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90663  

Anthurium pentaphyllum




Anthurium pentaphyllum

$49.95  

New! We are pleased to offer this rare Anthurium from our collection for the first time. This is a palmate-leaved aroid, normally with 5 (sometimes 7 to 9) leaflets. The span of the leaves can grow up to 18 inches wide. When blooming, the upright spadix is purplish in color. Easy to grow in warm tropical conditions, it quickly scrambles up trees with its many aerial roots. Also, it can grow upon itself forming an upright clump to 4 feet. Try potted as an indoor house plant with well draining epiphytic type soil on a moss pole. Grow in part to full shade with a minimum temperature of 50F. It's a variable species, ranging from Mexico, Central America, Columbia and Ecuador to the Amazonian region of Brazil. It is usually found in moist to wet mountain or lowland zones from sea level to 2,500 feet. USDA zones 10 - 11. Araceae


90668  

Begonia 'Afternoon Delight'




Begonia Afternoon Delight

$11.95  

New! From our Brad Thomas collection comes this begonia introduced in 1990 with dark green wavy leaves, silver spots and dark pink flowers. It grows semi-upright to about 1.5 feet high and makes a great basket plant. It's easy to grow and a heavy bloomer. It's a cross of B. 'Lenore Olivier' and B. albopicta. (Thompson)

90429  

Carissa macrocarpa 'Frost'

Golden Natal Plum



Carissa macrocarpa Frost

$14.95  

New! This evergreen South African natal plum has small glossy green leaves beautifully variegated with golden cream and fragrant white flowers. Open growth habit to 4 feet. Grow in part shade to full sun with good drainage and in a frost free location. Tolerates beachfront locations. Apocynaceae


90660  

Cynanchum insigne

(Syn.: Sarcostemma insigne), Green Spaghetti Plant



Cynanchum insigne

$19.95  

New! - This is a rare leafless succulent plant from Madagascar with green trailing cylindrical stems, resembling a Rhipsalis. Scented flowers appear along the stems that are pale white with red stripes, much like the veins in a bloodshot eye. It's an ideal plant for a hanging basket. With its low water requirement, give it warmth and bright shade. Apocynaceae


90673  

Fockea edulis

Hottentot Bread



Fockea edulis

$12.95  

New! This collector's plant is a semi-decidous succulent perennial grown for its swollen caudiciform base. It has thin, twining stems growing up to 3 feet with 1/2 to 1 inch long gray-green oval leaves and tiny lightly scented starfish-shaped, lime green flowers. It is dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants. In nature, the tuberous caudex grows underground reaching a size up to 2 feet in diameter. Growers leave the young plants with this base buried in the pot until the desired size is reached. It's then repotted with the caudex above ground creating the unique bonsai look. To protect this base from sunburn grow the plant in light shade. Train the twining stems on a framework or keep trimmed to keep them from growing over nearby plants. Plant in a fast-draining cactus mix and water regularly from spring to fall, then reduce watering in winter during dormancy to prevent rotting. Though the name 'edulis' indicates the plant is edible, it requires an elaborate process to rid the tuber of its toxicity. This endangered species, native to South Africa and Namibia, can withstand a light frost as low as 28F for short periods. USDA zones 9b - 11. Apocynaceae


90657  

Haworthia cymbiformis

(Syn.: Haworthia cuspidatus), Cathedral Window Haworthia



Haworthia cymbiformis

$7.95  

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


90658  

Haworthia retusa

Star Cactus, Window Succulent



Haworthia retusa

$7.95  

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


90130  

Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica'

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



Hemigraphis alternata Exotica

$9.95  

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


90669  

Iresine herbstii 'Blazin' Lime'

Blazin' Lime Blood Leaf, Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard



Iresine herbstii Blazin' Lime

$9.95  

New! This tender tropical perennial from Brazil has striking lime green leaves, veins with cream variegation, and rose colored stems. Its colorful foliage is prized for use in containers, annual beds, and tropical plantings. This low maintenance plant is both heat and shade tolerant. Grow it in filtered sun to part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The foliage color is more intense in bright light. Grows to 16 inch high and 18 inches wide. It's best to occasionally pinch to encourage a bushy habit. As it is not frost tolerant, it may be overwintered indoors as a houseplant. This cultivar is similar to or may be the same as Iresine 'Formosa'.

