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Zamia furfuracea

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Zamia furfuracea or cardboard palm is a striking cycade with a very unusual shape and beautiful foliage.
It is a fossil plant from the time of the dinosaurs.
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New name, same blog

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You may have noticed that the blog junglegarden.blogspot.com became www.hardytropicalplants.com. Or not :-) Why did the name change? It is the same blog. But I finally decided to buy my own domain... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Expanded clay aggregate

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Expanded clay aggregate or clay pellets are obtained by firing the clay in a rotary furnace at 1,200 ° C. At this temperature, the clay expands and forms spherical beads with a cellular structure inside.
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Passiflora aurantia

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Passiflora aurantia or red passionflower is a profusely flowering variety with salmon colored flowers. It is a moderately strong grower that does not climb very high. It is not hardy but can be... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Psidium guajava

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Psidium guajava or Guava is a tropical fruit tree whose fruit is also called guava. Native to Central America and northern South America, it is now grown throughout tropical and subtropical regions...
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Ecological control of ants

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Ants are not exactly pests but when they enter the house and invade your kitchen and your cupboards looking for food or future queens take flight to swarm, they will disturb many people. It is not... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Adansonia digitata

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Adansonia digitata or African Baobab is the most iconic and legendary tree of the African continent. It is the only species of the genus Adansonia that grows on the African continent: 6 other... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Agapanthus

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Agapanthus or Lily of the Nile is a bulbous plant that blooms with large blue flowers. This is a genus with 4 to 11 species, depending on the authors. Taxonomy is not yet well established. It can... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Seramis

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Seramis is a substrate made of small porous clay granulates that absorbs water easily and then delivers it to the plants as needed. Fertilizer is added to the water, just like for any type hydroponics.
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Cymbopogon citratus

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Cymbopogon citratus or lemon grass is a herbaceous plant, part of the Gramineae or true grasses. It is mainly used in Asian cuisine for its lemony taste (contains citronellol). Not hardy, it is... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Canna x generalis 'Pacific Beauty'

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Photo by (c) 2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) Location: Chanticleer GardenCanna x generalis 'Pacific Beauty' is a medium height cultivar with flamboyant orange flowers contrasting with blue bronze... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Delonix regia

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Delonix regia or flamboyant is a tropical tree that flowers abundantly with large scarlet flowers, which has earned its common name. Cultivated worldwide in tropical and subtropical areas since the...
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Musa textilis

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Musa textilis or abacá is a species of banana which is grown mainly its fibers known as Manila hemp.
Cultivated mainly in the Philippines and Ecuador, it can be grown throughout the tropics.
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Forms in which nutrients for hydroponics are available

Forms in which nutrients for hydroponics are available | Jungle Garden | Scoop.it
Hydroponic nutrients are available in 2 forms: liquidsolidIn the past, there were also nutrients in powder form to dissolve in water. But because these were difficult to dose, so they are obsolete.
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Boesenbergia rotunda

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By Dorami Chan, on FlickrBoesenbergia rotunda or fingerroot is an herb related to ginger and turmeric. The yellow root has the shape of long fingers, hence the name. It tastes like ginger but is... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Arbutus unedo

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Arbutus unedo or strawberry tree is a small tree or shrub whose fruit looks like strawberries. It grows better in a Mediterranean climate and will rarely produce fruit in colder climates. It... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Passiflora edulis forma edulis

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Passiflora edulis forma edulis or purple granadilla is a vigorous vine with gorgeous flowers. This is the species that is most commonly for sale in supermarkets: dark purple fruits, sometimes... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Archontophoenix purpurea

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By Forest and Kim Starr, on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)Archontophoenix purpurea or Mount Lewis King Palm is one of the most striking species of the genus with its purple crownshaft and large, bright red... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Curcuma longa

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Curcuma longa or turmeric is related to ginger. Turmeric is extracted from its root, which is used in Asian cooking, as a dye and in medicine. The rhizome starts to appear in supermarkets but you... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Zygopetalum, transfer to hydroponics

Zygopetalum, transfer to hydroponics | Jungle Garden | Scoop.it
Zygopetalum cultivarZygopetalum is an orchid genus that is easy to grow hydroponically. Use a healthy plant, it will adapt very fast. I transfered this Zygopetalum which I acquired recently.
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Solanum muricatum

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Solanum muricatum or pear melon is a small shrub that produces edible fruits. It belongs to the nightshade family, like potatoes and tomatoes. Growth is strong and should it can be grown both in... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Vermiculite

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Vermiculite is a mineral substrate belonging to the mica group. It is a hydrated phylosilicate consisting of lamellae, which is obtained by exfoliation of minerals such biotite or phlogopite, a phenomenon of expansion occurs under the effect of heat.
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Hedychium longicornutum

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Hedychium longicornutum or Hornbill's Ginger is an ornamental ginger with beautiful red and yellow flowers with long, protruding stamens. It is actually an epiphyt but can be grown in... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Salacca zalacca

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Salacca zalacca or salak is a palm tree that produces an edible fruit called salak or snake fruit because of its brown skin covered with scales. From the genus Salacca, this is the species most... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus

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Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus or Buddha's hand is a little tree from the citron family. It produces a fun looking fruit with segments that looks like a hand. This is a typical orangery plant... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Sechium edule

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Sechium edule or chayote is a perennial plant of the family Cucurbitaceae or gourds. Its fruit, also called chayote, is edible as well as the seed and root. The plant is perennial in tropical areas...
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