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Acalypha 'Brazen'

Acalypha Brazen


Large leaves with solid light copper color. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Fairy Dust'

Acalypha Fairy Dust


Green leaves margined white with creamy gold dustings and splotches throughout the leaf. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Haleakala'

Acalypha Haleakala


Crested, dark maroon, deeply fluted leaves. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Heterophylla'

Acalypha Heterophylla


Branches pendulous with ragged, wavy, narrow ribbon-like leaves. Green with yellow edges. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha hispida 'White Margined'

Acalypha hispida White Margined


Cream colored cattails with creamy white teeth on older leaf margins. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Hoffmanii'

Acalypha Hoffmanii


Dark green crested leaves with narrow cream margins. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Inferno'

Acalypha Inferno


Small leaves on fire, varying from yellow to orange to red. Australian cultivar. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Jungle Dragon'

Acalypha Jungle Dragon


Large red leaves streaked and spattered with green and gold. From plant collector David Lloyd. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kilauea'

(Syn.: Acalypha 'Firestorm', probably the same as 'Cypress Elf', and 'Mardi Gras')

Acalypha Kilauea


Dark green finely cut leaves bordered pink, becoming more colorful in summer heat. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kona Coast'

Acalypha Kona Coast


Large yellow and green splotched leaves. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Kona Gold'

Acalypha Kona Gold


Smaller leaves colored green and yellow. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Louisiana Red'

Acalypha Louisiana Red


Macafeeana selection with large slightly contorted leaves of intense reds and bronze. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Macrophylla'

Acalypha Macrophylla


Huge heart-shaped deep red, copper and bronze leaves. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Marginata'


Acalypha Marginata


Coppery leaves, with thin serrate margins of pink. Hardiest variety to 32F. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Marginata Green'

Acalypha Marginata Green


Green leaves, with serrate white margins, leaves later darkening to copper with rosy edge. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha pendula

(Syn.: Acalypha chamaedrifolia var. pendula), Strawberry Fire Tails, Trailing Red Hot Cattail, Kitten's Tail

Acalypha pendula


Deep red dangling cattails, small leaves, trailing. Use for ground cover or basket plant. Native of Cuba. 40F. (B)

What is its proper botanical name? Botanists list the existence of three plant species, Acalypha pendula, Acalypha chamaedrifolia (Syn.: A. reptans, A. hispaniolae), and Acalypha pygmaea, all of which seem to be the same plant. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Raggedy Ann'

Acalypha Raggedy Ann


Australian cultivar with narrow maroon leaves highly serrated and cut. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Tahiti'

Acalypha Tahiti


Large twisted leaves, green with yellow markings. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha 'Tequilla Sunrise'

Acalypha Tequilla Sunrise


Large yellow leaves with splotches of green and gold with specks of red. From plant collector David Lloyd. Euphorbiaceae


Breynia disticha 'Minima'

Miniature Snowbush

Breynia disticha Minima


Very compact growing shrub with tiny round leaves splotched white, shaded pink. Grow in bright shade. Bonsai subject. USDA zones 10 - 11. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)


Breynia disticha 'Roseopicta'

(Syn.: Breynia nervosa 'Roseopicta'), Snowbush

Breynia disticha Roseopicta


Tropical shrub to 5 feet with small colorful leaves of white, pink, red and green. Commonly used as hedge plant in the Hawaiian Islands. Grow in bright shade, fertile soil, and ample moisture. Protect from frost. USDA zones 9b - 11. Native to South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)


Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

(Cnidoscolus chayamansa), Mayan Spinach Tree, Chaya

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius


Chaya is a highly nutritious green vegetable shrub from southern Mexico and Central America. It's very rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, and iron. Grows 6 to 8 feet high, somewhat resembling a cassava plant. As it is from the dry tropics, it is quite drought resistant. Plant in sun or light shade. It cannot take frost or water-logged soil. Butterflies love the small white flowers. Due to the fact that the leaves contain cyanide, they must be cooked to remove the toxic substances. Please do an extensive internet search for advice before consuming. USDA zones 9b - 11. Euphorbiaceae


Euphorbia bicompacta var. rubra - Green Form

(Syn.: Synadenium compactum var. rubrum, incorrectly as Synadenium grantii), African Milk Bush

Euphorbia bicompacta var. rubra (Green Form)


This is a thornless semi-succulent shrub that is grown in tropical gardens for its large fleshy colorful leaves. The leaf color varies for different forms from green with red splotches to mostly reddish-purple with green spots. Plants offered here are of the green form. It's grown as a tropical looking ornamental and can be used as an informal hedge. Grows 6 to 15 feet high. Requires part to full sun and very good drainage. This drought resistant plant doesn't like to be overwatered. It's hardy to a light frost, but will probably drop its leaves. USDA zones 9 - 12. This native of Kenya is usually misnamed in the horticulture trade being confused with its rarely grown greener relative Synadenium grantii (now known as Euphorbia umbellata). Most of the synadeniums have been reclassified into the Euphorbia family.

Warning: When injured or pruned, it produces large amounts of white latex sap which is an extreme irritant and can cause dermatitis and eye injury. Don't grow it around small children or animals that might ingest it, as it is poisonous. Euphorbiaceae


Sauropus androgynus

Sweet Leaf Bush, Katuk

Sauropus androgynus


Culturally, sweet leaf bush has been a popular leafy vegetable in Southeast Asia. It was added to salads and stir-fry for its sweet, nutty flavor and high nutritional value.

Recently, it has been discovered that consuming large amounts of it can cause serious ill effects, including an incurable lung disease. In Taiwan, it is now banned for human consumption. The regional government of Hong Kong also advises against consumption, especially raw, the juice, or in large amounts.

We have a few plants available that might be of interest for use in an ethnobotanical display, for research purposes, or for the horticulturally curious. We do not recommend it for consumption. Grows 3 to 9 feet. Sun or part shade, adequate moisture. USDA zones 11 - 12. Native to South East Asia. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)

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