LIVE PLANTS: Notice – Many of the Live Plants are doing so well in the new containment array that they may have to be trimmed back to fit into the normal FR Priority Mail packaging used for the $6 Unlimited Shipping. This will be less the case for orders big enough to call for Medium or Large FRBoxes.
Bulk rooted plant orders won’t ship out for about 2 weeks.
-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).
Spacing: 24-36″ apart.
Altitude Range: 0 to 4,653 meters (0 to 15,266 feet)
Uses in Traditional Medicine:
Lemongrass oil is a valuable remedy for flatulence, irregular bowel movement, gastric irritability
and used to arrest vomiting. It is an excellent embrocation for chronic rheumatism, sprains and
other ailments. In Malaysia, it is used as a mild diuretic, tonic, to promote perspiration, for treating kidney trouble and for preparing lemongrass tea. The stem is used to add fragrance to food. Paste prepared from leaves is used for treating headaches and rheumatism. Extract of lemongrass is believed to be a good mosquito repellent. A decoction of the leaves and roots is
consumed to ease urinary problems and stomachaches. The extract from roots is used as a fragrance in shampoo and perfumes.
Lemongrass Research Data Links:
Australian New Crops Project – Bing Images – Crescent Bloom – Dave’s Garden – Easy Bloom – Extension – Floridata – Forestry – GenBank – Google Scholar – Hortipedia – Kew – Landscape Plants For South Florida – List of Chemicals (in Lemongrass) – MBG – PubMed – USDA – Wikipedia – wiseGEEK
Plant Germplasm (definition):
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf, lemon grass, citronella, Andropogon citratus, West Indian Lemon Grass, حشيشة الليمون, حَشِيشَة اللَيْمُون, Hashisha Al-Limun, Andropogon chrysocomus Nash • Andropogon citratus Candolle • Andropogon furcatus Muhl. Ex Willd. • Andropogon gerardii var. chrysocomus (Nash) Fern. • Andropogon provincialis Lam. • Cymbopogon citratus< /i> (Dc. Ex Nees) Stapf • Cymbopogon citratus< /i> (Dc.) Stapf, Fever Grass, Limocillo, Citrongræs, Sereh, Sitronellaheinä, Verveine des Indes, herbe citron, Zitronengras, Sítrónugras, Sitrongress, Palczatka cytrynowa, Belgata, chá-do-Gabão, chá-do-príncipe, citronela, Hierba limón, caña santa, caña limón, Citrongräs, verveine des Indes, lemongrass, citronelle, citronnelle, westindisches Zitronengras, erva-cidreira, cana-cidreira, patchuli-falso, cana-limão, capim-cidró, capim-santo, pasto limón, zacate dete, zacate limón, sontol, yerba luisa, “Chukku Kaapi”, Gavati Chaha (गवती चहा), arbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass,cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, tanglad, hierba Luisa, 香茅草, xiāng máo căo, tanglad.
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.
All live plants, bulbs and recalcitrant seeds are regularly inoculated with numerous strains of beneficial symbiotic mycorrhizal
fungi & bacteria (listed below) essential for strong healthy plant roots. Generally this is one of the last aspects of horticultural science that gardeners learn about when it should be the first. Beneficial Ectomycorrhiza: Laccaria bicolor
, Laccaria laccata
, Pisiolithus tinctorius
, Rhizopogon amylopogon
, Rhizopogon fulvigleba
, Rhizopogon luteolus
, Rhizopogon roseolus
, Rhizopogon subcaerulescens
, Rhizopogon villosulus
, Rhizopogon vulgaris
, Scleroderma cepa
, Scleroderma citrinni
, Suillus granulatus
, Suillus punctatepies Beneficial Endomycorrhiza:
Gigaspora brasilianum, Gigaspora margarita
, Gigaspora monosporum, Glomus aggregatum
, Glomus clarum
, Glomus deserticola
, Glomus entunicatum
, Glomus intraradices
, Glomus monosporum
, Glomus mosseae Beneficial Tricoderma: Trichoderma harzianum
, Trichoderma koningii Beneficial Bacteria: Acidovorax facilis
, Azotobacter chroococcum
, Azotobacter polymxa, Bacillus azotoformans, Bacillus coagulans
, Bacillus licheniformis
, Bacillus megaterium
, Bacillus pumilus
, Bacillus stearothermophilus
, Bacillus subtilis
, Bacillus thuringiensis
, Cellulomonas flavigena,
Paenibacillus dorum, Paenibacillus florescence, Paenibacillus gordonae, Paenibacillus polymyxa
, Psuedomonas aureofaceans
, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
. Most of these strains are available in water soluble form in "Myco Madness" (available here at M.S.B.).
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.
>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.