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    DASYLIRION wheeleri “Desert spoon”

    This unique desert plant develops a thick scaly base resembling a pineapple with erect upright leaves at the top in rosette form with thin, stiff leaves. Slow growing. Very small seeds. Barely cover the seeds using a well draining soil mixture which has 20% coarse sand added to it. Water only when soil is nearly dry. Bright light. 14 seeds per packet.

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    DELONIX regia “Royal Poinciana” , “Flamboyant”

    This 65 foot tree is one of the most conspicuous flowering trees seen in the tropics; bright red blossoms cover it. Its delicate mimosa type leaves drop before the flowering. Using well draining soil mixture plant at a depth of 1″ and keep warm, damp and in bright light. Fertilize monthly.

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    DERRIS elliptica “Tuba Root, Rotenone”

    A twining climber that can become an enormous liana. Bright red flowers on terminal racemes with paired oval leaflets to 6″. Also called “Fish poison plant”. Cultivated now almost exclusively for the commercial value of the resinous substance called Rotenone. Tropical.

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    DICTYOSPERMA album, rubrum “Hurricane palm”

    Native to the Mascarene islaNnds. Long arching fronds with broad leaflets to 3′ having a blackish grey trunk to 30′. Known for flowering at an early age and for its bulging base and large crownshaft. Beautiful in the landscape.

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    DICTYOSPERMA album, rubrum “Hurricane palm”

    Native to the Mascarene islaNnds. Long arching fronds with broad leaflets to 3′ having a blackish grey trunk to 30′. Known for flowering at an early age and for its bulging base and large crownshaft. Beautiful in the landscape.

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    DIETES Iridioides “African Iris”

    Very popular warm climate iris but we have found it to be hardy to 25F. It develops large 3″ wide flowers, white with some purple/blue tinge and yellow on outer petals. Dark green sword type leaves are arranged fan-like from creeping root stalk. Can grow indoors in sunny location. Plants multiply by forming clumps which can be divided in the fall. 14 seeds per packet.

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    DIOON edule “Mexican cycad”

    This popular cycad develops a stocky trunk to 6′ . Its palm-like leaves are stiff and upright with numerous leaflets. The petioles become covered with furry “white wool” Our packet size contains 6 marble sized seeds. The weight of six seeds is 1 ounce . Plant at 1″ depth using well draining soil mix. Keep warm and lightly moist. ( do not keep the soil wet ). Bright light.

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    Dioon spinulosum

    A beautiful tall Cycad native to Mexico. ?Known as one of tallest of the species reaching up to 50′. ?Slow growing and usually seen in warm regions at 20′ heights. ?The seeds are large, heavy, and egg-like. ?Its large divided leaves give the appearance of a palm or tree fern. ?Its glossy leaflets are very sharp and spiny at the base of the lief. ?One seed may way one ounce. ?One hundred seeds may way up to 5 pounds. ?The packed contains 2 large seeds.

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    DIOSPYROS kaki “Japanese Persimmon”

    A very popular fruit tree from the Far East now naturalized in many warm/temperate zones. The 3″ fruits are bright orange, thin skinned and fleshy with a smooth sweetness. Deciduous tree to 28′ with ovate leaves. 10 seeds per packet.

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    DIOSPYROS lotus “Date Plum”

    In its native warm weather regions of the Middle East it is an extremely popular fruit tree that is also useful ornamentally. The sweet 3/4″ fruits ripen to yellow/brown to blue/black. 10 seeds per packet.

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