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Swainsona formosa, Clianthus formosus, Clianthus dampieri, Sturt's desert pea

Swainsona formosa, Clianthus formosus, Clianthus dampieri

Sturt's desert pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Central Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowers

Ornamental groundcover with large black-centred red pea flowers over summer. Needs good drainage and a sunny position. Avoid watering on foliage. Moderately frost tolerant. In cultivation the desert pea is regarded as difficult and few people attempt to grow it. However it can be grown successfully in many areas if treated as an annual. Success is often reported by growing the plant in a deep container an a sunny, frost-free position. Propagation is best from seed which should be pretreated by scarification (using sheets of sandpaper) or by soaking in hot water. Seed is best sown where the plants are to be grown as seedlings are reported to be difficult to transplant. Sowing in late winter or early spring would be best if frost is a problem.





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Swartzia arborescens, Possira arborescens, Swartzia

Swartzia arborescens, Possira arborescens

Swartzia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South America
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowers

Swartzia arborescens is an evergreen tree with a flat or open crown.



Swartzia arborescens, Possira arborescens, Swartzia
Swartzia arborescens, Possira arborescens, Swartzia


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Swartzia madagascariensis, Bobgunnia madagascariensis, Snake Bean Plant
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Swartzia madagascariensis, Bobgunnia madagascariensis

Snake Bean Plant
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate 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.Deciduous plantPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This small, tropical tree can grow to 10-20 feet tall and prefers full sun and moderate amounts of water. The Mature plants are cold hardy to at least 30s F for a short time. The plant is suitable for USDA Zone 9-11.

In terms of growing and plant care, Swartzia madagascariensis can tolerate a variety of soils. It needs plenty of water but should be allowed to dry out somewhat in between waterings. It can take bright full sunlight, but it will benefit from some protection from the hottest part of the day during the hottest months of the year. Prune in late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges. In cold regions, it's best to grow it in a pot and bring it indoors for winter or place it in an area with some protection from the cold or wind. If this is done, the plant should be placed in a bright room, with plenty of light, and watered regularly.




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Swartzia (Bobgunnia ) madagascariensis - seeds

Snake Bean Plant. Bobgunnia madagascariensis is a small deciduous tree. Pretty flowers with one large white petal and a mass of orange yellow stamens, are sweetly scented. The plant has large pods that turn dark when ripe and contain an unidentified toxin. Poison composed of the roasted seeds and innards of the beetle Diamphidia nigroornata is applied to the arrows of the Bushmen. Seeds, fruits and stem bark are also used in fishing by poisoning in Africa. Medicinal plant.
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Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany

Swietenia mahagoni

West Indian Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Caribbean, southern Florida
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This large, evergreen tree can reach heights of up to over 20 feet, and its gracefully spreading branches give it an open, rounded crown. Its bark has a smooth, reddish-brown appearance which becomes increasingly ridged and furrowed with age. The green, glossy leaves are oblong in shape, and in a favorable setting, the tree can produce fragrant and beautiful flowers.

Swietenia mahagoni is native to the Caribbean islands and southern Florida and tends to thrive in areas with plenty of full sun and a consistently moist, well-drained soil. It does not tolerate drought, but it is still necessary to avoid overwatering. Regular waterings are important for young, immature plants, but older, established trees may only require it during extended periods of dryness.

It should be noted that once it is mature, the Swietenia mahagoni can tolerate short periods of time in temperatures as low as the mid-30s Fahrenheit with minimal damage. This makes it a great choice for growers in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 who would like to plant this unique, beautiful tree in their gardens.

For those who may be considering growing this tree in colder zones, the Swietenia mahagoni can be grown in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. This ensures that it is protected from the cold temperatures while still providing the tree with plenty of sun, water and other essential nutrients.

Overall, Swietenia mahagoni is a remarkable tree with a beautiful appearance and a very versatile, durable wood. There is a reason why it was the origin of the true mahogany woods, and when properly cared for, it can bring a great deal of beauty to a garden.



Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany


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Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa, Glutinous swinglea, Tabog

Swinglea glutinosa, Aegle decandra, Limonia glutinosa

Glutinous swinglea, Tabog
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Philippines
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate 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.

Swinglea glutinosa is a small tropical tree from the Rutaceae family. Brought to South America from SE Asia, it is used as ornamental plant in Colombia and as a natural barrier in rural area and gardens. S. glutinosa possesses fruits, which are not edible, but have an extraordinary pleasant smell.

It is a subtropical plant, it grows up to an altitude of 5000 ft where the temperature rises to 100F in summer and drops to 20F in the winter, and prolonged droughts occur.

S. glutinosa is said to do best on rich, well-drained soil. The tree has no exacting cultural requirements, doing well with a minimum of fertilizer and irrigation.





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Syagrus botryophora, Pati Queen Palm

Syagrus botryophora

Pati Queen Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Syagrus botryophora is a gorgeous palm, it has a fairly thin trunk, and the numerous fronds are gracefully arranged. Unfortunately, this palm, though now not uncommon in its native habitat, may someday face extinction due to the destruction of the forest in which it grows, as the forest canopy on which young plants depend for cover has almost been completely eradicated.




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Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm

Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata

Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like

Tall with single trunk and a large head of feathery leaves. Suited for Indoors, good for patios and verandas when small. It is a very attractive and fast growing palm and easy to grow in a sunny position with good drainage. Can be shifted even when large. Very easy palm with great decorative effect. Need to remove dead leaves every year. Well-drained acidic soils. Alkaline soils should be avoided. Not affected by lethal yellowing disease. Vulnerable toganoderma butt rot.



Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm
Syagrus coronata, Cocos coronata, Licury Palm, Ouricury Palm


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Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus picrophylla

Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla

Syagrus
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Syagrus Hybrids, also known as the Syagrus X Costae, are a cross between the Syagrus Coronata and Syagrus Oleracea. They are a small tree, growing between 10-20 feet tall and can be grown in USDA Zone: 9-11.

In terms of growing and plant care, Syagrus Hybrids love full sun to semi-shade and require moderate water. They have become a popular choice amongst gardeners, as they grow well in the region and most species look like large palm or palm-like trees.

Syagrus Hybrids need to be taken care of if you live in a region that has cold temperatures. It is best to plant them in a pot or container and move it indoors when temperatures dip. During the spring season, these plants should be slowly reintroduced outdoors as the temperature rises. Fertilizing is also important as it helps to ensure that the Syagrus Hybrids get all the nutrients they need for growth. It is best to fertilize about every two to three months during the growing season.

Additionally, if you live in an area with high humidity, it is important to monitor the airflow around the Syagrus plants. Poor air circulation around the plants can lead to root rot and other diseases. Pruning should also be done regularly so that the plant remains healthy and vigorous.

Overall, Syagrus Hybrids are great plants that offer a unique look when added to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, they can be enjoyed for many years.



Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus picrophylla
Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus flexuosa (Brazil)
Syagrus Hybrids, Syagrus costae, Syagrus fexuosa, Syagrus picrophylla, Syagrus
Syagrus costae


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Syagrus romanzoffiana, Syagrus romanzoffianum, Arecastrum romanzzoffianum, Cocos australis, Cocos plumosa, Queen Palm

Syagrus romanzoffiana, Syagrus romanzoffianum, Arecastrum romanzzoffianum, Cocos australis, Cocos plumosa

Queen Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: South America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It is a very attractive and fast growing palm and easy to grow in a sunny position with good drainage. Can be shifted even when large. Propagation: Fresh seeds in 2-4 months. Very easy palm with great decorative effect. best when planteed in groups or 2 or 3. Maintenance Moderate, need to remove dead leaves every year.





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Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm

Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla

Arikury Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Eastern Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It grows near the sea. Growth rate: Slow. Salt tolerance: Very tolerant. Drought tolerance: Resistant. Minimum temperature: 27F.



Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm
Syagrus schizophylla, Cocos schizophylla, Arikuryroba schizophylla, Arikury Palm


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