The Greens And Pinks

I noticed today that many of my plants have green and pink. Some because of the seasons other just naturally. I don't know the names of some of my green and pink plants. Anyone out there know please do tell me.

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This is something I don't know what it is. I received this from that lady who gave me many plants. She gave me this pot with this palm like plant and some other plant in it. I wish I knew the name so I could better take care of it. It has some nice pink edges to it.


I received this plant as a gift from a previous coworker of mine. I loved this old lady she helped me so much and was like a mom to me. I would always talk to her about gardening during work. We would look on the internet for interesting plants we liked to share with each other. I gave her some seeds of corkscrew vine, lantana, and probably so much more. I'm a real big giver. She gave me these cuttings from a plant that she has which grows like crazy. It's edges turn pink during certain times of the year. When they aren't pink they are white/cream. She couldn't remember the name of it and I haven't been able to find it.

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Dwarf Weeping Crape Myrtle "Sacramento"

This is was the first little tree I got to start as a bonsai. It's not a correct specimen for bonsai but I'm keeping it small anyways since I don't have room to really let it reach it's full height. I don't remember how big it gets. It went through transplant shock and lost quite a few leaves. I haven't seen any new growth but the leaves have started to turn pink. When spring comes I'm hoping new leaves will form.


This is another unknown. It is in the same pot with the palm looking thing above. The women that gave it to me says it turns pink on the edges. I haven't seen it turn yet but I will be waiting. Yet again she didn't know the name of it. It looks kind of similar to the gift plant I got from my coworker. They are different from one another because this one has rounder thinner leaves and they are on stems.

If anyone knows what they are or any clues how to find out please do tell. I would love to find out more about the mystery plants I have.


Ki said...

The plant with whitish leaves with pink edges looks familiar but I can't seem to come up with a name. I know I've seen it a lot in nurseries.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I finally made it over here. I am about 3 weeks behind on blogs I want to visit. It looks like your crops are coming up nicely. It gets cold enough to have bring things inside down there?

I read your post about looking for work in the green industry. I think the key to looking is timing. Don't get discouraged as working with plants is very rewarding.

Vanillalotus said...

ki- That one plant I swear I have seen it so much but I too just don't know the name or how to even go about searching for it.

Digital- Thank you for stoping by. I love your blog and your photos so much. I have learned so much from your posts and accumulated the longest plant wish list from what you have shown. At night it gets to about 40. I just want to make sure I don't loss them.

I know finding a job is about timing. I'm hoping that I will find something sometime because I would really love to have a gardening job.

Anonymous said...

i believe the palm like plant with pink edges is an exotic angel plant. someone i work with has one and i was intersted and found the same kind of plant at walmart