Unique Garden Plants and Suitable Climatic Conditions:
Gardening has been a hobby, an interest, and a necessity since centuries. People are inclined towards the idea of having and maintaining a nice garden with rare, attractive, and useful plants. There are plenty of unique garden plants being seen in houses nowadays. Unique garden plants are firstly rare to find, and secondly, they grow in specific conditions and climate. Some of the unique garden plants include Albuca, Basil, Oak leaf holly, Christmas heliconia, Texas purple Japanese wisteria, cleyera shrubs, solar yellow carrots, etc.
Albuca plants belong to the Asparagaceae family and are endemic to South Africa, otherwise, only few of these plants are cultivated at a common level. The length of the leaves ranges from 8cm to 1.2m, and they have a flat or keeled shape. The juicy content in the leaves is mucilaginous giving them a fleshy and sappy structure. This garden plant is called “slime lilies” in some parts of the world and the flowers bear a scent especially at night. Flowers grow on medium length stalks. These plants are best grown in temperate climates, but also grow well in conservatories. Some species of Albuca are resistant to frost while some need shelter. Winter is good for their growth and sunlight suits them too.
Basil is grown best indoors. The seeds need warm temperature especially while germinating. Cold climatic conditions are not suitable for this plant. This garden plant needs very little attention and can grow easily in a patio. The leaves release fragrance when they brush against one another, which is why this commonly known but rarely grown plant is the perfect choice for scented gardens. Oak leaf holly has leaves similar to that of an oak tree which are deep green in color. It is resistant to pests, diseases, and cold, and requires less attention in the growth process. The best time to plant seeds in your garden is during the fall or spring season. This means that two climatic conditions are favorable for the growth of oak leaf holly plants.
Texas purple Japanese wisteria is a fragrant garden plant that needs full bright sunlight to grow. The color of the purple flowers makes a garden look lively and vibrant. The climatic zones most favorable to this plant are 2-24, 26, and 28-41. Flowers bloom in the spring season and the growth is very fast. The plant itself is green in color and attracts butterflies. Christmas heliconia is a vulnerable plant usually grown in a conservatory. Red and white flowers emerge during the holiday season which is where it got its name from. It is being promoted as a garden plant so that the species do not become extinct and are readily available. It grows best in climatic conditions similar to that of Brazil.
Cleyera shrubs have glossy green leaves and look good when planted as hedges. Warm temperature accelerates and suits the growth of this garden plant that has tiny white flowers in early summer, until a reddish fruit appears on it which later matures and turns black. Moist and well-drained soils serve these plants best. Solar yellow carrots are a sweeter alternative to common red/orange carrots. The plant matures in 65-70 days and it is rarely found in gardens. Only those gardens that have special varieties grow this plant. If the seeds are sown in February and cultivated by June, the best carrots are produced.