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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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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
Pellaea rotundifolia
Stock Number: 10702
"Button Fern" Dime-sized round dark green leaflets on wiry stems--perfect for the tall terrarium as long as the soil is sweet (a lime lover); much darker green and larger statured than Nephrolepis 'Duffii' the other "Button Fern." Newly offered again in 2012.
$5.50
Pellionia daveauana [elatostema repens]
Stock Number: 41035
Reliable "Satin Creeper" from Viet Nam with crisped oval leaves of deep olive marked umber, becoming cupped and dark purple-chocolate with age. Perfect small basket subject or terrarium groundcover. Listed sometimes as "Trailing Watermelon Begonia."
$4.00
Pellionia pulchra
Stock Number: 41036
Called "Watermelon Patch Vine" because purple-green grape sized leaves are reticulated with a mosaic of blackish veins; easy miniature hanging basket subject for the shaded greenhouse or terrarium groundcover delight from the humid jungles of Viet Nam.
$4.25
Peperomia campylotropa
Stock Number: 53533
"Emerald Isle" or "Brazil" Delightful tuffets of creamy wax pewter leaves with peltate dimples; stature of a tinsy griseo-argentea. Choice easily grown dwarf for the terrarium. And the rather hopeless name? Well, it means "Curved Ovule" allowing the micropyle to come quite near the funicle. We assume this is why other ...
$4.75
Peperomia caperata argentea
Stock Number: 53538
Beautiful Brazilian "Silver Ripple" The waxed corrugated leaves solid silver-gray. "Caperata" means wrinkled or puckered. Bright toned cultivar of a favorite houseplant relaible self-shaping itself into a glossyy tuffet always prized for its ability to tolerate less humidity than many houseplants; thus it thrives on th...
$6.00
Peperomia caperata Burgundy
Stock Number: 54573
"Purple Pucker Plant" Deeply corrugated foliage with rich dusky purple tones. Very deliberately growing, gradually forming a chocolate hemisphere of closely packed puckered foliage topped, in time, with erect pale taper like catkins.
$4.75
Peperomia fraseri [resedifolia] nana
Stock Number: 53566
Miniature "Flowering Peperomia" clone with glossy jade like small leaves on clumping rosettes sprouting lovely erect spikes of fuzzy blossoms. A basic for any terrarium design. Formerly known as P. resedaefolia `Dwarf.'
$3.50
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
Peperomia gardneriana [cordata?]
Stock Number: 53521
The old horticultural designation of "Argentina" probably indicates habitat origin. Big bronzy-ochre leaves bushed with dull pewter highlights, held in open rosettes achieving the character of a giant P. caperata. Of easy culture, tolerant of low humidity
$4.25
Peperomia griseo-argentea Wavy Gravy
Stock Number: 53579
Incurved ear shaped waxy leaves with deep blushed depressed veins highlighting the pewter toned ridges--leaves quickly forming tightly foliaged low hemispheres topped with cute erect tapered catkins. Easy houseplants.
$5.75
Peperomia meridana
Stock Number: 53596
"Crazy Quilt Plant" "Pixie" or "Christmas Tree" Also sold as P. gardneriana minima; and even as a Peperomia fraseri hybrid. The sheer number of names suggests how popular this has been over the years. Cheerful upright reddish blshed stems covered with petite whorls of glossy depressed-veined rich green leaves packed so...
$4.25
Peperomia orba
Stock Number: 53629
"Princess Astrid" Dwarf-statured with multiple crowns of waxy spoon like leaves--soon forming a charming waxy tuffet; easy tinsy houseplant with unknown origin-- the name "orba" meaning "orphan." A basic for your terrarium companions.
$3.75
Peperomia orba variegata
Stock Number: 53631
"Variegated "Princess Astrid" Each small flat leaf edged in a rich ivory-yellow; short stems are dotted reddish-tan. A more perfect terrarium plant is hard to imagine.
$7.00
Peperomia polybotrya [pericatii]
Stock Number: 53639
"Coin-leaf P." or "Owl Eye Plant" Stout picturesque stems hold large cupped-shield-shaped, waxed peltate leaves typically with a center "eye"--that is, each leaf potentially forms with its own omphalodium. Andean species with racemes to one foot long covered with flowers so tiny the naked eye is defeated. Rather succul...
$6.00
Pilea bertertonia [mollis; crassifolia]
Stock Number: 41037
"Moon Valley Pilea" Very puckered, quilted apple-green leaves with serrated edges, sometimes but rarely with center chocolate blotch. Costa Rican plant sometimes considered a form of Pilea involucrata with extremely bullate leaves. Great for large terrariums or your plant room.
$4.75
Pilea glauca
Stock Number: 53150
Carpeting "Silver Sprinkles" or gray artillery fern--very prostrate much branching stemlets with multitudes of tiny (barely a pea's width) glaucous oval leaves. A fabulous tiny featured groundcover, perfect for terrariums or for dishgardens--proven in the latter as has proven remarkably tolerant of low humidity,.
$4.50
Pilea grandifolia Coral
Stock Number: 41046
Also Pilea grandis superba. "Copper Pilea" Striking richly quilted pinkish- copper shimmery leaves on erect large spreading Jamaican bush. Easy.
$4.00
Pilea microphylla prostrata
Stock Number: 41049
"Waterfall Fern" Prostrate succulent stems with tiny watery leaves create a ferny, weeping effect when used in hanging baskets; perfect for terrarium carpet. Due to waxy surfaced tiny leaves, the most tolerant of any finely lacy appearing plant of lower levels of humidity and of higher levels of direct sun. Very popula...
$3.00
Pilea microphylla variegata
Stock Number: 56553
Marvelous white toned new tear drop leaves foiled by darker foliage below; the "Snow Tipped Artillery Plant" produces "gunsmoke" pollen shots--cute beyond cute. Very slow growing and very sensitive to chill--we can ship this demanding cultivar only during warmer periods of the year.
$5.50
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
Pilea semidentata
Stock Number: 41044
Clouds of tiny lance leaves form compact mounds topped by large heads (stools) of tiny pink bubble blossoms--actually one of the few species one would grow for the infloresence. Reliable and terminally cute "Gnome Stools" plant good for windowsill or terrarium. One of our best terrarium plant subjects.
$6.50
Pilea Species Moonlight
Stock Number: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
$2.75
Pilea spruceana Silver Tree
Stock Number: 41053
Pointed, serrated chocolate leaves with dual pewter-silver bands; forms self-branching compact mound; a colorful easy addition to terrariums and dish gardens.
$4.50
Piper kadsura Pied Piper
Stock Number: 54578
"Japanese Pepper" Dark dull-glossed deltoid leaves on semi-scandant vines, each leaf variably variegated with golden yellow, dark cream and/or cloudy pale green flecks, wedges and spots to create a splendid subtle tapestry. Possibly Z9? Forms a fabulous low tapestry carpet as the stems root as the wander about. Thanks ...
$8.00
Plantago major Frills
Stock Number: 88897
Absolutely charming "Parsley Leaved Plantain" forming tight rosettes of elaborately frilled and cripsed leaves--small enough for a large trough; excellent between garden walk pavers. Very cute; very amusing; very over the top. And if a few too many volunteers come up? Just gently remind the seedlings that their seeds a...
$4.75
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
Polystichum tsus-simense
Stock Number: 11152
"Painted Rock Fern" Miniature deep green fern; perfect for cool large terrarium or wardian case, while hardy enough for the protected woodland or sheltered trough.
$6.50
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