The citrusy grass – lemongrass

A tufted, aromatic, evergreen clump-forming and perennial grass with a sweet taste and citrusy flavour known as lemongrass are not only used in Asian recipes. It has other common names such as West Indian lemongrass, Seregrass, fever grass, Ce Kala, Nche awuta, Ahihia tii, Hhashel laymum, and Koriko oyibo. It is a herb that originated in Asia and Australia that travels along the spice route from Asia to Europe. It is also known as citronella … Read More

Me time or teatime?

Tea, scientifically known as Camellia sinensis, is recognized as one of the most popular genera in the flowering shrubs with the profusion and beauty of the garden varieties. It is the second most commonly drank liquid after water. All the tea is made from this species, and it is grown mainly in the plantations in highlands of tropical Asia. It originated from southern China, then spread to Japan and India and more recently in other … Read More

Are you into that hot and spicy?

A very spicy fruit known as chili pepper is known as chile, chile pepper, or chili.  It is scientifically known as Capsicum sp. It is found under the genus Solanaceae, a berry-fruit of a plant. This genus has about ten annuals and shrubs from tropical America renowned for its fruits’ hot taste. Some varieties contributing to the fiery hotness are considered essential in so many of the world’s cuisines. Chili is known as one of … Read More

The importance of water in plant

The myth that how life is formed is considered as many aspects are involved, but water is one of the most important elements, both at the early stage and the lately evolution of life. Water is not just participate as the building blocks, but also as the director, the medium and the regulator. Every organism needs water in the form of liquid or gas. How long can we survive without the water, H2O? The study … Read More

The swiss cheese plant – Monstera

Monstera is one of the most popular ornamental plants. It is famous and increasingly on demand because of the beauty of its big leaves. Monstera that is scientifically known as Monstera sp. is a genus of twenty-five species. Furthermore, it is native to tropical America and the West Indies. Most of the house plant lovers keep this plant on their list apart from Philodendron. Like Philodendron, it is a very large evergreen tropical climber that … Read More

There is no botanical hospital. Does a plant own a weapon?

Unlike animals, plants are sessile organisms, which are not able to move by themselves. They do not have wings to fly nor legs to walk. However, plants are anywhere, and they are transported from an area to another area with the help of a disperser, or a pollinator. The dispersers/pollinators can be rain or wind, or it can be organisms like insects, animals, and humans. The wild nature is about being prey and predator. Prey … Read More

What is your name? – Plant taxonomy

What is your name? You get an immediate response out of a crowd whenever calling somebody’s name. We establish connections and start bonding with each other by our names. However, plants can never respond by calling their names. But still, plants are meaningful to us, such as rose is love, lotus is enlightenment, tea is refreshment, rice is fertility. We learn the names of Plants through books, friends, and the attached “name tags’ from supermarkets … Read More

The corpse flower, the giant inflorescence in the world – Amorphophallus titanum

The largest flower is Rafflesia. Do you know what the largest inflorescence in the world? Yes, the answer is Amorphophallus titanium that is commonly known by the public as the corpse flower. Amorphophallus titanium is the largest inflorescence consisting of a sizeable encircling bract or known as spathe, purple from the center of which emerges a fleshy spike tiny flower. It is categorized as monoecious in which the male and female flowers arranged in a … Read More