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Miniature Railroad Collection
Stock Number: 99675
Although some of the temperate bonsai and hardy trough plant groups overlap here, we include more dwarf than miniature winter hardy plants in this grouping as well as larger specimens. This collection is also popular with rock garden enthusiasts. 10 plants.
$55.00
Myrsine africana
Stock Number: 40654
"African Boxwood" or "Cape Myrtle" Thick-foliaged popular pseudo-bonsai, pleniful tiny leathery coin shaped leaves stud distinctly fastigate woody stems. We recommend this for indoor bonsai for it can be shaped successfully; nonetheless, the very erect woody trunks just cry out to be staked topiaries with single woody ...
$6.50
Nashia inaguensis
Stock Number: 42156
Tiny crinkled fleshy leaves, with lovely mint/verbena fragrance, on rigid much-branched twiglets emerging from woody trunks--perfect tropical bonsai for high light; the orange " Bahana Berries" (following petite verbenia-shaped cream flowers) add that distincly vanilla flavor to Moujean tea. Also used in topiary as the...
$8.50
Operculicaryia decaryi
Stock Number: 40673
This remarkable "Madagascar Bonsai" develops thick woody (short) trunks with striking diamond shaped outswellings of bark supporting semi cascading short branchlets with a filigree of tiny black green pinnate leaves.  Forms an impressive specimen without wiring and pruning; an all season performer.  This pric...
$60.00
Osmanthus fragrans
Stock Number: 40685
"Sweet Olive" Leathery-leaved shrub; clusters of small white flowers emit a delightful rare fragrance "blending jasmine, ripe apricots & gardenia" used in China to scent tea. Himalayan native's leaf edges burn if humidity insufficient or if watered with a source high in salts or a watersoftener. Not a houseplant un...
$10.00
Oxalis alstonii [hedysaroides rubra]
Stock Number: 40690
"Firefern" Branched wiry purple stems hold whorls of reddish maroon leaflets and nearly everblooming yellow flowers. Excellent windowsill subject; typically growing better in the window or under lights than in the greenhouse. Beautiful centerpiece in any terrarium. Do not overpot nor overwater.
$8.75
Oxalis Rio De Janerio [Species Affinity To O. Dispar]
Stock Number: 41645
 Remarkable unidentified collection from the mountain sides of Rio with erect wiry stems topped with thick diamond boat-shaped leaves, in threes, each with shimmering silvery dreamy central variegation. Cute cheerful yellow blossoms, thus the "Goldie Locks" plant perfect for window ledge, under lights, as well as ...
$12.50
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Pachypodium saundersii
Stock Number: 60534
"Star of Lundi" Thick clubfoot caudiform bases--smooth bark of silver-gray--taper to branches covered with spur shoots covered with deciduous deep green leaves, each flanked with needle-like spines; white flared blossoms. South Africa. Ask about our specimen size plants.
$12.50
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Pandanus pygmaeus [polycephalus]
Stock Number: 40715
"Pigmy Screwpine" Super plant for indoor bonsai. These are already showing some stilt roots. Branched heads [polycephalus] of arched toothed narrow [graminifolius] leaf blades on sculpturesque angular trunks with multiple stilts. Small-statured. Real one--slow growing enough to remain a rarity always. We have some grea...
$18.00
Pavonia hastata
Stock Number: 40739
"Fairy Hibiscus" Small-statured South American shrublet with small haired hastate leaves and many lovely mallow flowers of delicate tissue pink with a scarlet eye--if not warm and sunny, will form cleistogamous flowers in winter. Excellent in cool window or potted under lights. Becoming popular as a summertime patio co...
$7.50
Pedilanthus tithymaloides nanus
Stock Number: 67355
Very choice miniature: the tiny leathery black-green leaves tightly line the congested shiny stems in two stiff rows; outstanding, handsome houseplant; Venezuelan form shown to great advantage in a small bonsai pot and most valuable to give a very compact upright accent in a dish garden design. We intend to have suffic...
$10.00
Pelargonium stellar Bird Dancer
Stock Number: 40790
Stout-stemmed dwarf with petite zagged, deeply cut (one could say "pinked") leaves with parallel dramatic dark ric-rac zones; marvelous salmon red fls with apricot overtones are extrememly zagged--each spidery flower cluster constituting tiny floral fireworks. The most popular Geranium here at the greenhouses for small...
$6.25
Peperomia Bamboo Stalks
Stock Number: 53526
A tiny unidentified species with bright small curved oval leaves in tidy opposite ranks on short erect stems with decorative swollen bambll-mimic leaf nodes.  The dimunutive size with a tolerance of low humidity make this a natural in Fairy Gardens, terrariums and mame bonsai
$10.00
Peperomia ferreyrae
Stock Number: 53562
"Pincushion Peperomia" Short thick succulent stems topped with many narrow trough-shaped leaves very nearly fused; the easiest succulent species to grow. How this relates to iron (ferrea) we do not know, unless it was collected near a railroad track. Much more dependable than the similar dolabriformis.
