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Steudnera discolor, Steudnera

Steudnera discolor

Steudnera
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Origin: Burma
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers


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Stevia rebaudiana, Eupatorium rebaudianum, Stevia, Sweet leaf of Paraguay, Sweet-herb, Honey yerba, Honeyleaf, Candy leaf

Stevia rebaudiana, Eupatorium rebaudianum

Stevia, Sweet leaf of Paraguay, Sweet-herb, Honey yerba, Honeyleaf, Candy leaf
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white 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.Spice or herbEdible

Stevia rebaudiana is a herbaceous perennial, which is normally used as a natural herbal sweetener. This is a plant where the native Guarani have used caa-ehe (stevia) for over 1500 years to sweeten otherwise unpalatable medicinal drinks. It is a short day plant, growing up to 1.5Ft in the wild and flowering from January to March in the southern hemisphere. The dried leaves can be ground and used as a sweetener or soaked in water and the liquid used in making preserves. The powdered leaves are also added to herb teas. The leaves are sometimes chewed by those wishing to reduce their sugar intake. The leaves can also be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Stevia grows naturally on infertile, sandy acid soils with shallow water tables. This is normally in areas like the edge of mashes and grassland communities. The natural climate is semi-humid subtropical. While the herb's native locale may make it appear somewhat exotic, it has proved to be quite adaptable and capable of being cultivated in climate zones as diverse as Florida and southern Canada.





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Stictocardia beraviensis, Ipomoea beraviensis, Hawaiian Bell, Hawaiian Sunset Vine, Braveheart Vine

Stictocardia beraviensis, Ipomoea beraviensis

Hawaiian Bell, Hawaiian Sunset Vine, Braveheart Vine
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Every one who saw Hawaiian sunsets will recognize the dramatic view in colors of this blossom. The stunning flower has splendid rich tones that are a marvel to see! This tropical vine is definitely a must in any tropical collection since it has so many great features: fast growing, takes from fun sun to deep shade, beautiful tri-color sunset-bright scented flowers, large tropical-looking velvet leaves, blooms sporadically year round, relatively cold hardy, can be grown in container and easily controlled. You can have an outstanding specimen even if you have a limited space!

See Article about this plant.





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Stictocardia beraviensis - Hawaiian Sunset Bell

Hawaiian Sunset Bell. The stunning flower has splendid rich tones that are a marvel to see! This tropical vine is definitely a must in any tropical collection since it has so many great features: fast growing, takes from fun sun to deep shade, beautiful tri-color sunset-bright scented flowers, large tropical-looking velvet leaves, blooms sporadically year round, relatively cold hardy, can be grown in container and easily controlled. See Article about this plant.

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Stifftia chrysantha, Pompom, Golden-flowered Stifftia, Rabo-de-Cutia, Esponja, Flor de Amizade, Pincel, Esponja de Oro

Stifftia chrysantha

Pompom, Golden-flowered Stifftia, Rabo-de-Cutia, Esponja, Flor de Amizade, Pincel, Esponja de Oro
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Stifftia chrysantha is an exotic, rare flowering small tree with spectacular flowers, endemic to the vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil called Cerrado.

It grows into a bushy, attractive tree between 8 and 15 ft. tall, and starts flowering within 1.5 - 2.5 years from seed. It is a very rewarding plant that blooms 9 months out of the year, starting in Winter with great intensity during July-September, with each flower staying on the plant for several weeks. Seeds ripen from September through November.

The tree belongs to Aster family and has nothing to do with Powderpuffs which are from Bean (Fabaceae) family. The flower has 30 to 40 green, imbricated scales with short hairs, and actinomorphic corollas are orange below and darker above. After flowering, the inflorescence blows apart, which would scatter seeds. The dried center remaining is very attractive, like a small dried flower, and lasts for many months.

Stifftia can be grown in full sun to partial shade and is relatively cold tolerant, can take short cold spells. Young plants have delicate tender leaves that need protection from hot sun, filtered light required until established.

Stifftia doesn't like wet feet and heavy/soggy soils; requires very well drained, acidic soil. We strongly recommend to use our professional soilless mix. Let soil slightly dry between waterings. Stifftia prefers acidic soils so if your well water is high in calcium, try to water my young plants with rain water (coming from a collection barrel). When making growing media specifically for Stifftia and other acid-loving plants, never add limestone or Dolomite to the mix.

