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90562  

Amorphophallus konjac

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



Amorphophallus konjac

$8.95  

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.



90205  

Amphilophium crucigerum

(Syn: Pithecoctenium crucigerum), Monkey's Comb



Amphilophium crucigerum

$12.95  

NEW! - This semi-evergreen vine has 3 soft kidney-shaped leaflets with the middle one often becoming an unusual adhesive tendril that helps with support. It delivers a showy display in late spring with beautiful 2" creamy white flowers, interior yellow, that matures to solid yellow. Plant in sun or part shade with average watering. Evergreen to low 30's. Can resprout from mild frosts. Name "Monkey Comb" refers to the 3 inch spiny fruit which may have been used as a comb by the ancient Mayans. Popular ornamental in the tropics. Native to southern Mexico through tropical South America. USDA zones 9 - 12. Bignoniaceae


90570  

Anthurium scandens

Pearl Anthurium



Anthurium scandens

$12.95  

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


90225  

Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Blue Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening bluish and becoming flushed with purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90385  

Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Dark Purple Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped dark purple flowers with five flaring lobes. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90224  

Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - Light Blue Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening light blue and becoming flushed with light purple tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90226  

Asystasia gangetica - White Flower

Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica - White Flower

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes, opening white and becoming flushed with pale purplish tones as they age. The oval to heart-shaped dark green leaves are held in opposite pairs on creeping stems. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. In the tropics, it is sometimes regarded as a pretty weed as it easily sets seeds. It is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae

These plants should not be confused with Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha, which has white 1 inch bell-shaped flowers with purple stripes and hairy leaves and stems. That plant should never be planted, as it is a very serious weed.

90384  

Asystasia gangetica 'St. John'

(Syn.: Asystasia gangetica 'Variegata', 'Ivory Ribbons'), Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica St John

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a tender tropical perennial that sprawls over the ground, producing numerous dainty 1 inch lavender-purple trumpet-shaped flowers with five flaring lobes. The brightly variegated leaves of yellow and dark green, make a great contrast with the flowers. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage and medium moisture for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. It's mature height is 1 to 2 ft and spreads 3 to 4 ft wide. Useful as a groundcover and for mass plantings under large trees and borders. It can be trimmed hard and resprouts quickly. Its flowers attract numerous varieties of butterflies. Useful as a house plant and looks great spilling over from containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90546  

Asystasia gangetica 'You're So Vein'

Veined Leaf Chinese Violet, Coromandel, Ganges Primrose, Creeping Foxglove



Asystasia gangetica You're So Vein

$8.95  

NEW! - This is an eye-catching tender perennial with unique ruffled and puckered bright green leaves veined in bright white. As it sprawls over the ground, it produces numerous 1 inch lavender-purple, white throated trumpet-shaped flowers. Butterflies are attracted to these blooms. It thrives in sun or partial shade and can tolerant dry conditions, heat, humidity, salty air, and poor nutrient soils. Give this easy growing plant good drainage, medium moisture, and regular feeding for optimum growth. Just protect it from frost. 'You're So Vein' is great as a house plant and for mixed containers, planter boxes, or hanging baskets. In colder regions, try it as an annual groundcover or potted plant. It's a more compact grower than the other varieties. The species is believed to be native to India, Malaysia, and eastern Africa and has naturalized in many other tropical regions. USDA zones 9 - 12. Acanthaceae


90569  

Ballochia rotundifolia




Ballochia rotundifolia

$14.95  

NEW! - 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


50302  

Barleria cristata 'Variegata'

Variegated Philippine Violet



Barleria cristata Variegata

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a fairly upright shrub to 4 feet high with boldly variegated leaves of white and green. Blooms from summer to fall with ¾" wide, blue-violet flowers from hairy, spiny bracts. Will bloom in part shade but prefers full sun. From India and Burma. 35F. USDA zones 9 - 11. Acanthaceae


