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Is The Wandering Jew Plant Poisonous or Toxic?
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Is The Wandering Jew Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

You may have heard Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) is edible, but this is entirely incorrect.This misunderstanding comes from the fact the plant shares the common name, Spiderwort, with a couple of other plants in the same genus which are edible.The fact is, Wandering Jew (and several similar plants in this genus) contain very irritating sap, while the plants sharing its common name (Tradescantia Virginiana and Tradescantia ohiensis) have edible flowers, stems, and leaves.

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Growing The World’s Largest Flower The Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus)

The corpse flower, its common name or botanically Amorphophallus is a tuberous rooted plant from the Arum family (Araceae) and native to Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia.It is in the same family tree as the calla lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, skunk-cabbage, and many other familiar plants.Other common names include:Voodoo lilySnake palmDevil’s tongueTitan ArumAmorphophallus plants are a curious tuberous plant usually planted outdoors (potted) in a shade garden or shady border after all danger of frost is past.
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Plants

Is The Wandering Jew Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

You may have heard Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) is edible, but this is entirely incorrect.This misunderstanding comes from the fact the plant shares the common name, Spiderwort, with a couple of other plants in the same genus which are edible.The fact is, Wandering Jew (and several similar plants in this genus) contain very irritating sap, while the plants sharing its common name (Tradescantia Virginiana and Tradescantia ohiensis) have edible flowers, stems, and leaves.
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Cistus Plant Care: Tips On Growing The Rockrose

Cistus SIS-tus plants are easy to care for shrubs belonging to the Cistaceae family and are commonly referred to as Rockrose.These plants are often used for groundcover; however, some varieties grow in a mounding habit or even stand erect and are used as low hedges or specimen plants.There are about twenty species of Rockroses, and they come from a variety of Mediterranean settings including the Caucasus mountains, the Mediterranean basin, and the Canary Islands.
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How To Grow and Care For Cistus Purpureus

Cistus purpureus SIS-tus, pur-PUR-ee-us are perennial evergreen shrubs hailing from the Mediterranean, Lebanon, Portugal, and southern Europe.These plants belong to the family Cistaceae.You may also hear them referred to as Purple Flowered Rock Rose, Orchid Spot Rock Rose, or as Betty Taudevin.Cistus Purpureus CareSize and GrowthThese pretty, evergreen shrubs have a medium rate of growth and typically grow to be 3′ or 4′ feet tall and equally as wide.
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