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Tabernanthe iboga has small green leaves. Its flowers are white and pink, while the fruit can be either an elongated oval shape, or a round spherical shape, both having an orange color.
Iboga root has hallucinogenic properties and is very important in the initiation rituals of some African tribes. Ibogaine is classified as a schedule 1 controlled substance in the United States, and is not approved there for addiction treatment (or any other therapeutic use) because of its hallucinogenic and cardiovascular side effects, as well as the absence of safety and efficacy data in human subjects.
Curious, bat-like inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like bracts of rich maroon-black, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.
Tacca leontopetaloides, also known as the Green Bat Flower, thrives in shady or semi-shaded areas and requires regular or moderate amounts of water. It is native to Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands and is cultivated in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. It is a small plant, growing 2-5 ft tall, with glossy, dark green, divided leaves and an unusual, intricate, deep-purple-black flower. The flower has a yellow-green center and long, trailing bracts.
When growing Tacca leontopetaloides, it is recommended to pot the plant in soil with good drainage. During the summer, water lightly and fertilize once with a balanced liquid fertilizer mix. During the winter months, water less frequently and reduce fertilizing. If you live in a cold region, it is advisable to bring the plant indoors during cold winter months.
Tacca leontopetaloides is known for its ethnomedical properties and for its ornamental value. It has been used to treat various ailments such as fever and to relieve muscle pain.
In conclusion, Tacca leontopetaloides is a small shrub that requires minimal maintenance. It is easy to grow, in shady or semi-shaded areas, and requires regular or moderate amounts of water.
Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.
A small growing tuberous Tacca with maple-leaf-shaped leathery leaves and tall slender spikes of pale purple to green flowers backed by a clover-leaf of green bracts.
A rich, moist, well-drained soil and a lightly shaded but not too dark position give the best results.
Lemon Marigold, also known as Copper Canyon Daisy, is a small shrub that can be trimmed to a groundcover level. However, it has the potential to reach a few feet in height if left unchecked. This plant is known for its aromatic, airy foliage and vibrant yellow daisy-like blooms. Its finely divided foliage releases a strong fragrance when touched or brushed against.
The orange-yellow flowers of Lemon Marigold appear in the fall and winter, with off bloom in other seasons. The flowering of this plant is triggered by short day lengths, so overcast weather can extend the flowering period into the spring. It is best to plant Lemon Marigold in sun or part shade in well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant in coastal gardens, but looks best with a little irrigation. Too much water or too little light can lead to leggy plants that do not bloom well.
Lemon Marigold is a great choice for attracting butterflies to your garden. If you plan to keep this plant in a pot, it is important to use free-draining soil and water it frequently during the summer. In cold regions, a containerized Lemon Marigold can be overwintered by placing it in a protected position, such as a garage or greenhouse, during the harshest weather conditions. In USDA Zone 8-11, these plants can survive freezing temperatures as long as their roots are kept relatively dry and temperatures do not drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period. It is a good idea to provide a winter layer of mulch around the plant to keep the roots insulated and the soil moist.
Native to Central America, Mexico, Tagetes lucida (Mexican Tarragon) is a small shrub that grows 2-5 feet tall and wide. It's a great choice for warmer climates, as it doesn't perform well in cold weather or temperatures below 15 degrees F. The plant usually grows best in full sun, though it can tolerate semi-shade conditions. It needs regular watering in order to thrive and will produce yellow and orange flowers during its blooming season. The flowers are highly fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
Tagetes lucida has ethnomedical uses. It is used as an herbal remedy, a spice, and herb. In Mexico, Tagetes lucida is a common ingredient in herbal teas and is used to treat various ailments, such as digestive and immune system disorders.
Tagetes lucida is an ideal plant for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, and easy to cultivate as it requires minimal maintenance and fertilizer. In pots, it should be grown in a well-draining soil mix with 6-8 hours of sun per day. When growing Tagetes lucida in cold regions, you may want to bring the pot indoors or place it in a sheltered area during the winter months. Make sure to place the pot in a sunny spot and water regularly, to keep the soil moist but not overly wet. Lastly, mulch your plant to keep the soil temperature and moisture levels consistent. With proper care, Tagetes lucida will add vibrant colors and a pleasant fragrance to your garden year-round.
Tagetes is a genus of 51 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants. They have pinnate green leaves, and white, golden, orange, yellow, to an almost red floral heads.
Depending on the species, marigold foliage has a musky, pungent scent, though some varieties have been bred to be scentless. Marigolds have naturalized in many other warm climate areas all over the world.
The triploid marigolds are sterile hybrids obtained by crossing the Tagetes patulawith the Tagetes erecta. Common but colorful, inexpensive and easy to germinate and grow, there are varieties available in a wide range of heights, hues and flower forms.
Plant marigolds in the vegetable garden where they are said to discourage certain insect pests.
The variegated form of Jewels of Opar has excellent creamy white edged foliage, handsome enough alone, but especially nice when set off by the wiry reddish stems topped with dainty pink flowers. Growing in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun.
Beautiful low-growing shrub 2-3 ft tall with lots of bright pink flowers that open in the morning and stay open till late afternoon. Very fast growing. What makes this plant special? If you read "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs: "...Tarzan stooped and lifted a leathern pouch from the grisly relics of a man. The hard outlines of the contents brought an exclamation of surprise to his lips. "The jewels of Opar!" he cried, holding the pouch aloft, "and," pointing to the bones at his feet, "all that remains of Werper, the Belgian..."