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Native plants of Cayman

Solanum havanense Jacq. SOLANACEAE Description Not to be mistaken for the spineless Solanum nitidum with long narrow leaves that can be found between Central Ecuador to Chili,...

Native plants of Cayman

Phyllanthus nutans ssp. grisebachianus PHYLLANTHACEAE Description This infrequent small tree is glorious in full bloom. New shoots emerge with a golden hue while the lime green leaves...

Native plants of Cayman

Florida Privet / Forestiera segregata OLEACEAE Description Florida Privet is like a bad-hair-day bush. Densely foliated, with shiny, elliptical and leathery evergreen leaves, it is easily manicured...

Native plants of Cayman

Bourreria; Strongbark / Bourreria venosa BORAGINACEAE Parrot Berry is an erect, sturdy, large bush with a loosely branching canopy that is often heavily laden with flower...

Native plants of Cayman

Red Birch; Gumbo Limbo; Tourist Tree / Bursera simaruba BURSERACEAE Tourists are not so visible on the island since COVID-19 border closures took effect, but the...

Native plants of Cayman

Shamrock; Cow-stick; Hemlock (Cayman Brac) / Tecoma stans BIGNONIACEAE Shamrock is a colourful, happy plant with its bright yellow bloom. It is often found as secondary vegetation,...

Native plants of Cayman

Wild Coffee / Casearia hirsuta SALICACEAE Height: 15 feet high X 8 feet wide Growth habit: With graceful, horizontal, layered branching, this deciduous bush has large,...

Native plants of Cayman

The many shades of Lantana VERBENACEAE Soil requirement: Well-drained soil Habitat: Disturbed areas and along roadsides in limestone and sand Light requirements: Full-sun to part-shade Environment tolerance: Drought-tolerant Nature attracting:...

Native Plant of the Week

White Fiddlewood/Citharexylum spinosum VERBENACEAE Height: 15-50 feet high x 8-30 feet wide, depending on the variety Growth habit: Upright Flowers: Daily white, fragrant, Jasmine-like flowers in drooping...

Native Plant of the Week

Phyllanthus caymanensis PHYLLANTHACEAE Height: 10 feet high x 6 feet wide Growth habit: Full and round Flowers: A single small white/pink-throated flower is born in the leaf...

Native plant of the week

Smoke Wood/Erythroxylum areolatum ERYTHROXYLACEAE Height: 20 feet high x 8 feet wide Growth habit: It has a ‘V’ shape growth habit Flowers: White flowers Soil requirement: Well-drained soil or...

Plant of the week

Fire Bush is an erect, round-shaped, large bush with evergreen leaves that will transition to copper with age. It blooms at the end of summer and throughout winter. Butterflies and birds are attracted to it.

Plant of the Week

Fowl Berry; Blood Berry / Rivina humilis PHYTOLACCACEAE Height: 18 inches x 12 inches Growth habit: Rounded, full form, evergreen leaves with ever-blooming blossoms Flowers: White or...

Plant of the week

Wild Pumpkin; Corky Stem Vine; Inkvine/Passiflora cuprea PASSIFLORACEAE Height: Long tendrils that can cover a large pergola Growth habit: Evergreen vine with blue/green foliage Flowers: Large three-inch red flowers; the large...

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