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Antigonon leptopus

Common Names: Coral creeper, bride’s tears, chain-of-love, Confederate vine, coral vine, coralita, hearts on a chain, love-vine, Mexican creeper, Mexican love vine, mountain rose, queen’s jewels Family: Polygonaceae (buckwheat Family) Description A long-lived (perennial) vine with stems often climbing up over other vegetation 6-10 m tall, occasionally reaching 15...
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Polygala myrtifolia

Family: Polygalaceae (milkwort family) Common names: September bush , Augustusbossie, blouertjie, langelede Description : Polygala myrtifolia varies in form as it changes to adapt to the different areas it grows in, from the harshness of the coast to the drier inland climates. An evergreen shrub, the most common forms...
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Roses

Botanical name: Rosa Plant type: Flower Sun exposure: Full Sun Soil type: Loamy Flower color: Varies Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall (Though roses are shrubs, we have categorized them with flowers since most people tend to look for them here!) Rose shrubs come in a variety of forms,...
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Taking Care of Croton Plants

Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) are incredibly varied plants that are often grown as a houseplant. The croton indoor plant has a reputation for being fussy, but in reality, if you know about caring for a croton houseplant properly, it can make for a resilient and hard to kill...
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Growing Mickey Mouse Plants

Mickey Mouse plant (Ochna serrulata) is named not for the leaves or blooms, but for the black berries that resemble the face of Mickey Mouse. If you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, Mickey Mouse plant is a good choice. The plant is suitable for...
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Schefflera actinophylla

Common Names: brassaia, octopus tree, umbrella tree Family: Araliaceae (ginseng Family) Description This slim upright tree is made up of multiple trunks, each topped with a small crown of large showy leaves. The compound leaves form an umbrella shape rosette which gives the tree one of its common names. Ten to...
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