75 Trendy Plants for 2021 in the Philippines (Part 1)

Plantitos, plantitas, plantiquarians,halamoms,plant enthusiasts from many parts of the country are waiting for the next plants to watch out for 2021 to early 2022.

Unlike the last quarter of 2019 and towards the end of 2020, There are a lot of ordinary plants which became craze and fancy among many plant collectors. 2021 and 2022 year will be a different ball game and a more educated gardening public will be always on a look-out for plants to propagate and grow.

75 Trendy Plants for 2021

75.) Christmas Aglaonema hybrids– pink, reddish colored aglaonema and anything with spots. Some of the cultivars are old time hybrids grown in the country. While there are exciting new aglaonema hybrids developed in Thailand, Taiwan (ROC), Malaysia,Cambodia, Vietnam, Costa Farm and elsewhere. Lunar Chinese New Year 2021 will be celebrated on February 12, 2021 and this will drive -up the demand for more of these “La Swerte” or Chinese Evergreen in the market.

Photo courtesy of : Suan Unyamanee

Plant collectors and those who believe in feng shui will surely drive the prices of the reddish, pinkish,those with spots and new hybrids. Practitioners believes that having several plants inside one’s home will surely drive negative chi away.

Coleus blumei hybrid

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74.) Coleus blumei hybrids ( aka Mayana) Plectranthus scutellarioides – This had different colors and is considered as a medicinal plant ages ago. This can be grown in partial shade, semi-indoor locations or sometimes grown as hedge plant all over the country. A proprietor in small garden stall within Quezon City had to keep on propagating mayana plant in order to supply their growing clientele. Their supplier from Tabang- Guiguinto, Bulacan always ran out of stock.

A recent big discount sale at Philvirra Homes near Project 8 in Quezon City also drew record buyers for their Coleus blumei hybrids.

Euphorbia milii hybrid

73.) Euphorbia milii hybrids- which are different color types of Euphorbia milii and Euphorbia lophogona hybrids which are more popularly called ( Corona de Cristo, Crown of thorns, Christ’s thorn) have flowers that grow in clusters of brilliant blooms. They are considered indestructible because they can grow year-round on a sunny windowsill in a warm, bright location, tolerating long periods of dryness.

They are in demand as flowering and curiosity plant in the country way back from 2005 to mid-2007, When local farm propagators imported a lot of varieties from neighboring Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan. The hybrid had a short come back around 2016 to 2018 when more hardy types or those which did not rot in the care of the propagators for the past several years.

72.) Dracena marginata – Locally called as Dragon’s tree, Lucky Dragon, Madagascar’s dragon tree among local growers, This is a relative of the more popular snake plant/mother’s in law tongue or formerly called Sanseviera. The ordinary ones are quite affordable in the local market and are used in dish garden, terrarium and stems are grown in water culture.

People are always in a look-out for the variegated types and those with compact leaves. Chinese, Thai, Indonesians, Singaporeans, Indians, Europeans and other Southeast Asian countries have a fancy for these types of plants. They are quite hardy and can be propagated via cuttings or rooted on water.

The popularity of these plants will surely be trendy and people will still propagate these plants.

71.) Tillandsia species and hybrids- Tillandsia are known as air plants and close relative of Bromeliads. For the past few years, small tillandsia species, hybrids and cultivar varieties have cause sensation among plant lovers. These plants do not require big space and can be grow within minimal care. Tillandsia fasiculata, Tillandsia capitata, Tillandsia ionantha are some of the popular ones grown by beginners and even seasoned collectors. They will still be popular in the market as almost all plant center stalls would carry at least few species or hybrids.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum or Queen of the night

70.) Epiphyllum oxypetalum ( Dutchman’s pipe cactus, princess of the night, queen of the night ) – This is a semi-epipiphyte cactus which is grown in the country for centuries. This was introduced via Acapulco, Mexico to Manila, Philippines during the later part of the galleon trade and one of the old time favorite among plant growers in the country. It’s blooming season normally coincide with the rainy season around late June to late October.

It is quite popular in many Asian countries Taiwan,Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, naturalized in China and many parts of the world.

A recent episode of Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho aired on GMA channel 7 last November 28, 2020 featured this cacti plant which is said to worth at least a million pesos if properly grown with blooming flowers. Some old time growers would give a blink of an eye and give their expert opinion that there are many growers of this particular species of cacti.

Plant stalls would sell their newly propagated stems between Php 100 to Php 450 depending on the lushness of growth. A popular online selling site sells a foot of this cacti for about Php 888 obviously targeting numerology or Filipino-Chinese buyers. Bigger specimen queen of the night would command a few hundreds of pesos or at least a few thousand of pesos. But not hundreds of thousands of pesos or millions of pesos as claimed by some FB or online sellers.

Almost every house within our area grew this kind of cacti from the mid-1970’s to early 1990’s. Whenever this cacti is in bloom. This had become some sort of viewing celebration and photo taking opportunities by people who grew this cacti. There are also some myths behind the blooming of this cacti as one wish can be granted thereby propagating the plant will help the owner brings luck.

