Tropical Treasures Magazine
Pushing the limits of tropical gardening.
Growing tropical plants in non-tropical climate and indoors.
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Four Black Nut Trees of Ethnobotanic Interest
...The plant family Burseraceae Kunth is a large family of plants occurring worldwide in subtropical to tropical areas. The family includes a number of taxa of ethnobotanic importance including frankincense and myrrh...
NATURE'S FOOD AND PHARMACY
Don’t wiri about it
...The Wiri Wiri pepper is the illustrious gem of the islands; hard sought and rarely found. There are so many imitations out there claiming to be “the one”, but do not be fooled by those common, mysteriously unnamed peppers you find at the local garden center...
The Perfume Garden: Fragrant tropical plants for Southern landscapes and container culture
(part 2) .
Which plants to chose for Southern fragrant garden?
Can their fragrances be mixed?
How to plan and design the fragrant plant landscape?
Are there any special needs for those plants?
Can they all be grown indoors, in a greenhouse, or in low light spots?
These and many other questions will be answered in this article to make your fragrant plant project enjoyable and successful.
Looking into those Dragon Eyes: Sapindaceae Family
... Sapindaceae family occurs mainly in the tropical areas of the world and is especially abundant in the American tropics; it has 147 genera and around 2000 species. Its flowers are not very showy, they're small, often greenish or yellowish. However, it is Sapindaceae family that the most delicious and exotic tropical fruit belong to: Litchi, Longan, Rambutan, Pulasan, Akee – showy, unusual looking (many resembling an eye in cross-cut) and exotic tasting. There are also a number of interesting ornamentals...
ASK THE PRO'S
TROPICAL TREASURES Q&A
...Traditionally, in the fall, we start
to receive many questions
regarding moving tropical container
plants back into the house, so we
have decided to take some time and
answer the common questions...
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Something in the water
...What makes rainwater
so much more precious than city
water that it should be collected
In following issues:
TRAVEL - MEET THE TROPICS
Jerusalem Botanical Garden
...The most entertaining thing about the Garden is that plants are grouped according to their natural habitat ecosystems. The Garden is arranged in phytogeographic sections, featuring flora of various regions around the world, each section designed to create a miniature landscape of the region of origin of the plants. It makes it possible within just one day to visit Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, South Africa and Australia, South and North America, Southwest and Central Asia, Japanese and Chinese gardens...
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