The plant can be grown in full sun to partial shade and is relatively cold tolerant, can take short cold spells. If grown in a pot, try to keep the container shaded because roots don't like to be overheated. The plant needs monthly applications of slow release fertilizer as well as extra iron - use micro-nutrients to keep leaves green and healthy.

In Brazil is is very popular as ornamental, and flowers are commercialized for floral arrangement.





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Stigmaphyllon ciliatum, Orchid Vine, Amazon Vine, Golden Vine

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

Orchid Vine, Amazon Vine, Golden Vine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: tropical America
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

Carefree slender vine with large heads of bright yellow flowers resembling oncidium orchids. Blooms profusely spring to fall. The flowers are reminiscent of those of the Lagerstroemia in form, each petal expanding abruptly from a narrow basal claw. They measure a little over 1in across and are brilliant yellow in color. It thrives in sun or light shade and well drained soil, with moderate watering.





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Stigmaphyllon emarginatum, Stigmaphyllon periplocifolium, Monarch Amazonvine

Stigmaphyllon emarginatum, Stigmaphyllon periplocifolium

Monarch Amazonvine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: tropical America
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

It has slender, twining stems set every few inches with flat, heart-shaped leaves up to 4in long. The flowers are reminiscent of those of the Lagerstroemia in form, each petal expanding abruptly from a narrow basal claw. They measure a little over 1in across and are brilliant yellow in color. It thrives in sun or light shade and well drained soil, with moderate watering.





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Stigmaphyllon sp., Orchid Vine, Butterfly Vine, Golden Vine

Stigmaphyllon sp.

Orchid Vine, Butterfly Vine, Golden Vine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: tropical America
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersUnknown name

It has slender, twining stems set every few inches with flat, heart-shaped leaves up to 4in long. The flowers are reminiscent of those of the Lagerstroemia in form, each petal expanding abruptly from a narrow basal claw. They measure a little over 1in across and are brilliant yellow in color. It thrives in sun or light shade and well drained soil, with moderate watering.

Species and varieties:

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

Stigmaphyllon emarginatum





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Stoebe plumosa, Seriphium plumosum, Slangbos

Stoebe plumosa, Seriphium plumosum

Slangbos
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsUnusual colorOrnamental foliageFragrantInvasive

Stoebe plumosa provides interesting, long-lasting foliage for the vase. Dried and fresh material is popular in the floral industry. Supremely silvery - white foliage makes Stoebe plumosa a contrast plant for any sunny well-drained garden.



Stoebe plumosa, Seriphium plumosum, Slangbos
Stoebe plumosa, Seriphium plumosum, Slangbos


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Streblus elongatus, Tempinis

Streblus elongatus

Tempinis
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Bushy evergreen tree to 15m, high rounded crown. Young leaves pinkish brown, flowers in hanging green spikes or catkins 3-8" long, singly or 2-4 together in leaf axils. The wood of Streblus elongatus is very hard and tough, thus they are used to make tool handles.



Streblus elongatus, Tempinis
Streblus elongatus, Tempinis
Streblus elongatus, Tempinis


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Strelitzia nicolai, Giant Bird of Paradise, White Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

Giant Bird of Paradise, White Bird of Paradise
Family: Strelitziaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorPalm or palm-like

It has become very popular for indoor use over the last 10 to 15 years. It is used outdoors in both Florida and California as a landscape plant, where it can reach a height of 20 or more feet. The flowers can reach a size of 10-12 inches, but plants need to be a few years old before they will flower. Don't expect flowers indoors. Nicolai can handle a wide variety of soils and can grow in a variety of conditions. One condition that it cannot take is having extremely WET soil so it is best to keep it on the dry side. The "White Bird" isn't a small plant, but it is a very upright plant so it can fit into some tight spaces. Their large banana-shaped leaves add a rich tropical look to almost any interior. Growers usually use multiple plants to get a fuller plant.





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Strelitzia nicolai - White Bird of Paradise

Giant bird of paradise, white bird of paradise
It has become very popular for indoor use over the last 10 to 15 years. It is used outdoors in both Florida and California as a landscape plant, where it can reach a height of 20 or more feet. The flowers can reach a size of 10-12 inches, but plants need to be a few years old before they will flower.

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Grown in
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