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Louteridium donnell-smithii, Louteridium

Louteridium donnell-smithii

Louteridium
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftShadeKeep soil moistRegular waterUnusual color

This native of tropical rain forests in Central and South America is noted for its large, architectural foliage, which can reach 10 or 12 feet high.



Louteridium donnell-smithii, Louteridium
Louteridium donnell-smithii, Louteridium
Louteridium donnell-smithii, Louteridium
Louteridium donnell-smithii, Louteridium


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Lycaste sp., Lycaste

Lycaste sp.

Lycaste
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Mexico to Honduras
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduous

Lycaste is a genus of orchids that contains about 30 species with egg-shaped pseudobulbs and thin, plicate (pleated) leaves. Some Lycaste blooms have a unique fragrance - the scent of Lyc. aromatica has been variously described as cinnamon or clove.





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Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw

Macropidia fuliginosa

Black Kangaroo Paw
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Western Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A small perennial herb with erect green-yellow leaves, occurring with a height between 0.2 to 1.8 metres in height.

Black hairs occur along the flowers and stems.

The 'black' species is contained by a monotypic genus, eleven other similar plants of this name are contained by the genus Anigozanthos.

Like the other Kangaroo Paws, Macropidia will achieve maximum growth and flower production when well watered. A drip irrigation system is recommended because the plant will suffer if it is allowed to dry out and conversely, does not like waterlogging.



Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw
Macropidia fuliginosa, Black Kangaroo Paw


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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba, White Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba

White Turk's Cap
Family: Malvaceae
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This one is a conversation piece! On the same branch with white twisted flowers sometimes a few red flowers appear (sport). Blooms May to November and on and off the rest of the year. Unusual variety of this hardy perennial. Will take any soil and any light.





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Marcgravia umbellata, Monkey Paws

Marcgravia umbellata

Monkey Paws
Family: Marcgraviaceae
Origin: Eastern Caribbean
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Liane, root climber at first, with small heart-shaped leaves with rounded ends, pressed to tree trunks; then mature foliage pendulous with some finer veins parallel to them, acuminate, up to 13cm long. Inflorescences very distinctive, pendulous, with up to 30 green flowers and 4 or 5 sack-like 3.5cm nectaries to attract humming birds.



Marcgravia umbellata, Monkey Paws


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