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Coleus is supposed to be perenniel in Karachi and you can keep it going for a couple of years, provided you don't overwater and keep the plants in shape by pinching out new growth.farhan137 wrote:I guess this is perennial coleus in Karachi..is it so?
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The succulent is growing simply in a large dish of water and is a variety of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes). It is a very invasive species and multiplies really rapidly by division. Runners just undr the surface of the water send out shoots which form new rosettes of leaves.
Thank you. A large number of plants are worth keeping simply because of foliage colors, leaf shape and texture.sara wrote:oh what wonderful leaves on these canas mine was plain green leaves but the flowers are dual colour orange and red in one , grows everywhere ive planted it and very happily multiplies !!
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Mehndi flowers are almost odourless. I have a white and pink variety of Lawsonia - the flowers are completely odorless but the flowers attract lots of honeybees. If someone is sensitive to their stings, it is not advisable to grow them, because henna produces flowers all the time.Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:If you have a space it has a place in your garden I think it is more fragrant than Molsari.Hello1 wrote:Arif Sb: If you look once more at the picture of the orange colored canna flower, you will notice some tiny leaves and even tinier flowers. This is Lawsonia inermis also known as hina or henna and ofcourse "mehndi". I had this bush for years and years and this is the first time I have seen it flower!Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:A always wonder why such a wonderful plant is neglected so much except by the common house sparrow who love to devor its flowers. I plan to start collecting them but only the pretty ones.
Molsari is no comparison. Its fragrance is very unique and an "eastern" fragrance. It is a must if someone has space for a medium sized handsome tree :-)