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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


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. 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


90607  

Begonia 'Aunt Edith'




Begonia Aunt Edith

$11.95  

NEW! - Begonia 'Aunt Edith' is both new and old. While it was named nearly 30 years ago, it was soon lost. This plant is a new recreation. Not exactly the original, but it's the same cross and chosen because it looks like the original. It can become quite large, but can be kept smaller with training. Leaves are medium sized and lobed with some dentation to the edge. Leaves start out bronze and mature to green but are so heavily spotted with silver that the underlying color is barely noticeable. Flowers are a lovely shade of clear pink. It makes a fine basket or upright specimen in a pot. Very showy in or out of bloom. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90599  

Begonia 'Bad Kitty'




Begonia Bad Kitty

$11.95  

NEW! - As quoted from the breeder, Brad Thompson: "Begonia 'Bad Kitty' gets her name from the fact that initially her coloring reminded me of a tabby cat, but then as the year progresses the leaves get much redder with bright glowing eyes. Besides that, she's a little bit unruly. Someone asked me why I would name a begonia that grew so wild? I said it would be a little boring if we only named and grew the begonias that made small round perfect show plants. Most of the year 'Bad Kitty' is in its red form and the rhizomes are large and growing a little crazy. The leaves are star shaped, medium-sized, and hairy. They also grow on long petioles that are covered with white contrasting hair. She is also a very profuse bloomer in the spring with flowers on long stalks. 'Bad Kitty' just does what she wants. She makes an interesting hanging basket and you can't complain about how easy she is to grow or the intense red color. Everyone needs a begonia that's a little wild and a challenge. 'Bad Kitty' lives up to her name, as she is a cat after all." New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90617  

Begonia 'Believe in Magic'




Begonia Believe in Magic

$11.95  

NEW! - Small to medium growing rhizomatous begonia. Normally the leaves are on the small side but in the right conditions could be much larger. This compact plant is covered with leaves in various shades from silver to lavender but generally when seen close up they are silver with red speckles. One of the smallest varieties to have a star shaped leaf, although still larger than a mini begonia. Showy and easy to grow with its magical coloring. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

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)

90615  

Begonia 'Copper King'




Begonia Copper King

$11.95  

NEW! - Small rhizomatous begonia. The name is a bit of a misnomer in that it really should be Copper Kid or something with a small name, but just didn't seem to fit. The picture doesn't do justice to the strong overall copper color of the leaf. Younger leaves have somewhat shallow lobes but mature leaves are more star shaped. The copper coloring is most vivid in the center and along the central veins and along the sparsely hairy edge. A smaller begonia but still vigorous and easy to grow with plenty of white to light pink flowers in spring. A good candidate for a windowsill, small basket, or just as a potted plant. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90614  

Begonia 'Dangling Pearls'




Begonia Dangling Pearls

$11.95  

NEW! - While this begonia is nearly the first begonia named by Brad Thompson, it hasn't been previously listed online. It's unique because there are few small growing white canes with nearly black leaves and white flowers. It is also one of the few white flowered canes which doesn't seem to turn pink when given stronger light. Stays small and compact with very little effort and makes a nice hanging basket that is nearly everblooming. Because of its dark leaves, it makes a splendid contrast when grown alongside pink and red flowered canes. Original plant has been going strong since the early 90's, so it should be a success for most begonia fanciers. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90601  

Begonia 'Firewater'




Begonia Firewater

$11.95  

NEW! - This is one of those begonias that isn't quite a mini rhizomatous but isn't a medium either, so it falls in-between. Named 'Firewater' because the leaves are red and green, which brings to mind fire and water. The small lobed leaves also have a thin layer of silver overlay, which the photo fails to adequately show. Coloring stays fairly consistent all year regardless of light conditions. Though small, it is easy to grow and quickly fills the pot with narrow rhizomes. This multi-purpose begonia is very versatile and fast growing. This is great begonia to have, especially if you want smaller growing ones. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90602  

Begonia 'Hotspot'




