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Urospatha friedrichsthalii, Urospatha grandis

Urospatha friedrichsthalii, Urospatha grandis

Family: Araceae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moist

They are found growing in swamps, wet savannahs, and brackish water. The leaves of the species in this genus are upward pointing and sagittate (arrow-shaped). The inflorescences are quite unique; the spathe is mottled and elongated with a spiral twist at the end.



Urospatha friedrichsthalii, Urospatha grandis


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Ursulaea macvaughii, Ursulaea

Ursulaea macvaughii

Ursulaea
Family: Bromeliaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Buds of this plant are encrusted in a frost-like white texture.



Ursulaea macvaughii, Ursulaea


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Utania volubilis, Fagraea racemosa, Fagraea morindaefolia, Fagraea volubilis, Fagraea scholaris, Fagraea congestiflora, Todopon Puok, False Coffee Plant, Kopi Hutan, Forest Coffee Plant
Blooming tree in 3 gal container

Utania volubilis, Fagraea racemosa, Fagraea morindaefolia, Fagraea volubilis, Fagraea scholaris, Fagraea congestiflora

Todopon Puok, False Coffee Plant, Kopi Hutan, Forest Coffee Plant
Family: Gentianaceae   (Formerly:Loganiaceae)
Origin: Borneo, Java
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white 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 toxic

A slow-growing shrub, it can grow into a medium-sized tree about 6Ft tall. White fragrant flowers 1" wide that hang in drooping bunches under the large, leathery leaves and attract lots of ants. They turn into bunches of green fruits. Grows along the paths of the coastal road to Chek Jawa under the shelter of the taller trees. It has large, leathery leaves. The plant has many medicinal uses among natives in Southeast Asia. Another Malay name for it is 'Sepuleh' or 'The Healer'. In the Philippines, a traditional snake bite antidote is made from its flowers, leaves, bark and roots. Plant has pharmacologically active components. This plant is bat pollinated. Bats eat the fruits and disperse the seeds. Fragrant flowers fill the space around with delicate sweet scent. Like other fagraea species, it can be grown as a small tree or compact bush in container. When planted in ground, will form a dense large shrub. Leaves are leathery and glossy, very pleasant to touch. Perfect exotic accent to a small yard or patio. The plant will tolerate some shade and can be successfully grown indoors. Blooms onn and off year round. This plant is very rare and hard to find, propagation is not easy. Cuttings root very slowly, within 6-7 months. Toxic to animals.





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Uvariopsis submontana, Uvariopsis
Uvariopsis submontana seeds

Uvariopsis submontana

Uvariopsis
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowers


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Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana, Yellow Mimosa, Sweet Wattle

Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana

Yellow Mimosa, Sweet Wattle
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a bushy shrub that can be trained in a handsome small tree. It blooms with canary yellow powder puffs, sweetly fragrant.





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Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

Sweet Mimosa. One of the most useful tropical plants that is very cold tolerant, blooms all winter through spring with honey-fragrant flowers - canary yellow powder puffs, attracting bees and butterflies. This is a large size, multi-stem thorny shrub 15x15 ft that requires some space. It is very fast growing, can be used as a good screen plant. It will bring you joy with pretty flowers and sweet fragrance even during freeze snaps when other trees lose leaves and suffer. This one will continue blooming and stays evergreen - a real survivor! Tolerates poor soils and drought too. Provide regular water to establish quicker.

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Grown in
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In stock
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