90572  

Barleria lupulina

(Syn.: Dicliptera spinosa), Hophead Philippine Violet, Porcupine Flower



Barleria lupulina

$8.95  

NEW! - Species name lupulina means "resemble hops," referring to the flower heads. From a terminal spike of purple tipped overlapping bracts, appearing in summer, are buttery yellow flowers with long stamens. This is a thorny upright shrub to 4 feet in height with dark reddish brown stems and dark green leaves, that have a prominent red vein running down the center. It's commonly sheared and used as an attractive barrier hedge in the tropics. In Asia, it is sometimes used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory poultice for insect and snake bites. Give it full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained (sandy or gritty) soil. It is somewhat drought tolerant. Native to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, but naturalized throughout the tropics. Cannot take any frost. USDA zones 10b - 11. Drawing from: The botanical cabinet [C. Loddiges], vol. 13: t. 1244 (1827) [G. Cooke]. Acanthaceae


90471  

Bartlettina sordida

Blue Mist Flower



Bartlettina sordida

$9.95  

NEW! - This is a fast growing perennial shrub in the Daisy family from the cloud forests of Mexico. Grows up to 10 feet in height with large, velvety green, tropical looking leaves. In early Spring, it blooms with massive clusters of ageratum-like fragrant flowers of bluish-violet. It thrives in bright shade and rich, moist soil. It does best in mild climates with cool nights. Frost tender. USDA zones 9 - 10. Asteraceae


90582  

Begonia 'Chameleon's Way'




Begonia Chameleons Way

$11.95  

NEW! - This medium-sized full growing plant easily makes a perfectly shaped specimen. As the name implies the leaves change color with growing conditions, usually the changing light of the seasons. The star shaped leaves can range from green with brown markings to orange, red, bronze and all shades in between. A flurry of pink flowers in spring. Lovely multi-use plant for a large pot or hanging basket. (Thompson)

90590  

Begonia chloroneura




Begonia chloroneura

$13.95  

NEW! - Dwarf, compact rhizomatous begonia, red backed coppery leaves with prominent light green veins, fine red hairs. Flowers are white to pale pink. Terrarium culture suggested or warm greenhouse. Native of the Philippines. (F, D, T)

90578  

Begonia 'Little Symphony'




Begonia Little Symphony

$11.95  

NEW! - The small to medium-sized leaves are of a dark orange to reddish brown tone with slightly recurved edges. It's a vigorous small grower with clusters of white flowers in spring. Very unusual color, combined with its compact size, makes it a must-have for the collector. (Kartuz)

90581  

Begonia 'Vista Pauper'




Begonia Vista Pauper

$11.95  

NEW! - Medium to large leaves on a compact growing plant. A hybrid of Begonia 'Palomar Prince', it shares the distinctive yellow green leaves with brown markings of its parent, but has more cupped leaves with pronounced double spirals. The leaves are a little smaller than it's parent. Lovely upright pink flowers in spring. With all the great features of its parent, it's an even easier to plant to grow and is versatile and easy to train and maintain. Another great addition for the collector. (Thompson)

90580  

Begonia 'Vista Silver Shimmer'




Begonia Vista Silver Shimmer

$11.95  

NEW! - Small to medium leaves on a compact full growing plant. Leaves are small, rounded and cupped on short petioles. They are green with brown checkered markings overlaid with a thin layer of semi-transparent silver giving the plant an almost holographic look depending on the angle of viewing. Easy to grow and makes a nice symmetrical plant with little effort. Would be a great windowsill plant or lovely small potted plant. Spring flowering. (Thompson)

90424  

Bowiea volubilis

Sea Onion, Climbing Onion



Bowiea volubilis

$12.95  

NEW! - This bulb is a curiosity. It's neither from the sea or related to an onion, but instead is a member of the Asparagus family. The long-lived pale green bulb can grow up to 10 inches across, from which emerges a dense froth of lacy stems climbing up to 6 feet in height (resembling an asparagus fern). In winter, the stems die back as it enters dormancy. It is treated as a succulent and thrives on neglect. Plant in well-draining soil, only half buried, and keep on the dry side in winter. Best in partial shade. In cold climates it needs to be brought indoors during the winter. Be cautious as the bulb is reported to be toxic if ingested. Native to southern and eastern Africa. Asparagaceae


90591  

Callisia congesta 'Variegata'




