• Cacao

    Cacao

    Cacao trees can live for up to 100 years but are considered productive for only around 60. When the tree grows naturally from cocoa tree seeds, it has a long, deep taproot.   Plant begins to bear fruit when height reaches about 4’ tall.  

  • Cosmos (flowering)

    Cosmos

    Daisy-like flowers of the cosmos plant appear atop tall stems with lacy foliage.  Flowers are popular for indoor use and come in a variety of colors from yellow to purple.  Cutting flowers results in additional blooms.  Plant in well-drained soil and full sun.

  • Ti Leaf, Green

    Ti Leaf, Green

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    Ti leaf is used for making leis and for wrapping food in for flavor while cooking.  These ornamental plants come in a variety of shapes and colors.  The ones we received were like these, approximately 2-3 feet long and green throughout.  Sun or partial shade, average water.  These plants are hardy and somewhat drought tolerant.

  • Cholesterol Spinach

    Cholesterol Spinach

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    Purchased at Home Depot as “Cholesterol Spinach,” this most closely resembles Ganura Procumbens. It is also known as the wonder plant, anti-cholesterol plant and longevity spinach.  It grow rapidly and well in the sun.  Propagates by slip.  It is edible and said to be healthy.  It can be used in place of kale or spinach, best in soups or smoothies.

  • Lemongrass

    Lemongrass

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    Lemongrass is a tropical herb used in Asian cooking, as well as in teas, sauces, and soups. In the garden, lemongrass forms a tall, grassy clump 3 to 6 feet tall. Lemongrass can be grown in containers but must occasionally be split into new ones as the clump expands. The plant likes moist soil and thrives in Hawaii’s tropical climate.

  • Oregano, Cuban

    Oregano (Cuban)

    Cuban oregano, a succulent herb, is native to India and not a “true oregano.”  However, it can be used in place of oregano in cooking and is a hardy plant requiring not much more than sunlight, scant water and an occasional treat of fertilizer.  The plant grows upward and can reach several feet tall.  The exchange has received two different types of Cuban oregano, one with solid green leaves and other with white-trimmed green leaves.

  • Celosia (Cockscomb)

    Celosia (Cockscomb)

    Largely an ornamental plant in America, celosia is an annual. Seed production in these species can be very high. One ounce of seed may contain up to 43,000 seeds. Depending upon the location and fertility of the soil, blossoms can last 8–10 weeks.  Plants like full sun and well-drained soil.