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Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona , Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca

Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona

Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona , Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca
Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona , Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca
Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona , Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca
Zapoteca tetragona, Calliandra tetragona , Angel, Carboncillo De Flor Blanca


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Zephyranthes sp., Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily
Zephyranthes pulchella

Zephyranthes sp.

Fairy Lily, Zephyr Lily, Magic Lily, Atamasco Lily, Rain Lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae   (Formerly:Alliaceae / Liliaceae / Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: USA, Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/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.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Various members of the genus may bloom spring only or repeat and continue into autumn, often a few days after rainstorms thus one of the common names, Rain Lily. Most are spring or summer flowering.

Cultivation from seed is easy in this group. Seeds are papery and can be floated but they sprout very easily sown under just a thin covering of sowing medium. Sow the seeds in a well-drained mix and keep in a warm place. The seedlings will grow well in warm weather and respond well to fertilizer. As with any papery seeded amaryllids, these have a relatively short viability period.

Zephyranthes pulchella - Showy Zephyrlily - is found in the coastal prairies and wet roadsides of eastern Texas and Gulf Coast Louisiana. The leaves grow through the winter and spring and die off in summer; flowering occurs in autumn. Leaves are linear and sedge-like and flowers are golden yellow. Pulchella means "pretty". These spectacular rain lilies growing in the highway medians near Refugio, Texas, on the east coast of that state. The glossy green leaves serve as a nice foil to the bright yellow flowers that are held just atop the foliage. The vigorously multiplying clumps flower for us from late summer into fall.

Zephyranthes flowers are very similar to Habranthus flowers and both are called rain lilies. Habranthus flowers point upward BUT at an angle and have unequal stamens, and Zephyranthes flowers point straight up and have equal stamens. Zephyranthes flowers tend to be star shaped and Habranthus have somewhat irregular flowers. Additionally, the seeds of Habranthus are slightly winged (and thicker).

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Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid

Zeuxine strateumatica

Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Z. strateumatica, has become naturalized in southern Florida after being introduced into the area as an adventive with Centipede Grass from China (this is where the Florida nickname "Centipede Grass Orchid" came from for this species.) Looks too nice to be just a weed! It emerges in winter, blooming in late December and January; within a few weeks, the plants vanish. The following year, they may return, and from the same root a new plant will grow next to the previous one.



Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
This plant popped up right in the middle of the pathway
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid


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Zingiber cochinchinense, Chinese Ginger

Zingiber cochinchinense

Chinese Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Zingiber cochinchinense, Chinese Ginger


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Zingiber collinsii, Ginger Silver Streaks

Zingiber collinsii

Ginger Silver Streaks
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Vietnam, Cambodia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This species is distributed from southeastern Viet Nam to the south of high central Viet Nam and extends to the eastern parts of Cambodia. Though rather common in southeastern Viet Nam, this species has only recently been described. The species is listed as Vulnerable. Species Authority: Mood and Theilade. In Pham (2003) this species is misidentified as Zingiber acuminatum.

The foliage is stunning. Its really a show stopper in the yard. Grows in shady places in evergreen to semi-evergreen forest undergrowth. Usually found as single plants, but rarely forming large clumps.





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