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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

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Amorphophallus konjac Amorphophallus konjac
Code: 90562
Price: $9.95

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

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.


 
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Anthurium pentaphyllum Anthurium pentaphyllum
Code: 90663
Price: $49.95

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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

 
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Anthurium scandens Anthurium scandens
Code: 90570
Price: $18.95

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Pearl Anthurium

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

 
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Monstera adansonii Monstera adansonii
Code: 90655
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Swiss Cheese Plant

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

 
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Zantedeschia aethiopica Green Goddess Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'
Code: 80010
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Green Goddess Calla Lily

Green and white spathe with large green leaves. Araceae

 
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Zantedeschia aethiopica Hercules - Spotted Leaf Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Hercules' - Spotted Leaf
Code: 90182
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Hercules Calla Lily

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

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

 
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Zantedeschia aethiopica Spotted White Giant Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Spotted White Giant'
Code: 80011
Price: $13.95

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Spotted White Giant Calla Lily

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

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

 
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