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Spiraea sp., Bridal's Veil

Spiraea sp.

Bridal's Veil
Family: Rosaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This genus consists of 80 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs, mostly from Europe, Asia and North America to Mexico.

Spireas are adaptable plants that thrive under most garden condition in temperate climates.





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Spiranthes odorata, Marsh Lady's Tresses,Fragrant Lady's Tresses

Spiranthes odorata

Marsh Lady's Tresses,Fragrant Lady's Tresses
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeasternn North America
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite, off-white flowersFragrant

Spiranthes odorata, also known as Marsh Lady's Tresses, is a small plant native to southeastern North America. It can reach heights between two and five feet, and thrives in full sun or semi-shade. In addition to its attractive white or off-white flowers, it is also known for its very pleasant and lingering scent.

This graceful little beauty will bloom reliably in USDA Zones 5-9 and can be grown in a bog or aquatic conditions, provided that it is kept sufficiently moist. It can be used to great effect in moist woodland gardens or wooded slopes, or may be planted near the edge of a pond, stream or water garden to add a special charm.

For those living in colder climes, it can still be grown in pots. It will then need to be brought indoors for overwintering and stored in a cool, bright location against a north facing wall. Fertilizing it once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer should keep it in good health.

All in all, Spiranthes odorata is a beautiful and low maintenance addition to the home garden, adding a delightful scent and delicate charm.



Spiranthes odorata, Marsh Lady's Tresses,Fragrant Lady's Tresses


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Spondias dulcis, Spondias cytherea, June Plum, Ambarella, Wi Apple, Golden Apple, Otaheite-apple, Caja-manga, Pommecythere

Spondias dulcis, Spondias cytherea

June Plum, Ambarella, Wi Apple, Golden Apple, Otaheite-apple, Caja-manga, Pommecythere
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: South Pacific
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDeciduous plantEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This exciting fruit tree plant will amaze you with its ability to flower and fruit at a young age. It fruits in winter and holds the fruit up to 6-8 months, long after the leaves have dropped. The fruit appears in pairs and will turn a brushed-golden color as it ripens. Its feel and juiciness resembles that of a mango but with completely different flavor. The Golden apple is used both in sweet and savory dishes depending on its ripeness. When green, the fruit is commonly eaten as is (with or without skin just like green mangoes) with salt and other salty/spicy dips, made into salsas, chutneys, and into juices and smoothies. When fully ripe, the Golden Apple will be deep yellowish-orange in color. When yellow, the fruit is eaten just like an apple or stewed with sugar to make an applesauce-like dessert.

The fruit has a single sharp, rather large, spiny seed. Young leaves can be used in salad.

Very prolific, it can fruit itself to death. May lose its leaves in winter. Dwarf variety has become popular for limited spaces

See VIDEO: Ambarella - Delicious June Plum.





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June Plum tree Dwarf, Ambarella, Spondias cytherea

This is a DWARF variety of June plum that grows as a compact 6-7 ft tree.
Very aromatic fruit, heavy fruit production. Fast growing plant.
See VIDEO: Ambarella - Delicious June Plum.
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Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea var. lutea, Yellow Mombin, Hog Plum

Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea var. lutea

Yellow Mombin, Hog Plum
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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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.Deciduous plantEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Mombin is fast growing, spreading tree with thick branches. Compound leaves to 15. Showy, fragrant flowers appear from dormant, leafless branches in red, purple or yellow indicating the color of the fruit to come. Fruit oval to round, 1 - 2 1/2. This is heavy producing tree. The pleasant smell of the fruit can be noted many feet away. The 1 to 2 inch long oval or oblong fruits have a fairly large sigle seed. The skin is waxy and thin and the juicy flesh is aromatic with a plum-like flavor that is acid to subacid. The fruit can be eaten fresh or stewed with sugar as a dessert or can be used to make a very good jam or pickled green in East Indian cooking. Mombin butter, using an apple butter recipe, is exceptionally tasty. The tree is deciduous, fast growing, and may produce fruit before leafing out in the spring. The young leaves can be eaten cooked but they have a sour flavor. The tree grows well in a wide variety of soils. They can be propagated easily by putting large cuttings in the ground and they make a good living fence. It bears May through July.





