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Kid's Korner Collection
Stock Number: 99103
Children love mimic caterpillars, green tapeworms that bloom, rouge plants with berries, and the odd carnivore or sensitive plant--and never can resist the easily grown "Mother of Thousands" Kalanchoes, a pot of "Squills" Ledebouria or "Electric Grass" Scirpus; equally fun are "Pregnant Onion" Ornithogallum, Pedilanthu...
$10.00
Ledebouria socialis
Stock Number: 65827
Formerly Scilla violacea. "Silver Squill" Rich purple swollen bulblets in thick clusters support small violet- backed leaves whose surfaces are dotted silver. Easy houseplant with small wands of tiny white flowers produced seasonally. If allowed to become a many-headed specimen, the winter blooms can be quite impressiv...
$3.00
Ledebouria socialis Gila Monster
Stock Number: 65829
A lovely olive ovals scattered on ash blue to glaucus green leaves held in bunches over the swollen bulbs which ofset to form a perfect hemisphere. Originally shared with us by Ruth Crane, this beauty is probably a separate species not accurately identified.
$4.00
Monstera pitterii [obliqua]
Stock Number: 30284
This is the very popular "Swiss Cheese Vine" with oval windows in small leathery leaves; one of the most successful small vines for low light areas. To know it is to love it.
$10.00
Neomarica gracilis
Stock Number: 40664
"Apostle Plant" Fans of leaves with spikes of Iris fls of pale lilac with brown, yellow, blue; spikes deeply arch to touch a nearby surface (thus "Walking Iris") as new plantlets form where earlier the flowers bloomed. Central American species with delicate fragrance.
$5.25
Ornithogalum caudatum
Stock Number: 65833
"Sea Onion" or "German Onion" Glossy strap leaves top the ever expanding, ever more impressive opalescent green bulbs (which sit on the surface of the soil) whose sides constantly erupt to give "birth" to new bulblets (produced in clusters under each onion skin of the bulb surface), thus known everywhere as the "Pregna...
$3.00
Pedilanthus tithymaloides variegatus
Stock Number: 67357
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
$5.00
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Peperomia incana
Stock Number: 53586
"Felted Pepperface" Fabulous succulent leaves of gray felt (or "Amazon Fuzz") on upright fur-covered stems; easily grown Brazilian tolerating low humidity as long as grown in very bright light. Interesting also as a summer deck or patio subject as tolerates exposed conditions and adds texture and heft as well as a colo...
$5.00
Pilea involucrata [spruceana]
Stock Number: 41047
"Panamigra Friendship Plant" Deeply quilted and tucked oval leaves of coppery brown in tight,low clusters enjoying considerable levels of light; Easy houseplant always tempting you to pet it. Sometimes this name is incorrectly applied to P, bertertonia!
$6.50
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
Piper auritum
Stock Number: 53502
Extremely aromatic "Root Beer Plant" or "False Sasparilla" Marvelous greenhouse plant with rigidly erect thick bamboo like stems supporting dramatic marvelously soft fragrant leaves. (Nonetheless, some of our customers tell us that they have grown it beautifully in a two gallon pot in their plant room.) These leaves pl...
$17.50
Plectranthus prostratus
Stock Number: 41124
"Pillow Plant" or "Succulent Swedish Ivy" Profusions of tiny thick crenulate leaves form a lime-green mat--lines of purple form on leaf edges if in bright light; white flowers toned violet. Very popular as a filler in succulent wreaths and prized by designers of topiary animals as remains very low growing. Always a goo...
$4.25
Plectranthus Turpentine [marrubioides?]
Stock Number: 41658
Pine scented scalloped furry succulent leaves on thickly furred cascading stems--these stems start out upright but eventually arch under the weight of the fat foliage. Very potent "fragrance."
$5.00
Rhipsalis (hatiora) salicornioides
Stock Number: 66038
"Drunkard's Dream" or "Dancing Bones" Epiphytic Rhipsalis cousin with stiftly arching thickly-branched sprays of bottle-shaped branchlets tipped with yellow flowers fading to salmon; soon makes a wonderful windowsill potplant (or with time, a stunning hanging basket subject) with very regularly dividing bone shaped ste...
$3.00
Rivina humilis
Stock Number: 40868
"Rouge Plant" or "Blushberry" Pendant sprays of bright red shiny berries follow the spikes of starry white flowers. Native from the far southern areas of USA on into Central America where also known as the "Currant Mimic Shrub." Always a favorite for the bright window pot; a novelity for winter greenhouse hobbyists. Ne...
$4.25
Russelia equisetiformis [juncea]
Stock Number: 40904
"Coral Fountain Plant" Gracefully arching fine rush-like glossy stems bear many yellow to scarlet red tubular flowers--a living "Firecracker Factory" in constant bloom with bright light. This has nearly endless uses in garden and container designs.
$3.75
Sarracenia Dana's Delight [Hyb]
Stock Number: 51900
Fabulous "Purple Netted Pitcher Plant" with elegant pink capped hollow "Hunter's Horn" upright "leaves" of pink and green fantastically netted reddish purple with especially brilliant pink and red contrasts on the ruffled big hoods. Adds considerable drama to any bog; easily grown in a container if kept constantly sogg...
$6.50
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Scirpus cernuus [isolepis gracilis]
Stock Number: 40916
"Electric Grass" or "Fountain Bullrush" Perfect miniature tufts of translucent pendant green thread leaves tipped with bright straw-white bracts not unlike a mop of fiber optics! Must have constant moisture to thrive. Equally successful as an aquatic tub subject or a tuffet in a terrarium, or a mane in moss topiary; so...
$4.25
Setcreasea [Tradescantia] pallida purpurea
Stock Number: 50527
"Purple Heart" Trailing succulent stems clasped by dark purple strap leaves with cobwebby hairs; violet spiderwort flowers. This is the basic. Dead common, yet great eyecandy.
$3.00
Tectaria cicutaria [gemmifera, hort.]
Stock Number: 11401
"Button Ball Fern" Upright rhizomes with gracefully arching tripinnate fronds (triangular in overall outline) with a series on rounded button-like bulbils along the top of the central midrib, with maturity these bulbils will form new plantlets. Caribbean tolerant of indoor conditions. A fern no child can resist and mos...
$5.50
Tolmiea menziesii
Stock Number: 40938
"Piggy Back Plant" Fresh green, hairy, lobed leaves (sometimes with richly yellow-flecked surfaces) grow plantlets on the tops of the leaf base. Likes a cool spot with good humidity to form a richly textured carpet.
$4.25
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