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2019 Seeds of the Month

  • Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)
    Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)

    The month of January features a starter slip of the Night Blooming Cereus – Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear. This tasty fruit is ready when the outside is pinkish or yellow (depending on the variety) and is soft when you push on it. (fact sheet)

  • Hearts and Flowers
    Hearts and Flowers

    The month of February features a Hearts and Flowers cutting. This fast-growing succulent is great as a ground cover and can even be grown in planters. It has green heart shaped leaves and small colorful blossoms that open in the daylight, attracting bees and butterflies and close at night. (fact sheet)

  • Song of India
    Song of India

    The month of March 2019 features a Song of India cutting. It is a beautiful ornamental plant and when maintained outdoors can be a beautiful boundary hedge. It is also popular as a house plant, and actually doesn’t mind being root bound in a pot. As a house plant it is known to cleanse the air of toxins. (fact sheet)

  • Ti Plant
    Ti Plant

    The month of April features a Ti Plant cutting. Ti plants can be used in outdoor landscapes as an accent hedge, screen, and foundation or background planting. Its color variations of red leaves, green and variegated can add an exciting color to your landscape. Ti plants also makes an excellent container plant on a deck or lanai. (fact sheet)

  • Stephanotis
    Stephanotis

    The month of May features Stephanotis seeds. Stephanotis are tiny, fragrant white blossoms that have a waxy appearance that begin in spring and continue through Summer, Fall and into December. It attracts butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. This evergreen vine enjoys moderate to full sun and can provide a great privacy fence between neighbors. (fact sheet)

  • Sansevieria
    Sansevieria

    The month of June features a Sansevieria cutting. Sansevieria are one of the most popular and hardy house plants. It is also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Laws Tongue, possibly because of the sharp point to its leaves. (fact sheet)

  • Agapanthus
    Agapanthus

    The month of July features Agapanthus seeds. Agapanthus are great for container gardens because their roots don’t mind fitting snugly in a pot. When planted in-ground they create spectacular borders for your garden beds or walkways. (fact sheet)

  • Pregnant Onion
    Pregnant Onion

    The month of September features Pregnant Onion bulb also known as Albuca brecteata is an ornamental that grows about 36 to 48 inches tall and blooms late spring to early summer.  They enjoy partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Water one to two times once a week in container and natural rain if planted in ground.  (fact sheet)

  • Spider Plant
    Spider Plant

    The month of October features the Spider Plant starter plants also known as Chlorophytum Comosum. It is an ornamental that grows up to one foot tall with its stems trailing to 3 feet. Spider Plants make an impressive hanging basket house plant for beginners. (fact sheet)

  • Coral Seed Plant
    Coral Seed Plant

    The month of November and December features Coral Plant or Jatropha podagrica It is used as a landscape ornamental, in areas where a pop of color is needed. Its vibrant blossoms attract beneficial pollinators. All parts of the plant are poisonous. (fact sheet)

2018 Seeds of the Month

  • Blushing Bromeliad
    Blushing Bromeliad

    The month of January visitors will receive a Blushing Bromeliad pup. This plant is a great house or office plant that is nontoxic to cats or dogs. It does well under trees and other low light areas and is also used in landscapes to minimize outdoor water use. (fact sheet)

  • Heart Hoya
    Heart Hoya

    For the month of February, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, while supplies last, visitors will receive a Heart Shaped Hoya Cutting. This vine loves being root bound in pots, makes a beautiful haning plant that enjoys living indoors in a window where it receives bright sunlight (not full sun), and thrives on little care. Its flowers resemble a miniature waxed bouquet with a timid fragrance. (fact sheet)

  • Desert Rose
    Desert Rose

    The month of March visitors will receive Desert Rose seeds. This plant makes a great houseplant, blooms several times throughout the year and doesn’t require a whole lot of care to keep it beautiful. (fact sheet)

  • Coral Seed Plant
    Coral Seed Plant

    The month of April visitors will receive Coral Plant Seeds. It is used as a landscape ornamental, in areas where a pop of color is needed. Its vibrant blossoms attract beneficial pollinators. All parts of the plant are poisonous. (fact sheet)

  • Agave
    Agave

    For the month of May visitors will receive an Agave pup. Each is waiting to be planted in the ground or large decorative container. In a landscape, the leather like leaves gives this plant a commanding presence in any garden or patio deck. It will bloom once in its lifetime. Its 6-petaled flowers hold some of the sweetest nectar which is enjoyed by garden friends like bees, birds, butterflies and hawk moths. (fact sheet)

