Heimia Salicifolia Seeds (Sun Opener) Sinicuichi

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Heimia Salicifolia, aka Sinicuichi or Sun Opener, is an attractive perennial plant that grows to broadly three meters. Although it grows naturally in much of South America and Mexico, it can reportedly survive some freezing. However, it is best off being grown in pots that can be brought inside in colder climates. Heimia Salicifolia is one of several sacred plants featured on Xochipilli, a sixteenth century statue of the Aztec Prince of Flowers. It has long, glossy, oval leaves stretching from a stem that becomes woody as it matures. The plant develops yellow flower clusters between its sets of leaves. As the flowers fall, the bud contains a single seed pod. These spherical brown seed pods, which look much like a coriander seed, contain thousands of tiny brown seeds. These seeds are EXTREMELY small! Many new growers think the seeds have been crushed or are skeptical that such small seeds can produce a plant. Ironically, the seeds are so small that you probably couldn't crush them if you tried. They should appear almost as a light brown dust. Their size is their natural way of being spread since they can easily be picked up by the wind and carried to new areas where the plant has not yet colonized.

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