Tulbaghia violacea: Society Garlic

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Tulbaghia violacea [society garlic, pink agapanthus] is a species of flowering plant in the onion family Alliaceae, indigenous to southern Africa. Tulbaghia violacea is a clump-forming perennial with narrow leaves and large clusters of fragrant, violet flowers.

Tulbaghia violacea is used as a herbal remedy/medicine to treat several ailments. Tulbaghia violacea exhibited antithrombotic activities which were higher than those found in garlic.

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Crassula pellucid variegated: Purple Crassula

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It is a fast growing plant with a creeping habit.  Leaves are bright burgundy with white accents.

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Crassula is a large genus of succulent plants containing many species.  Crassulas are usually propagated by stem or leaf cuttings.

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Ferocactus herrerae: Twisted Barrel Cactus

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^ Ferocactus herrerae: Twisted Barrel Cactus

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Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel-shaped cacti, mostly with large spines and small flowers. There are about 30 species included in the genus. They are found in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

They are desert dwellers and can cope with some frost and intense heat. The typical habitat is hot and very arid, and the plants have adapted to exploit water movement to concentrate their biomass in areas where water is likely to be present.

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Cymbidium sp.: Boat Orchid

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Cymbidium  or boat orchids, is a genus of 52 evergreen species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. The genus is abbreviated Cym in horticultural trade.

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This genus is distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia [such as northern India, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Borneo] and northern Australia. The larger flowered species from which the large flowered hybrids are derived grow at high altitudes.

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Aster (genus)

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Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its circumscription has been narrowed, and it now encompasses around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia; many species formerly in Aster are now in other genera of the tribe Astereae.

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