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Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

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Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'
 Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus
Family: Cactaceae
Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear
Origin: Central America, Caribbean
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a tall, columnar cactus that reaches a height of 27 m (6.623.0 ft). Flowers are open from midnight until dawn, attracting hummingbird moths.

Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles' is a dwarf, columnar, branching, slow growing cactus. The Fairy Castles Cactus is the colorful name by which the plant is marketed and refers to the numerous vertical stems of different heights that resemble spires and turrets.


 Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

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Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'


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Acmena smithii, Lilly Pilly

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Family: Myrtaceae
Lilly Pilly
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

The Lilly Pilly is fairly hardy and needs only a subtropical climate to flourish. Protection should be given from long or hard freezes. Plants enjoy profuse amounts of water, but will grow in drier areas. They grow best in areas of light sun or shade. Flowers are small and fluffy, with a creamy, white color. Flowering is generally Spring, and is followed by large bunches of the fruit which ripen a couple of months later.


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Acnistus arborescens, Hollowheart, Wild Tabbaco

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Family: Solanaceae
Hollowheart, Wild Tabbaco
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Acnistus arborescens is characterized as a shrubby, rapid growth tree that can attain ten or more feet in height.

Small flowers are followed by little orange tomato-like fruits.

Extracts from this plant have historically been used by natives as an herbal treatment for cancer.


 Acnistus arborescens, Hollowheart, Wild Tabbaco

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Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet

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Family: Apocynaceae
Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxic

This shrub is one of three members of the genus, Acokanthera. It belongs to the same family as many popular subtropical ornamental plants such as frangipani, allamanda and oleander, as well as the impala lily and num-num. This family is characterized by having sweetly scented flowers and sticky, milky sap which is very poisonous. The Bushman's poison is a hardy drought. It's a frost resistant, evergreen shrub that tolerates full sun but prefers shade, it also does well as a container plant.


 Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet

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Acokanthera oblongifolia, Acokanthera spectabilis, Carissa spectabilis, Bushman's Poison, Wintersweet

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Acokanthera oppositifolia, Bushman's Poison

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Family: Apocynaceae
Bushman's Poison
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Poisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This shrub is one of three members of the genus, Acokanthera. It belongs to the same family as many popular sub-tropical, ornamental plants such as frangipani, allamanda and oleander, as well as the impala lily and num-num. This family is characterized by having sweetly scented flowers, and sticky, milky sap which is often poisonous. The Bushman's poison is a hardy drought and frost resistant evergreen shrub. It tolerates full sun but prefers shade. It also does well as a container plant.


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