Exotic plants lovin the heat

Mon, May 24, 2010

Climate Change, Exotic

The very hot weather over the past few days is great for exotic plants growing in UK gardens.Temperatures are expected to reach an impressive 30c in London today – equivalent to 86F.


I have a wonderful flowering exotic plant in my garden at the moment that looks completely bizarre – like something out of Day of the Triffids.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Triffids


Since early May I have noticed this green spider looking plant – which was in the garden when I arrived -has been developing a rather large pink stem .Over the past few days small seed heads have appeared along the smaller stems. It is really attractive and I would love to know what this plant is and whether it is normal for it to flower like this? Any sugestions gratefully received.



If you want to find out more about growing exotic plants take a look at Will Giles’ fabulous garden in Norwich, East of England http://www.exoticgarden.com/

If you are thinking of buying an exotic plant for your garden visit this excellent nursery with a wide range of high quality, reasonably priced plants now in stock http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/

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  1. Will Giles Says:

    Hi Debbie – this rather wonderfully plant is Beschorneria yuccoides with spikes that can get up to ten feet or more long. I have a Beschorneria septemlobus coming into flower with four spikes of intense red flowers on a red stem. They are both fabulous plants….