TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Number of plants found: 4934    Prev  Next    Go to page:  First  438  439  440  441  442  443  444  445  446  447  Last  

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata

Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Indochina
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink 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.

It is a small shrub, often reaching a maximum height of 2-5 ft. It is native to the humid tropical forests of Indochina and grown in the USDA hardiness zone of 9-11.

This delightful little shrub boasts beautiful, bright green leaves that are accented by the striking and brightly colored pink, bell-shaped flowers that bloom during early summer and sporadically throughout the growing season. Not only is Strobilanthes hamiltoniana an aesthetically pleasing plant, but it is also considered an ethnomedical plant that has been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana prefers a semi-shade environment and regular to moderate water, making it an ideal addition to a shady garden. The plant thrives in warm and humid climates, however it can be grown in colder regions in a container. When grown in pot, this plant prefers moist soil, but should be protected from extreme temperatures and always be kept out of what little sunlight remains in order to avoid sunburn.

This lovely plant is easy to maintain and can do very well with minimal care. In order to propagate Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, it's best to use stem cuttings and place them in rich, well-draining potting soil. To ensure that this plant flourishes, it must be watered regularly, but avoid over-watering to prevent root rot and ensure healthy growth.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana is a delightfully easy to grow plant that will reward the devoted gardener with a display of colorful pink flowers during the summer months. For best results, plant this remarkable plant in a semi-shade environment with consistent and moderate water and your garden will be graced with this incredible beauty.



Strobilanthes hamiltoniana, Diflugossa colorata, Strobilanthes colorata, Chinese Rain Bells, Temple Bells


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strobilanthes_hamiltoniana.htm

Stromanthe sp., Never-Never Plant

Stromanthe sp.

Never-Never Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil, Honduras and Costa Rica
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Stromanthe genus contains two species grown indoors. S. amabilis and S. sanguinea.

S. amabilis has compact leaves which are 15-25cm long and 5cm wide. S. sanguinea has larger glossy leaves which are up to 30 to 50cm long and around 10cm wide. Both have a creeping rhizome (a thicken stem which grows hoizontally below or on the soil surface) and produce fanlike sprays of leaves. Water moderately, mist often as needs humidity. Enjoys a medium light.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/stromanthe_sp.htm

Stromanthe stromanthoides, Stromanthe

Stromanthe stromanthoides

Stromanthe
Family: Marantaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowers



Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/stromanthe_stromanthoides.htm

Strongylodon macrobotrys, Turquoise Jade Vine, Blue Jade Vine

Strongylodon macrobotrys

Turquoise Jade Vine, Blue Jade Vine
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Philippines
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersUnusual color

Flowers have a beautiful seagreen/turquoise color that is almost beyond description. This color is extremely rare in the plant world. The bloom is a pendant, clustered birds beak like inflorescence up to 4 1/2 ft. long and puts on a spectacular show when in bloom. Often used in Lei making. Can be grown indoors. The hue is probably the rarest in the world of flowers. A vigorous grower once established, it can reach 30-40 ft tall, but is perfect for a pergola where the blooming clusters can hang down. Specimen vine. Blooming season: winter-spring. Cannot stand hard freeze or drought. Grows best in Zones 9-11. Young leaves had very dark, almost black color. As the leaf matures, it turns deep green.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strongylodon_macrobotrys.htm

Strongylodon macrobotrys - Jade vine

Jade vine - this is a flower you need to see to appreciate! Flowers are a soft irredescent Jade blue-green and appear in summer for many months in long hanging racemes of amazing sickle-shaped pea blossoms.
Beautiful seagreen/turquoise color is almost beyond description, is the rarest in the world of flowers.
Shipped at customers risk, no replacements or refunds. Leaf drop possible. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped and the best packaging. Express shipping optional.
By clicking here you agree to the sale conditions


RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
 


Strophanthus boivinii, Wood Shaving Flower

Strophanthus boivinii

Wood Shaving Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Madagaskar
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

Very unusual strophanthus with orange-brown flowers that look like carved out of wood with petals curled like a wooden shavings. This flower is very unique, looking almost artificial. Bright orange twisted petals with yellow margins indeed look like fancy wood shavings. Very rare plant in cultivation, and hard to propagate. Spectacular eye stopper, it is in bloom 2-3 times a year! Drought tolerant, takes both full sun or shade. Compact shrub in container, can be trained into a small tree. Leaves are leathery and dark green with white veins, and light green when young.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_bovinii.htm

