TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG

This catalog is for information only. If you don't see the price - the plant is not for sale.

Pictogram Guide you may also see symbol definition in a pop-up window by mouse-pointing on pictogram
Number of plants found: 4896    Prev  Next    Go to page:  First  482  483  484  485  486  487  488  489  490

Xylotheca kraussiana

Click to see full-size image
Xylotheca kraussiana
Family: Achariaceae   (Formerly:Flacourtiaceae)
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

African shrub or small multi-stemmed tree growing in the sandveld and widely distributed throughout the eastern parts of Southern Africa. Flowers are white with a dense central cluster of yellow anthers and resembling a small white rose. The pulp around the seeds is relished by birds.




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

Xylotheca kraussiana - seeds

Click to see full-size image

African shrub or small multi-stemmed tree growing...  more
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-Epi - Seeds and cuttings booster
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds
In stock
$8.95
Free shipping


Yucca sp., Yucca, Adams Needle

Click to see full-size image
Yucca sp.
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Yucca, Adams Needle
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Yucca is easy to grow in any well drained soil, acidic or alkaline, and it is moderately tolerant of salt spray and salty soils. Light: tolerates full sun to shade. Moisture: highly tolerant of drought. Propagation: Propagate yuccas from seeds or cuttings.





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

Zamia fairchildiana, Fairchild's Zamia 

Click to see full-size image
Zamia fairchildiana
Family: Zamiaceae
Fairchild's Zamia
Origin: Costa Rica
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny

Zamia fairchildiana, Fairchild's Zamia 

Click to see full-size image
Zamia fairchildiana, Fairchild's Zamia 

Click to see full-size image


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

Zamia furfuracea, Cycad, Cardboard Palm

Click to see full-size image
Zamia furfuracea
Family: Zamiaceae
Cycad, Cardboard Palm
Origin: Southeastern Veracruz, Mexico
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a "living fossil" plant, surviving on earth since the time of the dinosaurs. Cardboard Palm belongs to the Cycad family (cycad is greek for "palm" which many cycads resemble). Other cycads include Coontie Palm and Sago Palm (neither of these are really palms!) Cardboard Palm has 3 to 4 foot leaves that emerge from a central point forming a rosette. When grown in bright sunlight the rosette becomes a 3 foot high clump of tightly overlapping leaves that will slowly grow to 6 feet in diameter. The thick leathery leaves are pinnate and have 5 inch long by 1 inch wide oval leaflets. They are slightly fuzzy and feel a little like cardboard when rubbed (hence the name Cardboard Palm!) The foliage emerges from a thick fleshy trunk that serves as a water reservoir in times of drought. Male and female reproductive structures (cones) form on separate plants. Even very young plants produce these interestingly shaped cones. When ripe, the female cone breaks to reveal an array of tightly packed, bright red 1 inch seeds. Location Cardboard Palm is native to the warm sandy coastal plains of Mexico and is a common landscape item in tropical and sub-tropical areas all over the world. It is also a popular and easy to grow houseplant. Plant in neutral, well-drained sandy soil. Mulch with organic materials (bark or leaf mold). Sustains leaf damage at 28 degrees F. Cardboard palm makes a great accent or specimen plant. Use near the patio, in mixed foundation plantings or in perennial beds. This cycad is salt resistant and can be used in beachside plantings. Also makes a great container plant for the patio or deck. It is a great houseplant tough enough to survive occasional neglect and harsh indoor environments. Large outdoor clumps are striking as the light olive green new growth emerges to hover above a base of darker mature leaves. Specimens can be grown indoors in shallow containers. Used this way, the partially exposed tuberous stem and the airy crown of leaves create a striking bonsai specimen. With it beautiful shape, exotic looking cones and instinct for survival, Cardboard Palm is one of the favorite indoor plants.





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

Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

Click to see full-size image
Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana
Family: Zamiaceae
Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti
Origin: South of the USA, western Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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.Poisonous or toxicSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A small, tough, woody cycad native to the southeast United States (Florida, Georgia), the Bahamas and the Caribbean south to Grand Cayman and Puerto Rico (possibly extinct on this island). The common name is Coontie or Koonti, derived from the Seminole Native American language conti hateka. This cycad produces reddish seed cones with a distinct acuminate tip. The leaves are 1-3 ft long, with 5-30 pairs of leaflets (pinnae). Each leaflet is linear to lanceolate or oblong-obovate, 3-10" long and 1" wide, entire or with indistinct teeth at the tip. They are often revolute, with prickly petioles. It is similar in many respects to the closely related Zamia pumila, but that species differs in the more obvious toothing on the leaflets. This is a low-growing plant, with trunk that grows to 1 ft high and diameter, but is often subterranean. Over time, it forms a multi-branched cluster, with a large, tuberous root system, which is actually an extension of the above-ground stems. Like other cycads, Zamia integrifolia is dioecious, having male or female plants. The male cones are cylindrical, growing to 2-5" long; they are often clustered. The female cones are elongate-ovoid and grow to 2-6" cm long and 2-3" in diameter. Inhabits a variety of habitats with well-drained sands or sandy loam soils. It prefers filtered sunlight to partial shade. A very hardy, and easily grown species for sub-tropical, and warm temperate areas. They prefer lightly shaded, well drained sandy soils. Once common to locally abundant, Zamia integrifolia is becoming increasingly uncommon. Populations are presently limited to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Though it was once endemic to southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, it appears to have been eradicated in those areas due to intensive land use. This plant is poisonous, producing a toxin that affects the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. The toxin can however be removed by careful leaching, and the roots and half-buried stems were used by Native American people (notably the Tequesta Indians, the Seminole Indians and the Maroons) for their yield of a sago-like starch. Sago is prepared from the stems. Sago is a dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. The root is typically prepared for food by grinding it using a wooden mortar and pestle. The pulp is then saturated and drained. The drained fluid is allowed to dry and the resulting yellowish flour is used in the preparation of various foods. In industrial preparation, multiple macerations serve to bleach the flour to a whiter color.





