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90634  

Alternanthera bettzickiana 'Rainbow'

(Syn: Alternanthera amabilis var. tricolor), Rainbow or Tricolor Calico Plant



Alternanthera bettzickiana Rainbow

$8.95  

New! This is a colorful tropical ground cover or bedding plant with dark green leaf edges and center areas tinged in orange, red, pink, and yellow. Great as a container plant in part shade to full sun. Trim occasionally to keep it compact. Use as an annual in temperate climates. Native to Brazil. USDA zones 9-12. Amaranthaceae


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)

90661  

Begonia 'Boomer'




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$10.95  

New! In 1987, Mabel Corwin bred Begonia solimutata with Begonia reniformis and produced this notable thick-stemmed rhizomatous hybrid. It's an impressive grower with large circular bronzy-green textured leaves. Although it doesn't branch much, it does send up new growth from the base. Sprays of small white flowers adorn the plant in spring. Grow indoors in bright indirect light or outdoors in bright shade. Allow it to dry somewhat between waterings. It also likes extra humidity. It's a very attractive large growing begonia.

90639  

Begonia 'Deco Raspberry Truffle'




Begonia Deco Raspberry Truffle

$11.95  

New! This is a rhizomatous begonia with medium sized light green leaves with dark purplish-black checkering and a light green center eye. Leaves are lobed but not quite star-shaped, more rounded. Markings are very unusual and distinct. Similar to Begonia 'Deco Checks' but larger growing.

90645  

Begonia gardneri




Begonia gardneri

$14.95  

New! This is a thick stemmed species from Brazil with large green parted leaves. Grows 4 feet tall with small white flowers. Allow it to get slightly dry between waterings but never completely dry and grow in full to partial shade.

90659  

Begonia 'Harmony's Stormy Sunset'




Begonia Harmony's Stormy Sunset

$12.95  

New! This charming rhizomatous begonia, a sport of Begonia 'Passing Storm', has tear shaped leaves of pink that gradually age to silvery gray. Veins are gray colored. Grows in a mounding habit to about 12 inches tall with light pink flowers. (Harmony Foliage, FL)

90677  

Begonia reniformis

(Syn.: Begonia vitifolia), Grape Leaf Begonia



Begonia reniformis

$12.95  

New! This is an impressive thick-stemmed tree-like Begonia from Brazil. It has huge glossy dark green leaves in the shape of grape leaves and the size of dinner plates. Its thick segmented soft woody stems arise from the base quickly growing up to 10 feet tall (25 feet in the tropics). Many stems arise from the base, creating a full plant. Its upright stems rarely branch and are somewhat brittle. So, it is wise to keep it in a protected position. The airy sprays of small white flowers appear from spring through summer. Give it partial shade, a warm location, and allow it to become somewhat dry between waterings. It can give a real tropical look to the greenhouse, conservatory, or outside in the tropics.

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


90644  

Ceropegia carnosa

Bushman's Pipe, Wine Glass Vine



Ceropegia carnosa

$9.95  

New! This is a diminutive slender vining succulent with 1 inch fuzzy maroon striped flowers. These flowers trap tiny flies inside which are then released when the flower is pollinated. The vine grows from thick fleshy roots. Give it bright light but no direct sun with a fast draining succulent soil mix. Water freely in summer but give a drier rest in the winter. Grow on a trellis or in a hanging basket. It's a tender plant that is best grown indoors. Native to Kenya and South Africa. Apocynaceae


90638  

Ceropegia sandersonii

Parachute or Umbrella Plant



Ceropegia sandersonii

$9.95  

New! The common name of this small succulent vine refers to its flowers that are shaped somewhat like parachutes or umbrellas. The flowers are even more unusual in that they give off a scent to trap flies. As the flies slide down the flower tube to the base they get covered in pollen. The flies are released later, as the flower withers, to pollinate other parachute flowers. It's fairly easy to grow as a basket plant or in a dry terrarium in well-drained soil and bright light (not direct sunlight). Native to Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. (B,T) Apocynaceae      Resized image from Wikimedia Commons: Wouter Hagens, Ceropegia sandersonii A, CC BY-SA 3.0


90650  

Codonanthe 'Tommy'




Codonanthe Tommy

$9.95  

New! This Codonanthe is festooned with numerous white flowers with speckled throats. The small pointed deep green waxy leaves with reddish reverse are densly packed on graceful pendant stems. (F, B) Gesneriaceae


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


90679  

Deuterocohnia brevifolia

(Syn.: Abromeitiella brevifolia), Argentine Ball



Deuterocohnia brevifolia

$14.95  

New! This is an interesting miniature terrestrial bromeliad native to Bolivia and Argentina with small rosettes of silvery-green bristly triangular leaves. As it grows, it slowly forms a tight rounded pillow-shaped colony of hundreds of rosettes creating an unusual and distinctive potted plant. It usually blooms in winter or early spring with small tubular greenish flowers. Plant it in a cactus type potting soil with good drainage. Give it a sunny or bright light position and water moderately in the warm months, letting the soil dry between waterings. It is fairly cold hardy, but does not like to be wet in the winter. It can also be grown as a ground cover in suitable climates. Bromeliaceae


