“Gwak Nguen” Tropical Creeping and Foliage Plants

“Gwak Nguen” Tropical Creeping and Foliage Plants: Awesome and Beautiful!

In the Thai (Siamese) language, the term “Gwak Nguen” (verb) means to “Call in Silver”, whose meaning is very auspicious, especially among many businesses because it signifies wealth. These are beautiful ornamental plants with dark green, elongated heart-shaped leaves on brittle stems that can grow up to 1.5 feet fall if planted in the ground.

Gwak Nguen bush, in a partially sunny location in my garden with lots of moisture.

Gwak Nguen bushes can grow to be pretty big and dense, especially in areas with partial sunshine and plenty of water. Propagation is via cuttings which can be rooted in water or wet, soggy soil.

Gwak Nguens are very versatile plants, and can be planted even along narrow spaces in your garden, so long as there's partial sunlight and plenty of water.

“Gwak Ngeuns” thrive in soggy, waterlogged soil in partially sunny locations. They also make great indoor plants. Root the cuttings in water in a large, clear oval vase and enjoy the simultaneously awesome sights of the charming dark green foliage and expanding roots.  Place the large glass blow in a well-lighted location, such as a sunny window.

Gwak Nguens make excellent ornamental indoor plants. Stem cuttings can be readily rooted in water in a large glass jar. They thrive in water as well, and prefer bright spots beside windows.

Gwak Nguen plants in a large glass jar, close to a window with plenty of light. These make great ornamental indoor plants, both in tropical and colder temperate regions.

Propagation of this tropical and indoor plant is very simple. Stems and cuttings can be rooted in water or directly in wet, soggy soil. New roots and growth will appear along the joints, and even small pieces of stems and cuttings can grow prolifically into new plants!

In tropical regions, Gwak Nguens make great ornamental plants both outdoors and indoors. While in colder temperate regions they make great indoor plants. Place the jars or pots near a well-lighted window, in a warm location. In my recent trip to Beijing, I saw a small bush of this plant (or a very similar cousin) growing in a large water-filled glass vase in a hotel, a very charming sight indeed.

Plants similar to Gwak Nguens, grown as ornamental indoor plants in a large glass jar, in a hotel lobby, Beijing, China.

You’re feedbacks are welcomed, and if you happen to know the botanical or latin name of this plant, please be sure to share it with me and everyone!

Happy Gardening, and Enjoy!

Lat (Ratasit C.)


About Lat (Ratasit C.)

Greetings! I'm a world traveler, a food connoisseur, an avid gardener who loves gardening, and an enthusiast in the Buddhist dharma of mindfulness, wisdom, and peace. Find me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/RatasitC or also visit my Travel and Food Blog at http://latztravelandfoods.wordpress.com and join my culinary journey. Also visit http://latzdharma.wordpress.com for a glimpse of my spiritual journey. Welcome!
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