with one on the tip.  

Green leaves with serrate or toothed edges.


Pictures of Boungainvilleas

Bougainvillea is native to South America's Amazon rain forest. Bougainvillea was named in honor of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French military man who discovered the plant in 1768 in Brazil. 

It took several more decades before the tropical vine was actually grown in Europe; the first plant was brought to France in 1800. 

Although their colorful displays are described as flowers, they are actually bracts, paper-thin leaves that protect developing flowers. 

Bougainvillea flowers are usually white. There are two colors in this variety white and purple. From these species have come numerous hybrids of varying sizes, from 2-foot-tall dwarf.

 Orange bracts, fading to purplish pink.

Full bloom  pink bougainvilleas


Pictures of Frangipanis

White frangipanis with a yellow center, is the most common variety.
Frangipanis are among the easiest plants to grow  from cuttings.  One of the most popular summer- flowering plants, the frangipanis (Plumeria sp.) is a common sight in many tropical and subtropical  gardens .  

Frangipanis in a pot
Most frangipanis are deciduous and cuttings are struck during winter while the branches are bare.  You can take a piece any length you like, even a metre or more long as this will give you a good sized plant. 

Pink Frangipanis
Did you know that the frangipani has long been honoured by Buddhists as a symbol of immortality.  It has been referred to as the tree of life due to the fact that a piece of frangipani can bloom after it has been cut off from the main plant.

Frangipani Tree
Frangipani is also known as the lei flower, grows well in warm tropical areas.  

The genus, originally spelled Plumiera, is named in honor of the the 17th French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species.
Beautiful fragrant pink frangipanis,  

The common name "Frangipani" comes from an Italian noble family , a sixteenth-century marquess of which invented a plumeria-scented perfume.


Pictures of Agapanthus

Also known as African Lily or Lily of the Nile.

Blooms of globe white trumpet-shape Agapanthus flowers


Pictures of Hibiscus

Yellow hibiscus with large petals with red ringed halo in the middle.

Red Hibiscus showing the stigma and stamen.

Light Pink Hibiscus with dew drops.

Single petal orange hibiscus.
Trumpet-shaped orange hibiscus. 

Red Hibiscus

Double petal pink hibiscus


Pictures of Spotted Orchids

Moth-shaped purple orchids.

Beautiful spotted coral peach orchids.

Close-up white orchids with purple spots.

Beautiful white purple spotted orchids.


Pictures of Bottlebrush flowers

Red bottlebrush-shaped flowers spikes.  

White bottlebrush flowers

Mauve Mist produce attractive pink flowers


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