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  1. Small Aloe Vera plant.

    Small Aloe vera plant

    £2.99

    Small Aloe Vera plant. About 6-8" tall. Fast growing and hardy variegated aloe. Learn More
  2. young agave plant

    Agave (agave americana / variegata)

    £4.99

    Agave americana, century plant, was introduced into Europe about the middle of the 16th century, and is now widely cultivated as an ornamental, as it is in the Americas. In the variegated forms, the leaf has a white or yellow marginal or central stripe. As the leaves unfold from the center of the rosette, the impression of the marginal spines is conspicuous on the still erect younger leaves. The plants require protection from frost. They mature very slowly and die after flowering, but are easily propagated by the offsets from the base of the stem. There are four major parts of the agave that are edible: the flowers, the leaves, the stalks or basal rosettes, and the sap (in Spanish: aguamiel, meaning "honey water"). Each agave plant will produce several pounds of edible flowers during its final season. The stalks, which are ready during the summer, before the blossom, weigh several pounds each. Roasted, they are sweet and can be chewed to extract the aguamiel, like sugarcane. When dried out, the stalks can be used to make didgeridoos. The leaves may be collected in winter and spring, when the plants are rich in sap, for eating. Agave americana is the source of pita fiber, and is used as a fiber plant in Mexico, the West Indies and southern Europe. During the development of the inflorescence, sap rushes to the base of the young flower stalk. Agave nectar (also called agave syrup), a sweetener derived from the sap, is used as an alternative to sugar in cooking, and can be added to breakfast cereals as a binding agent. The sap of A. americana and other species is used in Mexico and Mesoamerica to produce pulque, an alcoholic beverage. The flower shoot is cut out and the sap collected and subsequently fermented. By distillation, a spirit called mezcal is prepared; one of the best-known forms of mezcal is tequila. When dried and cut in slices, the flowering stem forms natural razor strops, and the expressed juice of the leaves will lather in water like soap. The natives of Mexico used the agave to make pens, nails, and needles, as well as string to sew and make weavings. Leaf tea or tincture taken orally is used to treat constipation and excess gas. It is also used as a diuretic. Root tea or tincture is taken orally to treat arthritic joints. Several agave species are also considered to have potential as effective bioenergy crops. Learn More
  3. Delosperma bosseranum (Ice plant)

    Delosperma bosseranum (Ice plant)

    £3.49

    Delosperma Bosseranum, aka Ice Plant, is a caudex that is native to Madagascar. Easy to grow from seed or from cuttings, Delosperma Bosseranum contains some of the same active compounds as sceletium tortuosum (kanna) along with similar medicinal value and preparation methods. Ice Plant is reported to have SSRI and stimulant properties. Although Kanna is more common in ethno gardens, bosseranum is reportedly more potent. Delosperma Bosseranum likes sandy soil. Frost can kill it. Produces many seeds. Learn More

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