The Botanical Rudolph

A staghorn fern is the aristocrat of cultivated fern, scientifically known as Platycerium sp. The genus Platycerium consists of about eighteen species usually found in tropical and subtropical forests. This genus is common to the tropics and subtropics of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia, although some species can tolerate quite cool temperatures. The eighteen species are epiphytic ferns with hanging fronds. According to a study, a basal split of Platycerium into two well-supported clades comprises … Read More

The flower of Mother’s Day

The flowers that dedicated to mothers on the coming Mother’s day are carnation, representing the deep love and loyalty to mothers. Scientifically known as Dianthus sp., consists of around three hundred species, carnation is a meaningful flower choice with a long history. The name dianthus can be translated to “flower of love” or “flower of the gods”. It’s mostly found in Europe and Asia, a single species is found in Arctic North America and a few extending … Read More


Indoor plants have undoubtedly become an essential of every house. As the global pandemic caused by covid19 cases increasing, many careers are required to work remotely or work from home (WFH). From time to time, people found it is better to have indoor plants to decorate the working area, and now, house plants are widely demanded creating greenery in the house. The main criteria for choosing the indoor plant are to have plants that demand … Read More

Roses are red, violets are blue, I can’t imagine my life without you

When we talk about Valentine’s Day, a rose is a must! It is the national floral emblem of the United States in which President Ronald Reagan had signed the legislation in the year 1986. Rose, the romantic flower that is scientifically known as Rosa has about one hundred and fifty species under the family of Rosaceae that possess countless hybrids that are valued for their beauty. Rose is planted mainly for ornamental purposes, which is … Read More

The lovely leaf – Hoya

A twiner or root climber with lovely leaves is known as Hoya under the family of Apocynaceae, with waxy foliage. It is one of the most popular plants that are about two to three hundred species during Valentine’s day that is native to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and tropical Australia. Hoya is commonly known as a waxy flower that bears clusters of scented, star-shaped flowers in the summer. Hoya is waxy and resembles cake ornaments … Read More

Kokedama – the Japanese art

Modern green has become interesting when it is not about potting a plant in a pot but designing a miniature landscape such as a terrarium, bonsai, as well as kokedama. Kokedama is a Japanese word that means moss ball. It is a creative art of creating a display of living color that can be suited for both indoor and outdoor. Generally, it is a ball of soil that is covered with moss for a creatively … Read More

The Spleenwort – Asplenium

Asplenium is one of the most popular houseplants in the family of Aspleniaceae which consists of seven hundred evergreen ferns widely distributed around the world. It has a very diverse growth form as the genus includes terrestrial and epiphytic species and the species that grow on the rocks. The variations among the species made the distinct features that differentiate from a species to another species. Some make dense turfs of fronds or rosettes. Others creep … Read More