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Carpentaria acuminata, Carpentaria Palm

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Carpentaria acuminata

Carpentaria Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunKeep soil moistPalm or palm-like

This plant needs plenty of sun. A very slender and elegant palm from northern Australia with gracefully recurving, V-shaped leaves. It is suitable for mild subtropical and tropical climates and, if heavily fertilized and watered, will develop with breathtaking speed. Carpentarias can be used indoors, being popular triple planted. In a community of mixed species they will outgrow the others, adding height to the garden quickly.





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Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

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Caryota gigas

Thai Mountain Giant
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: China, Thailand
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like

The largest of the Fishtail palms, with a huge trunk and massive, flatly-held leaves. Grows extremely fast given the right conditions of warmth and humidity, together with a rich soil and an abundance of water.



Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

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Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

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Chamaedorea cataractarum, Chamaedorea atrovirens, Cat palm, Cataract Palm, Cascade Palm

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Chamaedorea cataractarum, Chamaedorea atrovirens

Cat palm, Cataract Palm, Cascade Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistPalm or palm-like

In nature, this attractive palm grows in or near fast flowing streams, hence the specific name. In the home it requires a good supply of water, and medium light. It has dark green foliage, is very easy to care for, and makes a perfect house plant.




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Chrysothemis pulchella, Copper Leaf

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Chrysothemis pulchella

Copper Leaf
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Panama, the West Indies, Brazil
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Tender tropical perennial that can be grown as a houseplant or in a greenhouse. From spring to summer it is covered with very showy orange-red flowers. The bright yellow corolla, with some red striping or spotting, is about twice the length of the calyx, with a narrow tube and flaring lobes. The corolla is short-lived, lasting only a day or two, but the colored calyx is very long-lasting and decorative. Leaves are large, dark-green with brown touch, very ornamental. The stems are thick and succulent, usually upright. Forms a dense mountain of flowers and foliage. The plant forms tubers at the base of the stem, and sometimes also in the leaf axils and might get dormant if temperature gets below 60F. From this point it is somewhat hardy and can survive cool winter as low as 30-40F, but in this case all leaves and stems will vanish. Prefers filtered light and requires regular watering, soil must be moist at all times. Chrysothemis is a genus of about six species. The name is taken from mythology - Chryso Themis was a daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, of Greek mythology. Chrysothemis pulchella (beautiful) is the most widespread species, the most variable, and the one found most often in cultivation. The plants are not difficult to grow and do well under most indoor growing conditions. It makes an excellent subject for interior tropical landscapes!





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Clematis sp., Clematis, Old Man's Beard, Traveler's Joy, Virgin's Bower

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Clematis sp.

Clematis, Old Man's Beard, Traveler's Joy, Virgin's Bower
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Europe, Hemalayas, China, Australasia, North and central America
Vine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Most Clematis enjoy being exposed to at least 5 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. Clematis need regular watering. Always water thoroughly and deeply during the hot summer months. Remember, if the soil under your clematis is shaded it will not dry out as quickly as a sunny area. Don't keep them too wet, especially in the winter when they're dormant.





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