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Cheilanthes lanosa
Stock Number: 11573
"Hairy Lip Fern" Delightful native (from non-lime areas) w/ clumpy, much toothed & chestnut orange felted fronds thickly clustered over short-creeping rhizomes. Good in troughs. Not tolerant of fertilizer.
$5.50
Chirita sinensis Hisako [hyb]
Stock Number: 20463
Flared rosette of very succulent serrated leaves richly traced with silver, from which rise stout stems with soft lavender pouched flaring blossoms of considerable substance. Handsome Nakayama hybrid more free-flowering than species clones. Certainly one of the easiest of all houseplants, equally at home in the windows...
$4.50
Chlorophytum bichetii [laxum]
Stock Number: 40115
"False Lily Turf" Marvelous tufts of small arching blades margined in ivory white; good in low light; from Gabon. "Pongol" has become a great favorite with terrarium fanciers as it maintains its petite tightly clumping tuffet outline to provide a welcome white banded foil to flashier companions. This belongs in the sho...
$6.75
Clusea guttifera
Stock Number: 40137
Excellent dwarf cousin of the "Autograph Tree": freely-branched candelabra stems studded with apple green 4" long triangular leaves with waxy gloss. Handsome as bonsai; recently discovered by designers of wardian cases; excellent houseplant tolerating low humidity.
$10.00
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Colysis wrightii
Stock Number: 10204
Very compact deep green strap fronds with tiny depressions on surface like hammered tin. Very attractive small fern equally successful as a windowsill pot plant (looks great in a small bonsai pot as the wiry maroonish rhizomes wander over the lip) and as a small statured vertical accent in the sophisticated terrarium. ...
$6.75
Colysis wrightii monstrifera
Stock Number: 11431
Short glossy membraneous fronds, elaborately veined, widely fluted into undulant tips like an Art Nouveau fantasy. And thus sometimes in Asian texts as 'Laciniata' even though not exactly lacinate! This tassled rare dwarf is petite enough to be perfect in a terrarium, yet quite able to cope with humidity levels of the ...
$9.25
Cotoneaster procumbens Strieb's Findling
Stock Number: 70130
"Bonsai Rockspray" Glossy contorted prostrate branches form bonsai shapes. In a rockery or by walls will conform to the contours it encounters.A prostrate selection from Germany, 'Strieb's Findling' will provide an unusual accent to your garden. This very low growing plant with tiny green leaves appears to cling tightl...
$10.00
Cryptanthus bivittatus
Stock Number: 52065
Chocolate markings amid red and pink. Close to the true species--often marketed as the "Chocolate Soldier Earthstar." Seems to have evolved just for terrarium designers.
$4.75
Cryptanthus bivittatus Le Rey
Stock Number: 53297
Light green stars with violet pink edges repeated with purple and lilac interior stripes. A considerable beauty always a favorite among collectors as well as designers of distinctive terrarium groupings. Very similar to 'Novistar'; more petite and more vividly colored than 'Pink Starlite'; a new star in Fairy Garden de...
$8.00
Cryptanthus bivittatus Pink Starlite
Stock Number: 52303
A vibrant pink and white to cream striped beauty. As with others in this group, perfect in any terrarium design--although this cultivar is so dramatically variegated as to become a stunning focal point in any design--especially in Fairy Garden combinations. Few plants so dramatically variegated are as easy to grow succ...
$7.50
Cryptanthus bivittatus Ruby
Stock Number: 52067
A C. bivitattus with the vibrant color of dark ruby red. One of the most popular at the greenhouses always. As with others in this easily grown group of "Earthstars," perfect in any terrarium design.
$8.00
Cryptanthus Black Mystic [hyb]
Stock Number: 52070
Wide starry rosette of undulating chocolate-purple cardboard leaves (of zonatus blood) with dramatic platinum bars. Showy large hybrid for wardian case; although always reliable as a houseplant as it tolerates less than perfect humidity levels.
$8.00
Cryptanthus bromelioides [hort]
Stock Number: 53362
Bright glossy bronze sheened upright rosettes of elegantly arched leathery fleshy leaves mimic a dwarfed pineapple. Readily offsets to form an impressive large hemisphere as matures, bringing it the nomination for best windowsill performance. This clone not the spiny Brazilian type.
$4.00
Cryptanthus Cloud Cover
Stock Number: 53246
Dark colored fosteriana/zonatus habit with glorious zoning of rosy verdigris and chocolate blush toned deep bronze leaves dusted scrufty gray in perfect light. Odd dusky giant; becomes quite large.
$10.00
Cryptanthus hybridus Elaine
Stock Number: 53336
A larger grower than many hybrids. This magnificent plant has almost iridescent coloration on the newer dusky toned richly chevroned leaves, each leathery dramatic leaf margined in dusky pink tones. Always a bold subject in the design of a wardian case; always an especially rich color experience when grown under lights...
$12.50
Cryptanthus nubicola [hort]
Stock Number: 52081
"Cloud Plant" Lovely dwarf statured species with masses of hazy-pink blushed slim leaves in quite flat profiled rosettes gradually offsetting from the center after blooming; a natural for the small terrarium. This has quickly become a basic in Fairy Garden designs. Avoid deep pots as the roots remain quite shallow.
