A flowering plant of the mint family known for its beauty and sweet floral fragrance, lavender deserves more credit than just having a color named after it.
According to legend, quinine (Cinchona Pubescens) was discovered as a malaria cure in 1631 when the Countess of Cinchona, a Spanish noblewoman married to the viceroy of Peru, fell ill with a high fever and severe chills – the classic symptoms of malaria.
Desperate to heal her, the viceroy gave his wife a concoction made with the bark of an Andean tree. The countess soon recovered and the miraculous plant that cured her was named “cinchona” in her honor. Today, it’s the national tree of Peru and Ecuador.
An elegant yet striking choice for those who like the appearance of a palm tree, but want a more compact specimen that is suited for smaller spaces.
Add a little flair to your sim’s home with this plant that boasts gorgeous green fronds and is sure to bring back pleasant memories of favorite beach vacations.
If you’re looking for an ornamental plant to grace your sim’s garden, then this multi-stemmed palm with arching fronds could be an excellent choice.
Bring some lush tropical greenery into your sim’s home with this staple classic that deserves a place in every household!
Whether your sim misses waking up to the lush greenery from their vacation or you just want to add a tree to their back yard, you can’t go wrong with this palm that creates a relaxing, tropical-inspired environment.
A fountain of fine feathery fronds sit atop a gorgeous thin trunk that gives the tree a distinct and impactful sculptural form perfect as a statement plant for sunny exteriors.
Spruce up your sim’s outdoor with this majestic palm tree that will create a sunny atmosphere wherever you place it. The dramatic fronds exploding from the diamond-patterned trunk will have you reminiscing about a warm day at the beach. Bring a calm, tropical feel to your sim’s home and enjoy the oasis that lasts year-round!
Who says you need sand and waves to enjoy an island vacation? If you’ve always wanted to bring the tropics to your sims’ yard, then this is the palm for you.
The Sylvester Date Palm with its bright green, slightly curving fronds and bumpy trunk will certainly become the show stopper of your sims’ landscape. The long weeping branches spread into a circular canopy creating beautiful scenery and adding a tropical vibe to your sims’ surroundings.
This vividly colored South African native, the Gerbera Daisy is a popular choice for gardens, and for good reason. The pleasing shape and luminous colors make for fabulous cut flowers or they can serve as a central feature of any flower garden.
This sculptural plant, with its eye-catching spiral stalks, can frequently be seen in offices, homes, and on desks for good feng shui. Lucky bamboo plants are said to bring good luck and fortune to those who own them, especially if the plants were given as gifts.
A long-time favorite for indoor gardeners, the Dracaena is loved for its dramatic, yet fun shape and large, upright growth. This splendid tropical houseplant features long, pointed, multicolored leaves that burst from the center of the plant in staggered layers.
Sometimes called a dragon tree, Dracaena comes from the Ancient Greek word drakaina meaning female dragon.