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Healthy Reasons Why You Need To Have Succulents At Home

Having plants around you, especially indoors, help improve the air quality. Plants help reduce carbon dioxide and increase oxygen levels in the air. They also help increase humidity, reduce levels of pollutants in the air, [...]

Why Need To Have This “Venus Flytrap Plant” Your Home

The Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids—with a [...]

Surprising Medicinal Uses Of “Artillery Plant” Better Known As “Alabong” In The Philippines

Alabong is a small,soft, smooth herb, 10 centimeters or less in height. This plant can be propagated by dividing the root ball, or taking herbaceous cuttings and rooting them with rooting hormone. The plant enjoys [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Zedoary Root” Commonly Known As “Luya-luyahan” In The Philippines

Luya-luyahan is a large perennial herb with underground tuberous rootstock. Rhizomes, like that of dilaw (Curcuma longa), are fleshy, aromatic with an odor like that of ginger, pale yellow in color. Parts used and preparation [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Chinese Wedelia” Better Known As “Hagonoi-Tsina” In The Philippines

Hagonoi-tsina is a slender, spreading, and hairy herb, with the branches usually less than 50 centimeters long. Leaves are oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 2 to 4.5 centimeters in length, and narrowed at both ends; the margins [...]

Surprising Uses Of “Hedge Euphorbia” Commonly Known As “Soro-soro” In The Philippines

Hedge Euphorbia was introduced as a garden plant prior to 1688. The first record of it growing in a garden was in Amsterdam. It is primarily used as an outdoor garden border plant, but certain [...]

Numerous Health Benefits And Therapeutic Uses Of “Sword Fern (Bayabang)

Once established in the garden, caring for sword ferns is easy. They are drought resistant and usually don’t require much in the way of water, except during the first year after planting when they should [...]

Multiple Medicinal Uses Of “Ardisia Elliptica” Commonly Known As “Tagpo” In The Philippines

Tagpo is a shared common name of two species of plants: Tagpong-gubat, tagpo(Psychotria luconiensis), and Tagpo (Ardisia squamulosa Presl). The latter is a small tree growing to a height of about 10 meters, with fragrant [...]

Healing Power Of “Siam Weed” Commonly Known As “Agonoi” In The Philippines

Chromolaena odorata is a rapidly growing perennial herb. It is a multi-stemmed shrub to 2.5 m (100 inches) tall in open areas. It has soft stems but the base of the shrub is woody. In [...]

Multiple Uses Of “Water Lily” That Every Pond Lover Should Know

Several other species in the water lily family are of minor economic importance as horticultural plants, because of the pleasing aesthetics of their floating leaves, as well as their attractive flowers. Various species of water [...]