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x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

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 x Fatshedera lizei
Family: Araliaceae
Fatshedera, Ivy Tree
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Ivy Tree is an usual plant in that it's the result of a cross between two genera, the Hedera (English ivy) and Fatsia japonica. The resulting hybrid has the interesting and lovely leaf shape of the Fatsia, which can be seen growing along the roadsides throughout the tropical world, and the cultural requirements and basic climbing habit of its ivy parent. As a shrub, Fatshedera can grow up to 1.2 m tall, above which the weight of the fairly weak branches makes them tend to bend over. It can however also be tied to a support and grow into a vine up to 34 m tall; unlike Hedera, it does not readily climb without assistance.

It is grown both as a garden plant outdoors, and as a houseplant indoors, where its tolerance of shady conditions is valued.


 x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

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x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

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Fatshedera 'Annemieke'
x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

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x Fatshedera lizei, Fatshedera, Ivy Tree

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x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Family: Orchidaceae
Iwanagara
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrant

Iwanagara is a cross between Brassavola x Cattleya x Diacrium x Laelia. They are grown the same way as Cattleyas.

Iwanagara need bright light, and a little morning or afternoon sun is good.


 x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Iwanagara Appleblossom

x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Spring'
x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Iwanagara Appleblossom
x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Hihimanu'
x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

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Iwanagara Appleblossom 'Spring'


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X Ruttyruspolia , Ruddy Rose Pink, Pink Ruspolia 

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Family: Acanthaceae
Ruddy Rose Pink, Pink Ruspolia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Considered to be an intergeneric hybrid of Ruspolia hypocrateriformis and Ruttya ovata.


 X Ruttyruspolia , Ruddy Rose Pink, Pink Ruspolia 

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes

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Family: Araceae
Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular 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.Edible

The Xanthosoma species are plants of the tropical rain forest and, although in their natural habitat they grow under the forest canopy, under cultivation they are usually sown with full exposure to sunlight. They require well-drained soils and do not tolerate the permanent presence of water. The usable parts are the subterranean tuberous stems which have a nutritional value comparable to the potato and are probably easier to digest. A secondary use is of consumption of the young leaves, similar to spinach. Leafy species of Xanthosoma not grown for tubers are called belembe and calalous. There are actually two different malangas: Malanga blanca (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), considered the true malanga, which grows on dry land. The other is malanga amarillo (Colocasia esculenta) which grows in wet bog-like areas. Generally, malanga resembles dasheen (taro) and the elephant-ear plant with large green leaves about 2 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet long. The malanga plant may attain a height of 5 feet or more. Edible tubers (cormels) are formed in the soil at the base of the plant. A central large tuber (corm) is formed, with a cluster of cormels, grayish brown to black lateral tubers, around it. Malanga are about the size and shape of a regular white potato; they look a little like an overgrown gladiola bulb, because the outside skin of the malanga is brown and somewhat hairy. It generally weighs 1/2 to 2 pounds, but can be heavier. The interior has an extremely crisp texture and can vary in color from cream, yellow or pink. Malanga is often milled into flour, since malanga is probably the most hypoallergenic food in the world. Even persons with extensive allergies should do very well with this flour. The starch grains are the smallest and most easily digested of all complex carbohydrates. Malanga flour is used as a substitute for wheat flour to make cookies, quick breads, and similar items.

Rare and hard-to-find, Xanthosoma albo marginata has beautiful variegated foliage that is mottled in white and hues of green. The tips of the leaves have a curious cupped formation. Plants reach 3-5' tall.


 Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes

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Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam, Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes

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Black Malanga, Blue Taro. Huge leaves of dusty purple dangle from maroon-stemmed plants! The most spectacular Elephant's Ear. At 5-6 feet high and wide it's perfect in pots, spreading its graceful foliage over the border; or standing in solitary splendor in partly-shaded gardens. Survives hard freeze, goes dormant in cold winter.
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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Family: Araceae
Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears
Origin: Tropical America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage
 Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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Xanthosoma violaceum, Arum nigrum, Xanthosoma nigrum , Black Malanga, Blue Ape, Blue Taro, Primrose Malanga, Purple Stem Elephant Ears

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