$4.75
Cryptbergia meadii [hyb]
Stock Number: 52093
Erect rosette with coppery leathery leaves mottled, gray-green reverse; greenish flowers. Cryptanthus beuckeri x Billbergia nutans. An heirloom bromel still sought after for its modest size, good habit and quite unusual colorations. Easy very attractive houseplant tolerating less than perfect levels of humidity. Updati...
$4.25
Cryptbergia rubra [hyb]
Stock Number: 52092
Beautiful pot plant of dark maroon-red laquered curved leaves tightly overlapping to form fountains of moderate size, backed with silver tones. Hybrid of Cryptanthus bahianus x Bilbergia nutans. Recommended. Low growing heirloom bromel always reliable as an easily grown houseplant, quite happy on any windowsill. A grea...
$5.50
Cuphea hyssopifolia Linda Downer
Stock Number: 41376
Compact laterally-branching cultivar of "Dwarf Hawaiian Heather" selected at Downer's Greenhouses here in Ohio with sprays of pure white flowers; the perfect companion for the purple flowered cultivars. Good flowering indoor bonsai subject and quite popular in summertime urns. Still a favorite for the larger terrarium ...
$5.00
Cuphea hyssopifolia Palest Pinkie
Stock Number: 41333
A delicate color selection of the reliable "Hawaiian Heather" (a native of Guatemala, naturally) with very pale lilac ever blooming flowers on arched stems. A random seedling originally found in our greenhouses here, and still in great demand.
$5.00
Cuphea hyssopifolia yatsubusa
Stock Number: 42209
Foliage larger, lilac flowered color more intense than the more elegant 'Compacta', yet keeps lateral low growth habit. As this more laterally angled woody stemed selection grows rapidly, it will always appeal to bonsai designers.
$5.25
Davallia (Humata) tyermanii
Stock Number: 10484
"White Rabbit Foot." The arched, vigorous foot is covered with pure white hairs-- very furry. The fronds are lacy and deep, rich green. "Humata" is the true genus name, but we double referenced it because it looks so much like a Davallia and sometimes appears as such in the wholesale trade. Excellent as a pot plant, ou...
$6.25
Dizygotheca elegantissima Margined Rim
Stock Number: 41919
Marvelous selection of "False Aralia" with each threadlike metalic segment of the palmate leaves elegantly margined soft tannish pink when emerges, soon fading to a pale cream. Needs pruning to encourage juvenile foliage. This is for larger terrarium enclosures primarily (popular as an exclamation point in wardian case...
$6.25
Dorstenia contrajerva amplifolia
Stock Number: 40203
"Wart Flower" Wider, shallower hypanthodium lobing than the species form (see previous entry) with the typical leaf also less lobed; the thick tuberculed succulent stem is unsegmented. Easy culture. Probably the species known as "Drake's Foot" used as a cure for snakebite in Central & South America, thus also known...
$5.00
Duranta erecta [speciosa] aureo-media
Stock Number: 41880
Unusual "Lemon Drop" clone of "Skyflower" with each small leaf center splashed golden ochre. Freely produced white blossoms. Excellent twiggy small foliaged subject for small statured tropical bonsai as can be easily trained in lateral directions, yet beautiful also as a windowsill plant or in a patio container.  ...
$5.25
Duranta Species Dwarf
Stock Number: 42142
Hansoti #26; possibly an extreme dwarf clone of D. repens (although Botanists now suggest that all are species erecta--bit of a contrast?), yet the sprays of delicate flowers are of rich lilac, not blue. Outstanding dependable pot plant from India currently gaining much popular favor with prunner armed bonsai fanciers;...
$5.00
Elatostema sessile Weeping Lady
Stock Number: 41029
"Weeping Pilea" Slightly quilted toothed leaves of deep shiny green clusters on arched "weeping" fleshy succulent stems; this selection darker and more compact than species type--we are informed that many herbal cures include the sap of this plant. Adds height in a Wardian Case design.
$4.25
Eleocharis radicans Dwarf
Stock Number: 40237
"Nut Grass" Rich green 1" to 2" tufts of glossy spikes tipped with tiny decorative seedheads; much used as a carpeting base for bonsai and newly popular as a "lawn of grass" in fairy garden designs. Great tufted "Toe Tickler Grass" (tho actually in the spikerush clan) most popular for multiple uses, even for bright ter...
$5.00
Epipremnum [scindapsis] aureum N'Joy (variegatum)
Stock Number: 33115
"NJoy Pothos" Ivory striped spruce green leaves, sometimes edged green--a brilliant color contrast on a very compact vine. Also "Devil's Ivy" or "Hunter's Robe" and "Ceylon Ivy Creeper" although form the Solomon Islands. Survives low light and low humidity. This is an interesting new form from India, most recently intr...
$6.75
Equisetum diffusum
Stock Number: 40246
"Tropical Horsetail" Soft gray green central stems form a tiny bamboo-like thicket: each central stem, with delicately nodding tip, is ringed with skirts of lateral stemlets to create intricate patterns; marvelous pot plant. Will survive some winters in our zone if the ground barely freezes, but best grown as a cool gr...
$12.00
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