Stock Number: 50504
Impressive glossy leaves banded in bold ochre-gold. Striking sight as the cascading succulent stems clasped by these bold jade like leaves liven up any urn, windowbox or hanging basket. The species name reflects the unusual scent of the "Spiderwort" flowers occassionally produced mid winter on impressively branched inf...
Stock Number: 50511
Dense mats of waxy succulent lime-green leaves & tiny eggshell- blue flowers; although this beautiful glossy beauty remains the most commonly grown basket plant of the spiderworts, this species is still unidentified! Quite content grown in full sun and thus a natural for growing as a low cover on moss topiaries and...
Stock Number: 50512
Tiny glossy "Pink Button" leaves striped or fully pink and cream--be sure to remove any solid green reversions which will quickly overwhelm the more fragile variegated sections. Marketed as 'Bianca' in Europe; sometimes this is confused with the much larger statured Tradescantia 'Laekenensis Rainbow' in the wholesale t...
Stock Number: 40100
The "Weeping Natal Plum" for limber stems cascade straight down with carpets of tiny leathery oval leaves; remarkable as a basket or wall subject in north; carpeting groundcover in subtropic climates. But most sought after as a subject for a bonsai cascade styles. We have admired old specimens grown in half pots mounte...
Stock Number: 60017
"Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. Dependable tried and true houseplant unless you overwater!
These are usually sent as one or two starter strands, with a below surface tuber, not a full pot.
Stock Number: 60019
"Spade Leaved Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. This clone differs from the standard species by having more elongated leaves and different coloring. Most likely a hybrid, but very distinctive!
Stock Number: 60985
The remarkeble "Variegated Rosary Vine" with each fleshy heart shaped leaf bordered in creamy pink. Marketed as 'Lady Heart' in Asian nurseries. This is so extremely variegated as to be quite slow growing and demanding of quite specific cultural conditions: needs perfect drainage in a shallow container (orchid bark or ...
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...
Stock Number: 43117
The uniquely fetching "Curly Spider Plant" with centrally striped creamy variegation but each short leaf curls and swirls in the Shirley Temple tuffets, sending out abbreviated corkscrew stems with more twisted plantlets suspended in air. Oglesby introduction. This whorled, tostled, and flounced cultivar remains much s...
Stock Number: 41064
Attractive succulent with five-winged stems; dark decidious leaves are thick succulent wedges jutting out from the nodes. Most interesting in any rare vine collection; of easy culture as long as is situated in adequate light--seems unconcerned as to humidity levels as long as the roots are in a perfectly drained mix. A...
Stock Number: 41071
"Succulent Grape" or "Wax Cissus" Waxy serrated lily-pad leaves and occasional red (grape) berries on corky stems which also develop thick pudgy aerial roots in moist atmospheres. Easy very handsome vine as long as not subjected to extended chill. Initially slow growing; but fills out in time - avoid extended chi...
Stock Number: 66862
Excellent miniature "Calamondin Orange" popular as a decorative Christmas gift; without doubt, the easist citrus to set fruit in your hobby greenhouse--especially popular because the extremely colorful fruit is at its showiest during the Christmas season when you most need it. Many plant growers have good luck with thi...
Stock Number: 41096
Compact dwarf globes of tiny purple short-lobed web-foot leaves tightly overlapping on self-heading stems; non-blooming mini excellent for light gardening or outdoor bedding edger. Called "Mars Coleus" on East Coast, this is a perfect addition to any urn, windowbox, or patio container (some customers spot it among thei...
Stock Number: 49458
Glossy leaves on shrubby vines (like a stubby Allamanda) with terminal clusters of showy cupped trumpet blossoms a richly toned lilac. Central American typically blooming here in November given good light and constant warmth. As the popularity of this curiosity seems to veer into extreme cycles, we can be caught with f...
Stock Number: 51741
Totally fab: a very tightly mounding "Kennilworth Ivy" with multitutes of tinsy scalloped kidney shaped leaves, creating a busy underfroth for the miriad tinsy purple blushed and splotched white "snap" blossoms. Needs full sun and a sweet soil to flourish. A modest heriloom as popular now as it was in Victorian times.
