Tropical Trees & Shrubs

The tropical trees and shrubs are a diverse group of plants. Most of these plants have the potential to get quite large and will require regular pruning and repotting with root pruning to stay a manageable size. The trees should be able to fit through doorways and be under ceiling height for the labs. The best time to prune these plants is in the early winter after they are no longer needed for courses and they will flush out come spring and be ready for summer courses.

The tropical herbs include the following species:

• Anacardium occidentale• Azadirachta indica• Adansonia digitata• Eucalyptus globulus
• Bixa orellana• Camellia sinensis• Hibiscus sabdariffa
• Brugmansia sp.• Cananga odorata• Tamarindus indica
• Carica papaya 'Ataulfo'• Citrus limonum
• Carica papaya 'Waimalano'• Citrus maxima
• Hymenaea courbaril• Coffea arabica
• Psidium cattleyanum• Ficus elastica
• Psidium guajava• Ficus elastica 'rubra'
• Solanum quitoense• Ficus religiosa
• Theobroma cacao• Gnetum gnemon