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Bixa (Annatto Shrub)

Annatto Shrub is native of tropical South America and makes a good container plant for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. It has evergreen, Acer-like foliage, and clusters of white, yellowish-white or pale rose flowers, which are followed by egg-shaped, spiny, and large fruits turning red on ripening. Ground seeds are used for herbal dyes and as a spice to color various dishes. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C in a sunny position.
Sow flat in any rich, yet very well drained soil at a minimum of some 25°C.
20 seeds per package.
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Bixa orellana (Annatto Shrub)

Bixa orellana (Annatto Shrub)

2 (5)m, Annatto Shrub or locally called Achiote produces a natural bright orange colorant, which is made from ground seeds. It is an elegant woody shrub with white to pale rose flowers and foxbrown capsules with soft spines. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-XI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package2832 € 2,99*
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