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Sedum tetractinum, Chinese Sedum

Sedum tetractinum

Chinese Sedum
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: China
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate water

This plant has interesting growth habit feature. With the side light, leaves grow in one plane along the light direction; with the light directed from the top, leaves form dense rosette, as shown on the pictures. The two plants are grown from cuttings from the same plant; with different light diffusion conditions, they look like different plants.

Good as a groundcover or in containers.



Sedum tetractinum, Chinese Sedum
with side light, leaves grow in one plane along the light direction
Sedum tetractinum, Chinese Sedum
with the light directed from the top, leaves form dense rosette


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Seemannia purpurascens, Gloxinia purpurascens, Purple Seemannia

Seemannia purpurascens, Gloxinia purpurascens

Purple Seemannia
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Bolivia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

The plants are tall-growing and somewhat weedy in appearance, with lavender, pink or magenta flowers that have a contrasting bright green limb. The leaves are usually bright green but occasional individuals have very dark leaves with reddish-purple undersides.



Seemannia purpurascens, Gloxinia purpurascens, Purple Seemannia
Seemannia purpurascens, Gloxinia purpurascens, Purple Seemannia


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Seemannia sylvatica, Gloxinia sylvatica, Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia

Seemannia sylvatica, Gloxinia sylvatica

Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Bolivia and Peru
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Excellent houseplant; even when not in bloom the attractive foliage is evergreen and attractive all seasons. Grown outdoors in dappled shade with plenty of water, the density of the foliage and flowers makes a spectacular show. May die down in the spring, then comes back during the rainy season. This is a great fall to early winter flowering perennial. It spreads rapidly from rhizomes and forms a dense ground cover. You can give flowering starts of it from your garden as Christmas presents.





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Gloxinia sylvatica - Bolivian Sunset

Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia. Excellent houseplant or ground cover. The density of the foliage and flowers makes a spectacular show.

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Selaginella sp., Spikemoss
Selaginella willdenowii

Selaginella sp.

Spikemoss
Family: Selaginellaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliage

The Spikemosses are creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves on branching stems from which roots also arise. They can be used for edging greenhouse benches, covering pillars, planting in hanging baskets and decorating terrariums.





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Selenicereus chrysocardium, Epiphyllum chrysocardium, Marniera chrysocardium, Marniera, Fern Leaf

Selenicereus chrysocardium, Epiphyllum chrysocardium, Marniera chrysocardium

Marniera, Fern Leaf
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Very interesting plant. It is in the epiphyllum group and is easy to propagate and grow. It has angled stems, producing aerial roots, and white, beautiful flowers but is great to have just for its striking leaves. Flowers are large and nocturnal, pollinated by moths or rarely bats. The receptacle bears small bracts, hairs and usually spines. Fruits bear numerous spines. Flowers are generally produced in abundance with mature plants and are white and are very fragrant and usually last a single night.

Epiphytic in wet forests, keep the soil moist and well drained.




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Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Selenicereus grandiflorus likes to find a vertical support.

Selenicereus grandiflorus

Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots. Selenicereus grandiflorus is similar to Selenicereus pteranthus.



Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus
Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night, Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus, Vanilla Cactus


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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

Selenicereus hondurensis

Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Hunduras
Vine or creeperFull sunEpiphyteModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare epiphytic cactus that was first collected in 1900s but hardly traded since then. It has Large off white/yellow blooms with gold/bronze accents and back petals. They are very large and 8"+ when fully opened. The growth is spiny and most unusual of this species compared to other Selenicereus in that it has brownish colored stems, small diameter stem growth compared to the blooms they average 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. Like many species this variety is nocturnal blooming, blooms will stay open till late morning. The flowering period is late June to fall. It can bloom off season if weather is warm enough. Very easy to grow, takes similar growing culture as Epiphyllums but brighter light.

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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus


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Selenicereus macdonaldiae, Queen of the Night

Selenicereus macdonaldiae

Queen of the Night
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots. Selenicereus macdonaldiae is similar to Selenicereus pteranthus.





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Selenicereus megalanthus, Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry Pear

Selenicereus megalanthus

Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This cactus originates from Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Columbia. It's greatly known for it's sweet tasting fruit. Knobbed, yellow cactus fruit sharing some similarities with the dragon fruit (pitaya). Taste is said to be superior to most cactus fruits. The fruit is popular eaten chilled, out of hand. It is also used to flavor drinks and pastries.

A vining, terrestrial or epiphytic cactus, with fleshy stems reaching from a few inches up to 20ft long (in mature plants). The fruits are smaller than the common dragon fruit, and contain prominent spikes until ripening time, upon which the spikes drop off. Prefers partial sun and can tolerate down to 32F, but typically doesn't want to see below 40F. The vines tolerate very high temperatures as well.

Commercially grown to a limited extent in Columbia. Fruits are occasionally exported to Europe and Canada.





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Pitaya Yellow Dragon Fruit, Selenicereus megalanthus

Very rare Yellow Pitaya. This cactus originates from...  more

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Selenicereus megalanthus - seeds

Yellow Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon Fruit, Strawberry...  more
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Selenicereus pteranthus, Cereus pteranthus, Princess of the Night

Selenicereus pteranthus, Cereus pteranthus

Princess of the Night
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Epiphyte climbing by abundant aerial roots.





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