"Australian Finger Lime" (Citrus australacae)

- Tapered oval citrus fruit that grows on a bush, not a tree

- Little sour beads break apart and burst in your mouth

- Native of Australia

- Needs plenty of sunlight, some dryness between waterings

"Vera Purple" (Bougainvillea)

- It is always in bloom and grows in an upright form

- Usually grows as a vine in the southern U.S.

- Needs a full 6-8 hours of daily sun, let it dry out before watering

"Black Pepper Plant" (Piper nigrum)

- It's the pepper of commerce, typically used to flavor food

- Needs direct sunlight and needs to be warm; needs a period of dryness between waterings

- Very slow growing plant

"Oxyceros horridus"

- The flower buds form in late summer to fall and wait to open in the spring

- Very fragrant

- Native to Thailand

- Thorny hooks form along the stem -- although nowhere near as threatening as a rose

"Musa Dwarf Lady Finger"

- Small, low-growing banana tree that produces edible fruit

- Needs full sun, plenty of room for the roots, and plenty of water and fertilizer; atmosphere must be above 60 degrees

Special Thanks

Thanks to Byron Martin of Logee's.

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