  • Dracaena
    Dracaena

    During the month of June, visitors will receive either a variegated or original Dracaena. This plant is a great house or office plant and although it prefers bright filtered sunlight it will tolerate shade very well. Requires little care and is easy to propagate! It loves a well-drained soil or potting mix, and will not tolerate a salty environment. (fact sheet)

  • Hibiscus Kokio keokeo (Molokai Hibiscus)
    Hibiscus Kokio keokeo (Molokai Hibiscus)

    The month of July features Hibiscus Koki'o ke'oke'o or Molokai Hibiscus. This is endemic to Hawaii and appears on the Federal Endangered Species Registry. It has a slight fragrance that is strongest in the morning. Because it doesn’t grow as tall as some of the other native hibiscus, it creates a beautiful hedge and may be used to screen an area for privacy or as a stand-alone accent plant (fact sheet)

  • Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)
    Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)

    The month of September features Lignum Vitae, Tree of Life seeds. The tree blossom are pretty blue flowers and are a welcome sight to bees and butterflies. It is said to be the heaviest and hardest wood in the world and was used as clock bearings and gears for clocks and bowling balls. (fact sheet).

  • Purple Crown Flower
    Purple Crown Flower

    For October 2018, this plant is home to the Monarch Butterfly and its larvae. The flowers bloom year-round and are often used in festive leis. Bees and birds are also attracted to this plant. (fact sheet)

  • Christmas Candle Plant
    Christmas Candle Plant

    Featured for November and December 2018, the stem of this plant grows in a different direction each time it gets a new leaf giving it a zig-zag effect. It also grows well indoors. The leaves take on a tinge of pink during the year, and the extra pop of color is spectacular! (fact sheet)

2017 Seeds of the Month

  • Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)
    Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)

    Back by popular demand, this is the January 2017 seed of the month. This tasty fruit is ready when the outside is pinkish or yellow (depending on the variety) and is soft when you push on it. (fact sheet)

  • Blushing Bromeliad
    Blushing Bromeliad

    Featured for February 2017, this plant is a great house or office plant that is nontoxic to cats or dogs. It can be found under trees and other low light areas and is also used in landscapes to minimize outdoor water use. (fact sheet)

  • Coral Seed Plant
    Coral Seed Plant

    During March 2017, visitors will receive Coral Plant Seeds. All parts of the plant are poisonous. It is used as a landscape ornamental, in areas where a pop of color is needed. Its vibrant blossoms attract beneficial pollinators. (fact sheet)

  • Pregnant Onion
    Pregnant Onion

    During April 2017, visitors will receive a Pregnant Onion Bulb. This succulent has been known to have healing properties. Some cultures smash the tips of the leaves into a pasty consistency and place the concoction on an infected sore to draw out infections. (fact sheet)

  • Song of India
    Song of India

    During May 2017, visitors will receive a Song of India cutting. It is a beautiful ornamental plant and when maintained outdoors can be a beautiful boundary hedge. It is also popular as a house plant, and actually doesn’t mind being root bound in a pot. As a house plant it is known to cleanse the air of toxins. (fact sheet)

  • Walking Iris (Apostle's Plant)
    Walking Iris (Apostle's Plant)

    During June 2017, visitors will receive a Walking Iris cutting. Because this is such a shade loving plant it grows indoors and out. If ingested it is poisonous so keep your kitty away from it. It’s very interesting how little plantlets develop on stems where flowers once were! The waxy leaves helps to minimize transpiration making this a fairly drought tolerant plant. (fact sheet)

  • Dwarf Oyster Plant
    Dwarf Oyster Plant

    During July 2017 visitors will receive a Dwarf Oyster plant cutting. This plant has six-to-eight inch long sword shaped leaves that are green above and purple below. This tender foliage plant makes an attractive, solid ground cover with upright leaves. It thrives in part-sun to part-shade, and is an ideal ground cover or as a border for plants in beds. (fact sheet)

  • Agapanthus
    Agapanthus

    This September (2017), visitors will receive Agapanthus seeds. Agapanthus are great for container gardens because their roots don’t mind fitting snugly in a pot. When planted in-ground they create spectacular borders for your garden beds or walkways. They enjoy partial to full sun and when planted in the ground need only be watered once a week, in container twice a week. (fact sheet)

  • Stephanotis
    Stephanotis

    This October (2017), visitors will receive Stephanotis seeds. Stephanotis are tiny, fragrant white blossoms that have a waxy appearance that begin in the Spring, Continue through Summer, Fall and into December. It attracts butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. This evergreen vine enjoys moderate to full sun and can provide a great privacy fence between neighbors. (fact sheet)

  • Walking Iris (Apostle's Plant)
    Walking Iris (Apostle's Plant)

    This November (2017), visitors will receive a Walking Iris cutting. Because this is such a shade loving plant it grows indoors and out. If ingested it is poisonous so keep your kitty away from it. It’s very interesting how little plantlets develop on stems where flowers once were! The waxy leaves helps to minimize transpiration making this a fairly drought tolerant plant. (fact sheet)

  • Evergreen Cuttings (Cypress and Juniper)
    Evergreen Cuttings (Cypress and Juniper)

    This December (2017), visitors will receive decorative evergreen cuttings from our Cypress and Juniper trees. They are great for creating a holiday spray, centerpiece or wreath. Visitors receive a bundle per household while supplies last. So if you have a project in mind for a personal holiday decoration come down and check out our supply of evergreen cuttings.

