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90569  

Ballochia rotundifolia




Ballochia rotundifolia

$15.95  

This very rare endangered plant is native to the island of Socotra (part of Yemen) located in the Arabian Sea. The foliage looks somewhat like that of boxwood, but with small 1 inch slightly bent orange tubular flowers in summer. It's a low growing, heavily branched shrub growing up to 3 feet high, with gray twigs, and rounded ½ inch long dark green leaves. In its natural habitat, it grows at an elevation of 1,500 to 2,000 feet in subtropical/tropical drought-deciduous forests, with only about 15 inches of rainfall a year. There is no information available on its culture and habit in cultivation. It would seem to be a long-lived, drought resistant shrub that needs excellent drainage, full sun, and protection from frost. It could possibly be trained as an unusual bonsai. Our guess: USDA zones 9b - 12. Acanthaceae


50270  

Breynia disticha 'Minima'

Miniature Snowbush



Breynia disticha Minima

$10.95  

Very compact growing shrub with tiny round leaves splotched white, shaded pink. Grow in bright shade. Bonsai subject. USDA zones 10 - 11. Phyllanthaceae (previously in the Euphorbiaceae family)


50561  

Buddleja indica

(Syn.: Nicodemia diversifolia), Indoor Oak



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$9.95  

From Madagascar, an uncommon foliage house plant with oak-shaped dark green leaves with a bronzy cast. Pinch new growth to insure dense habit. Best in part shade. Can be used as a bonsai subject. Scrophulariaceae


50501  

Clusia rosea 'Nana'

Small Leafed Clusia, Dwarf Pitch Apple



Clusia rosea Nana

$10.95  

Small leathery, pear-shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. Popular for landscape use in tropical climates where it can be used as a low-growing shrub or ground cover. As a moderate grower, preferring full to part sun, it grows 2 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide. It even can be made into a bonsai. Native to tropical America.

We previously sold this as Clusia guttifera, which is evidently a larger growing dwarf more closely resembling Clusia rosea in form. Clusia rosea 'Nana' is the name Florida nurseries use for this plant. Both Clusia guttifera and Clusia rosea 'Nana' names have not been verified by botanists. Clusiaceae


50921  

Coprosma kirkii 'Kiwi Gold'




Coprosma kirkii Kiwi Gold

$9.95  

The shiny small green leaves are heavily splashed with gold. Full sun or bright shade. Grows just a few inches tall and can spread more than several feet wide. Excellent bonsai or ground cover. Rubiaceae


69076  

Coprosma kirkii 'Variegata'




Coprosma kirkii Variegata

$9.95  

Evergreen ground cover native to New Zealand, grown for its attractive glossy leaves. Tiny oval leaves variegated green, edged white. Compact, prostrate. Excellent for bonsai. Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Rubiaceae


50923  

Coprosma repens 'Beatens Gold'

Gold Variegated Coprosma



Coprosma repens Beatens Gold

$9.95  

It's an excellent choice for bonsai or topiary with small green leaves with gold centers. In the ground, it grows as an erect shrub to 6 feet. Too much shade and it may lose it's variegation. Rubiaceae


51449  

Duranta erecta 'Snow Flurry'




Duranta erecta Snow Flurry

$10.95  

A very rare and sought after foliage plant with small fringed leaves, variegated white and green. Slow, compact growth. Excellent bonsai plant. Lavender blue flowers. Part shade recommended. Verbenaceae


51441  

Ficus deltoidea

(Syn.: Ficus diversifolia), Mistletoe Fig



Ficus deltoidea

$9.95  

This species has small delta-shaped deep green leaves, ornamental yellowish fruit. Excellent bonsai subject. 28F. Moraceae


69154  

Ficus lingua

(Syn.: Ficus buxifolia), Boxwood Fig, Box Leaf Fig



Ficus lingua

$10.95  

A small growing ficus with compact branches and small, triangular leaves. Its size and ease of culture makes this a favorite for bonsai. Keep indoors year round or outside in summer. Needs good light, such as a window location. It may drop its leaves if overwatered. A small tree in cultivation, it grows to a large size in its native Central and West Africa. Moraceae