Begonia Hotspot

$11.95  

NEW! - This is like the unruly monster version of Michael Kartuz's Begonia 'Vivaldi'. While it shares the same coloring as 'Vivaldi' and they look alike as children, that is were the similarity ends. Begonia 'Hotspot' does not stay small, the leaves grow to a medium size and probably will get even larger in the best growing conditions. The leaves have a slightly lobed and dentated edge and are a bright shade of green with hot red spots from which it get its name. Profuse bloomer in spring with a shower of pink flowers. If it has one bad trait, it's that you have to work a little to keep it in bounds. Easy and grows quickly. Another great plant for begonia enthusiasts, especially for new growers that want a fancy begonia that they can easily grow. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90616  

Begonia 'Irish Coffee'




Begonia Irish Coffee

$11.95  

NEW! - Small leaved rhizomatous begonia. Gets its name from its coloring, not the beverage, since it's basically coffee colored with an Irish green edge. Leaves are small and cupped with somewhat of a scalloped edge. Keeps its coloring in all seasons but the amount of brown or green can change with light intensity. However, the edge always stays more or less green. Compact and easy to grow. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90603  

Begonia 'Jim Jaeger'




Begonia Jim Jaeger

$11.95  

NEW! - This recently released begonia has roughly star-shaped medium-sized leaves that are multicolored, although muted in tone. The green leaves are dominated by dark brown markings, either solid or patterned, which cover nearly all the spaces between the leaf veins . Each leaf generally has a silvery streak along the end of each main vein that has a strong lavender tint. While the coloring is understated, it is striking and distinctive. The leaves are sparsely covered with hairs. There aren't many begonias with lavender streaks that are easy to grow, faultless, and that make a perfectly shaped full plant. The coloring changes very little with growing condition or the seasons. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90619  

Begonia 'King Me'




Begonia King Me

$11.95  

NEW! - Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Bright green leaves with so many nearly red checks that some leaves have almost no green at all. Leaves are a distorted star shape with rounded tips and a sparsely hairy surface and edge with a prominent white eye. Leaves are on short petioles, so it stays very full and compact. The name refers to the checkers game, since it has so many checks that the name just seems to fit. Medium pink flowers with speckles and a lighter pink edge blooming in spring. Very easy to grow and vigorous, a good companion for its sibling Begonia 'Vista Checks'. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90618  

Begonia 'Lady Corby'




Begonia Lady Corby

$11.95  

NEW! - This is a tall growing cane with medium sized superba type leaves that are bronze and streaked with silver. It blooms with long dangling clusters of fragrant bright pink flowers. The first thing that can be said about this begonia is that it's a survivor. Planted outdoors where other begonias would have perished, it has survived downpours, heat, drought and neglect and still continues to flourish. Wendy Corby, begonia enthusiast and newsletter editor of the Sacramento Begonia Society, liked the idea of a survivor named after her, so last year it was given the name Begonia 'Lady Corby' by its breeder Brad Thompson. It's easy to grow and is useful for various purposes, such as for making an impressive large basket plant. This cane has never been sold before. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90613  

Begonia 'Leprechaun Envy'




Begonia Leprechaun Envy

$11.95  

NEW! - Medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Gets its name from the fact that it's a little more green and a little less spiraled than its sibling Begonia 'Leprechaun's Kiss'. Still, very nice yellow green coloring with blacker markings. Was originally released by accident by another nursery before subsequently being named by Brad Thompson. Very easy to grow, symmetrical in shape, and is a good companion to grow with its sibling. New addition for 2017. (Thompson)

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)

90604  

Begonia 'Red Tiger'




Begonia Red Tiger

$11.95  

NEW! - It was named for its color and it's a little unruly, like a tiger, but in a good way. It has dark red leaves with dark bronze/red tiger markings. It's also fuzzy, so a little bit cuddly. The leaves are rounded and held on stiff upright stems. It has fairly large sturdy rhizomes, is vigorous, and easy to grow. Although making it conform to a perfectly symmetrical shape might be hard, getting it to grow and make a nice full plant is easy. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90596  

Begonia 'Rosa Andres'




Begonia Rosa Andres

$11.95  

NEW! - Small to medium-sized full growing plant that makes a splendid specimen. The image doesn't do it justice, as it truly stands out in a mix of other begonias with its vibrant colors. The medium-sized leaves have a unique pattern with a line of hairs along the edge. New leaves are lime green becoming a bit darker with age. It has brown to red markings, which change according to how much light they receive, and a flurry of pink flowers in spring. It's a lovely multi-use plant that can be a fine potted plant or hanging basket. Eye-catching and easy to grow. First time offered for sale. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90605  

