-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
-HEAT PACKS: We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).
SEED ORDERS: These seeds are the product of 2013 and mass bulk is available.
LIVE PLANT ORDERS: Are produced from the main mother plant which grows up to 12′ tall in between usual trimmings. The growth of this plant is so prolific it literally smothers the Moringa Oleifera tree growing next to it. Large bulk orders exceding hundreds of plants can be arranged with about 2 weeks processing time.
DRY HERB ORDERS: This dry herbal product is easily some of the finest grade material in the world. It is produced on the grounds with no chemical treatments of any kind whatsoever (see below) and harvested year round on the same property it is prepared and shipped from. It is hand processed at all stages. It is dried and cured at about 78-82°F allowing the leaf to retain its nice fresh green coloration. It isn’t ever machine ground, which helps minimize adulterants or contaminants. The major bulk of the stems are completely removed leaving only the smallest tips and bits. There’s a total lack of motivation to include stems as they make it hard to package the leaf without poking holes in the packaging materials, while the stems are used to make cuttings or are offered as a stand alone product for tea or extraction purposes.
This plant naturally occurs from Florida to Mexico. It is considered very invasive in foreign environments.
False Calea Dream Herb Here On The Grounds:
The Mother Plant has been growing here in Tampa, FL (Zone 9B) since 2011. It’s in that large pot but has been grown through into the ground, since 2012, and cannot be moved without severing the roots. It doesn’t get irrigated with the city tap water here, as it’s only ever given rain water. It’s never been treated with pesticides, PGR’s or anything of that sort. It’s only occasionally given any sorts of fertilizers. Over the course of the last year it has only been given about 1 cup of alfalfa meal, and during flowering this late winter it was given rainwater that had ashes from the fire pit dissolved into it. That gave incredible results, where the plant topped out at over 10′ in height while producing well beyond 1.5 gallons of de-stemmed seed pods (over 400,000 seeds). Despite regularly being chopped down to nothing, and the fact that the Moringa Oleifera tree has a reputation for being one of the faster and largest growing trees in the world, the Calea mother plant is in a constant state of smothering the Moringa next to it. The Moringa tree is quite absurd in shape and appearance with the Calea plant being a major force in that result.
Plant Germplasm (definition): Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery. MASS SPECTRUM BOTANICALS (Tampa, Florida): Germplasm Factory - Micronursery - Commercial Seed Bank Areas of Intent & Expertise: >Custom heirloom vegetable seed vaults. >Live Plants of a useful nature (exotic fruits, tactical landscaping plants, etc.). >Plant growth hormone regulators (PGR's) and other Plant Biostimulants. >Rare edible perennial jungle plants (green leafy vegetable year round tropical plants). >Drought tolerant edible landscape xeriscaping. >Complimentary Cancer Survival medicinal plants; >Cutting edge skin, weight & diabetes health targeting. >Laboratory-spec seed sprouting, germination & vegetative propagation kits. >Advanced horticultural science. >Ethnobotanical supplies. >Isolated herbal extracts. Pure & technical grade chemicals (powders, salts & crystals). >Tissue Culture laboratory research supplies. >Antibiotics for fish, bird, cat, dog, reptile, horse, marine, swine, chicken & invertebrate care. >Aquarium, aquaculture, hydroponic, aquaponic & pet terrarium supplies. >Bioremediation / phytoremediation environmental solutions for the natural cleanup of toxic / nuclear waste spill / contamination. >Seeking to Buy / Sell / Trade. Seeking trade partners, suppliers and purchasing agents worldwide.