Callisia congesta Variegata

$8.95  

NEW! - This, easy to grow relative of the wandering jew plant, is a worthy addition to a hanging basket or mixed container of plants, indoors or outside in the shade garden. The 2 to 3 inch tightly whorled variegated leaves are in colors of pink, green, and cream, with some purple tones. Long trailing stems are thick and succulent. Give excellent drainage in shade or part sun. Plant has always been known by the above botanical name, although we can find no scholarly reference to a congesta species of Callisia. Callisia are native to the southwest USA and tropical America. Commelinaceae


90564  

Clusia lanceolata

Red-Heart Porcelain Flower, Lance-leaf Autograph Tree



Clusia lanceolata

$12.95  

NEW! - This showy exotic has lovely 1½ inch porcelain white flowers with a dark red center and 3 inch narrow, leathery leaves. In nature it grows as a shrub or small tree to 10 feet high. However, it makes a fine container plant, where its size can be controlled with judicious pruning. Try growing it as a 2 foot container specimen. It starts blooming at a young age and for most of the year, with the flowers holding on for a few days. Grows well in full sun to light shade. It's native to sandy coastal areas of Brazil and Venezuela, so it's tolerant of tropical seacoast conditions, such as wind, drought, and salt air. It's frost tender, so winter protection is necessary in colder climates, with a minimum temperature of 40F. It's well adapted to subtropical and tropical gardens. USDA zones 10 - 12. Clusiaceae


90583  

Codonanthe devosiana 'Zizo'




Codonanthe devosiana Zizo

$8.95  

NEW! - Compact easy growing trailer with many white flowers followed by attractive orange berries. Give this epiphyte good drainage and a semi-shady spot. Native to the Atlantic forests of southeast Brazil. (F, B)

90589  

Dischidia sp. Geri




Dischidia sp Geri

$9.95  

NEW! - Succulent bright green 1 inch leaves turning grayish with age. Has ivory white flowers. Easy. Outdoors provide filtered light, indoors a bright area. Good drainage is essential. Makes an easy to grow hanging basket. Could be related to Dischidia oiantha. Ted Green gave the name Geri to this unidentified Dischidia after a succulent collector in Honolulu. USDA Zones 10 - 11. Apocynaceae


90380  

Dombeya elegans hybrid

Pink Shrub Dombeya



Dombeya elegans hybrid

$11.95  

NEW! - This beautiful evergreen shrub covers itself in clusters of honey-scented bright pink flowers from early October to mid-November. Unlike some other dombeyas, its flowers drop off cleanly after blooming. As no seed is produced, it's probably a hybrid. The actual D. elegans species, native to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, looks somewhat different. This could be the USDA introduction Dombeya 'Pink Clouds', but images posted online appear to be a lighter pink. It's moderately fast growing to a height of 10 feet with dense foliage and branches ascending outward from a central crown. Plant in full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established. USDA zones 9 - 11. We previously sold this as the cultivar Dombeya 'Seminole' in error. Malvaceae


90346  

× Fatshedera lizei 'Annemieke'

(Syn.: × Fatshedera lizei 'Mediopicta', 'Aureovariegata', 'Aureomaculata', 'Lemon and Lime'),
Anne Mieke Tree Ivy, Golden Variegated Fatshedera, or Botanical Wonder



Fatshedera lizei Annemieke

$11.95  

NEW! - The original all green Botanical Wonder was a rare chance hybrid between Japanese aralia, Fatsia japonica, and ivy, Hedera (either helix or hibernica), at a nursery in France around 1910. Because of this bigeneric parentage, it can't decide if it wants to be a shrub or a vine. It has large leathery, dark green, maple-like leaves boldly splashed with yellow-green in its center. Grows best in light shade, but is tolerant of dark shade, making a nice contrast with many other shade-loving plants. In the fall are produced small clusters of sterile white flowers on terminal panicles. Train it upright as a shrub or small patio tree, espaliered against a wall, or just use it as a large vine. It lacks the damaging aerial roots of ivy. Pinch growing tips to force side branching. Because it can thrive in low light, it can easily be grown as a houseplant. Evergreen to about 20F and damaged in the mid-teens. USDA zones 8 - 11. Araliaceae


90347  

× Fatshedera lizei 'Variegata'

(Syn.: × Fatshedera lizei 'Argenteovariegata'), Variegated Tree Ivy, Aralia Ivy, or Botanical Wonder



