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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis
Family: Rubiaceae
Spanish Tamarind
Origin: Africa, Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The ripe fruit pulp is edible and has a pleasant chocolate-like flavour. It is locally grown, and is generally eaten fresh.

Vangueria madagascariensis can be grown in poor grounds, and can withstand occasional droughts.



Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vanilla planifolia, Vanilla fragrans, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla Orchid

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Vanilla planifolia, Vanilla fragrans
Family: Orchidaceae
Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla Orchid
Origin: South East México and Guatemala
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantSpice or herbEdible

This leafy climbing orchid from hot, wet tropical America is grown for its pods which, when dried, become the commercial vanilla. The flowers are hand pollinated. The Aztec Indians in Mexico used Vanilla Pods to flavor their chocolate drink 'Xoco-latl'. Vanilla was introduced to Europe, and French started to grow it in Africa. Vanilla Pods are picked green when they have no scent. The lengthy curing process, which develops fragrant aroma, is one reason for its high cost. Vanilla was believed to be a tonic for the brain. They need a large pot and support for climbing. If really happy, Vanilla planifolia can exceed 100 feet in length in just a few years. They flower only when mature, which takes a few years. Propagated generally by cutting. Plant becomes Epiphytic with age. Water freely, less water in winter.

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Vanilla planifolia - Bourbon Vanilla Bean, 1 gal pot

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Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Vanilla, Vanilla...  more
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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$79.00



Vanilla pompona, West Indian Vanilla

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Vanilla pompona
Family: Orchidaceae
West Indian Vanilla
Origin: Mexico
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantSpice or herb

Vanilla pompona, West Indian Vanilla

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Vanilla sp., Vanilla Orchid

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Vanilla pompona
Vanilla sp.
Family: Orchidaceae
Vanilla Orchid
Origin: tropical America, tropical Asia, West Africa
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This genus of vine-like plants has a monopodial climbing habitus. They can form long thin stems with a length of more than 35 m, with alternate leaves spread along their length. The short, oblong, dark green leaves of Vanilla are thick and leathery, even fleshy in some species. But there are also a significant number of species that have their leaves reduced to scales or have become nearly or totally leafless and appear to use their green climbing stems for photosynthesis. Long and strong aerial roots grow from each node.

Most Vanilla flowers have a sweet scent.





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Verticordia sp., Featherflowers

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Verticordia plumosa
Verticordia sp.
Family: Myrtaceae
Featherflowers
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Verticordia are known for their feather-like or fringed flowers, the beauty of these is invariably included in any description. This has been accompanied by a high desirability as a garden plant, and as a cut flower.

Not all Verticordias are small shrubs. For example Verticordia grandis grows to about two metres and throughout summer produces beautiful red flowers - the largest flowers of the genus.





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