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Cerbera manghas, Native Frangipani
Cerbera x manghas hybrid grafted on Cerbera odollam which sprouted its green growth from underneath the graft.

Cerbera manghas

Native Frangipani
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Seychelle Islands
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The flower petals overlap to the left and are hairy and pinkish in the center. The fruits are often twinned, ellipsoid and speckled green. Cerbera manghas is similar to Cerbera odollam and in some sources these names are considered as synonims.





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Cerbera odollam, Chiute, Chatthankai, Grey Milkwood, Sea Mango, Pong Pong Tree
Cerbera x manghas hybrid grafted on Cerbera odollam which sprouted its green growth from underneath the graft.

Cerbera odollam

Chiute, Chatthankai, Grey Milkwood, Sea Mango, Pong Pong Tree
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Southern Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxicUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a small to medium-sized tree with dark foliage and showy, white flowers which are very fragrant. The whorled leaves are crowded near the ends of rather thickish branches with conspicuous leaf scars below. The fragrant white flowers have a yellow throat. The fruits are often twinned, ellipsoid and speckled green. The seed coat is thin and after falling, soon decays, exposing fibrous tissue. Seeds are extremely poisonous. This plant is similar to Plumeria, but the leaves are smaller and slightly rolled with a reddish midrib. Pong Pong is one of popular ornamental plants which has unique characteristic. Its seed looks like a ball which has beautiful skin. It can be grown in a small pot to show on office desk or everywhere you want for decoration. Moreover when it grows enough, it also has beautiful shape, with white flowers and many young green seeds.

Growing from seed:
Place the seed horizontally on top of the soil and dig it in 1/3 size. It should sprout within 3-4 weeks at temperature above 80-85F (Will take much longer at cooler temepature). You may grow this plant like a "Lucky Bean" and place the pot on your desktop or a window sill. In the ground it will grow in a small-size (8-10 ft) bushy tree.

Cerbera odollam is similar to Cerbera manghas and in some sources these names are considered as synonims.





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Chrysophyllum cainito, Achras caimito, Caimito, Star Apple, Satin Leaf

Chrysophyllum cainito, Achras caimito

Caimito, Star Apple, Satin Leaf
Family: Sapotaceae
Origin: West Indies
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Varieties: Purple, Green. Season: February-MayThis beautiful shade tree has glossy dark green leaves with a silky bronze color underneath. Caimito is a favorite in the Caribbean and Central America as well as Southeast Asia. The fruit has a mild grape-like flavor, and is best eaten fresh.





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Cola sp., Cola Nut, Kola, Guru Nut
Cola acuminata seeds

Cola sp.

Cola Nut, Kola, Guru Nut
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: West Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical 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.EdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A medium sized tree from 40-60ft tall. The flowers are greenish-yellow or white and purple at the margins of the petals. Both male and perfect flowers are produced on the same inflorescence. The fruit is a follicle, which is corky or rough on the surface and may be 8 inches (20 cm) in length.

Cola nuts are seed pods of the plant harvested primarily from the species Cola nitida and Cola acuminata. Cola acuminata fruit may contain several seeds, cola nitida - just one. Cola nuts are chewed for the stimulating effect of the alkaloids caffein and theobrominethey contain. The cola nut is widely grown in West Africa and has particular uses in the social life and religious customs of the people. In Nigeria and Cameroon, four species of cola with edible seed have been distinguished. Cola extract is what gives their names to cola drinks. Will grow in full sun or part shade. It is not hardy and will be injured or killed by frost. Water regularly, as the plant thrives in wet, humid environments. The cola nut is usually propagated by seeds but can be propagated by cuttings.





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Cola nitida (acuminata) - Cola nut

Cola nut, Guru Nut - rare exotic nut tree, extremely popular in the tropics as a caffeine-containing stimulant.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
 


Cyrtosperma johnstonii , Arbi

Cyrtosperma johnstonii

Arbi
Family: Araceae
Origin: Solomon Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistUnusual colorOrnamental foliageDeciduousUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerant

A bizarre looking plant, Cyrtosperma johnstonii is a semiaquatic aroid. The stalks have spiny, and the large lobed leaves are green with blood red veining. Perfect for greenhouse culture. Suitable for bogs and water gardens.

Originated from Southeast Asia and some Pacific Islands. It has large arrow shaped leaves, points up, and odd dark scaly pinkish stems. Can grow to 5' or even bigger in a greenhouse environment. Likes warm humid condition. Upright flowers, typical spath type cream inside with a pink spadix and a black hood. Leaves can get 2'-4' long and bigger. Can be grown as a water plant growing in a bog situation.





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