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Medinilla miniata, Crimson Medinilla

Medinilla miniata

Crimson Medinilla
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Phillipines
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Erect shrub, semi-epiphytic in rainforest habitat. They can be cultivated as greenhouse and house plants, but they will not tolerate winter minimums below 64F. Plant in rich, moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in part-shade. Water and feed well in the growing season. Propagate from seed or cuttings.





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Melodorum fruticosum, White Cheesewood

Melodorum fruticosum

White Cheesewood
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: South-East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.Ultra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

White Cheesewood (Melodorum fruticosum) is the symbol flower and tree of Sisaket province (Thailand). Dried flower: tonic, mild cardiac stimulant, hematinic.

See Article about fragrant plants of Annonaceae.





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Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air

Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum

Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55FSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A large shrub or small tree, up to 8-14m tall with amazing bright blue flowers that look almost unreal. As the petals are shed, the sands below are dusted lilac.Initially yellow fruits turn red and finally black. M. ovatum is sometimes regarded as a variety of Memecylon edule Roxb., but the latter species differs in having pink flowers, yellow fruits turning black, and small leaves. However, the species are very close. Probably the leaves contain a lot of aluminium as is commonly found in Melastomataceae. M. ovatum is very common on rocky and sandy shores. Leaves and roots are used as a medicine. In some sources Memecylon umbellatum is indicated as synonim of Memecylon ovatum.



Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air


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Microsorum musifolium, Alligator Fern, Crocodile Fern

Microsorum musifolium

Alligator Fern, Crocodile Fern
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: Australasia
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Growing best at 55F and higher temperature, it is an ultra-tropical mini-shrub, gaining 2-5 feet in height. Microsorum musifolium is perfect as a houseplant, or planted in locations with live oak, hickory and pine. It has a fast growing rate so regular water is needed.

Microsorum musifolium (Alligator Fern) makes an attractive addition to any landscape. A fast growing, evergreen tropical fern, it can grow to a maximum of 2-5 ft in height and likes a sheltered, semi-shaded location with light but not direct sunlight.

Receiving regular water is key and it should be watered in the morning or evenings in hotter climates. It can even be grown in cooler climates in a pot, either brought in for the winter or kept outside in a sheltered place.

The strikingly shaped, light green fronds of the fern form a lovely backdrop to its stunning stiff, leathery, dark green alligator-skin foliage. This unique leaf shape is the main reason for its popularity, particularly among the horticultural enthusiasts. As the fern grows, it will produce small structures known as rhizomes, anchoring it firmly to the ground, however be careful not to give too much space to allow running, as it may spread further than expected.

A bright, airy location with good air circulation is all that's needed to grow Alligator Fern. It is an ideal plant for a north-facing window with no direct sunlight and prefers ericaceous compost, being especially good in terrariums and hanging baskets. A regular misting to keep the fronds hydrating and adding dolomite lime to your potting mix, will ensure a healthy long-term growth of this beautiful fern.





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Microsorum musifolium - Alligator (Crocodile) Fern

Alligator Fern, Crocodile Fern from Australasia. An epiphytic fern with alligator-skin looking leaves. The strikingly shaped, light green fronds of the fern form a lovely backdrop to its stunning stiff, leathery, dark green alligator-skin foliage. Alligator Fern is perfect as a houseplant, or planted in locations with live oak, hickory and pine. It has a fast growing rate so regular water is needed. It can grow to a maximum of 2-5 ft in height and likes a sheltered, semi-shaded location with light but not direct sunlight.

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Morinda citrifolia, Noni, Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, Mengkudu (Malay), Nonu/Nono (Pacific Islands)

Morinda citrifolia

Noni, Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, Mengkudu (Malay), Nonu/Nono (Pacific Islands)
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Native to Southeast Asia
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsEdibleUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55FFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a tropical fruit tree that grows year-round in the Pacific Islands and for over 2000 years has been used for its many healthful benefits. Renowned ethnobotanists, scientists, and medical professionals have discovered that noni juice works on a cellular level and affects nearly every system in the body. This juice is also a rich source of antioxidants and can help support the immune system and help cells more readily absorb nutrients. Every part of the plant is used medicinally.

The plant grows well on any soil, even sandy or rocky. Apart from saline conditions, the plant also can withstand drought. Flowers are small, white, growing from a fleshy structure. The nectar is favorite food of honey-eaters. Blooms and fruits year round. Fruits are oval, medium 4-7cm, at first green, turning light yellow or white when ripe with many seeds. The fruits are edible, but don't have a nice taste or smell.

The plant can be easily grown in container, tolerates shade, will fruit in a pot. Extremely cold sensitive (55F minimum). Keep protected during winter.

See VIDEO: Doctor Noni.

See Article about Noni.





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Morinda citrifolia - Noni Tree

Noni - a world-famous medicinal fruit. Large leaves,...  more

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Morinda citrifolia - seeds

Nonu/Nono, Noni - a world-famous medicinal fruit....  more
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