Did You Know?
Where some of the names of our favorite plants came from...
AGLAONEMA-Greek for "a point".The bracts in the flower head are spear like.
for "dry",which is an odd origin seeing how this is a moisture loving plant.
BEGONIA-Named after Micheal Begon an 18th
century Govenor of French Canada.
IMPATIENS-Latin for "impatient" because the ripe seed pods burst and eject seeds when
CALATHEA;Greek for "basket",would you believe that this plant was used by American Indians
for baket making!
CHLOROPHYTUM;Greek for "green plant".
FUCHSIA;Named after Leonhart Fuchs a 16th century German physician
MONSTERA;Latin for "monstrous",most likely referring to the very large leaves.