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Hog Plum tree, Yellow Mombin, Spondias mombin

Spondias mombin, or Spondias purpurea var. lutea. Yellow fruit. Very popular aromatic fruit.
The Plant with Benefits! This fruit is surprisingly juicy and sweet, and has a unique pleasant flavor. Sometimes it is sold in frozen fruit sections of ethnic stores; however the fresh fruit is way more delicious! No wonder this is one of our hot sellers. The tree is very easy to grow and can thrive in almost neglect. In Caribbean, they even use sticks for creating live hedges - cuttings root easily. Very fast growing, and fruiting right away.
Varieties/colors of the Hog Plum: the red is the smallest fruit, the yellow has the largest fruit, and the orange is in the middle.

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Spondias purpurea, Purple Mombin, Hog Plum, Ciruela, Jocote

Spondias purpurea

Purple Mombin, Hog Plum, Ciruela, Jocote
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersDeciduous plantEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Mombin is fast growing, spreading tree with thick branches. Compound leaves to 15. Showy, fragrant flowers appear from dormant, leafless branches in red, purple or yellow indicating the color of the fruit to come. Fruit oval to round, 1 - 2 1/2. This is heavy producing tree. The pleasant smell of the fruit can be noted many feet away. The 1 to 2 inch long oval or oblong fruits have a fairly large sigle seed. The skin is waxy and thin and the juicy flesh is aromatic with a plum-like flavor that is acid to subacid. The fruit can be eaten fresh or stewed with sugar as a dessert or can be used to make a very good jam or pickled green in East Indian cooking. Mombin butter, using an apple butter recipe, is exceptionally tasty. The tree is deciduous, fast growing, and may produce fruit before leafing out in the spring. The young leaves can be eaten cooked but they have a sour flavor. The tree grows well in a wide variety of soils. They can be propagated easily by putting large cuttings in the ground and they make a good living fence. It bears May through July.





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Hog Plum tree, Red Hog Plum, Spondias purpurea

Purple Mombin, Jocote, Hog Plum, Ciruela. Very popular aromatic fruit. Good variety with dark red fruit, thin skin and small seed.
The Plant with Benefits! This fruit is surprisingly juicy and sweet, and has a unique pleasant flavor. Sometimes it is sold in frozen fruit sections of ethnic stores; however the fresh fruit is way more delicious! No wonder this is one of our hot sellers. The tree is very easy to grow and can thrive in almost neglect. In Caribbean, they even use sticks for creating live hedges - cuttings root easily. Very fast growing, and fruiting right away.
Varieties/colors of the Hog Plum: the red is the smallest fruit, the yellow has the largest fruit, and the orange is in the middle.

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Spondias tuberosa, Spondias cirouella, Imbuzeiro

Spondias tuberosa, Spondias cirouella

Imbuzeiro
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite, off-white flowersEdible

Spondias tuberosa Arruda, is a low-branching tree to 13 or 16 ft (4-5 m) high, spreading to a width of 30 ft (9 m). It has a shallow system of soft, tuberous roots called cunca, which store much water. The fruit, borne in great abundance, exhibits minor seedling variations; is usually more or less oval, with greenish-yellow, fairly thick, tough skin and tender, melting pulp, acid unripe, sweet when ripe, and adherent to the single stone.

The tree thrives in very dry soil, gravelly loam, sandy or partly clay, throughout much of subtropical, semi-arid northeastern Brazil. It is rarely cultivated. It is a much-appreciated, bountiful, wild food resource of rural people. The fruits are gathered from the ground and sold in village markets. They are eaten out-of-hand, or the juice is blended with boiled milk and sugar, or made into ice cream or jelly. The roots have been consumed in emergency and they readily yield potable water.




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Sprekelia formosissima , Aztec Lily, Jacobean Lily, Orchid Lily

Sprekelia formosissima

Aztec Lily, Jacobean Lily, Orchid Lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae    (Formerly:Amaryllidaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The brilliant scarlet or crimson flowers are bilaterally symmetrical, like an orchid.





