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Big tree over 20 ft (7 m) tall
Small tree 10-20 ft (3-7 m) tall
Big shrub 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) tall
Vine, climber or creeper
Small shrub or subshrub 2-5 ft tall (0.5-1.5 m)
Ground cover or low-growing under 2 ft (0.5m)
Palm tree or palm-like plant
Good for bonsai
Prefers dry conditions, drought tolerant.Infrequent watering 1-2 times a month when established
Drought tolerant. Moderate water 1-2 times a week when established
Regular water 3-5 times a week
Ample water daily. Don't let soil over-dry, keep it moist but not soggy.
Aquatic plant, water/flood tolerant, "heavy drinker"
Epiphyte. Prefers ample water once a week along with daily misting.
Red, crimson, vinous
White and off-white
Blue, violet, purple, lavender
Unusual color or multicolor
Most of plants in our catalog are
tropical or subtropical, which means they are cold/frost sensitive.
Cold hardiness depends on many factors, including duration of cold
period, wind protection, relief, exposure, plant maturity, etc. If
there is no hardiness pictogram - information is not available or not
Subtropical; cold hardy at least to 30's F for a short time (Cold hardiness information is based on our own experience in South Florida)
Ultra tropical, min. temp. 55F
Deciduous or semi-deciduous
Edible fruit or other part
Thorny or spiny
Flood tolerant for a short time
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Seaside, salt tolerant plant
Spice or herb
Unknown name: please help us to identify these plants with scientific names
Parts of plant are poisonous or toxic. If there is no "poisonous" or "irritatiing"
pictogram, it DOESN'T mean the plant is edible
Parts of plant are irritating. If there is no "poisonous" or "irritatiing"
pictogram, it DOESN'T mean the plant is edible
Ethnomedical. The ethnomedical information is provided for
general information only, it is not intended as guidance for medicinal use.
Plants marked as Ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles. We are not responsible for any improper use of these plants.
These 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.
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characteristics at once by using symbols (pictograms).
While browsing the catalog, you may have the Pictogram Guide
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or you can view symbol meaning in pop-up window by mouse-pointing on
limit search: check one or more checkboxes,
then hit SEARCH. You may leave "find" field blank if not looking for
a particular name.
search by one characteristic only, simply click on
appropriate pictogram and search result will show all plants that
correspond this characteristic (for example: to see all shade loving plants, click on "shade" pictogram)
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(scientific), common name or keyword search, type the
name/word (must be at least 3 characters) in "find"
box, then hit SEARCH. The search results will show all articles that
contain entered word(s). Part of
the name may be entered if you are unsure of the spelling
(for example: hibi for hibiscus).
The search results will show all articles that contain this part of
results: chose how many plants you want to see per page
by chosing "items per page" number. Plant profiles are designed with
200x200 px thumbnail photos, optimized to 5-10K each pic for faster
on image to enlarge thumbnails within your search results.
faster downloading: you may check check "show
as list" box to see a plain list of names that correspond chosen
on "next page" to see more results.
Search is NOT case-sensitive: enter any letter case, for
example HIBISCUS, hibiscus or even hiBisCUs
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