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

Zamia sp., Coontie Palm

Click to see full-size image
Zamia sp.
Family: Zamiaceae
Coontie Palm
Origin: America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterThorny or spiny



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

Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Caladium zamiaefolium, Zamioculcas lanceolata, Zamioculcas loddigesii, Aroid Palm, ZZ Plant

Click to see full-size image
Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Caladium zamiaefolium, Zamioculcas lanceolata, Zamioculcas loddigesii
Family: Araceae
Aroid Palm, ZZ Plant
Origin: Tanzania, Zanzibar
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

An ancient relic, along with Gonatopus, with a unique characteristic (for Aroids) in that the leaflet can fall to the ground, root and form bulblets. This feature is not known in aroids outside of the Zamioculcadeae. It has strong, shiny elliptical leaves which are like tall, green feathers growing out of the pot, which give it a distinctly quirky appearance. The stalks are fleshy. Tolerates low water, low light and a degree of neglect which make it a fine houseplant. Easy to look after, it prefers to be too dry rather than too wet, so water sparingly. A sign of overwatering is if the lower leaves turn yellow. Zamioculcas has been made available for cultivation to a wider public only some years ago (around 1996) by Dutch nurseries.





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

Zamioculcas x Black Dragon - Black ZZ Plant

Click to see full-size image

Black ZZ Plant is a rare collectible succulent plant...  more
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$62.95


Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica
Family: Araceae
Arum Lily, Calla Lily
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritating

Zantedeschia aethiopica is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant, evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate, deciduous where there is a dry season.

Commonly called calla lilies, these are not true lilies, but are arum (Jack-in-the-pulpit) family members. They are stemless plants whose flowers and leaves rise directly from rhizomes. They typically grow in clumps to 24-36" tall and feature large arrowhead-shaped (sagittate) leaves and extremely showy flowers consisting of a yellow finger-like spadix surrounded by a bright white spathe borne atop a leafless stalk. Commercially grown as a very popular cut flower.

Winter hardy to USDA Zone 8, and may survive some Zone 7 winters with protection. Best in moist soils with full sun to part shade. Lift rhizomes in fall and store in a damp medium such as peat or immediately replant in containers to overwinter as a houseplant. Calla lilies may be planted in mud at the edge of ponds or water gardens.

May also be grown year-round in containers that must be brought indoors in winter before first frost. Overwintering containers placed near a window with bright indirect light can make attractive houseplants.



Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image
Zantedeschia aethiopica White Giant
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla aethiopica, Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image


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

Zantedeschia aethiopica - seeds

Click to see full-size image

Calla Lily is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant...  more
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-Epi - Seeds and cuttings booster
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds
In stock
$8.95
Free shipping


Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

Click to see full-size image
Zantedeschia sp.
Family: Araceae
Arum Lily, Calla Lily
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerant

This is an old fashioned, but very rewarding garden plant. Zantedeschia is named after Professor Zantedeschi, probably Giovanni Zantedeschi, 1773-1846, an Italian physician and botanist. The flowers are faintly scented and this attracts various crawling insects and bees which are responsible for pollinating the flowers. The spathe turns green after flowering and covers the ripening berries. It rots away when these are ripe and the succulent yellow berries attract birds, which are responsible for seed dispersal. The rhizome is large and eaten by wild pigs and porcupines and the ripe fruit enjoyed by birds. Raw plant material causes swelling of the throat because of microscopic, sharp calcium oxalate crystals. The leaves are used as a poultice and a treatment for headaches. May be used as a marginal plant along streams, or on the edge of a pond. Plant in partial shade if there is no permanent water. It can be planted as a foliage plant in deep shade under trees but will not flower well in this position. It is fast growing and likes very rich, well-drained conditions. It is an excellent cutflower and lasts a long time in water. Nowadays there are other forms of this species which will enliven an old theme. There is also an attractive form with leaves spotted white. Requires consistently moist soil.

See Zantedeschia aethiopica.





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

Zanthoxylum americanum, American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree

Click to see full-size image
Zanthoxylum americanum
Family: Rutaceae
American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree
Origin: North America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEthnomedical 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.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Zanthoxylum americanum, American Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree

Click to see full-size image


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/zanthoxylum_americanum.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=1