TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus

Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America, Caribbean
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a tall, columnar cactus that reaches a height of 2-7 m. Flowers are open from midnight until dawn, attracting hummingbird moths.

Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles' is a dwarf, columnar, branching, slow growing cactus. The Fairy Castles Cactus is the colorful name by which the plant is marketed and refers to the numerous vertical stems of different heights that resemble spires and turrets.



Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear
Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'
Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear
Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'


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Acanthostachys strobilacea , Pinecone Bromeliad

Acanthostachys strobilacea

Pinecone Bromeliad
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Origin: Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterYellow, orange flowersThorny or spiny

Native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, Acanthostachys strobilacea (Pinecone Bromeliad) is a small shrub that grows to reach 2-5ft in height. This attractive epiphyte requires a moderate amount of water and semi-shade to grow and thrive, making it the perfect plant for a hanging basket in a sunny or partially-shaded location. Its leaves are a deep green with gray scurf and spines, while its flowers range in color from yellow to orange.

Despite its exotic appearance, Acanthostachys strobilacea is low-maintenance, making it ideal for gardeners who don't have much time to spare on tending to their plants. In addition, it is drought-tolerant and can even thrive in xeriscaped environments.

For those who live in USDA Zone 9-11, Acanthostachys strobilacea is well-suited for growing in containers. The plant can be successfully grown in cold regions as long as its soil is kept moist. In cooler climates, the plant should be moved to a sheltered area during the winter months to ensure the soil does not become too cold and wet, as this could damage the roots. Furthermore, when growing in a pot, it is important to ensure the pot is well-drained and to water the plant regularly and deeply.

Overall, Acanthostachys strobilacea is a beautiful and exotic plant that is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, making it a great addition to any sunny or partially-shaded garden. With the right care, it can thrive in its environment and bring a unique beauty to any garden.



Acanthostachys strobilacea , Pinecone Bromeliad
Acanthostachys strobilacea , Pinecone Bromeliad
Acanthostachys strobilacea , Pinecone Bromeliad
Acanthostachys strobilacea , Pinecone Bromeliad


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

Acanthus ilicifolius

Holly-leaved Acanthus, Sea Holly, Holy Mangrove
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India, Polynesia
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 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

Acanthus ilicifolius, or Holly-leaved Acanthus, is a perennial plant native to India and Polynesia. This plant can reach a large size, typically growing up to 5-10 ft tall. It has a semi-woody and sprawling structure, with thin stems coated in a glossy green hue speckled with white. The leaves are oval-shaped with a pair of spines at each angle.

Holly-leaved Acanthus prefers full sun to semi-shade and can be grown either in a bog or aquatic environment. It requires plenty of moisture as well as regular watering to stay healthy and vibrant. This plant also tolerates flooding and salty conditions near the seaside very well. Therefore, it can be a great addition to any garden in the USDA hardiness zone of 8-11.

The Holly-leaved Acanthus is adorned with clusters of beautiful blue, lavender and purple flowers. It is also an ethnomedical plant, hence its use in traditional medicine. Its stems are thorny or spiny and may require careful handling when handling.

When growing Holly-leaved Acanthus in a pot, it is essential to keep the soil moist and use quality organic potting soil. A location with some protection from the elements is preferred in colder regions as well as a winter mulching of thick straw to prevent frost damage. Additionally, it is important to keep an eye out for any pests and diseases that may occur and act appropriately to keep the plant healthy.





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Acanthus sp., Acanthus, Bear's Breeches, Mountain Thistle, Alligator Plant
Acanthus montanus

Acanthus sp.

Acanthus, Bear's Breeches, Mountain Thistle, Alligator Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Mediterranean Basin, Asia
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduous plantThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acanthus sp., also known as Acanthus, Bear's Breeches, grows in full sun to partial shade and will thrive in most soils, provided they are well-drained. It 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.

The plant needs regular watering, but should not be over watered, as this can lead to root rot. It is a deciduous plant so it will lose its leaves during the winter months. It is a somewhat spiny, but attractive plant. For colder regions, it is recommended to grow Acanthus in a pot and move them indoors once it gets too cold to leave the plant outside. In these cases the plant should be placed in a south-facing window and watered regularly.





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Aegle marmelos, Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom

Aegle marmelos

Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: India
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical 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.EdibleThorny or spinyUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

This plant is a medium sized tree that grows up to 40ft.This plant is known to posses some medicinal properties. All parts of this tree including, the roots, leaves, trunk, fruits, and seeds, are used for curing one human ailment, or another. The fruits are usually eaten by people.They taste like marmalade, and smell like roses. They are also used in the preparation of many medicines in villages. These protein-rich fruits are also used in making some very good drinks. They can also make a wonderful jam. The plant easily withstands long periods of drought, which are needed for better fruit yields. It grows in most soil and climate types, and requires little care when established.





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