90433  

Ficus microcarpa 'Hawaii'

(Syn.: Ficus nitida, Ficus retusa), Variegated Cuban Laurel, Indian Laurel Fig, Chinese Banyan



Ficus microcarpa Hawaii

$15.95  

Also known as Ficus microcarpa 'Variegata', this evergreen tree has 2 to 4 inch elliptic thick leathery leaves boldly variegated with dark green, gray-green, and white. The bark is a light gray in color. Outdoors it grows into a large specimen tree, or used indoors as a house plant, even as a bonsai. With age can form aerial roots. USDA zones 9 - 11. Moraceae


90455  

Ficus microcarpa var. crassifolia 'Green Mound'

(Syn.: Ficus 'Green Mound'), Wax Ficus



Ficus microcarpa var. crassifolia Green Mound

$9.95  

Two similar varieties are often confused in the Florida plant trade. This Ficus 'Green Mound' has heavy-textured pointed leaves with the plant growing to a height of 6 feet, while Ficus 'Green Island' has somewhat smaller rounded leaves and it grows prostrate to only 3 to 4 feet in height. Our selection came from Hawaii where, like in Florida, it is used as a small shrub or a low hedge, standing up to salt, wind and drought. With almost no pruning, it forms a dense dark green mound, easily kept below six feet. It also makes a very desirable bonsai. It should be protected from frost as very cold temperatures may cause some leaf spotting, but it should survive down to an occasional 30F. It is native to Asia. USDA zones 9 - 11. Moraceae


51444  

Ficus salicaria

(Syn.: Ficus subulata, Ficus salicifolia, Ficus neriifolia)



Ficus salicaria

$10.95  

Narrow, dark evergreen glossy leaves, compact, upright. Great for bonsai. Moraceae


49705  

Malpighia coccigera

Singapore Holly



Malpighia coccigera

$9.95  

Glossy green ½ inch holly-like leaves, compact growth, with ½ inch frilly pink fragrant flowers in summer. Edible Berries. Excellent bonsai specimen. Native to West Indies. 40F. Malpighiaceae


90432  

Nashia inaguensis

Moujean Tea, Bahama Berry



Nashia inaguensis

$9.95  

A beautiful small shrub to 5 feet with miniature glossy leaves, which are used to add flavor to herbal tea. Tiny white flowers have a wonderful sweet fragrance, followed by ⅛ inch orange berries. It adapts well to container culture and makes a splendid bonsai. As a bonsai, it needs to be kept moist at all times. Outside, it should be grown in full sun with a minimum temperature of 40F. Native to the Bahamas. USDA zones 10 - 11. Verbenaceae


80057  

Pachira glabra

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



Pachira glabra

$10.95  

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


62205  

Plectranthus ernestii

Bonsai Mint



Plectranthus ernestii

$9.95  

Small felted leaves with mauve flowers and distinctive caudex. Makes interesting bonsai. South Africa. Lamiaceae


POC3  

Polyscias Collection




Polyscias Collection

$28.95  

3 different, our choice, from a selection of these colorful leafed tropical shrubs. Araliaceae


90138  

Polyscias fruticosa

Ming Aralia



Polyscias fruticosa

$10.95  

The Ming Aralia is an erect woody shrub growing to about 12 feet (more commonly 6 to 8 feet) tall with fine-textured, pinnately-divided leaves, which gives it a beautiful willow-like airy appearance. In tropical climates it may be used as an excellent vertical specimen, hedge, or screen. As a container plant, it is commonly grown indoors for its handsome foliage. It should be planted outdoors in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has moderate drought tolerance. As a container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. By careful pruning, the plant makes an excellent indoor bonsai. Origin is unknown, but probably from India to southern Polynesia. It is strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


40025  

Polyscias fruticosa 'Bonsai'

Miniature Ming Aralia



Polyscias fruticosa Bonsai

$9.95  

A dwarf form of the Ming Aralia this attractive slow growing indoor plant has small, finely cut, parsley-like leaves. It is a choice bonsai or terrarium subject. Give bright indoor light, excellent draining soil, and warmth. It cannot tolerate temperatures below 50F or water-logged soil. Outdoors grow in semi-shade. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


