Plant 5

Impatiens walleriana

Also called Busy lizzy. Is a species of the Balsaminaceae family.

Synonyms: Busy lizzy, Busy-Lizzy, Buzzy lizzy, Patienceplant, Patient-Lucy, Sultana, Zanzibar balsam, Sultan’s Balsam, Sultan’s Flower

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I saved this one. It was about to die. I just put it water. Half a day nothing happened. Next day, new leaves started to show up and new roots in the bottom. Loved the experience.

Found in :

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

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Plant 4

Impatiens

Also called Common wild impatiens. Is a species of the Balsaminaceae family.

Synonyms: Common wild impatiens, Wild balsam

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This one I broke off the mother plant. The mother plant is now thriving with more branches. And this one grew roots in 1week changing water every 3 days. I dipped in cinnamon to act a rooting agent.. yes its all organic.

Found in :

Angola, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Guinea, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

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Plant 3

Coleus

Also called Coleus. Is a species of the Lamiaceae family.

Synonyms: Coleus, Painted-nettle

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Coleus- super easy plant to propagate in water. Once the roots are grown feel free put in soil.

Found in :

Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia

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Plant 2

Basil

Also called Cushion calamint. Is a species of the Lamiaceae family.

Synonyms: Cushion calamint, Wild basil, Dogmint, Hedge Basil, Hedge Calamint

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Indian basil known for its fragrance and medicinal qualities. I propagated by cutting the branch off the mother plant and roots grew well in 2 weeks. I dipped the branch in cinnamon before putting it water and kept changing water every 3 days.

Found in :

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

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Plant 1

Chrysanthemum

Also called Indian chrysanthemum. Is a species of the Asteraceae family.

Synonyms: Indian chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum

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A Chrysanthemum branch which I knocked off incidentally from the main plant. Took just 2 week to grow roots with changing water every 3 days.

Found in :

China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Korea, Laos, Manchuria, Nepal, Taiwan, Vietnam

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Manchal Wedding return favours

If this is your first terrarium/ plant pot. Congratulations, and welcome to the plant world. Good wishes from the succulent family.

Points to note:

  1. You can choose to keep the terrarium open or closed.
  2. You can water the plant once every month. Very less- 10-20 ml only as they do not have an drainage hole for decoration purposes.
  3. These succulents are Echeveria Elegans– and they can withstand dryness but not over-watering so please forget to water these plant. Only water once a month.
  4. In case of any issues, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

A little more about them- Echeveria Elegans

(Excerpt taken from ‘Succulents for the contemporary garden’ – Yvonne Cave)

Echeverias come from Mexico and surrounding countries and have be come come of the most sought after of the succulents.

All echevarias can stand very cold temperatures if the potting mix or ground is dry and there is no moisture on the leaves, but they don’t like constant rain on their leaves with cold conditions and this causes rot and leaf drop. As for other succulents, the soil mix should be free draining.

They are attractive in glasshouse collections and often used in container plants or in sheltered spots outdoors, and massed plantings are very eye-catching. Areas where morning sunlight reaches echeveria plants, with afternoon shade to follow, seem to bring out the texture and colouring of the leaves.

One of the most useful echeverias in the garden as it is clump forming, and will quickly spread completely over an area if desired. The pale blue-grey leaves are thick, rounded with a small terminal point, and packed in the rosette tightly; when stressed an attractive pink colouring is formed in some of the older leaves. Numerous pink stems about 30 cm high produce pink and yellow flowers.

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Plant 10

Jelly beans

Is a species of the Arecaceae family.

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Red and green keep it growing on your desk. An uncommon version of the plant.

Found in :

Nicaragua, Panamá, Honduras, Mexico Southwest, Mexico Gulf, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico Southeast

Average Height: 600 cm
Maximum Height: 600 cm

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Plant 9

Buzzy lizzy

Also called Busy lizzy. Is a species of the Balsaminaceae family.

Synonyms: Busy lizzy, Busy-Lizzy, Buzzy lizzy, Patienceplant, Patient-Lucy, Sultana, Zanzibar balsam, Sultan’s Balsam, Sultan’s Flower

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Impatience produces a continuous display of large flowers in a crisp white. Plants are compact yet vigorous and form flattened mounds with lush green foliage.
Position:

Dappled shade or morning sun
Height:

30cm
Uses:

Perfect for mass planting , bedding, pots and hanging baskets

Found in :

Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

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Plant 8

Leatherpetal

Is a species of the Crassulaceae family.

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Succulent make you desk colourful. I didn’t know actually it was named this until I checked online. -> Leatherpetal.

Found in :

Mexico Northeast, Arizona, Mexico Northwest

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Plant 7

Echeveria elegans

Also called Pearl echeveria. Is a species of the Crassulaceae family.

Synonyms: Pearl echeveria, White Mexican-rose, Mexican-gem, Mexican snowball

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The perfect companion to your desk
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Found in :

Mexico Southwest, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast

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