TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Number of plants found: 9    

Wrightia antidysenterica, Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca

Wrightia antidysenterica

Snowflake, Milky way, Winter Cherry Tree, Arctic Snow, Pudpitchaya, Sweet Indrajao, Hyamaraca
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Sri Lanka
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small compact and bushy shrub that blooms non stop year-round. The plant all covered with 1" white flowers that look like little stars from a distance. It is a perfect specimen for limited space garden or patio. Can be easily grown as a houseplant. Doesn't require additional pruning. It is a medicinal plant in India. The bark possesses anti-microbial and anti-infammatory properties and therefore the juice extracted from it is administered for mouth sores. The leaves are used in treating several skin disorders, psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis etc. The bark is used as an adulterant for the well known drug, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Related species - Wrightia tinctoria.





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Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis, Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia

Wrightia dubia, Cameraria dubia, Wrightia cambodiensis

Starfish Flower, Red Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This rare species of wrightia is not fragrant, but flower is an amazing starfish! Flower is about 2" wide and looks waxy, almost artificial. The plants can be grown as a small tree or shrub. Cold sensitive.





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Wrightia religiosa Variegata, Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia

Wrightia religiosa Variegata

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand, Vietnam
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. See W. religiosa.





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Wrightia religiosa Variegata

Variegated Sacred Buddhist - veriegated semi-dwarf variety of wrightia, it is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. See picture of bonsai.May drop leaves in winter.

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Wrightia religiosa, Echites religiosa, Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia, Wild Water Plum, Water Jasmine
Wrightia religiosa semi-dwarf

Wrightia religiosa, Echites religiosa

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia, Wild Water Plum, Water Jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand, Vietnam
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. Foliage is thin and slightly hairy, it can flower almost all year, easy to prune for shape and size. It is widely planted near and around temples and homes for its stunning fragrance. Prefers well draining soil, partial to full sun. A truly remarkable site! It has always been a popular ornamental tree in temples and houses. In Thailand, it is probably the most popular plant, you can see it everywhere along the streets planted in ground as a specimen, a hedge or potted, it belongs to every garden! This plant is sacred among Buddists. Fruits are paired pods, 9" long. Wrightia is easy to maintain and requires minimum supervision but needs constant watering only. Wrightia is cold sensitive and becomes deciduous under 65F, it might look ugly in winter in cooler zones (hardy to zone 9). In warm subtropical and tropical climates it stays evergreen and blooms year round. Because of its fast growth rate Wrightia can be trained into a bonsai tree within a short period of time. It can be easily trained and wired into odd and weird shapes. Traditionally used as medicinal herb. Roots are used to cure skin disease. There are many varieties and cultivars of wrightia.





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Wrightia religiosa - Sacred Buddhist

Sacred Buddhist, Wondrous Wrightia. A rare plant with heavily fragrant flowers. This variety is easier to grow than double flower variety; it is more vigorous. May drop leaves in winter.

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Wrightia tomentosa, Queen Wrightia

Wrightia tomentosa

Queen Wrightia
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Thailand
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Rare wrightia with large 2" flowers, soft fresh fragrance resembling ripe apples. The plant forms swollen trunk and can be used as bonsai.





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Wrightia natalensis - seeds

African Saddlepot - Rare Tropical Bonsai Tree. Wrightia natalensis grows as a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Its fragrant flowers feature a creamy yellow corolla.
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Wrightia vietnamensis, Dwarf Sacred Buddhist

Wrightia vietnamensis

Dwarf Sacred Buddhist
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Vietnam
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This rare variety of famous wrightia is very special because of the growth habit. Even in habitat, it keeps form of a bonsai, a round nice dense shrub with tiny leaves and wonderfully scented flowers. It's not too slow growing, but the growth improves density of the shrub. In habitat, the plant stays under 3 ft tall, in pot you can keep it as small as you want and have a nice house plant as well. It is perfect for bonsai culture and for everyone who has limited space but wants to enjoy wrightia fragrance. The perfume is sweet and heavy. Requires regular watering and bright light. Can tolerate some cool weather for a short period, but sensitive to freezing.





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Wrightia vietnamensis - Dwarf

Dwarf Sacred Buddhist. This rare variety of famous wrightia is very special because of the growth habit. Even in habitat, it keeps form of a bonsai, a round nice dense shrub with tiny leaves and wonderfully scented flowers. It is perfect for bonsai culture and for everyone who has limited space but wants to enjoy wrightia fragrance. The perfume is sweet and heavy.

