Author Archives: Carolyn S. Nash

White Butterfly Ginger

The family Zingiberaceae is known for beautiful, and often bizarre flowers as well as rhizomes. The family is most well known ...

How to Grow: Taro

Taro is a common name for a wide range of plants under the family Araceae. There are many species of plants that are hosts to the ...

How to: Propagate Dragonfruit by cuttings

The dragonfruit (aka Pitaya) comes from a variety of species, the most common being the Hylocereus undatus (red pitaya). These cacti ...

How to: Propagate Pineapple

This is a matured pineapple flower as it develops into a fruit.  Few stop to think about what a pineapple actually is, and refer ...

How to: Grow lychee by seed

Sapindaceae is a large plant family that includes many common and economically important genera and species, including maple trees, ...

How to: Grow Date Palms from Seed

Phoenix is a genus in the family Arecaceae which is composed of about a dozen species. The most economically important of which ...

How to: Grow, Eat and Cook Jackfruit

Jackfruit trees yield the largest fruits of all fruit trees, with some weighing well over 50 lbs. This truly massive tree belongs to ...