Some believe that it can repel the negative vibes and even ailments.

Note: These are just a partial list of the 75 trendy plants for 2021 and 2022! Happy Growing to all .

Sources:

Personal Interview among plant center owners, Orchid and Plant Lovers of the Philippines FB, Mindanao Avenue Garden Center, Fairview Neopolitan Garden Center, Cartimar Garden Center, White Plains, Bulacan Garden, Arid and Aroid’s Farm, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Tabang -Guiguinto Plant growers, GreenScapes Garden CenterNovaliches, Farmer’s Garden Center -Cubao, Sidcor -Eaton Centris Sunday Market, Rona’s Garden.

Meeting Business and Bloggers at Blogapalooza 2016

Eton Elements, Barangay Pinyahan, Diliman , Quezon City -Philippines

Elements at Centris

It was around past 10:00am when i arrived at Eaton Elements . There was a short line of visitors and bloggers at the Blogapalooza 2016 . This event was held a little bit earlier than the usual September -October season. It had been barely 7 months since the last Blogapalooza 2015 held at the One Esplanade , Pasay City .

pocket garden

Elements is a venue place for parties, trade fairs and debuts.  This is also the venue place for this year’s Blogapalooza 2016 . For bloggers and online writers, There was a laptop at the entrance where we signed-up . The event is also a venue to meet potential new business for bloggers.

registration area

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World Vision booth

World Vision Philippines , Blogapalooza 2016  at Elements, Centris Walk, Quezon City. Aptly titled, “Horizons: Charting the Unchartered”, the event featured talks by renowned bloggers, social media experts and celebrities on various topics about blogging.

As blogger-volunteers, we are inviting them to share about World Vision on their respective blog sites in order for more people to learn more about World Vision’s work in the communities,” explains World Vision Media Officer Mikhaela De Leon.

At the end of the Blogapalooza event, over 70 bloggers signed up as volunteers, while 19 became new child sponsors.

cocio

Cocio is a chocolate milk   produced in Esbjerg, Denmark .  They have an active FB Cicio PH

Arla booth

Arla booth specializes in dairy products such as butter, yogurt , milk , cheese from Europe. They company is now in the Philippines. I must say that a lot of their products are at par with major brands . The company also had a tagline ” Let in the goodness” .

Website: http://www.arla.ph/

vita coco

 Vita Coco, the best-selling coconut water brand in the US, is bringing its refreshing drink to the Philippines.

Hottoek King – is a Korean snacks and rice topping restaurant . They also gave away free rice topping during the event.

Location: Ground Flr, SM Center Pasig, E Rodriguez JR Ave Cor Dona Julia Vargas Ave Frontera Verda Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1604 Metro Manila

 business cards printed by Speedy Cards Ph

I think this is the most important booth at the event , They offered free printing of business cards to almost all the visitors.

Contact : 0917-623-3457

etobee app

Etobee is new mobile application which enable the courier company to deliver packages and good fast and efficient within Metro Manila.

Note : The venue is quaint and fairly accessible , i have seen a lot of familiar faces , blogger friends and “suki’ business establishment , some of which are featured in my blog and other online sites.

Website: http://eton.com.ph/projects/eton-elements/

Blogapalooza : https://blogapalooza.ph/

Grand Bazaar at Elements – Centris

poster of the event

The longest running all year round bazaar in the metro brings you 2013 Grand Bazaar @ the Elements at Centris. The venue place is comparable to NBC tent in Fort Bonifacio and caters the residents of Quezon City and nearby areas. The bazaar is very accessible  to the public and near the famed Sidcor Sunday market a few meters away .

bazaar area

The bazaar features fabulous finds like apparel, footwear, toys, accessories, novelty items and fine food to suit your palate. So come shop and dine at an event that you your family will truly enjoy. There are about 50 to 60 stall holders and most of them are selling unique products .

A French volunteer manning the booth

Life Project for Youth is an non-government organization helping some indigent communities  to have a decent livelihood opportunity by making handcrafted  soaps, candles, bags and stuffed toys. They are now currently helping communities in Vitas-Tondo , Manila, Iligan City – Mindanao , Old Balara in Quezon City

There are many ways in which you can become involved with LP4Y: by becoming a member of LP4Y in the Alliance countries (the United States, France, Belgium, Luxemburg or the Philippines) and even being a correspondent of the foundation. LP4Y seeks volunteers either through Volunteer agencies or independently, to assist the teams on the field in the Philippines, as well as donors and sponsors…

Website: http://www.lp4y.org/

food area

hot wheels for sale

 

Contact Details:

For more details, please call (63 2) 384-3609, (63 917) 440-4690 or (63 915) 711-7010.
schedule of next bazaar
June 15-16
July 20-21
Aug 17-18
Sept 28-29
Oct 19-20
Nov 16-17
Nov 29-Dec 1
Dec 7-8
Dec 14-15
Dec 20-23
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