Fatshedera lizei Variegata

$11.95  

NEW! - The original all green Botanical Wonder was a rare chance hybrid between Japanese aralia, Fatsia japonia, and ivy, Hedera (either helix or hibernica), at a nursery in France around 1910. This is a variegated bigeneric variety with narrow cream margins and shades of gray and green on the leaves. In the fall, it has clusters of small, sterile greenish-white flowers in terminal panicles. Grow in part to full shade. This evergreen can be trained as a shrub or vine with support. Makes a very nice espalier on a shady wall. Pinch growing tips to encourage side branching. Because it can thrive in low light, it can easily be grown as a houseplant. USDA zones 8 - 11. Araliaceae


90433  

Ficus microcarpa 'Hawaii'

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



Ficus microcarpa Hawaii

$9.95  

NEW! - 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

$8.95  

NEW! - 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


90434  

Gomphrena serrata 'Little Grapes'

(Syn.: Gomphrena decumbens), Airy Bachelor Buttons



Gomphrena serrata Little Grapes

$8.95  

NEW! - Everyone loves this plant for its cute mini globe amaranthe type purple blossoms. They are held high above on wiry sprawling stems, thus creating an airy display. The abundant flowers can be used for cutting and also dry nicely. This tender perennial likes full sun, amended soil, and regular watering. It forms a mound about 3 feet high. The airy blooms combine nicely with other plants in the flower garden. It's recommended to cut it back in the winter to force fresh spring growth. Flowers summer and fall. Sometimes sold as Gomphrena 'Teensy Weensy'. It's native to the West Indies, Brazil and Argentina. USDA zones 9 - 11. Amaranthaceae


90574  

Hibbertia scandens

Guinea Gold Vine



Hibbertia scandens

$9.95  

NEW! - This is a fast growing vigorous vine from Australia that has narrow 3 inch waxy dark green leaves with large showy golden yellow flowers. Blooms occur from spring to fall. Use on a trellis, fence, or as a ground cover, growing 8 to 10 feet in length. It will grow in semi-shaded locations, but flowers best in full sun and will survive brief periods of drought and a light frost. Also, it tolerate a wide variety of soils but needs good drainage. Best to prune in fall or winter. USDA zones 9 - 11. Dilleniaceae


90390  

Hibiscus 'Madame Chiang Kai Shek'




Hibiscus Madame Chiang Kai Shek

$9.95  

NEW! - This hibiscus is a very old cultivar in Southern California. It grows tall and vigorous to an believable height of 30 feet with large double pale salmon-pink flowers. There is the slightest sweet scent to the flowers, which may indicate some Hibiscus arnottianus in its breeding. It's very free flowering during the summer and may be kept smaller with pruning. Plant in full sun, amended well drained soil, and give regular feeding. Protect from frost. There is also a registered yellow flowered Hawaiian hibiscus hybrid with this name. USDA zones 9 - 11. Malvaceae


90556  

Hoya aldrichii

Christmas Island Waxvine



Hoya aldrichii

$12.95  

NEW! - Big clusters of pale to deep pink flowers with rosy red centers blooming in abundance, fragrant at night. Smooth medium sized leaves on this easy growing moderate to large vine. Native to Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean. Some consider it close to, or even synonymous with, Hoya cinnamomifolia. Apocynaceae


90552  

Hoya pubicalyx 'Black Dragon'




Hoya pubicalyx Black Dragon

$9.95  

NEW! - Similar to Hoya pubicalyx 'Red Buttons', but flowers are darker, almost blackish. Nice contrast to the light green leaves. Native to the Philippines. Apocynaceae


90092  

Hypoestes aristata

Ribbon Bush



Hypoestes aristata

$8.95  

NEW! - 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


90536  

Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx

Pearl Bells Kalanchoe



Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx

$8.95  

NEW! - Pearl Bells is a compact, bushy succulent growing up to 8 inches high with slender leaves that are rubbery and irregularly notched. It's very showy with clusters of nodding reddish urn-shaped flowers with creamy colored tips on slender purple-tinted stems. Blooms heavily during the shorter days of late winter for about 7 weeks. Give it bright light or morning sun, well-drained soil, and protection from frost. Allow to dry between waterings. It grows on the ground or up in the trees as an epiphyte in the rainforest areas of central and northeastern Madagascar. Similar to and often confused with Kalanchoe 'Wendy' and 'Lucky Bells'. Crassulaceae


