A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River

Plant of the Week: Strongylodon macrobotrys (Jade Vine)

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.  Turquoise is not a common color in the plant world but that is exactly the hue of the extraordinary blooms of the jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys). Native to the Philippines,…

Plant of the Week: Haworthia pygmaea

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Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. The Cactus and Succulent House is especially appealing in winter, not just because it is a warm refuge but because the clear winter sunlight accentuates the various, sometimes bizarre, forms…