Tropical & Conservatory Seeds

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  1. TRICHOSANTHES CUCUMERINA

    This unusual tropical or subtropical vine is usually grown for its strikingly long fruit, used as a vegetable, medicine, and also for crafting didgeridoos! Its soft, somewhat mucilaginous flesh is similar to that of the luffa and the calabash andit is most popular in the cuisine of Southern and Southeast Asia where the shoots, tendrils, and leaves are also eaten as greens. In addition, it produces the most lovely, intricately frilled and twined white flowers which are frequently used as close-up photographic subjects. ... Learn More

    $4.07

  2. TRICHOSANTHES TRICUPSIDATA

    From the hot jungles of Asia comes this attractive and vigorous annual or perennial climber. Rapidly ascending trees or climbing supports, it soon opens out numerous, sizeable, delicately-fringed, five-petalled white flowers. In time they produce absolutely enormous, outstandingly spectacular bright red berries (or fruits!) which persist long after the stems die away, making quite a spectacular display. When cut open, they reveal the yellow flesh, which is inedible, but claims are made that it has a long history of treating a variety of complaints. ... Learn More

    $4.00

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    WASHINGTONIA FILIFERA

    This famous medium to large evergreen palm has a tree-like growth habit, and a sturdy columnar trunk crowned by beautifully shaped, fan-like, waxy gray-green blades, up to 3-6 ft. long (90-180 cm). Erect at first, they spread and arch from stout, spiny petioles, and unlike other palms, the dead leaves fold down against the trunk rather than dropping off. This palm tree is sometimes called " Petticoat Palm" in reference to the shaggy mass of dead leaves hanging against the trunk and forming a dense skirt. In summer, gorgeous, creamy-white, tubular flowers are produced in huge sprays, up to 15 ft. long (5 m), and are later followed by great quantities of black, pea-sized fruits. Easy to grow and exotic-looking, it is quite cold-hardy and can survive short periods at 23ºF (-5ºC). It is the only palm native to the Western United States and the country's largest native palm, and is a palm of great ornamental value and an extraordinary accent plant. The genus honors the first president of the United States. ... Learn More

    $5.31

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    WASHINGTONIA ROBUSTA

    This tall, vigorous, stylish and elegant palm quickly grows a stout trunk, wider at the bottom, and rather thinner than its sister species Washingtonia filifera. Grown worldwide, it is probably most famous from the avenue plantings in California. Trunks are topped by a crown of large (1.5m wide or more) fan leaves that have loose threaded margins and often a purplish brown patch at the base of the leaf stalk. Although sometimes scorched by frost below -5C or so, it quickly regrows when the weather improves and replaces the damaged leaves. It is native to western Sonora and Baja California Sur in northwestern Mexico. ... Learn More

    $5.38

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