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Gmelina philippensis Gmelina philippensis
Code: 51775
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Parrot's Beak

Tropical shrub with hop-like pendulous racemes of yellow flowers. Makes a beautiful espalier, patio tree or topiary in full sun. India, Philippines. Lamiaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum

The Caricature Plant is cultivated in tropical areas worldwide for use as hedges, screening, or specimen plantings. Also, ideal as mixed container plants for a tropical effect and a colorful addition to a conservatory or greenhouse. Various color forms are available, which are similar in appearance to Crotons and Pseuderanthemums. Left untrimmed they may grow up to 20 feet in height in tropical areas, such as Hawaii. They thrive in partial shade to full sun, in heat and humidity with ample moisture. In drier climates, part shade is recommended. Not a seaside plant, as it is not salt tolerant. As a tender tropical they cannot stand cold. Minimum temperature of 40F. USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to New Guinea.

Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection Graptophyllum and Pseuderanthemum Collection
Code: GPS3
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3 different, our choice, from a selection of colorful leafed tropical subshrubs such as: Pseuderanthemum alatum, Pseuderanthemum carruthersii cultivars, Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor', Graptophyllum pictum 'Chocolate', etc. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum excelsum Graptophyllum excelsum
Code: 80062
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Scarlet Fuchsia Bush

An erect multiple stemmed shrub or small tree to 9 feet with attractive glossy green foliage. Waxy, deep red, 1 inch tubular flowers occur in spring and early summer. In a good season, the plant becomes a mass of brilliant scarlet red flowers. Plant does sucker, creating a clump. Best flowering in full sun. Drought tolerant. Slow growing. As an Australian native plant, be sure that any fertilizer used has very little phosphorus. Nectar feeding birds, such as hummingbirds, find the flowers irresistible. Can be grown from a cool temperate to tropical climate, but protect from frost. USDA zones 9 to 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Alba Variegata Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Variegata'
Code: 80065
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Variegated Caricature Plant

Colorful green and white leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Aurea Marginata Graptophyllum pictum 'Aurea Marginata'
Code: 80064
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Golden Caricature Plant

Colorful golden leaves with green center area and wavy edges. Evergreen tropical shrub to 4 feet, but can be kept to 2 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Bronze Graptophyllum pictum 'Bronze'
Code: 80063
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Bronze Caricature Plant

These plants are cultivated chiefly for their colorful, glossy foliage. This one is with solid dark bronze, almost chocolate colored leaves. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Graptophyllum pictum Eldorado Graptophyllum pictum 'Eldorado'
Code: 80067
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Eldorado Caricature Plant

Dark green leaves with a large irregular, yellow margin that is bright golden yellow in high light or yellow green in low light. Evergreen tropical shrub to 6 feet, but can be kept to 3 feet as a greenhouse plant. Flowers are tubular, reddish-purple. Best with bright light and moist soil. Use in tropical landscape beds or in mixed containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Minimum winter temperature of 40F. Acanthaceae

 
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Gynura aurantiaca Gynura aurantiaca
Code: 90531
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Velvet Plant. Purple Velvet Plant, Royal Velvet Plant, Velvet Tree

This showy plant from Java is grown for its handsome velvety 5 inch leaves and stems that are covered in dense purple hairs. Its growth is robust with upright stems that are thick and succulent, growing 3 to 5 feet in height. Its tall stems may need some staking. Best purple leaf color is in bright light on new growth. Clusters of tiny, daisy-like, orange-yellow flowers appear in winter. It dislikes extreme heat or cold and needs winter protection below 40F. Plant it as a soft purple accent in a tropical garden bed. USDA zones 10 - 12. It is usually found that its botanical name is given in error to the common trailing house plant "Purple Passion Plant", which is probably a hybrid between Gynura aurantiaca and Gynura procumbens. Asteraceae

 
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Haworthia cymbiformis Haworthia cymbiformis
Code: 90657
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(Syn.: Haworthia cuspidatus), Cathedral Window Haworthia

New! This popular succulent plant has a pale green rosette of fat, fleshy boat-shaped leaves with dark longitudinal stripes and transparent tips. Small tubular green or brown veined flowers are white to pale pink on slender 8 inch stalks. It's an easy to grow potted plant that grows into a dense clump. Plant in a gritty succulent potting soil for good drainage. Allow the soil to dry out between watering. It grows best in morning sun or partial shade and is able to tolerate low, indoor light. Haworthias are winter growers and go dormant in the hot summer months when it is important not to over-water. Outdoors, it can handle cool weather but protect from frost. Native to South Africa. Asphodelaceae

 
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Haworthia retusa Haworthia retusa
Code: 90658
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Star Cactus, Window Succulent