90648  

Dracaena reflexa 'Song of India'

(Syn.: Pleomele reflexa), Song Of India Dracaena



Dracaena reflexa Song of India

$19.95  

New! This is a common multi-stemmed accent shrub in tropical gardens world-wide. It has creamy yellow stripes on narrow green leaves that are spirally arranged on the thick, irregular stems. Outdoors it can grow up to 18 feet high, indoors it can be kept much smaller, usually to about 3 feet in height. It's a very adaptable plant for full sun outdoors in the tropics, or lower light levels indoors as an easy houseplant. It can't take any frost. Native to Madagascar, Mauritius, and other islands of the Indian Ocean. USDA zones 10 - 12. Asparagaceae


90640  

Drymonia chiribogana




Drymonia chiribogana

$14.95  

New! From the rainforests of Ecuador comes this unusual foliage plant of olive green leathery leaves with silver veins. These thick leathery leaves grow about 5 to 8 inches long and have a satiny sheen. Grows upright to 4 feet tall and blooms on old growth with 1½ inch tubular purple flowers with yellow & red markings on the inside. It prefers bright, filtered light and a well-draining soil mix that is allowed to get slightly dry between waterings. It's an easy to grow houseplant. Gesneriaceae


90654  

Euphorbia milii 'Fireworks'

(Syn.: Euphorbia milii 'BK Fireworks'), Fireworks Crown of Thorns, Peppermint Candy Crown of Thorns



Euphorbia milii Fireworks

$14.95  

New! This succulent Crown of Thorns has beautifully variegated leaves of pale green and white with red flowers. Compact, slow grower to about 18 inches high, it does best in bright shade or full sun with protection from the hottest midday sun. Protect it from frost and give it a fast draining cactus mix and water only when on the dry side. Euphorbiaceae


90651  

Ficus elastica 'Variegata'

Variegated Indian Rubber Tree



Ficus elastica Variegata

$19.95  

New! The Variegated Rubber Plant has thick, light green leaves margined with various shades of creamy white. For a colorful contrast, new leaves appear with overtones of pink from bright red sheaths that cover the unopened leaves. In its native tropical Asia, this tree can reach an enormous height of over 100 feet with large buttresses and aerial roots. However for us, it makes an ideal specimen container plant, indoors or out, staying a manageable size for years. This is an easy houseplant, as long as it is not overwatered. Always let it dry out a bit between waterings and give it bright indirect light. Needs protection from frost. USDA zones 10 - 12. Moraceae


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


90678  

Hoya heuschkeliana Yellow




Hoya heuschkeliana Yellow

$29.95  

New! This cute Philippine native vine has slightly cupped waxy green leaves (up to 3" long) on cascading branches with clusters of small very fragrant urn-shaped yellow flowers. It's a miniature species that's easy to grow with filtered light, warmth, extra humidity, and well-draining soil. Let it dry out a bit between waterings. Plants that are root bound tend to flower more prolifically. It makes a nice hanging basket or can be mounted as an epiphyte. Apocynaceae


90652  

Kalanchoe beauverdii

(Syn.: Bryophyllum beauverdii), Beauverd's Widow's Thrill, False Hoya



Kalanchoe beauverdii

$9.95  

New! This is a very unusual kalanchoe that is sure to attract attention. It's one of the few climbing species along with Kalanchoe schizophylla. This succulent climber has gray wiry stems and green narrow leaves turning purple-black in high light with adventitious plantlets often forming on the leaf tips. Its hanging flowers are bell-shaped and rather large compared to the slender stems. Blooming in clusters, they are an unusual grayish green color with fine purple speckles. Flowering is in the winter and spring months. The wiry stems and hooked leaves help it vigorously scramble and twine upwards. It can swallow surrounding plants if not pruned to keep it under control. So it is best to grow it on a trellis to 8 feet or in a hanging basket where it can be allowed to cascade. Grow in full sun or bright shade and allow it to get dry between waterings. It generally likes warmth with dry cool frost-free winters. It's native to south and southwestern Madagascar, where it is found in dry shrub-land forests from sea level up to 2,750 feet in elevation. Crassulaceae


90649  

Kalanchoe manginii

(Syn.: Bryophyllum manginii), Chandelier Plant, Beach Bells



Kalanchoe manginii

$11.95  

New! This succulent plant displays spoon-shaped glossy green fleshy leaves, turning reddish in full sun, with trailing red-tinged stems. It blooms in late winter or early spring with dangling clusters of salmon-red 1 inch bell-shaped flowers. Growing up to 12 inches tall and wide, it makes an easy to grow ideal hanging basket. It also can be grown as an epiphyte, as it does in its native Madagascar. Best grown in a bright sunny location with protection from the midday sun in well-drained potting soil. Intolerant of frost. Crassulaceae


