“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 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.
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.
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.)