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Allamanda violacea Cream, Allamanda
Allamanda Peach Mianaus

Allamanda violacea Cream

Allamanda
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A beautiful variety with delicate light cream flowers. An eye-stopper! A tropical deeply twining vine with whorled leaves and large, trumpet shaped flowers. Prickly seed pods follow the flowers with winged seeds that fly about when the pod dries and breaks open. Allamanda is perennial in tropical climates and may be treated as an annual or brought inside during cold weather and replanted after danger of frost. The plant has milky sap and is considered poisonous; all parts are highly cathartic (hence the botanical name). Grows well in most soils, but becomes chlorotic in very alkaline conditions. Train up a trellis, tree, or side of a building where there is support. In areas where there is seasonal change, keep fairly dry during winter and prune in spring before growth begins. It may be desirable to prune annually in any case to control for size.





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Allamanda williamsii, Golden Trumpet Vine

Allamanda williamsii

Golden Trumpet Vine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersIrritating

Very attractive ever-blooming vine with bright yellow double trumpet-like flowers 3" wide, slightly fragrant, blooming year-round. The plant has milky sap and is considered poisonous. Grows well in most soils. In areas where there is seasonal change, keep fairly dry during winter and prune in spring before growth begins.





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Alstonia macrophylla, Thungfaa, Devil Tree

Alstonia macrophylla

Thungfaa, Devil Tree
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white 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.

Stem, bark: tonic, aphrodisiac.




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Alstonia venenata, Sinnappalai, Devil Tree

Alstonia venenata

Sinnappalai, Devil Tree
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: India
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white 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.

Medium shrub, clusters of white flowers.

The indole alkaloid venenatine exhibited antifungal activity against some plant pathogenic and saprophytic fungi. The Tantra-cult in India utilises the seeds of Alstonia venenata as an aphrodisiac and stimulant in their tantric sex rituals.





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Amorphophallus konjac, Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus konjac

Voodoo Lily
Family: Araceae
Origin: East Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorIrritatingEthnomedical 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.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Amorphophallus konjac is one of the largest flowers, a perennial exotic Asian plant. It grows a single, elongated center called a corm and a single large leaf that wraps around it. The corm is the part of the plant that is used, as well as its tuber, which is commonly called the konnyaku potato. It is one of the most exotic, bizarre flowers. Can be easily grown in a pot as a house plant. The single leaf dormant in winter, then in spring the plant shoots out a fantastic flower. See picture of a flowering plant.

The tubers are starchy and edible when cooked like a potato. It is commonly dried and ground into a flour and used in noodles and tofu. Can be toxic if eaten raw.





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Amorphophallus konjak - Voodoo Lily

Amorphophallus konjac is one of the largest flowers, a perennial exotic Asian plant. It grows a single, elongated center called a corm and a single large leaf that wraps around it. The corm is the part of the plant that is used, as well as its tuber, which is commonly called the konnyaku potato. It is one of the most exotic, bizarre flowers. Can be easily grown in a pot as a house plant. The single leaf dormant in winter, then in spring the plant shoots out a fantastic flower. See picture of a flowering plant.
This plant is dormant from Fall through Winter, shipped as tuber, keep on dry side until it grows back its leaves in Spring.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, Tuber in Fall-Winter
In stock
$32.95

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