The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
My Horti Favorite
The star burst flowers
For the past years, the variegated specimens of the native Clerodendrum quadriloculare or bagawak-morado
has been fixtures in both the exhibit and selling booths in the annual PHS Garden Show. This year
large specimens are bigger than ever, and of course in full blooming
glory. Even though it has been around for quite some time, this
horticultural plant continues to impress. I still am looking forward to
grow one in my garden. I am successful in making my bagawak to
grow and even flower, but once they bloom, they regress and die. I do
not now why. Only after I solve this mystery would I have the guts to
procure my specimen of the variegated Clerodendrum.