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Petunia x hybrida

Common Names: petunias Family: Solanaceae (nightshade Family) Description Petunias are herbaceous perennials, usually grown as annuals, that have become one of our most popular garden plants. The petunias that we grow today comprise a large family of hybrids derived from many species including Petunia axillaris, P. violacea and...
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Aloe vera

Common Names: medicinal aloe, burn plant, Barbados aloe, unguentine cactusFamily: Liliaceae (lily Family) Description Medicinal aloe is a clump forming succulent whose fleshy gray-green leaves are arranged in a vase shaped rosette atop a very short stem. The leaves are up to 18 in (45.7 cm) long and...
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Bryophyllum daigremontianum

Common name: Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant, Mexican Hat Plant, Devil’s Backbone Family: Crassulaceae Synonymous: Kalanchoe daigremontiana Distribution and habitat: Bryophyllum daigremontianum is a succulent perennial plant native to the Fiherenana River valley and Androhibolava mountains in southwest Madagascar. It has been introduced to numerous tropical and subtropical...
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Chamaedorea elegans

Common Names: Parlour Palm, Neanthe Bella Palm Description: Very popular rainforest palm with small slender solitary trunk and griceful pinnate leaves. Warm-temperate to tropical climates. Chamaedorea elegans grows to a maximum of 2m tall with very slow growth, and prefers moderate to high humidity, but will grow in low to...
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Howea forsteriana

Common name: Kentia Palm, Thatch Palm, Flat Palm Family: Arecaeae Description: Howea forsteriana is a relatively slow-growing palm, eventually growing up to 10m (33 feet) tall by 6m (20 feet) wide. Its fronds can reach 3m (10 feet) long.Under natural conditions, it grows as a solitary tree. Howea forsteriana...
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Chamaerops humilis

Common name: European Fan Palm, Mediterranean Dwarf Palm, Dwarf Fan Palm, Palm Cabbage Family: Arecaceae Synonymous: Chamaerops arborescens Chamaerops bilaminata Chamaerops conduplicata Chamaerops depressa Chamaerops elegans Chamaerops macrocarpa Distribution and habitat: Chamaerops humilis is the only palm species native to continental Europe. It is mainly found in south-western...
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