90588  

Kohleria 'Peridot's Tom Thumb'




Kohleria Peridots Tom Thumb

$8.95  

NEW! - Large rose flowers spotted and striped with dark pink with orange-red tubes. Medium green leaves on this beautiful low growing plant. (Iain James) Gesneriaceae


90375  

Nematanthus fissus




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$8.95  

NEW! - Tall upright grower with unusual scarlet hairy flowers that are upside down with a long narrow corolla tube scarcely swollen. Flowers size up to 1.4 inches and can bloom for a long period. Leaves are medium green, narrow with pointed tips. Stems to 30 inches. Trim it back to keep it more compact. It's an easy epiphyte that needs good drainage and semi-shade. This Brazilian species is from the coastal Atlantic forests. Gesneriaceae


90587  

Passiflora 'Blue Bouquet'




Passiflora Blue Bouquet

$12.95  

NEW! - Each flower comprises blue and white filaments surrounding a dark purple center over pale blue petals. The 3 inch flowers appear in great profusion in summer. It's a cross between Passiflora caerulea and Passiflora 'Lavender Lady' by Richard J. McCain in 1989. Very hardy.

90168  

Pavonia missionum

Red Mallow



Pavonia missionum

$9.95  

NEW! - Uncommon evergreen shrub, growing about 5 feet high and wide, with abundant 1½ inch vibrant orange-red flowers centered with golden stamens from late winter through summer. The 2½ inch leaves are aromatic, lobed, and slightly hairy with the presence of a sticky resin. An easy plant to mix with other flowering shrubs or as a container plant that is enjoyed by butterflies. Plant in full sun or light shade with average watering. It's tender, but has reportedly survived temperatures in the mid twenties. Native to southern Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. USDA zones 8 - 11. Malvaceae


90585  

Peperomia obtusifolia 'Golden Gate'

Golden Gate Baby Rubber Plant



Peperomia obtusifolia Golden Gate

$7.95  

NEW! - This is a striking variegated houseplant with uniquely patterned leaves of creamy yellow and pale green with borders of dark green. Succulent leaves are thick and waxy. Sometimes listed as Peperomia magnifolia 'Golden Gate'. Grow it in bright light for best coloring, but not direct sunlight. This easy plant should be grown in potting soil that drains well and only watered when the top of the soil is dry. It's very sensitive to water-logged soil and does best if slightly pot-bound. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. It produces greenish-white flower spikes, which can be pruned off to make a tidier plant. The parent species to this cultivar is native to southern Florida and the Caribbean. USDA zones 10b - 11. Piperaceae


90528  

Philodendron imbe 'Variegata'




Philodendron imbe Variegata

$24.95  

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.



90529  

Philodendron 'Pink Princess'




Philodendron Pink Princess

$14.95  

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.



90344  

Pilea pubescens 'Silver Cloud'

Silver Cloud Pilea, Silver Panamiga



Pilea pubescens Silver Cloud

$8.95  

NEW! - Uncommon house plant with striking silvery leaves, ruffled and serrated, with pinkish color on the undersides. It's an upright compact plant to 10 inches high with inconspicuous flowers. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with silvery or spotted begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to South America. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae


90345  

Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

Silver Tree Pilea



Pilea spruceana Silver Tree

$8.95  

NEW! - This pilea has a narrow, serrated, chocolate colored leaf with a broad silver band running down its center. It has a compact, upright habit to 10 inches high and wide. Flowers are inconspicuous. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with fancy leaf begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to Peru and Venezuela. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae


90548  

Primulina 'Nemesis'

(Syn.: Chirita 'Nemesis')



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$8.95  

NEW! - Grows as a rosette of dark green oval quilted leaves with medium lavender colored flowers. Similar to C. spadiciformis but larger with darker leaves and more vigorous flowering. (Shalit) (F) Gesneriaceae


90561  

Sanchezia 'Singapore Gold'




