Kaempferia elegans (Peacock Ginger)
They love Houston's heat & humidity and can almost stay out year round.
This Hypoestes (Polka Dot Plant) is root hardy and came back from a 21 degree freeze!
Who would believe it.
Patterns on a White Bird of Paradise leaf. It got scratched by some nearby twigs as it developed.
Aloe saponaria glows in early morning light.
Someone's snacking on this Bauhinia. And if you look on the left leaf, you'll see they're not finished!
This is the fancy cousin to our common green Oxalis. It blooms pink just like the rest of the genus and
has popped up from under a rock.
Duckweed from a nearby slough adds a whimsical feel to these water pots.
Washingtonia robusta~ a palm that does well here in Houston.
(Note: robusta has the 'thin' trunk and 'filifera' has the robust trunk. seems backwards to me)
This stink bug takes a nap on a Zulu Fig leaf (Ficus lutea).
Don't worry...this Brugmansia will perk up as soon as shade comes its way.
We don't get much Autumn color, but sometimes we get a little gift from the canopy above.
This pecan leaf caught my eye.
On a tightrope. No, this is not Ralph. Ralph has only one antenna.
These agave capture the evening sun.
Agave desmettiana (highly variegated) & Agave ferox in the foreground.
Thanks for stopping by Tropical Texana. Come back often.