New! Despite the common name Star Cactus, it is not a cactus at all. This is a small succulent that forms star-shaped rosettes of lime green leaves with translucent windows and veining at the tips. These plump "retuse" leaves are curved back allowing sunlight into the plant through its transparent windows. This helps it tolerate low-light conditions allowing interior photosynthesis of the leaves. In its native habitat of South Africa, it's often buried in the ground with just its flattened leaves showing. Small tubular green or brown veined flowers are white on slender 20 inch stalks, blooming typically in late spring to summer. Haworthia are slow growers and in pots can eventually develop into dense clumps. Plant in a gritty succulent potting soil for good drainage. Allow the soil to dry out between watering. It grows best in morning sun or partial shade and is able to tolerate low, indoor light. Haworthias are winter growers and go dormant in the hot summer months when it is important not to over-water. Outdoors, it can handle cool weather but protect from frost. Asphodelaceae

 
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Hemigraphis alternata Exotica Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica'
Code: 90130
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(Syn.: Hemigraphis colorata 'Exotica'), Purple Waffle Plant

New! This is commonly called the "Purple Waffle Plant" because of its puckered waffle-like maroon leaves. Grow this colorful plant in hanging baskets, as a filler in containers, or as a ground cover in the tropics. Growing 6 to 9 inches high, it spreads widely as it stems root growing outward. It's best in part shade with moist soil. Although its minimum temperature is probably best above 50F, this cultivar has proven hardier to us than the common silvery Hemigraphis alternata ("Red Flame Ivy"), which does not have the puckered leaves. It can be grown as an annual in cold climates. Native to Malaysia. USDA zones 10 - 12. Acanthaceae

 
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Hibiscus Dainty Pink Hibiscus 'Dainty Pink'
Code: 90631
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(Syn.: Hibiscus 'Fantasia', 'Itsy Bitsy Pink', 'Old Hawaiian Variety', 'Pink Butterfly', 'Pink La France', 'Pink Psyche', 'Shirley Temple')

This is an old fashioned heirloom hibiscus, dating back to the 1950's from Florida. It is now grown throughout the tropics. With miniature pink windmill type flowers, this tall growing shrub has thin stems and tiny leaves. If left unpruned, it has a slightly weeping habit. It sometimes sports pure white flowers, which are known as the cultivar 'Dainty White'. Makes a nice background shrub in a tropical landscape. USDA zones 9 - 12. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus diversifolius Hibiscus diversifolius
Code: 90230
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Swamp Hibiscus

Large 4 inch yellow flowers with rich maroon blotch in center. Free-flowering in warmer months. Leaves have three to five lobes and are rough to the touch. Stems with short prickles. Grows fast to 3 or 4 feet high and wide. Responds well to pruning. Train against a wall or useful as a container plant. Likes full sun to part shade and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions such as dry or swampy ground, poor soil, wind, and light to moderate frost. Native to Tropical Africa and Asia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Malvaceae

 
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Hibiscus ovalifolius Hibiscus ovalifolius
Code: 80112
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(Syn.: Hibiscus calyphyllus), Rock's Hibiscus

Hibiscus species used for ground cover and bedding plant in Hawaii. Also can be trained as a hedge or container plant. Sprawling growth to 3 feet high. Sulfur colored flowers with maroon eye. Blooms summer, fall. Full sun, average well-drained soil. Frost tender plant native to tropical Africa. USDA zones 10 and 11. Malvaceae

 
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Holmskioldia sanguinea Copper Flower Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Copper Flower'
Code: 51782
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Chinese Hat Plant

Coppery red bracts and tubular flowers on this variety give the appearance of tiny, wide-brimmed chinese style hats. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to grow. Full sun to part shade. Evergreen scandent shrub to 10 feet. USDA zones 9 - 11. Minimum temperature 32F. From India and the Himalayas. Lamiaceae

 
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Holmskioldia sanguinea Red Flower Holmskioldia sanguinea 'Red Flower'
Code: 51780
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Chinese Hat Plant, Mandarin's Hat

Deep red bracts and tubular flowers give the unmistakable appearance of tiny, wide-brimmed chinese style hats, and have made this a popular everblooming shrub in the tropics. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. From India and the Himalayas. 32F. Lamiaceae

 
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Homalocladium platycladum Homalocladium platycladum
Code: 80055
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(Syn.: Muehlenbeckia platyclada), Centipede Plant, Ribbon Plant

Unusual evergreen plant from the Solomon Islands. Leafless, it has flat, ribbon-like jointed green stems with tiny whitish-green flowers in spring. Container plant or well-drained soil in part shade. Tolerates light frost. Polygonaceae

 
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Hypoestes aristata Hypoestes aristata
Code: 90092
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Ribbon Bush

This evergreen shrubby perennial, with erect stems holding soft green leaves, is covered with spikes of showy lavender flowers from fall to early winter. The lavender two-lipped flowers have the upper lip spotted with darker markings. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun to light shade with occasional water in the summer. Frost and drought tolerant. Prune back hard after blooming. May reseed. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae

 
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