$5.00
Peperomia galioides
Stock Number: 53568
"Pine Peperomia." or "Needle-leaf Wax Plant" Small erect branching stems with close whorls of four to six pale green needle leaflets--eventually looks like a succulent clustered mini-scale model for a Bamboo clump. Very odd habit for this genus. Several European pharmaceutical companies are researching the chemistry of...
$4.25
Pilea microphylla [callitrichoides]
Stock Number: 41048
"Artillery Plant" Small, densely branched succulent upright stems arch with tiny "Fern Mimic" teardrop leaves; tiny flowers release pollen in puffs like gunsmoke, thus the common name. Easy to grow critter endlessly popular with children of all ages. A basic groundcover plant in any terrarium design as a fern mimic.
$3.50
Pittosporum heterophyllum marginatum
Stock Number: 72792
A Chinese shrub with white margined foliage; with maturity this Z9 beauty produces small fragrant yellow flowers. Very petite in appearance, but quite sturdy--growing remarkably fast for a plant so heavily variegated.
$12.00
Pittosporum tenuifolium Gold Star
Stock Number: 42350
"Variegated Kohuhu" Smooth leathery leaves emerge quite glossy with a soft golden lime centers; subtly beautiful with the dark blackish stems. New Zealander eventually becomes a modest tree--but best gown as a short lovely container shrub.
$12.00
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Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$4.25
Plectranthus ernstii
Stock Number: 66921
The thickly caudiform "Bonsai Mint" with thick small felted leaves, violet beneath; mauve flowers. Grow in a shallow container and allow the tuberous roots to develop above soil level. The small featured leaves on thick stubby swollen stems make this a major hit with designers of upscale Fairy Garden creations.
$4.25
Plectranthus venteri Snowflake
Stock Number: 51907
Distinctive deeply lobed pelted leaves on self branching stout stems; the purplish mauve blossoms usually appear in late fall. Our selection of this wooly aromatic foliaged charmer produces elaborately cut "Snowflake" leaves. Fantastic in a clay pot on your sunny summer deck; easy in your winter windowsill. Perfect whe...
$5.25
Podocarpus gracilior [elongatus]
Stock Number: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
$12.00
Pogonatherum crinitum
Stock Number: 56236
"German Bamboo" A lovely grass of great delicacy with fast clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks reaching a foot height; these branched stalks are clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai; customers in the subtropics inform us this is a most successful thickly clumped vertical vase perfe...
$6.50
Portulacaria afra
Stock Number: 60551
"Elephant Bush" A natural for pseudo-bonsai with knobbed tan-reddish stems and sparry branches clasped by small jade leaves--forms a dense bush with time. South African native much valued in Japanese bonsai where it is known as "Zo-Yabu." This miniature scaled succulent has rapidly established itself as a basic in many...
$4.75
Portulacaria afra Gold
Stock Number: 60782
"Golden Elephant Bush" New leaves emerge completely golden ochre, fade to bright lime. Certainly a vigorous, easily grown visual treat in any hobby greenhouse display of succulents.
$6.00
Portulacaria afra macrophylla
Stock Number: 60553
Much larger variety of "Elephant Bush" with gray-green angular leaves and sparcer more symmetrical branching. Rare, yet of easy culture. Thrives as a succulent bonsai in a shallow container.
$5.75
Portulacaria afra variegata
Stock Number: 60554
"Rainbow Bush" Reddish-brown stems beautifully foil the succulent small jade leaves with cream edges developing a pink- violet tone in high light, with carmine rim. Handsome.
$6.25
Premna aff. microphylla
Stock Number: 66958
Seems to have intentionally evolve to become a tropical bonsai as the woody stems branch off into flat planes of twigs holding horizontal foliage- small oval leaves which, when cut, contribute to its charming common name, "stinky lady"   Note: The white residue/granuals you see in the pictures is packing mat...
$18.00
Protasparagus myriocladus
Stock Number: 40045
"Ming Bonsai Asparagus Fern" describes the fine cladophylls packed on bonsai-like woody stems. Excellent habit for very long term specimen. Nomenclature now Protasparagus africanus or P. macowanii for those keeping current. For a listing of various other offerings of these "Asparagus Ferns" refer to Protasparagus in th...
$12.00
Protasparagus retrofractus
Stock Number: 65595
"Katdoring" Zig-zagging clamberer with odd sized bunched cladophylls; bunched fls followed by red orange berries much loved by African birds as well as by plant lovers. Excellent houseplant nearly impossible to kill. One of the "Ming Asparagus" developing into fabulous impressive specimens--newly popular as an indoor b...
$10.00
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