• Yucca Rostrata

    The yucca rostrata is one of the hardiest types of trunk forming yucca plants. It is native to northern Mexico and southern Texas, USA, but is hardy to zone 5 if properly situated. It is…

  • Golden Barrel Cactus

    The golden barrel cactus or Echinocactus grusonii originated in Mexico. Its round, chubby shape which has earned it the alternative name mother-in-law’s cushion, makes it an attractive addition to rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean…

  • Tahitian or Persian Lime Trees, Their History and Varieties

    If the main thing you know about limes is that they are sometimes used as a garnish for drinks or made up into a dessert commonly called “Key Lime Pie,” then you might be amazed…

  • Dragon Trees: Their History and Varieties

    Growing out of doors in their native habitat, Dragon Trees, dracaena grows into an amazingly huge tree that can live for hundreds of years. Believed to have been named for the Greek word for a…

  • Olive Trees, Their History and Varieties

    Olives and olive oil are staples around the world. Cold pressed olive oil is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetable oils available. But where did the olive begin? How is it cultivated? And…

  • Glauca Grass Tree

    The glauca grass tree, or Xanthorrhoea glauca is another one of those plant types unique to Australia. Although there are similar plants growing in other places, the Grass Tree is distinctive. Xanthorrhoea Xanthorrhoea plants grow…

  • Dracaena Draco: The Tree of Myth and Legend

    The Canary Islands are a place shrouded in legends and rituals uncommon to the rest of the world, a fantastical place if there ever was one. One piece of mythology that stems from this area…

  • Avocado Trees, Their History and Varieties

    Avocados are one of those peculiar fruits that is more often treated as a vegetable. Served sliced in sandwiches or on salads, mashed and spiced to use as dip, or just eaten out of its…

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