Strophanthus caudatus, Echites caudatus, Strophanthus dichotomus , Medusa Gorgona, Red Rapunzel, Twisted Cord Flower

Strophanthus caudatus, Echites caudatus, Strophanthus dichotomus

Medusa Gorgona, Red Rapunzel, Twisted Cord Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Long red tendrils twisting off each flower petal are the defining feature of this tropical Asian climber. The white star-shaped flowers have red striping that leads into the exotic tendrils. This summer bloomer produces clusters of flowers that arrive on and off over several weeks, and as new growth continues, the blooming cycle is repeated. Its stiff rambling stems need support yet with some staking and some encouragement it makes a beautiful specimen.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_caudatus.htm

Strophanthus gratus, Climbing oleander, Cream Fruit, Rose allamanda

Strophanthus gratus

Climbing oleander, Cream Fruit, Rose allamanda
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: West Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Strophanthus gratus (Climbing oleander) is a fast-growing vine or creeper that is native to West Africa. Grown in USDA Zones 9-11, it requires full sun to semi-shade, regular water and prefers a fertile, humus-rich soil with good drainage. The pink flowers are especially attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, and boast a wonderfully fragrant scent. The flowers add texture to the gardens and create a stunning display.

In cold regions it is important to take precautions when growing Strophanthus gratus in a pot. The mature plant is cold hardy to at least to 30s F for a short period of time. However, if in doubt, it's best to move the potted plant inside during freezes.

With proper care and attention, Strophanthus gratus will be an attractive addition to your garden.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_gratus.htm

Strophanthus preussii, Medusa-Flower, Poison Arrow Vine, Spider Tresses, Poison Dart Vine

Strophanthus preussii

Medusa-Flower, Poison Arrow Vine, Spider Tresses, Poison Dart Vine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical West Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Growth and Plant Care: Placed in the right conditions, this semi-tender deciduous perennial vine is relatively easy to care for and maintain. Strophanthus preussii - commonly known as the Medusa-Flower plant - is a climber or creeper mature plant that grows anywhere between 5 to 10 feet high and prefers to be planted in USDA Zones 9 to 11. To thrive, this large shrub requires to be planted in semi-shade and needs regular watering. The Medusa-FLower Plant is attractive for its off-white and vinous reddish-crimson flowers that also have a sweet, delicate fragrance. This deciduous plant can also attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other wildlife, given the right conditions. The mature plants are also moderate to good cold hardy and can withstand temperatures at least down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, though these plants may drop its leaves during cold season.

For those growing Medusa-Flower plants in a pot or container in cold regions, the plants need to be placed in a sheltered area, such as a porch or conservatory and supplied with extra mulch and insulation during the winter months. Furthermore, the container must provide sufficient drainage and be placed in semi-shade to protect roots from direct sunlight, especially during extreme temperatures. Regular watering is also key, but one should make sure to not over-water the plant or leave waterlogged soil in the pot. Also, feeding the Medusa-Flower is essential and can be done either prior to or shortly after flowering season.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_preussii.htm

Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus
Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus sp.

Strophanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Africa, Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange 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.Deciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxic

A group of tropical plants belonging to the dogbane family, native to Africa and Asia. Seeds of the handsome climber Strophanthus gratus and Strophanthus kombe yield a poison, strophantin, which is used on arrowheads in hunting, and in medicine as a heart stimulant.

These frost-tender plants prefer a protected, part-shaded position and fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Exotic species of Strophanthus:

Strophanthus bovinii

Strophanthus caudatus

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus kombe

Strophanthus petersianus - Sand Forest Poison Rope, scrambling shrub, creamy white flowers, pinkish red on outside, dangling petal lobes.

Strophanthus preussii

Strophanthus speciosus

Strophanthus wallichii





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_sp.htm

Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower

Strophanthus speciosus

Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Rare rambling or vining evergreen shrub with clusters of unusual starfish-shaped flowers, sweetly scented.



Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower
Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower
Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower
Strophanthus speciosus, Corkscrew Flower, Forest Poison Rope, Forest Tail Flower


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/strophanthus_speciosus.htm
Prev  
Next


Use link to repeat this search:
https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?search_op=and&keyword_op=and&language=e&number=10&no_change_lang=1
&user=tt&sale=1&first=0