posted on May, 29 2012 @ 04:22 AM
You can get seeds for those trees / plants on ebay etc. Look for "Dragon's Blood" tree (which makes an interesting incense), and "bottle tree" and
also "baobab". Some might also find interest in Banyan trees, Elephant Tree, and some others I cant think of right now. My Dracaena seeds didn't live
the way I tried them last year, but my Elephant Trees and Boabab Digita seedlings survived the FL winter. Bottle trees are cool because they store
water, hence the term, and apparently giant Baobabs hold something like 1000's of gallons of water that can be 'tapped'.
Oh, and the 'trunk' of my Jatropha Biodiesel Plants are much similar looking to my baobab at its current height, thicker even although not so bizaare
looking. Easy germinator, and cuttings. Can grow to 20'+ on something like a couple inches of water per year. Baobabs can take 6+ months to germinate
so gibberellic acid is recommended to rapidify the germination process. Of my 4 Jatophas last year I did one in a 5 gallon pot: the root grew right
thru the bottom so hard I cant move it without severing the root, although it can survive it and a new one might even prout from the root
Sequoia & Redwood seeds are also readily available and grow in many places that might surpprise you, would also be neat along side these others.
Every species I've mentioned except maybe one also make great bonsai specimens if you'd like this in your liviing room. Outdoors most don't need to be
watered except Banyan Tree enjoys being near a body of water in my eyes' experience.
Some other bizarre gardens inclusions would the "Monkey Puzzle Tree", "ZZ Plant" (I saw one of these at Home Debit yesterday), some of the Cycads,
Aloe Tree (more than one species), Euphorbia "Devil's Backbone" and other euphorbias for sure, sensitive plant mimosa pudica, Telegraph Plant (the
"dancing plant"), living stones, Lapidaria Margarethae Rosynebos, countless other succulents and of course carnivorous plants.
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