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Amorphophallus konjac

(Syn.: Amorphophallus rivieri), Konjac Voodoo Lily, Konnyaku Potato, Devil's Tongue

Amorphophallus konjac


NEW! - This unusual exotic plant is in the same family as the Giant Corpse Flower (A. titanum), which often is a newsmaker when in bloom. This easy to grow plant is a much smaller cousin with a 5 foot flower stalk that has an amazing dark, liver-purple spadix surrounded by a lighter purple spathe. It emits an interesting provocative scent mimicking a dead animal to lure in flies for pollination. The single huge snowflake-like leaf emerges from the corm after blooming growing up to 4 feet high on a green and purple mottled, fleshy stalk. In cold climates lift the huge corm in the fall to store. The large corm is commonly used in Asian cuisine and for herbal remedies. It's a widespread species from the eastern Himalayas to China and the Philippines. Image from Curtis's Botanical Magazine 1875. Araceae

Sold in 3" pots.


Anthurium scandens

Pearl Anthurium

Anthurium scandens


NEW! - This cute aroid is widespread in its forest habitat from southern Mexico and the West Indies to southern Brazil and found from sea level to almost 9,000 feet in elevation. It's a creeping epiphyte with up to 2 inch dark green leaves and, at a young age, a profusion of waxy, white or faintly violet fruit (berries) that look like little pearls. It has small brown sheaths that cover the stems giving them a woody look and aerial roots along the stems that penetrate cracks in the bark of trees to help anchor and climb. As a container plant, it remains small and compact. Tolerates full sun, but is best in part shade. Perfect for growing in a terrarium. USDA zones 10 - 12. Araceae


Anthurium schlechtendalii

Pheasant's Tail, Birdsnest Anthurium

Anthurium schlechtendalii


Anthurium schlechtendalii is our best guess. Although, it could be a form of Anthurium hookerii. This is a large dramatic bird's nest anthurium. In the wild it's an epiphyte. Its vase shape is composed of bright green leaves more than six feet long and two feet wide. The inconspicuous inflorescence, which has a ripe banana-like fragrance, produces showy red fruit. Use as a tropical landscape accent in a wind protected garden or as a tubbed specimen. Protect from snails. Has survived in Southern California in USDA zone 9 with minimal frost protection. Native Mexico south to Nicaragua. Araceae


Philodendron imbe 'Variegata'

Philodendron imbe Variegata


NEW! - This is a rare variegated form of a large growing tropical climber. Leaves up to 2 feet long and 6 inches wide that each can be uniquely different, sometimes just mottled or speckled, other times boldly splashed with white or light green variegation. Grow outdoors in bright shade. Fast grower up to 10 feet a year in tropical conditions. If protected, can take a brief cold snap to 28F. Easy houseplant, as it tolerates indoor conditions. Try growing on a totem. USDA zones 9 - 12. Araceae

Large plants in 3 inch pots.


Philodendron 'Pink Princess'

Philodendron Pink Princess


NEW! - This is a beautiful Australian hybrid with dark olive-green waxy leaves streaked with shades of purple, hot pink, gray, lavender, and cream. Leaves can grow up to 9 inches long and 5 inches wide. It's an easy to grow climber or basket plant. Great house plant. Just give it rich well-drained soil, protection from direct sun, regular moisture, and humidity. Plant outdoors in a protected frost free area. Probably has some Philodendron erubescens in its breeding. USDA zones 9 - 11. Araceae

Large plants in 3 inch pots.


Rhaphidophora korthalsii

(Syn.: Rhaphidophora celatocaulis, Pothos celatocaulis), Shingle Plant

Rhaphidophora korthalsii


Rare tropical climber with juvenile blue-green leaves held tightly together, overlapping like shingles. For many years, Rhaphidophora celatocaulis and Rhaphidophora korthalsii were thought to be two separate species, until the adult form with long-stalked, deeply cut adult leaves emerged. The juvenile leaves grow about 5 inches wide. Give large vertical space in shady area, where it can cling to the surface. Native to Borneo. USDA zones 10 - 12. Araceae


Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Albomarginatum Monstrosum'

(Syn.: Xanthosoma atrovirens 'Variegatum Monstrosum'), Mickey Mouse Plant, Mouse Cup, Pocket Plant

Xanthosoma sagittifolium Albomarginatum Monstrosum


Bluish-green arrowhead-shaped leaves with wide, irregular areas splashed with gray-green, cream and white. Very unique as the tips of the leaves are fused into a cup sporting a long tail. The flowers sport a yellow white spadix during the summer. It's easy to grow in a bright shady position with rich moist soil. Average size from 2 to 3 feet. However, outdoors in a tropical environment, it can grow 4 to 5 feet high. Remains evergreen unless chilled. It's best to overwinter indoors in colder climates. Grow outdoors in USDA zones 9 - 11. Native of the tropical Americas. Araceae


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Green Goddess Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica Green Goddess


Green and white spathe with large green leaves. Araceae


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Hercules' - Solid Green Leaf

Hercules Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica Hercules - Solid Green Leaf


A rare giant of the callas to 5 feet high with huge white flowers. We purchased this plant from Western Hills Nursery in Northern California 25 years ago. This form does not have spotted leaves. Western Hills also seems to have offered another form of 'Hercules' with spots on the leaves, which is the clone that the San Francisco Botanical Garden grows as 'Hercules'. We are now selling both of these clones.

Note: As these are young plants, it will probably take a couple of seasons to reach flowering size. It seems that climate has a lot to do with the eventual size of calla lilies. Those grown in the San Francisco Bay area usually grow much larger than the same variety grown in Southern California. Araceae


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Hercules' - Spotted Leaf

Hercules Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica Hercules - Spotted Leaf


We offer two clones of Hercules, a plain green leaf form and a spotted leaf form. This is the form that the San Francisco Botanical Garden grows as 'Hercules' with white spotted leaves. Awesome white flowers appear in early spring on flower stalks that can grow up to 5 feet tall. It will form a large upright clump in well-drained constantly moist soil. Give partial shade. Goes somewhat dormant in summer, with active growth the rest of the year. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 7b - 10.

Note: As these are young plants, it will probably take a couple of seasons to reach flowering size. It seems that climate has a lot to do with the eventual size of calla lilies. Those grown in the San Francisco Bay area usually grow much larger than the same variety grown in Southern California. Araceae


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Spotted White Giant'

Spotted White Giant Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica Spotted White Giant


Leaves spotted and blotched with white. Pure white spathe. Beautiful large vigorous grower. This has more extensive spotting on glossier leaves, but does not grow quite as tall as the spotted variety of 'Hercules'. It has been found in specialty nurseries in California for at least 40 years. Its origin is unknown.

Note: As these are young plants, it will probably take a couple of seasons to reach flowering size. Araceae

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