Named for the pinnate leaves resemblence to the Prickly-Ash family such as fellow West-indian native, the Satinwood. Heavy trunks topped by interlaced limber stems with strong fragrance, thus the "Mexican Frankinsence Shrub." Fabulous in the greenhouse succulent collection; handsome as a sunny windowsill potplant; always popular among bonsai fanciers as the leaves remain petite and the trunk becomes more and more swollen with fascinating bark. We include several pictures of older trees in pots. Older large statured plants are typically available at about $100.00--please inquire about these much older, larger specimens--we prefer that you purchase them here at the nursery as each specimen has its own character and personality and thus needs to be chosen on sight, on site.
|Cultural Code||HP CGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×