2016 Seeds of the Month

  • Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)
    Night Blooming Cereus (Dragon Fruit or Strawberry Pear)

    Featured for January 2016, this tasty fruit is ready when the outside is pinkish or yellow (depending on the variety) and is soft when you push on it. (fact sheet)

  • Bird of Paradise (Crane Flower)
    Bird of Paradise (Crane Flower)

    Featured for February 2016, these plants are very hardy once established and can tolerate different soil conditions very well. (fact sheet)

  • Ilima
    Ilima

    Featured for March 2016, the Ilima plant is a perfect landscape accent or patio container plant. The petals have a sweet to no flavor and can be used as a garnish in salads. (fact sheet)

  • Popcorn Orchid (Dancing Lady)
    Popcorn Orchid (Dancing Lady)

    Featured for April 2016, this makes a great indoor plant and should be placed in bright diffused light at an East or South side window. (fact sheet)

  • Fennel
    Fennel

    Featured in May 2016, these will attract beneficial insects when planted in your garden. It is used mostly for flavoring eggs and fish. Its anise flavor makes it a favorite for cooks everywhere! (fact sheet)

  • Purple Hibiscus (Akiohala)
    Purple Hibiscus (Akiohala)

    Featured in June 2016, this beautiful plant is native to Hawaii. Because it requires full sun and enjoys minimal water when in ground, it will survive in just about any area of the island. The Akiohala is used culturally as a laxative, its flowers are used as a dye, and its bark is used to make cordage. Your landscape will be graced by its purple/pink blooms that attract butterflies! (fact sheet)

  • Plumeria (Frangipani)
    Plumeria (Frangipani)

    Featured in July 2016, plumeria was first introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in 1860. Due to its high production of long lasting fragrant flowers and relatively low maintenance requirements, it became popular for planting in cemeteries and home gardens. It is easy to grow in hot, dry areas and is found in Hawaii from sea level to 2,000 ft elevation. (fact sheet)

  • Hibiscus Kokio keokeo (Molokai Hibiscus)
    Hibiscus Kokio keokeo (Molokai Hibiscus)

    Featured in September 2016, this plant is endemic to Hawaii and appears on the Federal Endangered Species Registry. It has a slight fragrance that is strongest in the morning. This hibiscus, because it doesn’t grow as tall as some of the other native hibiscus creates a beautiful hedge, and may be used to screen an area for privacy and as a stand alone beautiful accent plant. (fact sheet)

  • Purple Crown Flower
    Purple Crown Flower

    Featured in October 2016, this plant is home to the Monarch Butterfly and its larvae. The flowers bloom year-round and are often used in festive leis. Bees and birds are also attracted to this plant. (fact sheet)

  • Christmas Candle Plant
    Christmas Candle Plant

    Featured for November and December 2016, the stem of this plant grows in a different direction each time it gets a new leaf giving it a zig-zag effect. It also grows well indoors. The leaves take on a tinge of pink during the year, and the extra pop of color is spectacular! (fact sheet)

2015 Seeds of the Month

  • Herb Mix (Basil, Dill, Marjoram and Savory)
    Herb Mix (Basil, Dill, Marjoram and Savory)

    Featured in September 2015, these herbs are great for cooking and inter planting in landscape among your other plants as a natural garden pest deterrent and attractant to beneficial pollinators. (fact sheet)

  • Butterfly Milkweed
    Butterfly Milkweed

    Featured for October 2015, this plant's fibers were harvested by Native Americans and woven into ropes and weaving cloth. It also has some medicinal value when paired with skunk cabbage as a tea, and can be used to treat chest inflammations. (fact sheet)

  • Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)
    Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)

    Featured for November 2015, the tree blossom has five petals that change from blue to purple and eventually fading to white. This blossom attracts bees and butterflies. (fact sheet)

  • Pregnant Onion
    Pregnant Onion

    Featured for December 2015, this succulent has been known to have healing properties. Some cultures smash the tips of the leaves into a pasty consistency and place the concoction on an infected sore to draw out infections. (fact sheet)


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