ABRUS precatorius ( brown seed )
A vigorous vining plant for warm regions. Produces masses of small flowers purple to pink. Makes a novel hanging basket. Seeds can be scarified before planting to germinate faster. Plant at a depth of 3/4″ in well draining soil mix. Keep warm, damp, and in bright light.
ABRUS precatorius (Red seeds) “Coral Bead vine”
An easily grown tropical vine, that grows to 10″ with dainty pinnate leaves which are light sensitive. Produces showy purple flowers followed by the 1″ seed pods containing shiny red & black seeds which are used as beads. Seeds poisonous if eaten. Plant at 3/4″ depth using well draining soil mixture. Keep very warm, damp and in bright light with high humidity.
Australian native with attractive blue/green leaflets presenting a feathery effect. A shrubby grower to 13′ with branching that is lightly whorled with a delicate upward sweep having paired thorns. Yellow flowers. Using well draining soil mixture plant at 1/2″ depth. Keep always warm and damp with high humidity. Fertilize monthly.
ACACIA albida “Apple ring”
From tropical Africa, narrow blue/green leaves, spines in pairs, flowers are cream colored and long spiked. Pods are 4 feet long, with a twisted shape. Mature height is 60 feet . Very uncommon species. Requires constant warmth. Plant at 3/4″ depth using well draining soil mixture. Keep warm and moist. Fertilize monthly.
Shrubby Acacia that grows to 5 ft. Produces short racemes of white flowers that are tinged pink or lavender. Leaves are pinnate with 1/4″ leaflets. Native to Mexico. Plant at 1/2″ depth using well draining soil mixture. Keep warm and damp. Bright light. Fertilize weekly.
Exceptionally durable and fast growing. Yellow flowered, with long twisted pods. Grows to 90 feet. Plant at a depth of 3/4″ using well draining soil mixture. Keep warm and damp. Fertilize monthly.
ACACIA Baileyana “Golden mimosa”
Heavy bloomer with yellow flowers and covered pods. Loves heat and very bright light, but can tolerate cold to 34?F. Grows to a height of 28 feet. 9 seeds in a packet.
A popular fast grower from the Philippines. Produces yellow flowers followed by 3″ pods. Known for its desirable dense wood that may be used for flooring and support beams. The bark may be ground into a powder and saturated into water to create a tea, or may be spread onto various foods as a spice and taste enhancer. 7 seeds per packet.
ACACIA cyanophylla “Blue leaf wattle”
Shrubby, hedge-like to 18 feet with linear leaves that grow to 12″. Yellow flowered, with pods growing to 5″. Plant at 3/4″ depth in well draining soil. Keep warm, damp and in bright light.
ACACIA cyclops “Coastal wattle”
Yellow flowered shrubby tree that grows to 10 feet with numerous narrow phyllodes, and twisted pods. Plant at 3/4″ depth in well draining soil mix. keep warm, damp and in bright light.