Category: Under the Jakfruit Tree

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Cigar Flower

There are many species of Cigar Flowers or Cuphea. Cuphea platycentra ‘Pink’ is one of the few that do not have orange flowers and is a little larger than most. The common name is Mexican Cigar Flower. It is a small shrub 2-4 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. It is an excellent plant for…
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January 16, 2022 0

Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia Hybrid is a large shrub or small tree with large pendulous flowers which are fragrant at night. There are currently several color varieties in cultivation. The shape of the flower gives this plant its common name. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this plant in stock.

January 2, 2022 0

Snowflake Shrub

Euphorbia leucocephala is a small shrub with many common names. They range from Little Christmas Flower, White Lace Euphorbia, Snow Bush, Snows of Kilimanjaro, and White Christmas Bush. However, most people just call it Snowflake. It’s at peek bloom at Christmastime and only for a few weeks. The shrub is native to Mexico like its…
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December 26, 2021 0

Glow Vine

Saritaea magnifica, the Glow Vine is a woody vine native to Columbia and Ecuador. It blooms in South Florida in the fall/winter consisting of bright trumpet magenta flowers with white throats. When not in bloom, the foliage has dark green leathery leaves which are very attractive on their own. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this…
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December 12, 2021 0

Red Shrimp Plant

The red shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) is native to Mexico but it has naturalized in areas of South Florida. It grows to a height of 1-3 feet with spindly stems which gives it a sprawling mounding appearance. It also suckers along the stems spreading as it grows. This is an ideal plant for a shady…
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November 27, 2021 0