Stock Number: 60634
Madagascar species with terete jointed branches accented occassionally by tiny clusters of blimp blossoms to show its kinship with its close Dischidia kith. Sent as unrooted cuttings only if potted ones are currently sold out--remember that cuts root readily. Originally from the succulent collection at the Milwaukee Do...
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...
Stock Number: 60044
"Propeller Vine" Propeller-shaped pairs of attractive gray- green leaves on soft swollen pendant (or climbing if it can find something to twine around) stems make this a great basket subject--extremely popular twining about on open wire topiary frames. Bizarre little clusters of urn shaped blimp blossoms sometimes appe...
Stock Number: 59179
Attractive vine with opposite succulent leaves; odd blimp blossoms like tiny urns crouded into tight clusters. This is a great performer on wire topiary with its cute fleshy propeller leaf pairs like fleshy ears on the soft succulent (and very pliable) stems. Our customers often use this accomodating groundcover at the...
Stock Number: 41585
"Ivory Margined Skyflower" Vining shrubs with woody out arching stems ranked with beautiful glossy toothed leaves with very wide creamy-white margins. The blue (fading to lilac) flower clusters are followed by yellow "Pigeon Berry" fruit. Carib native. Foliage flashier than the repens/erecta complex--although the nomen...
Stock Number: 40234
Woody branching scaled stems covered with frosted slate green leaves splashed with bold yellow variegation. This "Golden Silverthorn" is winter tolerant in the deep south; however, is a tropical for a cool (not freezing) location in the north, yet still forming the "Gumi Flower Red Berries"
Stock Number: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
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Stock Number: 40501
"Curly Tree Ivy" Also often called "Botanical Wonder: for it is a hybrid of Aralia and Hedera. Star-shaped leaves deeply fluted (sometimes listed as F. undulata) on erect semi-woody stems. Tolerates considerable chill. The variegated clones of this are being given a recovery rest period currently.
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Stock Number: 55650
A wonderful new introduction for 2013. Recommended. Semi-weeping habit on stout erect trunks with multitudes of small ornately curved leaves richly speckled and streaked-- an unusual and highly attractive variegation pattern seldom obseved on fig cultivars. Easy to grow. Another treasure originally listed by Asia...
Stock Number: 54387
The perfect miniature fig for indoor bonsai: thickly foliaged with tiny recurved glossy leaflets on twiggy branchlets. A great find by Jim Atchison, from whom this clone derives. Possibly the best place to start for an indoor bonsai experience if you anticipate needing some immediate positive stroking as a master of tr...
Stock Number: 40306
Crinkly deep green leaves are elongated triangles from much- branched trunks; good indoor shrub/tree from Zimbabwe easily forming decorative strangler roots. Most interesting as a standard (soon swallowing up its initial training stake) for when "stooled" on top will send out endless shoots in all directions like a dan...
Stock Number: 40281
"Green Island Fig" Dark glossy boat-shaped oval leaves very thickly set on much-branched stems which soon develop corky bark of great character. Very popular bonsai subject which readily develops cute clusters of acorn-like fruit. In good or bright light, these have a blunt leaf; in our greenhouses with less than full ...
Stock Number: 40292
"Oakleaf Fig" Long prostrate branches display 3" to 6" long leaves lobed like an oak; accompanied by "acorn mimic" fig fruits; prefers low light. Excellent as an elegant arching groundcover; dramatic as an unusual, unexpected hanging basket candidate (if the basket never receives full sun which will burn this species);...
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Stock Number: 40301
"Willow Leaf Fig" Masses of narrow leaves (thus also called F. neriifolia as well as F. salicifolia) on upright dwarf multi-trunked trees; perfect bonsai. Roots are said to be chewed as a sterility cure in Zimbabwe! We make no guarantee on curative powers, but believe it an excellent container subject. Newly published ...
Stock Number: 40300
Very low growing stifly arching stems are cloaked with attractive dark glossy leaves. The leaves are smaller and more leathery than Ficus pumila. Very popular for bonsai ground cover and for Fariy Garden carpets.