Author: Scott

Cold Hardiness of Bambusa Lako

Bambusa Lako is by far one of the more striking tropical clumping bamboos to have in one’s collection.  The new culms emerge green and over time fade to a black (some would say plum) color with contrasting green striping.  Combined Read More

How to Grow Potatoes from Store Bought Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes from Store Bought Potatoes

We’ve all experienced it.  A bag of store bought potatoes that have sat in the pantry too long and now have weird growths coming out of them!  Well that my friend is the start of the potato trying to what Read More

Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida

Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida

Sunburst bamboo, scientifically known as Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’, grows quite well here in northeast Florida.  In May 2016 my family moved to a new house which has more room for me to grow my plants, and of course I transplanted Read More

How to Determine if a Cycad Seed is Viable

Cycas revoluta in full seed

Cycads are one of those plants that conservation is vital to the survival of the species.  This is due primarily to the fact that so much natural habitat has been destroyed by mankind as well as the demand for rare Read More

Growing Carolina Reaper Pepper *update*

  With my love of hot peppers, I started growing Carolina Reaper pepper plant some several months ago.  In my previous post from May 2016, Growing Carolina Reaper Pepper Plant, I mentioned that I acquired this thanks to a good friend of Read More

Cycas taitungensis growth rate

Nine months ago my family moved from the house we had been in since November 2003.  In 2004 I planted my first cycads on the property, and these consisted of two Cycas revoluta, one Cycas taitungensis and one Dioon edule.  The Read More

Bamboo Seed Germination Directions

One method of bamboo propagation of course is growing bamboo from seed. However, based on the fact that bamboo flowers rarely and seed is not readily available like most other plants, there is not much documentation on a a good Read More

Bambusa textilis mutabilis for sale

Also known as Emerald Bamboo (Bambusa textilis mutabilis) this clumping tropical bamboo is by far one of my favorite bamboos in the yard! A very erect and semi open clumper, Mutabilis will achieve heights of forty feet with culms over two inches in Read More