Begonia 'Very Verde'




Begonia Very Verde

$11.95  

NEW! - The leaves of this begonia are of ordinary shape and average size, but what stands out about them is the color. No matter what light you grow it in, it's going to be the intense bright green color that gives it its name. It looks like someone took a green begonia and then injected it with more green, just to make sure it was green. It is then topped off with chocolate to nearly black markings and edges which frame the green. It makes a nicely shaped plant with a little training and is very easy to grow. This begonia will really brighten up any shady spot. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

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)

90606  

Begonia 'White Sabers'




Begonia White Sabers

$11.95  

NEW! - This begonia is a member of Brad Thompson's "Saber" series of cane begonias ('Coral Sabers', 'Peppermint Sabers', and 'Pink Sabers'). Although named at the same time as its siblings, it was slow to mature at the time and didn't get circulated with the others. Leaves are a lovely dark olive green with deeply serrated edges and light white spots. It's a heavy bloomer with pure white flowers, which seem unaffected by sun scorch. It's growth habit is also different in that does not grow small and compact like the other "Sabers", but loves to shoot straight up to the stars. It's very full growing and easy to grow and can be kept lower growing with some training. Very few people have this "Saber" and it will be new to most of our customers. New Kartuz introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

90612  

Begonia 'Wild Pony'




Begonia Wild Pony

$11.95  

NEW! - This medium to large leaved rhizomatous begonia has been in circulation for at least 40 years. It was originally a seedling just labeled Bokit x carrieae created by Leslie Woodriff but was later named and circulated under the name 'Wild Pony' by Brad Thompson. It is somewhat wild and sprawling and takes a little work to make a nicely shaped plant. But it's a wonderful plant for hybridizing, as it seems to pass on it's vigor, spirals, and coloring, which is green with dark markings along the veins. Easy to grow and a survivor, as its longevity in circulation would imply. New Kartuz introduction for 2017. (Woodriff)

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


90527  

Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff'

Basket Plant, False Bromeliad, Octopus Plant



Callisia fragrans Melnikoff

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a low growing perennial with 6 to 10 inch bright green waxy leaves with white to cream colored lengthwise stripes of varying widths. The tightly overlapping leaves form a rosette somewhat resembling a bromeliad. It has small fragrant white flowers borne in clusters on long upright stalks. Best in well-drained moist soil in part shade. It makes a good groundcover in mild climates as an accent with other tropical plantings or as a beautiful large hanging basket with its cascading trailing stems. Old fashioned houseplant. Native to Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Commelinaceae


90593  

Callisia gentlei var. elegans

(Syn.: Callisia elegans), Pinstriped Inch Plant, Striped Inch Plant



Callisia gentlei var elegans

$8.95  

NEW! - Dark slate green fleshy 1¼" leaves are marked with distinctive parallel white lines. Small white flowers appear at the tip of elongated stems in summer. Give bright shade and good drainage. It's best to keep on the dry side, as overwatering can be detrimental. Easy, fast growing uncommon house plant, mat forming groundcover, or basket plant. Outdoors USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Commelinaceae


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)

90534  

Crescentia alata

Mexican Calabash, Gourd Tree



Crescentia alata

$12.95  

NEW! - This small curious tree has flowers and large cannonball-like fruits that occur directly on its branches and trunk (cauliflorous). The 2½ inch bell-shaped flowers are tinted yellow with a trace of purple and open for a single night and then fall the following day. In the wild, pollinating bats are attracted by the flower's musky scent. Flowering occurs from May until November. The resulting 5 inch round, hard fruits are green, turn yellow as they ripen, and eventually fall from the tree. The round dry shells from the fruit are cut into bowls and often made into musical rattles known as maracas. To produce odd shapes for birdhouses, etc., string is sometimes tied around the fruit as it grows. When the hard fruit is broken open, seeds are exposed that are edible and high in protein with a sweet licorice-like taste. With age, the young seedlings will develop normal leaves that are trifoliolate with a leaflike winged petiole shaped like a cross.

