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Brillantaisia guianensis, Leucorhaphis lamium, Brillantaisia nitens, Tropical Giant Salvia, Fiddle Leaf 

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Brillantaisia guianensis, Leucorhaphis lamium, Brillantaisia nitens

Tropical Giant Salvia, Fiddle Leaf
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Central and West Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Outstanding herbaceous shrub with large, up to 1 ft, fiddle-shaped lush leaves. Very unusual specimen plant, great for shade gardens, where it will grow the biggest leaves. The shrub can grow up to 8-9ft. Very pretty purple flowers. The stems are hairy and square in cross-section. Fiddle-shaped large leaves are in opposite pairs along the stems. Grows in moist tropical areas, both in full sun or shade. Forms dense, monospecific stands. Seeds are produced in long, cigar-shaped pods. Forms dense, monospecific stands. Propagation: Seeds, rooting from stem fragments.





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Browneopsis ucayalina , New Guinea Ghost Tree, Maroon Handkerchief

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Browneopsis ucayalina

New Guinea Ghost Tree, Maroon Handkerchief
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliage

This plant is an amazing collectible that is sought after and yet so hard to find! Related to Maniltoas and Browneas, this small tree has leaves with attractive camouflage - maroon and light green pattern. New growth is pendant and slowly becomes erect as it matures. Leaves mature to dark green. Prefers warm humid conditions and slightly acidic soil high in organic matter. Does not tolerate wind and drought. Keep moist.

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Bruguiera gymnorrhiza , Burma Mangrove, Black Mangrove 

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Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Burma Mangrove, Black Mangrove
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical 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.Flood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loose, wet soils, salt water, and being periodically submerged by tides. Great for aquariums and ponds.

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Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

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Bruguiera sp.

Mangrove
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Origin: East Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Melanesia and Polynesia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loose, wet soils, salt water, and being periodically submerged by tides. Great for aquariums and ponds.



Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

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Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

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Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

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Bruguiera sexangula
Bruguiera sp., Mangrove

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Bruguiera sexangula


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Brunfelsia isola, Hybrid Brunfelsia, Purple Lady of the Night

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Brunfelsia isola

Hybrid Brunfelsia, Purple Lady of the Night
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Horticultural hybrid
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a new cultivar created as a cross between B. americana and B. grandiflora. It has advantages of fragrant cream-colored brunfelsias and light purple color of flowers that change sometimes to cream-yellowing, remaining purple margins. Very slow-growing.





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Brunfelsia isola - Lavender Lady of the Night

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If you enjoy fragrant flowers, do not miss this variety...  more

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
 
 

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