Sanchezia Singapore Gold

$9.95  

NEW! - This easy to grow tropical plant has tricolored leaves of light green, gold, and cream with purplish stems. In addition, long reddish spikes produce interesting tubular yellow flowers. Plant in part shade with rich, moist soil. Fast growing to a height of 3 to 4 feet. This rare exotic makes a spectacular container plant. Very frost sensitive, so keep warm in winter. This Asian introduction is a sport of either Sanchezia oblonga, parvibracteata, or speciosus, which are native to Central and South America. USDA zones 10 - 11. Acanthaceae


90264  

Scaevola taccada

Beach Cabbage, Sea Lettuce, Beach Naupaka



Scaevola taccada

$9.95  

NEW! - This flowering plant is a common beach shrub throughout the Indian Ocean and South Pacific, reaching all the way to Hawaii. The flowers are white or cream colored, sometimes with purple streaks, and have an irregular shape with all five petals on one side of the flower, making it appear to have been torn in half. The downy leaves are light green, almost succulent, and the fleshy white berries can float in seawater for months before sprouting. It's a large dense shrub growing up to 9 feet in height, but usually kept much lower as a sprawling hedge. It is often used for beach landscaping, to prevent coastal erosion, and to protect other plants from salt spray. Because the Naupaka has this unique half-flower, ancient Hawaiians believed that it was the incarnation of lovers separated. The pleasantly fragrant flowers and corky seeds are sometimes made into Hawaiian leis. In Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and throughout the Caribbean, it has become invasive, pushing out native plants. For this reason, it is not allowed to be shipped to these areas. No frost or cold weather. USDA zones 10 -12. Goodeniaceae


90457  

Senecio tamoides

Canary Creeper



Senecio tamoides

$9.95  

NEW! - This is a vigorous fast-growing evergreen vine with semi-succulent stems and leaves. It has attractive glossy light green ivy-like leaves. The abundant bright canary yellow daisy flowers are borne in clusters from late summer to fall, making an impressive show. Flowers are fragrant. Frost may cause dieback but vine should recover in the spring. Native to South Africa. USDA zones 9 - 11. Sometimes confused with the undesirable and highly invasive German or Cape Ivy, Delairea odorata (Syn.: Senecio mikanioides). Asteraceae


90568  

Setaria palmifolia 'Rubra Variegata'

Variegated Malaysian Palm Grass



Setaria palmifolia Rubra Variegata

$12.95  

NEW! - This is an uncommon variegated form of Palm Grass with long pleated emerald colored leaves, red central veins and margins of bright white arising from deep maroon sheaths. In late fall, older foliage turns reddish as temperatures cool and narrow bottlebrush-like spikes of small greenish flowers rise above the foliage. This clump forming grass grows about 2 feet high and 3 feet wide. Makes a nice specimen for a tropical look with its wide palm-like leaves or as an attractive container plant. Grow in full sun to part shade in rich, moist soil. Occasionally prune back to rejuvenate the clump. It is very tender and will be damaged by the lightest frost. Outside of the tropics, It needs to be overwintered indoors or in a heated greenhouse. From tropical Asia. USDA zones 10 - 12. Poaceae

In 4 inch pots.



90136  

Streblacanthus dubiosus




Streblacanthus dubiosus

$8.95  

New! - Tropical shade plant with interesting color combination of light green leaves with a creamy blotch in the center. Grows 2 to 4 feet high. Small insignificant pale lilac-colored flowers on thin spikes. It grows in the undergrowth of rain forests and appreciates rich, moist soil. Needs a frost free environment. It's native to the Andean foothills of Bolivia and Paraguay to 3,000 feet in elevation and the Amazon and Atlantic forests of Brazil. Parent plant was collected along Brazil's Rio Grande. There is not much information available on this species and our identification is based on a few images posted on the internet. USDA zones 10 - 12. Acanthaceae


90537  

Strelitzia nicolai

Giant White Bird of Paradise



Strelitzia nicolai

$11.95  

NEW! - Tall growing banana-like plant forming huge clumps of stems to 30 feet high. The 6 to 8 foot leaves are gray-green and arranged in fans atop the trunks. The large uniquely beautiful flowers are composed of dark blue bracts, white sepals, and tongues of light blue. The blooms usually emerge from the base of the leaf fan. Plant in rich, moist soil with good drainage in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of light frost. Powerful roots are best kept away from buildings and it should not be planted in expensive pots. Suckers can be removed to give it a palm tree silhouette. Makes an impressive indoor plant if given enough room, but unlikely to bloom indoors. USDA zones 9 - 11. Strelitziaceae

Large plants in 4 inch pots.



