Ayahuasca, Caapi, Yaje. This jungle vine is used along with the Psychotria viridis plant to prepare Ayahuasca, a decoction with a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and "plant teacher" among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It contains alkaloids, present in all parts of the plant. The name Ayahuasca means "vine of the soul" in Quechuan and the shamans of the indigenous western Amazonian tribes use the plant in religious and healing ceremonies. In addition to its hallucinogenic properties, caapi is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract. RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Absolutely gorgeous! A true Holiday plant, Jamaican... more
Euphorbia punicea - Jamaican Poinsettia
Absolutely gorgeous! A true Holiday plant, Jamaican Poinsettia one of our favorites. Rather slow growing, with a compact habit; flowers are spectacular (those are actually bright red bracts). Most profuse flowering is during Holiday season, then Spring, then sporadic blooms throughout the year. This pretty, evergreen, succulent small tree has high drought tolerance and can be treated like plumeria, however it is evergreen and much smaller size. Perfect specimen plant, great for a small sunny space in your garden, or container. We believe that everybody should have one!
Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado, Jambu. This handsome tree... more
Xylia xylocarpa - Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado
Burma Ironwood, Pyinkado, Jambu. This handsome tree from Vietnam is very conspicuous in the flowering season owing to its bright yellow flowers. X. xylocarpa produces hardwood, and in Vietnam it is classified as an ironwood with its name referring to use in traditional cart making. The seeds of this tree are edible. This tree is considered a medicinal plant in India.