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


90636  

Kalanchoe uniflora

(Syn.: Bryophyllum uniflorum), Coral Berry, Coral Bell Plant



Kalanchoe uniflora

$19.95  

New! This is an attractive trailing succulent plant with small fleshy scalloped leaves and an abundance of small coral bell-shaped flowers in late winter. As an epiphytic plant, it grows best in hanging baskets or mounted to a slab in bright, but limited sunlight. Allow it to dry out between waterings. It's drought resistant and should not be overwatered. Grow as an indoor plant or in a greenhouse with warmth and humidity. Native to Madagascar. USDA zones 9- 12. Crassulaceae


90642  

Ledebouria socialis

(Syn.: Scilla violacea), Silver Squill, Leopard Lily



Ledebouria socialis

$9.95  

New! This is an evergreen bulbous plant from South Africa with silvery leaves dotted with olive green spots and undersides of deep violet. The exposed purplish colored bulbs cluster and multiply quickly filling a pot to overflowing with small spikes of greenish white flowers in May. Easy to grow houseplant treated as a succulent with fast draining soil. Give part shade. USDA zones 8b-10. Asparagaceae


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


90646  

Peperomia polybotrya

Coin Leaf Peperomia, Raindrop Peperomia, Coin Plant.



Peperomia polybotrya

$9.95  

New! The Raindrop Peperomia is an easy to grow tropical house plant with thick, glossy green, teardrop-shaped leaves. It's a compact plant growing upright to about 12 inches high. Give it bright indirect light and warmth. Too little light and it will get leggy. It's crucial that it has a well-draining potting soil, as it does not like to be overwatered. Also, it is best to keep under-potted and be sure to let the soil dry out a bit between waterings. Because of its tropical Colombia and Peru origin, it's only suitable to be grown outdoors if you have warmth and humidity. USDA zones 10 - 12. Piperaceae     Cropped & resized image from Wikimedia Commons: Mokkie, CC BY-SA 3.0


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


90656  

Philodendron camposportoanum




Philodendron camposportoanum

$39.95  

New! The small slightly velvety and glossy leaves on this rare philodendron start out heart shaped on a young plant, then produce leaves with upper lobes as the plant gets older, until at plant maturity the new leaves are deeply trilobed. These deep green leaves, reaching 8 to 12 inches in length, can take on a reddish brown color in brighter light. Give it a rich free draining potting mix with added perlite for best results. This fast growing vine is best in bright shade, avoiding direct sunlight. It is primarily a ground dweller in its native forest habitat in western Brazil and Bolivia. Outdoors in tropical climates allow it to climb or indoors grow it as a house plant with a totem.

4 inch pot Araceae


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


90672  

Rhipsalis paradoxa

Chain Cactus



Rhipsalis paradoxa

$12.95  

New! This sought after hanging epiphytic cactus has three-angled stems with the angles and facets alternating between areoles and sharply defined edges. The stem color is light green, later dark green, often with reddish edges. Small white flowers are followed by pale red 2.5 inch berry-like fruit. Hanging down in chain-like clusters that can grow over 6 feet long makes this a great looking epiphyte and ideal for a large 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 Southeastern Brazil. USDA zones 9b to 11 Cactaceae     The line drawing is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 License


90674  

Scadoxus puniceus

(Syn.: Haemanthus puniceus), Paintbrush Lily, Snake Lily



Scadoxus puniceus

$11.95  

New! This is one of South Africa's most dramatic bulbous plants. It bears showy pale red brush-like dense flowers heads with bright yellow anthers, followed by bright red berries. The flower stalk may grow up to 20" in height. Plant with the neck even with, or slightly above, the soil surface in composted soil with good drainage in a cool, shady location. Leave it undisturbed for years for the best flowering. Give regular water in summer, drier when winter dormant. USDA zones 9 - 12 Amaryllidaceae


90576  

Sclerochiton harveyanus

Blue Lips



Sclerochiton harveyanus

$14.95  

New! This is an intriguing evergreen shrub from South Africa that bears masses of mauve-blue fan-shaped flowers. Blooming most the year, with the heaviest during the warmer months, the flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It's a multi-stemmed rounded shrub growing 6 to 8 feet tall and wide with small attractive glossy deep green leaves and a somewhat lax form. It thrives in part to full shade and is excellent as a background shrub or as a potted specimen. Give it good drainage, average moisture, and neutral to acidic soil. It can be easily pruned if necessary. It tolerates a bit of light frost, but not freezing conditions. USDA zones 9b-11. Acanthaceae


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


90676  

Uncarina grandidieri

Succulent Sesame



Uncarina grandidieri

$24.95  

New! This is a very attractive hard-to-find succulent shrub from the dry forests of Madagascar with thick stems, a caudex forming base, and lobed felty leaves. Blossoms are bright buttery yellow with dark throats that resemble the flowers of a "Black Eyed Susan Vine". The occasional small dry fruits have inwardly pointed barbs, so be careful about touching them. The shrub ultimately grows from 6 to 10 feet in height. In a container, plant in a cactus type soil mix. In the ground, give it full sun, fast draining soil, and a frost protected location. Provide regular watering and feeding from spring through fall, but very little in the winter when it becomes deciduous. Winter hardy to 30F if protected and kept dry. USDA zones 9b-12. Cutting grown. Pedaliaceae





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