Farmer’s Garden is a haven for plant lovers that are living within Cubao area. There are about two dozen stalls which sells different kinds of plants, cacti, succulents, water plants, tillandsia, ferns, roses, orchids and ornamental plants.
The mood is very festive as the Christmas season usher in more buyers.
cacti and succulents at Php 25.00 per pot
Farmer’s garden is beehive for cacti and succulent wholesalers and retailers. Some stall holders would put plastic animals to and create some interesting landscape works. One can use their creativity on how to present plants, orchids or cacti in interesting containers or attractive potteries.
crotons and rhapis palm
Croton or San Francisco plant and Rhapis palm are also making a big comeback.
African violets are also called Saintpaulias, these are popular indoor flowering plants.
Ashitaba scientifically called Angelica keiskei, commonly known under the Japanese name of ashitaba, literally “tomorrow’s leaf”. This grows at slightly higher elevations like Tagaytay, Lipa, Baguio, Benguet. This is the real ashitaba.
These are hybrid roses which bears large flowers and are mostly grown in higher elevations.
Dendrobium hybrids are also popular among backyard growers and as live potted flowering plants. The flowers last between 2 to 3 weeks.
These ornamental pineapples are used as center table accents, for flower arrangements or centerpiece items. The colorful fruits are attractive and can last for several weeks. However these are not edible.
different types of tillandsia and orchids for sale
groot as an accent
Corn plant or Dracena sanderiana variegata is another popular indoor or good luck plant.
Tillandsia ionantha variety stricta
Tillandsia ionantha variety Druid and Tillandsia andreana
Tillandsia ionantha variety Druid develops a peach color rather than the red. Tillandsia andreana is another species that comes from Colombia and was introduce into the country some 10 years ago. It’s leaves can also have a pink tinge to them, which is actually a sign the plant is about to bloom.
using bottles as creative way of presenting air plants
Most of the plant stall holders are open between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but some cacti and succulent stalls wholesalers would open a little bit earlier, especially when their new supplies would be unloaded.
Farmer’s Garden is near Araneta Center, PUV terminal, MRT 3- Araneta Center.