90632  

Polyscias fruticosa 'Snowflake'

Snowflake Ming Aralia



Polyscias fruticosa Snowflake

$10.95  

This is a variegated version of the dwarf 'Bonsai' Ming Aralia with small, finely cut, parsley-like leaves with creamy white edging. It's a choice bonsai or terrarium subject. Older plants can slowly grow to 2 feet or taller, but may be trimmed back as needed. Indoors, give it bright light with protection from direct sunlight. It likes warmth and humidity, but not soggy soil. Let the soil dry out a bit before watering. Minimum temperature is 50F. Outdoors, grow it in semi-shade. USDA zones 11 - 12. (D, H, T) Araliaceae


90141  

Polyscias guilfoylei 'Marginata

Margined Roseleaf Aralia



Polyscias guilfoylei Marginata

$10.95  

The dark green leaves margined in ivory white resemble a rose leaf, hence its common name. In the tropics, it is commonly used as a hedge plant (especially for narrow areas), wind screen, or privacy screening. Unpruned it will grow 9 to 12 feet high. This fast growing shrub from southern Polynesia should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has moderate wind and drought tolerance. As an attractive slower growing container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. By careful pruning, the plant makes an excellent indoor bonsai. It is strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


90142  

Polyscias guilfoylei 'Variegata'

Variegated Roseleaf Aralia



Polyscias guilfoylei Variegata

$10.95  

The lush green leaves of this variety are beautifully variegated with large irregular patches of ochre yellow from the midvein to the edges. In the tropics, it is commonly used as a hedge plant (especially for narrow areas), wind screen, or for privacy screening. Unpruned it will grow 9 to 12 feet high. This fast growing shrub from southern Polynesia should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has moderate wind and drought tolerance. As an attractive slower growing container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. By careful pruning, the plant makes an excellent indoor bonsai. It is strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


90143  

Polyscias scutellaria 'Crispata'

(Syn.: Polyscias crispata, Polyscias crispatum - Hort.), Chicken Gizzard Aralia



Polyscias scutellaria Crispata

$10.95  

This plant gets its name from the shape of the leaves which resemble chicken gizzards. The leaflets are divided into a number of lobes, which are dark green, quilted, and irregularly indented. It grows slowly into an upright columnar shape, ideally suited for interior use or in bonsai. Be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. It is strictly a tropical plant and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


80150  

Schefflera arboricola 'Janine'




Schefflera arboricola Janine

$13.95  

Unusual Schefflera with small frilly leaves, beautifully variegated in green and lime-white. Very easy to grow. Even though it can grow to 10 feet, it can be easily trained as a much smaller excellent bonsai specimen. Part shade, average gardening conditions, and protection from frost. Species native to Taiwan. USDA zones 9 - 11. Araliaceae


50901  

Volkameria aculeata

(Syn.: Clerodendrum aculeatum), West Indian Privet, Prickly Glory Bower



Volkameria aculeata

$10.95  

Erect or vining spiny shrub from 3 to 6 ft tall with clusters of small white flowers in summer. Stems are grayish brown. The woody older branches are armed with spines at the leaf stalk bases. Hedge plant in tropics. It prefer a sunny situation on moist sandy loam soil. Native to the West Indies. A nice bonsai candidate. 32F. Lamiaceae


90153  

Volkameria inermis

(Syn.: Clerodendrum inerme), Seaside Clerodendrum



Volkameria inermis

$10.95  

Sprawling evergreen shrub with clusters of small fragrant white flowers and protruding maroon stamens. It's valued in landscaping as a groundcover or hedge plant, as it somewhat resembles a privet. It likes sun and is salt, heat, and wind tolerant. Can grow 3 to 6 feet tall. It can be grown as a topiary and is a great plant for bonsai. In Micronesia it's cultivated for medicinal uses. Native to Australia, tropical Asia and western Polynesia, where it grows along the seacoast. Can be invasive along tropical seashores. USDA zones 9b - 12. Lamiaceae





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