Chicken Gizzard

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chicken Gizzard may not be a pleasant-sounding name but it is actually the name of this pretty and fancy looking plant. This interesting plant, which is botanically known as Resine Herbstii Aureo-Reticulata, has red stems and green leaves with yellow and red veins. Some of the leaves have tips that point outward but mostly are pointed inwards, similar to the shape of a cut-opened chicken gizzard, hence its name. It is an eye-catching plant when placed among other plants.


I got the young shoot of my Chicken Gizzard from Fraser's Hill. It was growing as a healthy wild plant there because the climate is cool and the sun not so hot at the hills. When I brought it home, I could only grow it undershade with some indirect sunlight. It needs a lot of water to survive here on lowland. But during rainy weather I have to be careful not to over-water it. This plant requires a bit more attention, if not the plant could just become weak and wither.

I had two types initially. The type with green leaf is easier to handle and lasted till now while the red-leaf type was just too hard to manage and died on me :-(




When the stems becomes tall, I cut it and pin the cutting back into the soil in the same container so that I would get a bushy plant in the days to come.

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4 comments

  1. Hi Steph. Nice to know you. It's been lonely here at Blotanical. I mean aside to one blog from Putrajaya, I don't see any other from Malaysia.
    You have some nice plants ...

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  2. Hi Steph, ok after I commented on your message (on my blog), I remembered...you're gardening in Malaysia!! Gardenias would definitely be outdoor plants there..lucky you! I LOVE tropical plants and try to grow plumerias, hibiscus and jasmine every year but they definitely have to come indoors in winter. Looking forward to getting to know you,
    Lynn

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  3. Blossom, I am happy to find you too ;-)

    Lynn, Thank you for your suggestions! Will keep them in mind when I go shopping for new plants.

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  4. Hi Steph and thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love this little flower you posted. I've been trying to get quite a few plants in that color foliage for a nice contrast with the green. Looks great.

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