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Heliconia caribaea

  Taxonomy: Heliconia caribaea (Heliconiaceae) Common Names: Heliconia Lobster Claw Spanish Names: Barco de Caridad, Platanillo, Platano Bravo French Names: Balisier, Bananier Marron, Plantano CimarronClassification:Heliconia caribaea Lam. Kingdom: Plantae-Plants Subkingdom: Tracheobionta-Vascular plants Superdivision: Spermatophyta-Seed plants Division: Magnoliophyta-Flowering plants Class: Liliopsida-Monocotyledons Subclass: Zingiberidae Order: Zingiberales Family: Heliconiaceae-Heliconia Family Genus:...
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Sweet peas

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are probably the most popular annual flower, being especially prized for their colour and scent. Smaller cultivars are available for hanging baskets and containers. Quick facts Common name Sweet pea Botanical name Lathyrus odoratus Group Annual climber (also dwarf bush cultivars) Flowering time Late spring to summer Height and...
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Propagating using suckers

Suckering shrubs such as Aronia, bay, Sarcococca and species roses can send up new shoots or suckers from their roots. Removing and growing on these shoots with roots at their base is an easy and low-cost way to produce new plants. Quick facts Suitable for All suckering plants Timing Spring Difficulty Easy to moderate...
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Simple layering is one of the easiest methods of propagating new plants. Unlike cuttings, which have to survive on their own, layered shoots are encouraged to form roots while still attached to the parent plant. Quick facts Suitable for Shrubs, climbers, raspberries and blackberries Timing Spring or autumn Difficulty Easy Suitable for…...
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Citrus: problems

Growing citrus in containers indoors means that plants can be sheltered from our less than perfect climate. However, ideal conditions are not always possible to achieve and this may result in a range of cultivation problems. Quick facts Common name Citrus Botanical name Citrus Plants affected All citrus Main causes Various Timing All year,...
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