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Stachytarpheta sanguinea, False Vervain, Snake-weed

Stachytarpheta sanguinea

False Vervain, Snake-weed
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Stachytarpheta sanguinea or False Vervain is a member of the Verbenaceae family, and is a hardy shrub that typically grows from 2 to 5 feet high. It bears small, red flowers and has deeply-serrated, dark green leaves that are favored by butterflies. Native to most parts of tropical America, False Vervain is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant for its beautiful blooms.

This plant is relatively easy to care for and tolerates diverse growing conditions. It prefers full sunlight or semi-shade and thrives with regular watering, though it can remain somewhat drought-tolerant. Its flowers produce plenty of nectar, bringing plenty of hummingbirds and butterflies to any garden - plus, they can be cut back after they wilt, to help keep the plant blooming through the warmer months.

For colder climates, False Vervain is best grown in a pot. To keep them healthy through the winter months, select a high-quality potting soil and apply mulch to help trap in moisture and keep the root system warm. Regular, consistent watering is also essential, as the soil can quickly dry out in cold weather, and the pot should be brought inside when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Moving the pot in and out of warmer regions as needed will help to keep the plant blooming continuously.

Overall, False Vervain is a reliable, low maintenance plant that makes a dramatic impact with its unique foliage and vibrant flowers. With just a few simple steps of care, it can bear plenty of delicious seeds and bring beautiful blooms and plenty of hummingbirds and butterflies to any garden.



Stachytarpheta sanguinea, False Vervain, Snake-weed
Stachytarpheta sanguinea, False Vervain, Snake-weed
Stachytarpheta sanguinea, False Vervain, Snake-weed
Stachytarpheta sanguinea, False Vervain, Snake-weed


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Stachytarpheta sp., Porterweed, Brazilian Tea

Stachytarpheta sp.

Porterweed, Brazilian Tea
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Tropical America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersRed, 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Brazilian Tea is a weedy annual (and sometimes perennial) herbaceous plant that grows 60-120 cm tall. It bears small reddish-purple to deep blue flowers that grow along tall bracts that are favored by butterflies. It is indigenous to most parts of tropical America and, although some consider it a semi-invasive weed, it is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant for its blue flowers and deeply-serrated, dark green leaves. Brazilian Tea belongs to the large Verbenaceae family, which comprises about 100 genera and 2,600 species (including the common vervain and verbena plants). It is often referred to as Bastard Vervain or Wild Verbena. Two very similar species of Stachytarpheta grow in the tropics and are used interchangeably (and share the same common names) in many countries' herbal medicine systems - S. cayennensis and S. jamaicensis.

Species:

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta sanguinea

Stachytarpheta urticifolia





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Stachytarpheta - Blue Porterweed

Porterweed, Brazilian Tea. It bears deep blue flowers that grow along tall bracts that are favored by butterflies. Low growing shrub.

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Stanhopea sp., Stanhopea
Stanhopea panamensis

Stanhopea sp.

Stanhopea
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America, Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrant

Stanhopea sp. prefers a semi-shade exposure, filtered light with a few hours of morning or late afternoon sun.

These small plants grow 2-5 feet tall and typically are epiphytic in nature. Stanhopea should be grown in a medium that is open and rapidly draining, such as fir bark or cork mounted on cork slabs, mounted boards or tree fern slabs. Stanhopea thrives in heat and humidity, and should be grown in USDA Zones 9-11. Watering should be regular so as to keep the growing medium moderately moist but never wet.

Stanhopea is known for its unusual, large and fragrant flowers that are usually a combination of white, off-white, red, crimson and vinous, yellow, orange, and other colors. The flowers generally last from multiple days up to a couple of weeks. The fragrant flowers of Stanhopea will open in the morning, and close up at early evening.

For those in colder regions, Stanhopea can be grown indoors in pots, but it should be kept warm, and given plenty of indirect light and high humidity. Watering should also be regular, and just enough to keep the roots lightly moist but never waterlogged. It is important to keep the environmental temperature above or around 70°F to ensure successful growth and blooming of Stanhopea.





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