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Gardenia hydrophila, Kailarsenia hygrophila, Mok Luang, Candlestick plant

Gardenia hydrophila, Kailarsenia hygrophila

Mok Luang, Candlestick plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

In Thai this charming plant goes by the same name as Wrightia religiosa, with the addition of "big" or "important" (Mok Luang) but it certainly doesn't fit any Wrightia. It is sweetly but delicately scented, and the flowers are produced in a cyme, with the central flower opening first, and the others following in successive whorls. The flowers are about two inches long and one and a half inches across. The plant flowers at the end of new growth, so needs to be pruned after flowering, otherwise it becomes leggy.





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Rhododendron section Vireya, Vireya Rhododendron
Rhododendron 'Will Silent'

Rhododendron section Vireya

Vireya Rhododendron
Family: Ericaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Remarkable group of rhododendrons. These Vireya rhododendrons (also called Malesians) are quite different from their large, spring-blooming cousins. Many Vireyas, with flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, and white - often intensely fragrant - are small enough to fit in a tabletop pot. They flower heavily in winter, when their color and scent are most welcome, with repeat bloom several times each year.

You can grow Vireyas indoors anywhere, setting plants outside during frostfree months. Use a fast-draining potting medium. Or create your own mix by blending 1 part peat moss, 1 part ground bark, and 2 parts perlite. Put plants in terracotta containers that are relatively tall and barely wider than the rootballs (Vireyas grow best when they're slightly rootbound. Keep Vireyas in a bright spot indoors during the winter, and move them out into the light shade of a tall tree or covered patio during frost-free months (temperatures lower than 28F can injure or kill these plants). Vireyas like to dry out between waterings. Water by weight, at least at first. Pick up the pot and feel how much it weighs when the soil is nearly dry. Then drench the soil and pick it up again - it will be much heavier. This will give you a sense of how light the pot should be bofore you water again. Water more often when plants are blooming. Most plants will eventually grow at least 2ft tall in containers, increasing bloom as they mature. If they get leggy, occasionally pinch new growth tips to force branching.





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Vallaris solanacea, Thai Cherry, Scented Bread Flower, Asphota, Navamallika, Dudhi ki bel, Ramsur, Chamari-ki vel, Bugudi hambu, Bhadravalli, Ginne malathi

Vallaris solanacea

Thai Cherry, Scented Bread Flower, Asphota, Navamallika, Dudhi ki bel, Ramsur, Chamari-ki vel, Bugudi hambu, Bhadravalli, Ginne malathi
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: India, Burma, Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant is a woody shrub with vining habit, close related to Vallaris glabra and Wrightia sp.

This plant was earlier named in honour of Frederick Adolf Heyne, a German botanist.

Stems are covered with a gray, spotted bark, emitting a white latex when wounded. White, fragrant, bowl-shaped flowers, 1 inch across, with 5 sepals. Fragrant flowers resemble cherry flowers. They have an intense, interesting fragrance. The smell is said to be close to that of Pandan leaves, a relative of Kewda, which is used to flavor rice in some South-East Asian countries. Interestingly, a study of the basmati/jasmine flavor molecule, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, 2AP for short, notes that 2AP is produced through almost the whole of basmati rice plant. It iss also found at very high levels in Pandan leaf, and in Bread flowers. Bread flower is an essential ingredient of the bunga rampai, the decorated arrangement of finely sliced, fragrant leaves used for Malay weddings. Bread flower vine can be trained as a compact bush and is good for container culture.

The plant can be trained into a nice small tree or trimmed into a shrub, but the best way is to let it go: the twisting branches form weird shapes. Slow growing plant, makes compact forms. The plant blooms profusely on and off during spring and summer. Relatively cold tolerant, will stand short period of cool weather. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.





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Vallaris solanacea - Thai Cherry Vine

Thai Cherry, Scented Bread Flower, Asphota. This plant is a woody shrub with vining habit, close related to Vallaris glabra and Wrightia sp. Fragrant flowers resemble cherry flowers. They have an intense, interesting fragrance. The smell is said to be close to that of Pandan leaves, a relative of Kewda, which is used to flavor rice in some South-East Asian countries. An essential ingredient of the bunga rampai, the decorated arrangement of finely sliced, fragrant leaves used for Malay weddings. Can be trained as a compact bush and is good for container culture.
The plant can be trained into a nice small tree or trimmed into a shrub, but the best way is to let it go: the twisting branches form weird shapes. Slow growing plant, makes compact forms. The plant blooms profusely on and off during spring and summer. Relatively cold tolerant, will stand short period of cool weather. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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