Most flowering and fruiting plants need 1,000 or more foot-candles, although some, such as African violet, rex begonia, flowering maple
, zebra plant and crown-of-thorns, will provide colorful displays even at about 500 foot-candles.
For example, while a section of the garden dedicated to a family of plants known as "succulents'' has been a success, other elements -- like a very unhappy flowering maple
-- have been transplanted to another space.
It is commonly referred to as flowering maple
or Chinese lantern.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Chinese lantern or flowering maple
(abutilon) is one of the most misunderstood of all ornamental plants.
SHRUBS: Cape plumbago, escallonia, flowering maple
, germander, hibiscus, oleander, salvia, shrub roses, tree mallow.