TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


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Hemigraphis alternata, Hemigraphis colorata, Strophanthus alternata, Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy, Waffle plant

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Hemigraphis alternata, Hemigraphis colorata, Strophanthus alternata

Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy, Waffle plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Malay Archipelago
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

Waffle plant, Red Flame Ivy. Colorful, fun plant for container culture and indoor plant collection. Silvery leaves with bright purple underneath. Takes both shade or light sun. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens, for terrariums.





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Hemigraphis alternata - Waffle plant

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Waffle plant, Red Flame Ivy. Colorful, fun plant for...  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$17.95


Strophanthus boivinii, Wood Shaving Flower

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Strophanthus boivinii

Wood Shaving Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Madagaskar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

Very unusual strophanthus with orange-brown flowers that look like carved out of wood with petals curled like a wooden shavings. This flower is very unique, looking almost artificial. Bright orange twisted petals with yellow margins indeed look like fancy wood shavings. Very rare plant in cultivation, and hard to propagate. Spectacular eye stopper, it is in bloom 2-3 times a year! Drought tolerant, takes both full sun or shade. Compact shrub in container, can be trained into a small tree. Leaves are leathery and dark green with white veins, and light green when young.





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Strophanthus caudatus, Echites caudatus, Strophanthus dichotomus , Medusa Gorgona, Red Rapunzel, Twisted Cord Flower

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Strophanthus caudatus, Echites caudatus, Strophanthus dichotomus

Medusa Gorgona, Red Rapunzel, Twisted Cord Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Long red tendrils twisting off each flower petal are the defining feature of this tropical Asian climber. The white star-shaped flowers have red striping that leads into the exotic tendrils. This summer bloomer produces clusters of flowers that arrive on and off over several weeks, and as new growth continues, the blooming cycle is repeated. Its stiff rambling stems need support yet with some staking and some encouragement it makes a beautiful specimen.





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Strophanthus gratus, Climbing oleander, Cream Fruit, Rose allamanda

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Strophanthus gratus

Climbing oleander, Cream Fruit, Rose allamanda
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

An accessory to your garden. This climbing vine has umbels of soft pink flowers with a burgundy throat. The leaves are shiny and smooth and the blossoms smell like roses. Keep moist, prefers a fertile, humus-rich soil, needs good drainage

Propagation: Softwood cuttings or seeds.





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Strophanthus gratus - Climbing Oleander

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Climbing oleander, Cream Fruit - Rose-like fragrance...  more

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SUNSHINE Pikake - Fragrant Flower Booster
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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
 
 


Strophanthus preussii, Medusa-Flower, Poison Arrow Vine, Spider Tresses, Poison Dart Vine

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Strophanthus preussii

Medusa-Flower, Poison Arrow Vine, Spider Tresses, Poison Dart Vine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A curious flower! Wild and unusual floral display arrives from late spring to fall on this shrubby vine. Clusters of cream-colored flowers bedecked with long, curly streamers and a rust-tinted throat. Occurring off-and-on throughout the year, flowering is heaviest in spring and summer. The faintly fragrant flowers are short trumpets with five curled petals that are very light pink (aging to creamy light yellow) with a reddish brown base. The tips of the petals become narrowed and elongated, forming a twisting, sticky string that dangles down from the flower and touches lower leaves. During winter might drop leaves.

Climbing shrub, to 12 feet or more; leaves elliptic to obovate or ovate, to 5 inches long, bluntly short-acuminate, truncate to cuneate, glabrous; flowers fragrant, sepals foliaceous, corolla white but darkening to dull lemon-yellow, strongly marked with yellow and purple in throat, tube about 5/8 inches long, basal cylindrical part purplish, as long as campanulate part, lobes very long-caudate, to 12 inches long, tails maroon, appendages in sunuses very short, obtuse, golden with purplish tips; follicles lanceolate, to 10 inches long. Cultivation: Frost-tender plants prefer a partly shaded position and fertile, humus-rich but well drained soil. Propagate from softwood cuttings or seeds.





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Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus

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Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus sp.

Strophanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Africa, Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange 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.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

A group of tropical plants belonging to the dogbane family, native to Africa and Asia. Seeds of the handsome climber Strophanthus gratus and Strophanthus kombe yield a poison, strophantin, which is used on arrowheads in hunting, and in medicine as a heart stimulant.

These frost-tender plants prefer a protected, part-shaded position and fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Exotic species of Strophanthus:

Strophanthus bovinii

Strophanthus caudatus

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus kombe

Strophanthus petersianus - Sand Forest Poison Rope, scrambling shrub, creamy white flowers, pinkish red on outside, dangling petal lobes.

Strophanthus preussii

Strophanthus speciosus

Strophanthus wallichii





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Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

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Strophanthus speciosus

Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Rare rambling or vining evergreen shrub with clusters of unusual starfish-shaped flowers, sweetly scented.



Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

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Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

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Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

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Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

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Strophanthus wallichii, Strophanthus

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Strophanthus wallichii

Strophanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous 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.

Strophanthus wallichii, a latex bearing woody climber, 10-15m. long, with brownish-purple flowers borne at twig-ends in February-March.



Strophanthus wallichii, Strophanthus

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Strophanthus wallichii, Strophanthus

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