51878  

Jasminum multiflorum

Downy Jasmine, Indian Jasmine



Jasminum multiflorum

$11.95  

New! This is a beautiful evergreen vine with small dark green oval leaves covered with soft downy hairs. Clusters of slightly fragrant 1 inch white star-shaped flowers appear nearly year-round, heaviest from fall to spring. A fast growing climber, it can also be pruned into a shrubby shape and used as a hedge. Grows best in full sun with protection from the mid-day sun. Can also be grown indoors if given enough bright light. Native to India and Southeast Asia. USDA zones 8a to 11b Oleaceae


90653  

Kalanchoe schizophylla

(Syn.: Bryophyllum schizophyllum)



Kalanchoe schizophylla

$11.95  

New! This is a very curious kalanchoe, as it is one of the few climbing species along with Kalanchoe beauverdii. Its smooth leaves are deeply cut with a fern-like appearance turning orangish in bright light. It climbs by means of its hook-like finely divided mature leaves. The stems are thin curling up to 12 feet or more in length. The seldom seen inflorescence consists of pendulous, bell-shaped lavender-grey flowers in spring to summer. It seems to be given to vegetative growth so that flowering is rare, especially if frequent pruning has been necessary. The variable leaves are very decorative and the plants are easy to grow. In its native Madagascar it is a hemiepiphyte (seedlings growing in the canopy as an epiphyte, later with roots growing down into the ground). It is found in rocky and shady brush in central Madagascar from 3 to 5 thousand feet in elevation. All parts are toxic, a rarity in the family Crassulaceae. Give it bright shade with extra humidity, well-drained potting soil and water sparingly. Grow it as an epiphyte, in a hanging basket, or as an interesting climber on a trellis. Intolerant of frost. Crassulaceae


90655  

Monstera adansonii

Swiss Cheese Plant



Monstera adansonii

$22.95  

New! With its unusual leaf structure this is a very popular climbing houseplant. The leaves are about 6 inches long showing off multiple holes, called fenestrations. Fast growing, it makes an impressive hanging basket or allow it to grow up a totem to display its unique leaves. Give it a rich, fast draining soil mix, humidity, and indirect light. In the tropics it can be allowed to grow up in the shade of a tree for an exotic jungle look. Often incorrectly sold as Monstera obliqua, which is another extremely rare Monstera and almost never sold. The juvenile growth stage was once thought to be a different species and was given the now invalid name of Monstera friedrichsthalii. Native to the Amazonian region of Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. USDA zones 10 - 12. Araceae


90666  

Orthophytum 'Copper Penny'




Orthophytum Copper Penny

$14.95  

New! This is a vintage Orthophytum bromeliad hybrid by Gary Hendrix of Homestead, Florida from around 1975. It's a cross of Orthophytum saxicola and Orthophytum vagans. It has shiny coppery leaves with greenish centers, colors becoming more intense under bright light and dry growing conditions. The leaves are somewhat soft and grow in a spiral. It multiplies easily with numerous runners, creating a large clump. Give it an epiphytic or succulent type soil mix with grit and bark added for drainage. It's a nice choice for both a succulent or bromeliad collection. Available in 4 inch pots. USDA zones 9b-12. Bromeliaceae


90662  

Pelargonium carnosum

(Syn.: Pelargonium ferulaceum), Fleshy Stalk Pelargonium



Pelargonium carnosum

$16.95  

New! Native to South Africa, this succulent geranium has thick succulent gray stems swollen at the internodes with green frilly leaves on long petioles. The small flowers are white with red stigmas. Plant in fast draining soil in a bright sunny location. It goes semi-dormant in summer, when watering should be sparingly given. A fine candidate for use as a bonsai. It's best to protect from frost, although it can probably take a brief exposure. Geraniaceae


90641  

Peperomia caperata 'Rosso'

Emerald Ripple Radiator Plant



Peperomia caperata Rosso

$9.95  

New! This perfect houseplant shows off glossy green deeply grooved leaves with dark veins and contrasting undersides of rich red. Grows about 8 inch high and wide in bright, indirect light. The reddish flower spikes poke up through the leaves with tiny whitish flowers. The parent species is native to Central and South America. (D, F, H, T) Piperaceae


90586  

Peperomia scandens 'Variegata'

Variegated Cupid Peperomia



Peperomia scandens Variegata

$9.95  

New! This "False Philodendron" is a popular house plant with heart-shaped waxy variegated leaves of green and creamy white. Easy to grow and makes a great hanging basket house plant. Give bright light, but not direct sunlight, and allow to dry out somewhat between waterings. (B, F) Piperaceae


