How To Grow And Care For Dischidia Plants

A relative of the beautiful Hoya plant, Dischidia succulents are unusual because they are also epiphytes, which grow on other plants, such as tree trunks or branches. These plants are an excellent choice for a houseplant, thanks to their unique looks, and how easy they are to grow, unlike other epiphytes such as orchids which can be a little more … Read More

The Dicentra Genus (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra is one of the most unusual and instantly recognizable genera, with spurred flowers that look like hearts. The genus is made up of about 8 species in the poppy plant family, and the majority come from North America and Asia. Some plants that were originally part of the dicentra genus have been reclassified, and probably the most famous of … Read More

The Dianthus Genus

Part of the pinks plant family, Dianthus contains around 340 different species of flowers, hailing from many parts of the world including Asia, Europe, and arctic North America. They also enjoy a lot of popularity in cultivation, being one of the most popular flowers for Mother’s Day and as gifts in general, as well as being a staple in many … Read More

The Narcissus Genus (Daffodil)

Narcissus is probably one of the most familiar genera out there, consisting of over 100 species of trumpet-shaped flowers, hailing from the woodland and meadows in North Africa and Europe. Narcissus At A Glance Daffodils come from the Amaryllis plant family, which means they are related to snowdrops, lily of the Nile, alliums, garlic, and hippeastrums, among other beautiful plants. … Read More

The Dietes Genus

Dietes is a genus that falls within the Iris plant family, Iridaceae. There are 6 species in total, which hail from Africa. One species, Dietes robinsoniana, hails from an island just off the coast of Australia. Dietes At A Glance Those under the dietes genus produce flowers which look like miniature irises in their form and color, and bloom at … Read More

The Datura Genus (Devil’s Trumpet)

There are nine species within the Datura genus, all of which come under the Solanaceae plant family.  Most of them hail from North America, coming in either annual or brief perennial forms, and all produce dramatic trumpet blooms. Some blooms even feature double petals. A Note On Toxicity Before you put any of these plants onto a must-grow list, there’s … Read More

The Dracula Genus (Monkey Orchid)

One of the most recognizable genus of orchids around, the Dracula genus is made up of nearly 120 different species, which hail from Mexico, Central America, and Peru, among others. The genus is characterized by long spurs coming from the sepals of the flower, and the crimson flowers in several species, which look like the exact shade of blood. Dracula … Read More

The Meaning And Symbolism Of Dandelions

You may be someone that curses them every time you find another one in your lawn or garden bed, or someone who tries to raise them from seed in a different climate, admiring their exotic looks. One thing is for sure, dandelions divide opinions straight down the middle. Love them or hate them, dandelions have been entrenched in world-wide myths … Read More

The Dusty Miller Plant

If you’re looking for a plant that will nearly single-handedly start off your garden, you could do worse than the dusty miller plant. It’s a very robust plant, able to withstand both long spells of drought and high temperatures, and thanks to its silvery foliage and eye-catching flowers, it works well in any kind of planting scheme. Interested in growing … Read More