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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.
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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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.
The Aglaia sapindina is known to have 10 centimeter long panicles that contain small, yellow flowers. It bears fruit around late summer.
Agonis flexuosa is an attractive garden or specimen tree in temperate climates.