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Allophylus sp., False Currant

Allophylus sp.

False Currant
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Allophylus sp., False Currant
Allophylus sp., False Currant


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Alocasia macrorrhiza, Giant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear, Upright Elephant Ear, Pai
Var. lutea - Solid Gold

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Giant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear, Upright Elephant Ear, Pai
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Alocasia macrorrhiza is similar to other large-leafed arums such as the Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Peltrandra spp., and Colocasia esculenta, often called Taro. Alocasia macrorrhiza differs from the others in having an upright stem and holding its leaves upright, and in several technical characteristics that mean a lot to the botanists. Numerous hybrids have been produced from among the various Elephant Ear species, and it's not always possible to identify particular specimens.

It produced insignificant but fragrant white flowers on a sradix enclosed in a leaf-like, yellow-green spathe.

Giant taro is cultivated throughout the tropics for its edible rhizomes and shoots.

Alocasias require continual warmth and humidity. The soil should be rich but well drained, and the plant appreciates frequent watering (daily in hot weather), especially as if grows larger. Note however, that when the plant is young and small, too much water (particularly if the weather is cold) will rot the tuber, so be careful not to overdo it.

Bright light is preferred, but it will do well in anything up to 80 percent shade. Leaves tend to grow larger in shadier positions. Full sun is usually not preferred and may discolour the leaves, although it will usually cope with a bit of full sun provided it can get enough water.





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Alocasia macrorrhiza Black Stem

Black stems and veins adorn this extraordinary form of Alocasia macrorrhiza. This very rare and unusual elephant ear is quite different from the typical. The huge thick sculpted forest green leaves with are held upright on dramatically rigid black stems. Reaching a mature height of 4-5 ft, it loves high light with only moderate shade. Black Stem Upright Elephant Ears are among the most eye catching. Beautiful on their own or planted as a back drop for your favorite blooms, these landscaping plants provide a bold, tropical effect in nearly any garden.

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Alocasia odora, Giant Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia odora

Giant Upright Elephant Ear
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

These plants are mainly valued for their gorgeous leaves, which are very large, heart-shaped. They also produce small, calla-like fragrant flower spathes.

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens.



Alocasia odora, Giant Upright Elephant Ear


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Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, Beebrush

Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides

Whitebrush, Beebrush
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Mexico, South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/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

Slender, densely branched deciduous shrub, 3 to 10 feet tall, 8 feet in spread. Fragrant foliage. White to yellow flowers appear in spring to fall with strong vanilla scent. 1 to 3 inch spikes. Flowers attractive to butterflies and bees. This is a honey plant. Aloysia gratissima is toxic to horses.

Low water use, drought tolerant, tolerates poorly drained soils.



Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, Beebrush
Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, Beebrush
Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, Beebrush
Aloysia gratissima, Lippia lycioides, Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, Beebrush


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Aloysia virgata, Sweet Almond Bush, Incense Bush
It can grow into a 10 ft tree if left untrimmed

Aloysia virgata

Sweet Almond Bush, Incense Bush
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Mexico, South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Slender, densely branched deciduous shrub that can grow up to 10 feet tall, 8 feet in spread. Fragrant foliage. White to yellow flowers appear in spring to fall with strong almond scent.

The plant is very fast growing especially when planted in the ground, providing full sun and good watering. It needs good drainage and doesn't like waterlogged conditions. In a pot, it can be kept as a compact specimen.





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Aloysia virgata - Almond Bush

Almond Bush, White flowers have strong almond scent.
Slender, densely branched deciduous shrub, 3 to 10 feet tall, 8 feet in spread. Fragrant foliage. White to yellow flowers appear in spring to fall with strong almond scent. attractive to butterflies and bees. This is a honey plant. Low water use, drought tolerant.

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