Sun Opener, Sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia)

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Sun Opener, also known as Sinicuichi or the Shrubby cc Yellow-Crest plant is a perennial herb with a rich ethnobotanical history.  It is a member of the pomegranate family of plants, and is native to the American continents ranging from the southwestern United States to Central America.

Sun Opener is lean shrub that prefers to grow along wetlands in it's native habitat. This includes stream sides, river sides, and in moist brush lands. It has pointy, deep green leaves, and generally flowers March to June, becoming emblazoned with singular bright orange-yellow flowers. When propagating it's best to sow seeds in a moist well-shaded area, and to gradually introduce the plant to full sun as it grows.

For those of Aztec/Mayan/similar descent, who are looking to connect with their ancestors culture, this is a great plant tz xx o grow and care for. The plant spirit is very loving and tender. It's also a fun plant for anyone who likes to grow medicinal plants with unique effects. Learn more about Sun Opener's unique spiritual heritage below.

Plant Type: 
Perennial Herb (lean deciduous shrubby habit)

Harvest Season: 
Blooms Spring-early Summer and can be harvested year-round.

Mature Size: 
Up to 10 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture: 
Well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Water on a daily basis in the Spring and Summer.

Light Requirements: 
Full sun, Part shade, Light shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
8-11

Propagation: 
Our Sun Opener is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within growing season. 

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