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Cydista aequinoctialis -Flowering 'Garlic Vine' 25 seed

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Botanical Name: Cydista aequinoctialis. Common Name: 'Garlic Vine'. Synonyms: Mansoa alliacea. A beautiful flowering tropical vine native to Belize and Central America. Flowers twice a year and you will quite often find it covered with flowers. The flowers start off a purple color and change to a lighter shade of lavender with age. Eventually they will fade to almost white. You can have three different colors of flowers at the same time. The vine has a strong garlic odor, and is even used as substitute for garlic in food. The entire plant - roots, vine and leaves, is useful. In traditional medicine it is used to reduce fevers, treat colds, throat, and respiratory ailments. The plant is said to help get rid a homestead of bad luck. Easy to grow from seeds. A low maintenance plant that tolerates dry soil and will grow in numerous soil conditions. They prefer full sun and like well drained soils. Given the right conditions, they will grow fast and produce abundant foliage and a continuous display of large, nicely colored blooms..

This item is a special packet of twenty five (25) Cydista aequinoctialis 'Garlic Vine' seeds, to be delivered upon receipt of payment. Note that the buyer pays $3.95 postage & handling.


The seller is located in Belize but we will post to all countries worldwide. Our postal rates are competitive with postage costs in the USA and other countries, especially for combined shipping on seeds.

Most seed items will be mailed from Belize, but some plant shipments will be posted from USA. Overseas bidders will receive their goods via air mail, which takes approx 5 - 10 working days. I provide all necessary customs forms and discreet packaging.

PAYMENTS? I expect payment to be received within FIVE days of the auction ending.

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Your prompt payment is appreciated and will reflect well in my comments on your rating. If you do not contact me to inform me of any delays in sending payment, I will assume the item was not paid for. Payment is due within 5 days of auction close date or ebay will be notified and negative feedback will be left.

Items are shipped as soon as possible after payment has cleared in my account. Risk passes to the buyer when I deliver the item to the shipper, usually the Postal Service. Insurance is at the option and expense of the buyer.


I WILL NOT be held responsible if your country of destination rejects, destroys or confiscates the shipment due to overseas Customs regulations.

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Bidders, please read this section before placing your bid. These conditions are provided to ensure that the buyer and seller both experience a quick, safe and easy transaction.

1. WINNING BIDDERS -The successful bidder must complete the sale transaction within 5 days from the date of receipt of email checkout notification. Bidders who fail to complete the sale may have a non bid paying alert filed against them, so please do not bid unless you intend to complete the sale.

2. MY COMMITMENT - I will promptly email you; a checkout notice, acknowledge your payment, advise when item will be posted, confirm when items has been posted. We always strive to provide a high quality of service and regular communications.

3. PAYMENT - All payments are payable directly by bank deposit, Payment must be made within 5days after the auction is completed

4. POSTAGE: Item Postage quoted does not include registered mail or insurance. While all care will be taken with packaging and shipment, we will not accept responsibility for loss or damage. Winning bidders are advised to use their own discretion when deciding where insurance and/or registration is appropriate. International postage rates are quoted based upon economy airmail.

5. DELIVERY – Item will not be shipped until payment has been received in full, I will endeavor to ship items within 2 business days of payment receipt. Shipment is via Postal Service using Air Mail. Shipments to U.S. usually take 7 to 10 days. International shipments (unless otherwise requested) are sent by economy airmail has an estimated delivery time to most countries of 2-3 weeks.

6. RATINGS – We will give you a rating immediately upon acknowledgement of your payment and request that you do the same for us when you receive the item. EBay ratings are very important as they let us know that you have received the item and give other buyers and sellers the confidence to do further business with us.

7. PICTURES – All effort is taken to ensure that all pictures are as close as possible an image of the item being sold. However due to different light conditions, colors may vary and therefore all the photos within this listing should be considered as for illustration purposes only.

8. QUESTIONS – Please email me if you need further information before placing your bid. If a problem arises, please contact me as promptly as possible and I will endeavor to resolve any issues.

Please note

Due to the many factors involved in successful germination no responsibility is accepted if this fails. All seeds have been graded and tested.


The seller is a commercial grower & distributor of ornamental plant seeds and we take great pride in our seed products. All of our seed is warranted to be of the variety and quantity advertised and safe delivery is guaranteed. Any loss or damage during shipment will be replaced at our expense. Claims must be made within 10 days of receipt of shipment. Any other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.

It is important that buyer understand that seeds are live products and seed germination can be adversely affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Accordingly, the seller does not guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.

If you are an overseas customer you need to be aware some plants & seeds may be illegal in your Country. I advise you to check this out before buying. If plants or seeds are confiscated by customs the responsibility will be yours and they will not be replaced or refunded.

Some plants and seeds are poisonous so please keep away from children and pets.

Any data given is for information purposes only, and not guaranteed to be accurate. No responsibility will be accepted for adverse effects from self-medication of herbal remedies and the like. Pregnant women and children should avoid herbal remedies unless prescribed by a doctor or herbalist.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask and I will try to answer, as I have many years experience in growing tropical fruit plants and trees, both here and abroad.

Seeds sold worldwide

Up to 50 seeds can be sent to USA legally providing you have a USA 'Small lots of seed'permit that lasts up to 3 years. This is relatively easy for USA people to obtain.


Please check with your own country for requirements --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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