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Acanthus ilicifolius, Holly-leaved Acanthus, Sea Holly, Holy Mangrove

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Acanthus ilicifolius

Holly-leaved Acanthus, Sea Holly, Holy Mangrove
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India, Polynesia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spinyFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It is a semi-woody, sprawling shrub sometimes up to 3 m tall. Its stems are shiny green with speckles, and a pair of spines at the leaf's angles.

It grows in mangrove forest, pure freshwater or waterlogged areas, and on dry land.





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Acanthus sp., Acanthus, Bear 's Breeches

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Acanthus montanus

Acanthus sp.

Acanthus, Bear 's Breeches
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Mediterranean Basin, Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acanthus montanus, also known as African mountain acanthus, False Thistle, Bear's breech, Mountain Thistle, and Alligator Plant, is a thinly branched unusual perennial with interesting foliage, basal clusters of oblong to lance-shaped glossy, dark green leaves reaching up to 12 inches long. The leaves have silver marks and wavy margins. It produces showy pink flowers in the summer to fall. It is said it is cold hardy to zone 9. The plant looks better in filtered light.

Several species, especially A. balcanicus, A. spinosus and A. mollis, are grown as ornamental plants.





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Acanthus montanus - Alligator Plant 

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii, Anisacanthus wrightii, Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus, Wright Anisacanthus

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii, Anisacanthus wrightii

Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus, Wright Anisacanthus
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

From midsummer through frost, flame acanthus is covered with long, slender, red or orange blooms that hummingbirds love. It is a drought tolerant, heat-loving small shrub that works as well in the perennial border as it does as an informal hedge or speciman plant. It makes an interesting winter and early spring accent. Flame acanthus is late to come out in the spring, and benefits from periodic shearing or even severe cutting back in early spring. It is a good choice for sites with poor soils and reflected heat - although supplemental water in dry summer months will encourage flowering. It is hardy throughout zone 8, and root hardy to zone 7.



Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii, Anisacanthus wrightii, Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus, Wright Anisacanthus

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. Wrightii, Anisacanthus wrightii, Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus, Wright Anisacanthus

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Aphelandra aurantiaca, Fiery Spike

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Aphelandra aurantiaca

Fiery Spike
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Aphelandra aurantiaca, Fiery Spike

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Aphelandra goodspeedii, Aphelandra 

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Aphelandra goodspeedii

Aphelandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowers

Aphelandra goodspeedii, Aphelandra 

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Aphelandra hartwegiana, Yellow Aphelandra 

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Aphelandra hartwegiana

Yellow Aphelandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Panama and Colombia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Yellow flowers emerge out of long orange stalks in the fall time. Pretty and unusual! A tall, shrubby perennial with very long (over 15″) terminal inflorescences that are very unique and showy, with yellow flowers protruding from orange calyces in succession over many days. The leaves can get at least 14″ long, and in bright light the midvein and petiole can take on a reddish hue. Grows nicely in full sun in south Florida, but it will also tolerate quite shady conditions. It can get leggy and is best pruned regularly to help maintain a branching, dense form - give it a good trim around July. It is otherwise a very easy, undemanding and rewarding plant.





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Aphelandra hartwegiana - Yellow Aphelandra

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Aphelandra scabra, Aphelandra panamensis, Aphelandra

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Aphelandra scabra, Aphelandra panamensis

Aphelandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Southern Mexico to Northern South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Aphelandra scabra is a shrub species that ranges from Southern Mexico to Northern South America and the West Indies. It is found mainly in seasonally dry forests along the Northern Pacific slope but it can also be found in some moist to wet forests. A. scabra is normally around 5 ft tall but it can grow taller. The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged on the stalk, and they are elliptical and entire with smooth or wavy margins.

The flowers of this plant can be red, pink, or purple red, up to 2 inch long, and tubular. They are 2-lipped, fuzzy and they bloom for one day before wilting. The A. scabra inflorescence is candle-like and the prepubescent flower spikes can grow up to 6 inch in height. The inflorescence has overlapping green bracts that are tinged with yellow and orange and they have extrafloral nectaries. Each day only one or two flowers open along the inflorescence to prevent self-pollination. The flowers have four fertile stamens and a slender stigma that is tucked into the upper lip of the flower. The flowers are hummingbird pollinated and the species protects its nectar behind a petal lip. When a visiting hummingbird arrives to feed on the nectar, the petal lip releases pollen down onto the head of the bird and it is carried away to pollinate another plant. The seed capsules are club-shaped,1 inch long capsules, and they contain four dark brown seeds. The seeds are flattened and irregular and they are dispersed ballistically, meaning they "explode". The fruit seed capsule splits along the sutures, which allow the fruit wall to change its shape rapidly and throw the seeds short distances.





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Aphelandra scabra (panamensis) - Pink Candy

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Aphelandra schiedeana, Aphelandra melgariensis, Aphelandra

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Aphelandra schiedeana, Aphelandra melgariensis

Aphelandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Aphelandra schiedeana, Aphelandra melgariensis, Aphelandra

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Aphelandra schiedeana, Aphelandra melgariensis, Aphelandra

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Aphelandra schiedeana, Aphelandra melgariensis, Aphelandra

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Aphelandra sinclairiana, Orange Shrimp plant, Coral Aphelandra, Panama Queen

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Aphelandra sinclairiana

Orange Shrimp plant, Coral Aphelandra, Panama Queen
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus Aphelandra has about 200 species of shrubs or herbs native to tropical America. The name is from Greek apheles, solitary, and aner, a male, referring to the single-celled anthers. A very tropical looking tender perennial shrub, up to 10 feet tall (3 m), or more. The rose-red tubular flowers are borne in orange-red bracts on 8 inch long spikes - very unusual color match. The showy spikes are borne terminally, many together. Can be grown outdoors in warm climates. Fleshy leaves get cold damaged with temperatures 40-45F, but the plant recovers easily.





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Aphelandra sinclairiana - Panama Queen

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Aphelandra sp., Shrimp Plant, Coral Aphelandra

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Aphelandra sp.

Shrimp Plant, Coral Aphelandra
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Panama
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a rare hybrid possibly with A. scabra (panamensis) that has bright red flowers, quite unique flowering plant from S America. Like all aphelandras, it has showy flowers that are loved by hummingbirds. The flower up to 2 inch long, tubular. They are 2-lipped, fuzzy and they bloom for one day before wilting. Inflorescence is candle-like and the prepubescent flower spikes can grow up to 6 inch in height. The inflorescence has overlapping green bracts that are tinged with yellow and orange and they have extrafloral nectaries. Each day only one or two flowers open along the inflorescence to prevent self-pollination.

It is a great addition to a collectible tropical butterfly garden. Can grow into 4-5" tall bushy specimen. Blooms sporadically during warm season. Tolerates both full sun or filtered light.



Aphelandra sp., Shrimp Plant, Coral Aphelandra

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Aphelandra sp., Shrimp Plant, Coral Aphelandra

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Aphelandra sp., Shrimp Plant, Coral Aphelandra

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