It grows to 25 feet in height, is semi-deciduous, drought tolerant, and has a spreading low canopy and open, branching growth habit. It can be used as a unique large bonsai specimen in the landscape and is well suited for patio planters and container growing. Epiphytes love to grow on its corky bark. It does need a frost free growing environment. Native to southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica. USDA zones 9b - 11. Bignoniaceae


90395  

Dioscorea dodecaneura

(Syn.: Dioscorea discolor), Variegated Monkey Ball Vine, Ornamental Yam



Dioscorea dodecaneura

$8.95  

NEW! - This is a dramatic tropical vine from Ecuador and Brazil that has brilliantly colored leaves. The large deep green heart shaped leaves are veined with silver and randomly mottled with maroon and black with the undersides a rich pinkish purple. As the season progresses the leaves increase in size. This vigorous but manageable vine grows in a counterclockwise direction to a height of 8 to 12 feet from underground tubers (same genus as edible yams) and has small drooping clusters of tiny white, aromatic flowers. Grow in sun or part shade in rich, well-drained soil with plenty of moisture. If temperatures drop to the mid 30's, it will go dormant. It is winter hardy in USDA Zones 8b - 11, where the tubers may be left in the ground, but they need to be kept dry to prevent rotting. In colder climates lift tubers in the fall to overwinter in a cool frost-free location. Use on trellises, porches, and pergolas or as a container plant in the greenhouse. It may also be grown as a houseplant in a bright sunny indoor location. Dioscoreaceae


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


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


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


90626  

Kigelia africana

(Syn.: Kigelia pinnata), Sausage Tree



Kigelia africana

$14.95  

NEW! - Rarely offered distinctive ornamental tree grown for its pendulous racemes of velvety maroon bell-shaped flowers and hanging sausage-shaped fruit. Flowers open at night in summer and are primarily bat pollinated, although insects and birds also visit the flowers. The long stalked grey gourd-like fruit is hard and inedible and can grow up to 2 feet long. Tree has a rounded shape with a spreading crown and grows up to 40 feet high on a short, squat grey trunk. The briefly semi-deciduous leaves are leathery, slightly glossy pinnately compound. Has been grown successfully in frost free Southern California gardens. Native to tropical Africa. USDA zones 9b - 11. Bignoniaceae


90627  

Lysionotus 'Pudding'




Lysionotus Pudding

$10.95  

NEW! - Light buttery yellow flowers are produced in abundance on long stems held high above its bright waxy green foliage from spring through fall. It was originally identified as a new hybrid from Japan, but little else is known about this cultivar's history. It likes to be kept moist and with cool growing temperatures. Give it good drainage in bright shade. Very easy to grow. 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


90584  

Peperomia clusiifolia 'Jellie'

(Syn.: Peperomia clusiifolia 'Tricolor'), Variegated Red Edge Peperomia



Peperomia clusiifolia Jellie

$7.95  

NEW! - This is one of the showiest peperomias. The thick reddened stems are adorned with striking succulent leaves of green, cream, and rosy-pink, bordered with red margins. It's a compact grower making it ideal for the house or greenhouse. 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 the West Indies and Venezuela. USDA zones 10b - 11. Piperaceae


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


90144  

Polyscias scutellaria 'Fabian'

Plum Aralia



Polyscias scutellaria Fabian

$9.95  

New! - This cultivar has rounded, dark green, leathery leaves with a slight reddish cast and maroon to almost purple undersides. Can be grown as an upright columnar plant indoors or out. It makes a great houseplant. Let it get slightly dry between waterings. In the tropics, it's an ideal specimen or hedge plant. The plant is highly regarded by Feng Shui practitioners. Minimum temperature of 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12. Araliaceae


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


90565  

Schefflera actinophylla 'Nova'