90635  

Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana Variegata'

Variegated Barbados Gooseberry or Lemon Vine



Pereskia aculeata Godseffiana Variegata

$14.95  

New! This is an unusual climbing primitive cactus with golden waxy leaves with a green central flame on the upper surface and rosy-red color on the reverse. Its white flowers are followed by small edible fruit. Grow in partial to full sun and allow it to partially dry out between waterings. It's frequently grown in greenhouses and as a hanging basket houseplant. Native to the West Indies, coastal northern South America, and Panama. USDA zones 9 - 11. Cactaceae


90665  

Plectranthus spicatus

Spike Spurflower, Lavender Plectranthus



Plectranthus spicatus

$9.95  

New! This is a succulent plectranthus with small bright green, serrated leaves. It has a long bloom period of narrow 12 inch spikes of lavender blue flowers. In nature, it is found growing in full sun in hot dry rocky ground inland of Durban, South Africa. In gardens there, it is used as a vigorous ground cover and has been found suitable as a green roof plant. It's a tough groundcover that prefers dry conditions and grows in both sun or semi-shade. The shallow root system makes it ideal for shallow dry soil. Try it as a succulent groundcover for rockeries, slopes, or planted around Aloes or other large succulents. However be cautious, as it grows rapidly and might smother less vigorous smaller plants and can be damaged by the lightest frost. It does make an excellent potted plant where it has a more compact habit. Lamiaceae


90670  

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Rice cactus, Coral Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus



Rhipsalis cereuscula

$7.95  

New! This is an epiphytic (tree-dwelling) cactus with light green cylindrical jointed stems that look like chubby grains of rice. The stems are erect at first, but as they grow longer they become pendant up to 2 feet long. In the spring, tiny greenish-white, often tinged with pink, flowers appear to be followed later by small white berries. It makes a perfect houseplant and hanging basket plant with its numerous small flowers. It thrives best in bright shade with no direct sunlight. It's not a drought-resistant plant, so regular watering is necessary, but let the soil dry out a bit between waterings. Plant it in a slightly acidic, well-drained potting mix. It will not survive a hard frost, so it should be brought indoors or given protection in winter. The tips of the stems often turn reddish with cold weather. It's a native of Uruguay and Brazil. USDA zones 9b to 11b Cactaceae


90671  

Rhipsalis micrantha subsp. rauhiorum

Short Straps Rhipsalis



Rhipsalis micrantha subsp. rauhiorum

$9.95  

New! This "Mistletoe Cactus" has small white flowers on flattened fleshy stems, later followed with mistletoe-like white berries. This subspecies is distinct from type with wider leaves and deeper grooved margins. This epiphytic jungle cactus has hanging stems, up to 2.5 feet, that makes it excellent for a hanging basket. It likes a rainforest environment with dappled shade, warmth and humidity. It's not a drought-resistant plant, so regular watering is necessary, but let the soil dry out a bit between waterings. Plant it in a slightly acidic, well-drained potting mix. It will not survive a hard frost, so it should be brought indoors or given protection in winter. Native to the rainforests of Southern Ecuador. USDA zones 9b to 11 Cactaceae


90637  

Senecio macroglossus

Wax Ivy, German Ivy, Jade Ivy



Senecio macroglossus

$15.95  

New! This is a twining vine that resembles a small English Ivy with glossy green succulent leaves and pale yellow daisy-like flowers. It makes a welcome addition to a hanging basket and makes a lush ground cover in frost-free areas. Plant in partial shade, in well-drained soil, and with regular watering. It can climb up to 6 feet high. Easy plant for growing indoors. Native to southern Africa. Asteraceae


90132  

Tetradenia riparia

(Syn.: Iboza riparia), Misty Plume Bush, Ginger Bush, Nutmeg Bush



Tetradenia riparia

$11.95  

New! This is a shrubby ornamental that bloom in wintertime with snow-white blossoms on long upright panicles creating a beautiful wispy mist. It is semi-deciduous, depending on the climate, in winter when flowering occurs. The thick light green velvety leaves have a scalloped edge and are very aromatic and medicinal. Grows 8 to 9 feet in height. Give it a frost-free position in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, mulch well, and give regular summer watering, drier in winter. It respond well to pruning and can be cut back after flowering. Also, makes an excellent container plant, blooming at a young age. Native to eastern South Africa and eastern tropical Africa where it is common in damp places, often beside streams. USDA zones 9B - 11. Lamiaceae





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