Annual · Perennial · Tropical

Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: “shy plant” “touch-me-not” “sensitive plant” “dormilones” “action plant” “humble plant” “live and die” Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 9-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-18″ W 18-36″… Continue reading Mimosa pudica

Tree · Tropical

Mitragyna speciosa

Scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa Family: RUBIACEAE Common names: “Kratom” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile, slightly acidic between 5.5-6.5 Moisture: Evenly moist well drained, high humidity Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-80′ W , trunks grow up to 3′ diameter Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply veined, large… Continue reading Mitragyna speciosa

Annual · Beneficial Insects! · Shrub · Tropical

Lantana camara

Scientific name: Lantana camara Family: VERBENACEAE Common names: “Shrub verbena” “Lantana” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen shrub – annual bedding plant Conditions: Zone: 10 – 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 1-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, rough-wrinkled above and aromatic… Continue reading Lantana camara

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Shrub · Tropical

Iochroma cyanea

Scientific name: Iochroma cyanea Synonym: I. cyaneum, I. tubulosa, I. tubulosum Family: SOLANACEAE Common names: “Ornamental eggplant” “Iochroma” “Violet churur” Plant Type: Tropical shrub Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun – dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from scorching sun Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size:  H 4-12′ W 3-5′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iochroma cyanea

Perennial · Tropical

Salvia divinorum

Scientific name: Salvia divinorum Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Salvia” “ska pastora” “la Maria” “Diviner’s sage” Plant Type: Tropical, tender perennial Conditions: Zone: 10-12 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy – fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-6′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Large leaves and a distinctive thick, hollow, square… Continue reading Salvia divinorum