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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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 Vriesea sp.
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Bromeliad
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

The Vriesea family is a very popular and easily cultivated bromeliad. The genera can be divided into two groups. One is grown for there impressive foliage and the other for their colorful bracts and flowers.They range in sizes from a very tiny 10 cm to more than 2 metre in diameter and height. The bright flowering group are very colorful and have long lasting flowering displays. The foliage group have striking foliage markings and colors and are symmetrically vase shaped to hold water in their neat rosettes. The long flower spike is camouflaged with the foliage markings and extends dominantly above the foliage. It prefers medium light and "good" water, that is, water without salts. The use of bottled drinking water, rain water, or filtered sink water is best. Be careful not to expose it to temperatures in the 30 F. See Bromeliad page.

Species and varieties:

Vriesea fosteriana

Vriesea Gemma

Vriesea gigantea

Vriesea hieroglyphica

Vriesea ospinae

Vriesea scalaris

Vriesea splendens

Vriesea Splenriet

Vriesea zamorensis


 Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea fosteriana
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea Gemma
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea Splenriet
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea 'Astrid'
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea zamorensis
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea gigantea
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea ospinae
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea gigantea
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea 'Astrid'
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea hieroglyphica
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea fosteriana hybrid
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea Splenriet
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea splendens
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea ospinae var. gruberi
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea fosteriana hybrid
Vriesea sp., Bromeliad

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Vriesea hieroglyphica


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Welwitschia mirabilis, Welwitschia, Tumboa

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Family: Welwitschiaceae
Welwitschia, Tumboa
Origin: Namib Desert
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliage

This is a strange, bizarre desert plant which grows from a short, thick trunk, with only two leaves that continuously grow from their base, and a long, thick taproot. After germination, the cotyledons grow to 25-35 mm in length, and are followed shortly afterwards by the appearance of the two permanent leaves. These leaves are produced opposite that of the cotyledons, and continue to grow throughout the life of the plant, eventually growing to 2-4 m long and usually becoming split into several strap-shaped sections.


 Welwitschia mirabilis, Welwitschia, Tumboa

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Welwitschia mirabilis, Welwitschia, Tumboa

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Welwitschia mirabilis, Welwitschia, Tumboa

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Family: Zamiaceae / Cycadaceae
Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti
Origin: South of the USA, western Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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 toxicSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A small, tough, woody cycad native to the southeast United States (Florida, Georgia), the Bahamas and the Caribbean south to Grand Cayman and Puerto Rico (possibly extinct on this island). The common name is Coontie or Koonti, derived from the Seminole Native American language conti hateka. This cycad produces reddish seed cones with a distinct acuminate tip. The leaves are 1-3 ft long, with 5-30 pairs of leaflets (pinnae). Each leaflet is linear to lanceolate or oblong-obovate, 3-10" long and 1" wide, entire or with indistinct teeth at the tip. They are often revolute, with prickly petioles. It is similar in many respects to the closely related Zamia pumila, but that species differs in the more obvious toothing on the leaflets. This is a low-growing plant, with trunk that grows to 1 ft high and diameter, but is often subterranean. Over time, it forms a multi-branched cluster, with a large, tuberous root system, which is actually an extension of the above-ground stems. Like other cycads, Zamia integrifolia is dioecious, having male or female plants. The male cones are cylindrical, growing to 2-5" long; they are often clustered. The female cones are elongate-ovoid and grow to 2-6" cm long and 2-3" in diameter. Inhabits a variety of habitats with well-drained sands or sandy loam soils. It prefers filtered sunlight to partial shade. A very hardy, and easily grown species for sub-tropical, and warm temperate areas. They prefer lightly shaded, well drained sandy soils. Once common to locally abundant, Zamia integrifolia is becoming increasingly uncommon. Populations are presently limited to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Though it was once endemic to southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, it appears to have been eradicated in those areas due to intensive land use. This plant is poisonous, producing a toxin that affects the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. The toxin can however be removed by careful leaching, and the roots and half-buried stems were used by Native American people (notably the Tequesta Indians, the Seminole Indians and the Maroons) for their yield of a sago-like starch. Sago is prepared from the stems. Sago is a dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. The root is typically prepared for food by grinding it using a wooden mortar and pestle. The pulp is then saturated and drained. The drained fluid is allowed to dry and the resulting yellowish flour is used in the preparation of various foods. In industrial preparation, multiple macerations serve to bleach the flour to a whiter color.


 Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zamia integrifolia, Zamia floridana, Coontie, Coontie Palm, Koonti

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Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Family: Araceae
Arum Lily, Calla Lily
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicFlood tolerant

This is an old fashioned, but very rewarding garden plant. Zantedeschia is named after Professor Zantedeschi, probably Giovanni Zantedeschi, 1773-1846, an Italian physician and botanist. The flowers are faintly scented and this attracts various crawling insects and bees which are responsible for pollinating the flowers. The spathe turns green after flowering and covers the ripening berries. It rots away when these are ripe and the succulent yellow berries attract birds, which are responsible for seed dispersal. The rhizome is large and eaten by wild pigs and porcupines and the ripe fruit enjoyed by birds. Raw plant material causes swelling of the throat because of microscopic, sharp calcium oxalate crystals. The leaves are used as a poultice and a treatment for headaches. May be used as a marginal plant along streams, or on the edge of a pond. Plant in partial shade if there is no permanent water. It can be planted as a foliage plant in deep shade under trees but will not flower well in this position. It is fast growing and likes very rich, well-drained conditions. It is an excellent cutflower and lasts a long time in water. Nowadays there are other forms of this species which will enliven an old theme. There is also an attractive form with leaves spotted white. Requires consistently moist soil.

See Zantedeschia aethiopica.


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Zantedeschia rehmannii
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Zantedeschia rehmannii
Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia rehmannii
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Zantedeschia rehmannii
Zantedeschia sp., Arum Lily, Calla Lily

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Zantedeschia rehmannii


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Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid

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Family: Orchidaceae
Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Z. strateumatica, has become naturalized in southern Florida after being introduced into the area as an adventive with Centipede Grass from China (this is where the Florida nickname "Centipede Grass Orchid" came from for this species.) Looks too nice to be just a weed! It emerges in winter, blooming in late December and January; within a few weeks, the plants vanish. The following year, they may return, and from the same root a new plant will grow next to the previous one.


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Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid

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