Nova Umbrella Tree



Schefflera actinophylla Nova

$27.50  

NEW! - This is a very rare unusual looking schefflera with large jagged maple-like leaves that are deeply serrated and pointed at the tips. New growth is bronze colored, later turning to dark green as the compound leaves mature. Image of the flower stalk is at top of page. Most botanical gardens list it as a cultivar of Schefflera actinophylla, but some disagree. Images from Denver Botanical Garden do seem to show older leaves on a mature plant not as deeply serrated and indeed more typical of the species. Plant explorer and hybridizer, John Banta of Altha, Florida, introduced it to the U.S. sometime prior to 2002. It was briefly put into tissue culture by Agristarts at the time. However, it was soon taken off the market and is now rarely offered. Banta had been quoted in 2008 as saying that 'Nova' definitely is not S. actinophylla and that he originally observed the plant growing in the Philippines but obtained the seed from a plant growing in Indonesia near Jakarta. He did not know the species, and did not believe it to be a hybrid. The mystery remains. It is ideal as a container plant that can be kept 3 to 4 feet tall or planted outside in a tropical environment as a large distinctive specimen plant. Give it rich soil, moisture, and partial to full sun. It is more cold sensitive than other varieties of umbrella tree, defoliating under 40F. If protected from freezing, it should regrow new leaves as temperatures warm. USDA zones 10 - 12. Araliaceae


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.



90621  

Sinningia eumorpha 'Clenilson'




Sinningia eumorpha Clenilson

$10.95  

NEW! - This is similar to Sinningia eumorpha, but with larger 2 inch flowers shaded a purple-blue. The flowers make a nice contrast with it's leaves and reddish petioles. This is a tuberous plant that grows in humus and among rocks in semi shady places in its native Sao Paulo and Parana States of Brazil. It is easy and has a compact habit growing up to 12 inches in size. Be sure to give it good drainage. Named after a Sinningia enthusiast from Brazil who discovered and collected the seed of a purple population of S. eumorpha. Gesneriaceae


90620  

Sinningia helleri




Sinningia helleri

$14.95  

NEW! - This beautiful sinningia was considered extinct until it was recently rediscovered by Mauro Peixoto in Brazil. Silvery grey tapered leaves on a compact plant with clusters of white flowers emerging from showy dark red calyces. Other images can be seen at Sinningia and Friends website here. Gesneriaceae


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


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


90560  

Talipariti glabrum

(Syn: Hibiscus glaber), Mountain Hao, Mountain Haw Tree



Talipariti glabrum

$12.95  

NEW! - This rare small shrubby tree is similar to Talipariti tiliaceum (Sea Hibiscus). It differs mainly in leaf and petal formation. The medium green heart-shaped leaves contrast nicely to the 3" bright yellow flowers. Flowers have a reddish central spot and deepen to orange as they age. Blooms in summer and fall. Grows up to 10 feet tall. Like Talipariti tiliaceum, this plant does well in subtropical coastal locations exposed to salty air and winds. It prefers full sun and rich, well-drained soil, and makes a good specimen bush, small tree, or can be trimmed as a hedge. Native to the Bonin Islands (Okinawa island group), which are subtropical oceanic islands in the northwestern Pacific. Talipariti glabrum evolved from Talipariti tiliaceum due to the geographic isolation of these islands. There the tree is harvested for local use of its wood. USDA zones 9 - 12. Malvaceae


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


90625  

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Lavender'

Lavender Variegated Wandering Jew



Tradescantia fluminensis Lavender

$8.95  

NEW! - This is very decorative "Wandering Jew" find with pastel coloring of white, pink, lilac, and silvery green to the leaves. Makes a wonderful cascading basket plant for indoors or the warm shade garden. Grow in bright shade and rich moist soil, but don't overwater. Easy to grow, however it's not cold tolerant. Native to South America. Names of "Inch Plants" are poorly documented. Our best guess for this plant is a variety offered in Japan that is known as 'Lavender'. We previously sold this in error as the variety 'Lilac'. Commelinaceae


90595  

Tradescantia zebrina

(Syn.: Tradescantia pendula) Silver Inch Plant, Purple Wandering Jew



Tradescantia zebrina

$8.95  

NEW! - This popular hanging basket houseplant is grown for its striking variegated foliage. The fleshy lance-shaped leaves are bronzy purple with two broad silvery stripes above and with undersides of solid rosy purple. For the strongest leaf color, give bright light indoors or light shade outdoors. Best with consistently moist well-drained soil, but with less water in winter. Pinch stems to promote thicker growth. It can be used as a ground cover or filler around potted tropicals. In warm climates, it is best used as a container plant as it can become invasive in the ground. This tender perennial can be grown outdoors in mild climates (USDA zones 9-11) where it does not freeze or as an annual elsewhere. Native to southern Mexico and Guatemala. Commelinaceae





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