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Medinilla cumingii Medinilla cumingii
Code: 52156
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(Syn.: Medinilla cummingii, Medinilla teysmannii), Chandelier Tree

Large pendant clusters of bright pink flowers followed by showy clusters of blue berries. Similar to Medinilla magnifica but without the pink bracts. Blooms spring through fall. Handsome leathery leaves on this shrubby epiphytic plant. Philippines. Hardy to 35F. Often misspelled as Medinilla cummingii. Melastomataceae

 
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Medinilla multiflora Medinilla multiflora
Code: 52159
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(Syn.: Medinilla myriantha)

Panicles of pink flowers in summer and fall followed by pendant clusters of pink berries. Medium sized leathery dark green leaves. 35F. Melastomataceae

 
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Medinilla scortechinii Medinilla scortechinii
Code: 52157
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Bright orange flowers with orange stems in panicles. Leathery dark green oval leaves on this low growing shrub. Minimum temperature of 40F. Melastomataceae

 
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Medinilla sedifolia Medinilla sedifolia
Code: 52158
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A beautiful but little known species for terrarium or small hanging basket, this elegant rare plant is slow growing and spectacular in bloom. In winter and spring 1 inch waxy flowers of bright magenta pink nearly cover the dark green foliage of closely set ¼th inch waxy leaves. Likes warmth, humidity. (F,D,T,B) Melastomataceae

 
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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Code: 52460
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A magnificent herbaceous shrub with large ovate leaves and great erect heads of red bracts, white flowers in winter. 30F. Acanthaceae

 
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Metarungia longistrobus Metarungia longistrobus
Code: 80195
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(Syn.: Macrorungia longistrobus), Sunbird Bush, Orange Lips

Uncommon South African shrub with unusual candle-shaped spikes with burnt orange shrimp-like flowers. Flowering occurs during late summer and fall. Evergreen growing to 5 feet high and wide with gray-green leaves. Can tolerate a light frost, is drought resistant, and fast growing. Plant in full sun to part shade. A light pruning in winter will encourage a bushier plant with more flowers, as blooms appear on the ends of branches. Attracts nectar loving birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Probably USDA zones 9 - 10. Acanthaceae

 
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Nephrolepis exaltata Elzevir Nephrolepis exaltata 'Elzevir'
Code: 40049
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Minature Fluffy Ruffles Fern

Tiny, irregularly fringed fronds, dense, compact habit to 5 inches. This is the only fern cultivar that remains small enough to be suitable for small terrarium. Nephrolepidaceae (formerly Polypodiaceae)

 
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Odontonema callistachyum Lavender Odontonema callistachyum 'Lavender'
Code: 69161
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Lavender Firestick

Fast growing large, showy evergreen shrub to 10 feet. Spikes of upright panicles of lavender tubular flowers from midsummer through winter. Sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as summer annual. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to Mexico. Acanthaceae

 
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Odontonema callistachyum Purple Odontonema callistachyum 'Purple'
Code: 69091
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Purple Firestick

Fast growing large, showy evergreen shrub to 10 feet. Spikes of upright panicles of purple tubular flowers from midsummer through winter. Sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as a summer annual. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to Mexico. Acanthaceae

 
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Odontonema cuspidatum Odontonema cuspidatum
Code: 69090
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(Syn.: Odontonema strictum), Brazilian Firestick

Large shrub with glossy green leaves and bright red flower spikes. Grows to 6 feet in sun to part shade. USDA zone 9b, or anywhere as a summer annual. Hummingbirds love it. Native to Central America. Acanthaceae

 
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Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Code: 80017
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Black Mondo Grass

Distinctive purplish-black grassy leaves with small violet-white flowers, followed by globular bluish-black berries. Height 6 to 9 inches. Grows well in a container or useful as a slow growing ground cover. Give rich, humusy soil with adequate moisture. Part shade or sun for darkest color. Originally native to Japan and Korea, the black form was developed in England. USDA zones 6 - 10. Asparagaceae

 
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Oplismenus hirtellus Variegatus Oplismenus hirtellus 'Variegatus'
Code: 90431
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Variegated Basket Grass

This tropical grass is popular in hanging baskets with its tri-colored striped leaves in green, pink, and white. Use it as a striking accent in a mixed container or a window box. It hugs the ground as it spreads making a colorful ground cover for a warm area or conservatory, growing to a maximum height of 6 inches with a spread of 12 inches. Plant in sun for the best color, but it will also tolerate some shade. Keep moist. Treat as an annual in cold climates as it does not tolerate frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. Poaceae

 
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Pachira glabra Pachira glabra
Code: 80057
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(Syn.: Bombax glabra), Malabar Chestnet, Money or Lucky Tree

A small evergreen tree, it makes an ideal potted indoor plant, bonsai, or outdoor specimen with a caudiciform trunk and is grown for its delicious seeds, which can be eaten either raw or roasted. Roasted they taste like chestnuts or cashews, raw they taste like peanuts and keep for months in a cool, dry place. The large, white, self-fertile flowers display spectacular clusters of 4 inch cream-white stamens. Plant in frost free location, well-drained soil, and in part shade to full sun. Tropical America. Malvaceae

 
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Pachystachys lutea Pachystachys lutea
Code: 52312
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Yellow Lollipop Plant

Candle-like terminal clusters of brilliant yellow bracts with white flowers. Plant in sunny location in rich, moist soil. Tropical, minimum 40F. Peru. Acanthaceae

 
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Pachystachys spicata Pachystachys spicata
Code: 52310
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(Syn.: Pachystachys coccinea), Cardinal's Guard

Large terminal clusters of brilliant red flowers, green bracts. Dark green elliptic leaves. Plant in shady location, fertile, well-drained, moist soil. Native to South America. Tropical. Minimum temperature of 40F. There is some confusion between this botanical name and that of Pachystachys coccinea. Some sources indicate that these names are synonyms, others as different species. To us, the images of the plants of each look identical. Acanthaceae

 
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Pelargonium carnosum Pelargonium carnosum
Code: 90662
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(Syn.: Pelargonium ferulaceum), Fleshy Stalk Pelargonium

New! Native to South Africa, this succulent geranium has thick succulent gray stems swollen at the internodes with green frilly leaves on long petioles. The small flowers are white with red stigmas. Plant in fast draining soil in a bright sunny location. It goes semi-dormant in summer, when watering should be sparingly given. A fine candidate for use as a bonsai. It's best to protect from frost, although it can probably take a brief exposure. Geraniaceae

 
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Pellionia pulchra Pellionia pulchra
Code: 90151
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Satin Pellionia

Great trailing indoor plant for basket or terrarium. Showy leaves are dark veined with an olive-green background, purple underside. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. This is now listed by botanists as a variation of Pellionia repens. Urticaceae

 
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Pellionia repens Pellionia repens
Code: 90152
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(Syn.: Pellionia daveauana), Watermelon Pellionia

Grown for the beauty of its leaves, it makes an ideal basket or terrarium plant. Showy leaves are purplish-brown on the edges with a deep green surface and a light green center. Likes humidity and warmth, bright light but not direct sunlight. Keep moist but not wet. Easy to grow. Can be grown as a ground cover in tropical climates. Native to Southeast Asia. Urticaceae

 
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