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Aegle marmelos, Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom

Aegle marmelos

Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: India
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical 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.EdibleThorny or spinyUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This plant is a medium sized tree that grows up to 40ft.This plant is known to posses some medicinal properties. All parts of this tree including, the roots, leaves, trunk, fruits, and seeds, are used for curing one human ailment, or another. The fruits are usually eaten by people.They taste like marmalade, and smell like roses. They are also used in the preparation of many medicines in villages. These protein-rich fruits are also used in making some very good drinks. They can also make a wonderful jam. The plant easily withstands long periods of drought, which are needed for better fruit yields. It grows in most soil and climate types, and requires little care when established.





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Aegle marmelos - seeds

Bael, Bengal quince, Indian bael, Wood apple, Matoom. The fruits taste like marmelade, and smell like roses. The offering of bael leaves is a compulsory ritual of the worship of Lord Shiva in the hills. This importance seems largely due to its medicinal properties. All parts of this tree, root, leaf, trunk, fruit and seed, are used for curing one human ailment or another.
Plant seeds as soon as received using well draining soil mixture, keep damp, warm and in bright light.
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Aerangis hariotiana, Microterangis hariotiana, Chamaeangis hariotiana, Hariot's Microterangis

Aerangis hariotiana, Microterangis hariotiana, Chamaeangis hariotiana

Hariot's Microterangis
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Comoros
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Aerangis hariotiana blooms in the late winter to early spring (northern hemisphere) with numerous racemes of densely packed sherbet-orange, strongly night-scented, miniature flowers.



Aerangis hariotiana, Microterangis hariotiana, Chamaeangis hariotiana, Hariot's Microterangis
Aerangis hariotiana, Microterangis hariotiana, Chamaeangis hariotiana, Hariot's Microterangis
Aerangis hariotiana, Microterangis hariotiana, Chamaeangis hariotiana, Hariot's Microterangis


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Aerides odorata, Fragrant Aerides

Aerides odorata

Fragrant Aerides
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Indochina, Himalaya
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

This species is a large to giant sized, highly variable, hot to cool growing epiphyte. Like related genera, Aerides are best grown in open slatted baskets. Aerides species require ample water, every day in warm climates. 700r higher relative humidity is beneficial although the plants can be grown lower. They require bright filtered light with some direct sunlight in the morning, semi-shade area placement is perfect.



Aerides odorata, Fragrant Aerides


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Aganosma marginata, Khruea Sai Tan

Aganosma marginata

Khruea Sai Tan
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: SE Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunRegular 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.

Lianas are woody, with a white latex. Climbing flowering in cymes final, white flowers scented out of tubes (min temp: + 10C)




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Agathosma gonaquensis, Gonaqua Buchu

Agathosma gonaquensis

Gonaqua Buchu
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Southern Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/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.

This plant is low-lying, compact, rounded and spreading. It produces masses of white flowers, and the natural oils within its leaves produce a pleasant fragrance when the foliage is crushed or handled. Once established, it withstands both drought and frost.




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