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Agave amica, Polianthes tuberosa, Tuberose

Agave amica, Polianthes tuberosa

Tuberose
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Agavaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate 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, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Tuberose grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

Tuberose may grow wild in Mexico and surrounding countries, but the cultivation of tuberose is usually in Morocco, the Comores Islands, France, Hawaii, South Africa, India, and China.

Long-lasting as a cut flower in water (with lots of changes.)Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Not so with tuberose, like jasmine, the heady floral scent continues to produce itself. In Ayurvedic medicine, attars are held in high esteem not only for their exquisite fragrance, but their healing properties. Tuberose is known to improve one's capacity for emotional depth.

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Polianthes tuberosa (Agave amica) - Tuberose Shringar

The Tuberose grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.
Long-lasting as a cut flower in water. Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Not so with tuberose, like jasmine, the heady floral scent continues to produce itself. In Ayurvedic medicine, attars are held in high esteem not only for their exquisite fragrance but their healing properties. Tuberose is known to improve one's capacity for emotional depth.
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Aglaia odorata, Chinese Perfume Plant, Chinese Rice Flower, Mock Lemon

Aglaia odorata

Chinese Perfume Plant, Chinese Rice Flower, Mock Lemon
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: South China
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/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, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant is an easy to grow bush. It produces fragrant yellow flowers - that are as small as a grain of rice, with a very strong perfume. The fragrance is outstanding! Aglaia has many medical uses: odorine and odorinol obtained from this plant has cancer chemopreventive activity. Relatively cold-tolerant.

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Aglaia odorata - Chinese Perfume Plant

Chinese Perfume Plant, Chinese Rice Flower, Mock Lemon - the fragrance is outstanding! The plant is slow growing, big size of the plant is hard to find.
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Aglaia odorata var. Gigantea, Giant Rice Flower, Perfume Flower

Aglaia odorata var. Gigantea

Giant Rice Flower, Perfume Flower
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeYellow/orange flowersFragrant

This is a rare species of Aglaia from Thailand. It is more vigorous and faster-growing plant than Aglaia odorata. It has bigger leaves, but the flowers are similar. The blooms are very perfume-fragrant. It can grow into a large shrub 5-6 feet tall, or can be trained into a small tree.





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Aglaia sapindina, Aglaia novaguineensis, Luka-luka Ma

Aglaia sapindina, Aglaia novaguineensis

Luka-luka Ma
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Australia , Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The Aglaia sapindina is known to have 10 centimeter long panicles that contain small, yellow flowers. It bears fruit around late summer.





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Agonis flexuosa, Western Australian Peppermint, Willow Myrtle

Agonis flexuosa

Western Australian Peppermint, Willow Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Agonis flexuosa is an attractive garden or specimen tree in temperate climates.





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