Author Archives: Margaret Vita


Gingers Gingers belong to the Zingiberaceae family and are herbaceous plants which all have a rhizome. There are over 1300 species of Gingers. Some are several metres tall, and others are small. Some have ornate foliage and sweet fragrances. Gingers are wonderful garden plants for any garden. Many thrive in warm tropical climates, but there are […]


Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Elephant Foot Yam The AMORPHOPHALLUS paeoniifolius Elephant Foot Yam has been in cultivation in tropical Asia and India for centuries. Native across Asia, India, New guinea and Northern Australia which the indigenous people cultivated the plant quite readily.  It has been used as their main staple food if rice was in short supply and […]