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Thevetia ahouai, Ahouai nitida, Plumeriopsis ahouai, Broadleaf Thevetia, Yellow oleander, Dog's Tongue, Dog Balls, Grandfather's Balls

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Thevetia ahouai, Ahouai nitida, Plumeriopsis ahouai

Broadleaf Thevetia, Yellow oleander, Dog's Tongue, Dog Balls, Grandfather's Balls
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantIrritatingPoisonous or toxic

Thevetia ahouai is usually an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 3 metres tall, though sometimes it becomes a small tree.

The species can be used as an ornamental, and have bright yellow flowers which give off a subtle scent.

When cut the leaves and bark exude a milky white sap which can cause irritation when coming in contact with the skin. Thevetia ahouai's fruit are 2-3 cm long to 3-5 cm wide with bright red color. Special caution must be taken with children and pets as they're highly toxic.





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Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis, Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew

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Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis

Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew
Family: Commelinaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageIrritatingSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very tiny leaves from 0.5 to 1 inch long. Very easy to grow, fast growing, perfect ground cover, this pretty plant is great when you need to cover soil in pots where large plants planted. It is suitable for growing indoors and in hanging baskets. Will take both sun or shade. Handling plant may cause skin irritation. May be a noxious weed or invasive.





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Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor, Boat lily, Rheo, Oyster plant, Moses-In-The-Boat

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Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor

Boat lily, Rheo, Oyster plant, Moses-In-The-Boat
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: West Indies and Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageIrritatingSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Herb with succulent stems; leaves crowded, flat, stiff, pointed, dark green above, purple to green below; flowers at base of leaves, small, white, 3-parted, held between 2 purple bracts; fruit a capsule. Can be used to make a dense groundcover, as houseplant or in interiorscape. Watery sap can cause contact dermatitis, avoid getting sap on skin.





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Trollius asiaticus, Asian Globe flower

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Trollius asiaticus

Asian Globe flower
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: China, Japan
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersIrritatingEthnomedical 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, hummingbirds

Trollius Asiaticus has rich orange-yellow flowers and bright orange-red anthers, is hardy even in the most exposed positions, and differs from the European Globe-flowers chiefly in its less globular flowers, small finely-divided foliage, and taller growth.



Trollius asiaticus, Asian Globe flower

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Typhonium roxburghii, Dwarf Voodoo Lily, Black Flowered Dead Rat Lily 

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Typhonium roxburghii

Dwarf Voodoo Lily, Black Flowered Dead Rat Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rare species of Amorphophallus ralative, Typhonium roxburghii bears quite large, spectacular deep mahogany-purple, almost black, spathes at ground level. For a flower of sombre shades, they are very conspicuous and attractive.

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