90530  

Strobilanthes maculata

Green Shield, Spotted Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes maculata

$8.95  

NEW! - The lush olive green leaves on this tropical perennial are decorated with silvery plumes on either side of the midrib, as if applied with a paintbrush. This leaf pattern can become more pronounced when grown in deeper shade. The 4 inch long leaves are opposite, lanceolate, and serrated and the small tubular flowers are purple fading to almost white at the base. Grows fast up to 4 feet high. To maintain a more compact form, pinch stems to encourage branching. Likes warm, humid conditions and is frost-tender. Very dry air can cause browning of the leaf edges. Give it shade, rich soil, regular watering and fertilizer, with reduced water in winter. Can be grown as a house or conservatory plant. This plant is often sold as Strobilanthes lactata. Native to India's Himalayas. USDA zones 9-11. Acanthaceae


90543  

Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana




Strobilanthes penstemonoides var. dalhousiana

$9.95  

NEW! - As June arrives, this uncommon beauty begins its show of tubular, curved, 1½ inch lavender-blue flowers, which resemble those of Penstemon. The flowers appear in clusters at the tops of each stem and by midsummer, the plant is practically covered in blooms continuing until fall. It's a fast growing evergreen perennial with attractive, deep green leaves along upright, green stems and grows to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide, forming a dense bushy mound. It may be pruned back after flowering to keep it compact. It needs part shade, average moisture, and rich soil. In the right conditions, it's a long-lived plant and is able to withstand some amount of frost. Native to the subtropical forests of the Himalayas. USDA zones 8 - 11. Acanthaceae


90465  

Strobilanthes persicifolia

(Syn.: Strobilanthes anisophyllus, Strobilanthes isophyllus), Goldfussia, Willow Leaf Strobilanthes



Strobilanthes persicifolia

$8.95  

NEW! - Goldfussia is an evergreen shrub-like perennial, uncommon in the US, but popular in Australian gardens. It has glossy, slim leaves, which are an attractive dark purple in color. Small curved lavender trumpet-like flowers appear in winter, and intermittently the rest of the year. For the deepest leaf color, it should be grown in full sun, but is perfectly happy and will bloom in part shade. It is best suited to warm, humid conditions and prefers rich, well-drained soil. It grows up to 4 feet tall and should be pruned after flowering to promote bushiness. It makes an excellent purple colored low hedge or border. Frost tender. USDA zones 9b - 11. Acanthaceae


90558  

Syncolostemon 'Candy Kisses'

(Syn.: Hemizygia 'Candy Kisses')



Syncolostemon Candy Kisses

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a delightful perennial shrub with small brightly colored variegated green and white leaves with contrasting dark purple stems. From late summer to early spring, this Plectranthus relative is covered with sprays of pink salvia-like flowers. Grows upright to 18 inches high and wide. Give it a warm, frost free location with rich, well drained soil in part to full sun. Prune off flowers heads after blooming. Ideal for use as an accent or container plant. Australian hybrid of a South African native plant. USDA zones 9 - 11. Lamiaceae


90559  

Talipariti tiliaceum var. purpurascens

(Syn.: Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Rubra', 'Purpurea'), Red Cottonwood, Purple Hau Tree



Talipariti tiliaceum var purpurascens

$9.95  

NEW! - A different leaf selection of the common Hawaiian Hau tree with evergreen heart-shaped leaves of a beautiful bronzy-purple color and small orangy-brown hibiscus-like flowers. In the tropics it grows to 20 feet high, sprawling as wide. It can be trained into a dense round street tree, used as a windbreak, or as an attractive specimen plant. Best grown in full sun in moist, well drained soil. Grows along the seacoast and can tolerate salt spray. Very frost tender. Minimum temperature about 45F. Native to the South Pacific. USDA zones 10 - 12. Malvaceae





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