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Eucomis comosa Pink Blossoms
Stock Number: 83241
This selection of "Pineapple Lily" has stout stalks of distinctly pink toned flowers on the thick stems topped with the "Carmen Miranda" leafy bracted topknot. This winter dormant genus now more correctly in Hyacinthaceae. We selected this color clone from plants grown from seed received from the Kirstenbosch Botanical...
$12.00
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Euphorbia cotinifolia atropurpurea
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...
$12.00
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Stock Number: 40310
Elegant upright stems puncuated by pairs of soft pewter green leaves margined in cream that are topped with clusters of dangling peach blossoms enclosing salmon pink corollars
$8.00
Greenhouse Collection: Advanced Collector
Stock Number: 99030
This wide ranging selection is very popular with botanic gardens needing unique plants in their supporting sales areas & volunteer training workshops (and a number from each shipment seem to become parts of the permanent displays); this is also much ordered by estate or municipal conservatories starting new display...
$300.00
Greenhouse Collection: Beginner & Hobbyist
Stock Number: 99029
A popular group of plants for those of you starting up a new hobby greenhouse or planting a backyard in the keys. This group is frequently ordered by local plant society chapters and garden clubs everywhere needing some unusual, some uncommon, and distinctive plants to spice up their fun-raising plant sales--we are mos...
$200.00
Hibiscus tiliaceus tricolor
Stock Number: 66910
"Variegated Hau Tree" The heartshaped leathery leaves, very very brilliantly variegated cream and; lemon, on art deco sinuous interlocking branches (forming hau lanai shelters and canoe outriggers); lemon flowers fade to apricot, then red. Remarkable. (The much larger, yet similar, H. elatus we sometimes offer has flow...
$20.00
Ipomea Lady Fingers [Species Unidentified]
Stock Number: 56564
Extremely vigorous "Fingered Sweet Potato" with strong stems holding aloft stunning dark leaves, with seven deep fingered lobes accented with dark purple raised veins on the reverse. Loves aquatic conditions; but thrives equally well cascading dramatically from a windowbox or urn; needs a large basket if grown in a han...
$10.00
Monstera deliciosa
Stock Number: 30271
Vigorous "Splitleaf Ceriman" with stout succulent stems supporting the impresive oblong-perforated leathery shield leaves and impressive cord-like aerial roots. Traditionally called the "Mexican Breadfruit" for its pine-apple scented edible cone fruit. indestructible houseplant; magnificent climbing up a conservatory w...
$12.00
Musa basjoo
Stock Number: 57496
Prefering cooler climes, this "Northern Novelty Banana" from the Ryuku Islands sends up large pale green draping tropical foliage from rootstocks needing winter protection (with mulch this is quite winter hardy in our Zone 6 gardens); odd inflorescence with white pulp fruit insipid; Japanese use 10' plant for fiber. In...
$15.00
Musa [ensete ventricosum] maurelii
Stock Number: 40650
"Abyssinian Black Banana" While having the thick heavy substance of M. ventricosa, the blackish red leaves flaunt mahogany midribs and margins; purple-carmine underleaf is revealed as leaf unfurls; red-bracted inflorescenceorescence. This is the astounding giant we keep at the patio-pond area here every summer. Come fa...
$15.00
Neoregelia schultsiana Cream Fireball
Stock Number: 53359
The fabulous carmine red compact urns of the species form, brilliantly accented with broad ivory cream margins. Needs bright light and good humidity to best form its colony of pert rosettes. Very beautiful; a fantastic visual effect remarkable for the ease of culture in achieving it.
$8.00
Nepenthes alata
Stock Number: 43023
More tolerant of low humidity than most "Pitcher Plant" species, this strong growing carnivor produces its bright bulbus pitchers, dappled pink in good light, as a very young plant.
$20.00
Nepenthes Sanguinea
Stock Number: 43027
Easily grown "Pitcher Plant" native to the Phillippines. Robust leaves tipped with purple and red spotted pitchers.
$15.00
Pachystachys lutea
Stock Number: 50048
"Lollipop Plant" Large golden bracts resemble candles. This handsome plant needs full sun and strong nutrients to set buds. This traditional winter greenhouse flowering cousin of the Justicia tribe is newly popular for its bright straw blond bracts in summer urns, bedding, and windowboxes.  Sometimes promoted.
$7.00
Pelargonium tomentosum Chocolate Mint
Stock Number: 40792
Hybrid of the "Peppermint Geranium" with deeply lobed intensely fragrant foliage of soft velvet highlighted with center splotch of dark green "chocolate" brown. Vigorous cascading habit perfect in any showy exposed summertime urn or windowbox. Very popular even though must have full sun to thrive: not a houseplant..
$6.00
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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
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum rubrum
Stock Number: 50051
Very wide laquered maroon oval wide leaf pairs. Rare form which is the most dramatic of this showy group of Acanthus relatives; recently rediscovered by outdoor designers for the "Tropical Look" as its color saturation in full sun matches the skin of a ripe eggplant. Although we have offered this for thirty some years,...
$8.00
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum tricolor
Stock Number: 50053
Thick irregularly margined lance leaves of rich cream with zones of slate green and pale yellow on upright stems.
$10.00
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Saccharum officinarum variegatum Ivory Stripes
Stock Number: 54066
"Variegated Sugar Cane" from Polynesia makes a dramatic pot plant with long elegant green leaves ranked on the woody segmented maroon variegated canes--another usual form and much sought after favorite for collectors with a greenhouse. Amazing "Striped Sugar Cane" the dramatic swollen-jointed canes are ranked with bril...
$35.00
Sanchezia nobilis glaucophylla nana
Stock Number: 50111
Wonderful dwarf form (compartively speaking) of this popular gold-patterned much branching showstopping plant. Red reduced bracts with yellow flowers in terminal spikes. The better choice of the Sanchezia for outside container performance as well as houseplant adaptability; the following "Golden Zebra" is far more dram...
$5.00
Sanchezia speciosa [nobilis cultivar?]
Stock Number: 50065
Handsome glossy leaves with striking wide lemon veins outlined in mustard always making a major visual statement. Later these strong stalks terminate with nodding spikes of showy red bract from which emerge tubular yellow blossoms like a shrimp plant on steroids! This striking Ecuadoran species form from the former col...
$6.00
Sinningia sellovii
Stock Number: 20359
From soft basal foliage mature stems (eventually as tall as three feet) bear many pendant swollen dark salmon pink flowers attractive to every passing hummingbird; seed collector Tim Ross recommends full light to encourage spring to fall bloom for this Brazillian native. Various plant friends store the (eventually) con...
$4.75
Strobilanthes dyeranus [dyerianus] Exotica
Stock Number: 50070
"Persian Shield" Carmine highlights on wide shimmering copper-purple to blue metallic leaves; small blue flowers. This remarkable New Guinea native must have high humidity if kept throughout the winter (and thus is a challenge as a houseplant subject). Adds drama to any planting, but seriously objects to chill.
$5.00
Thunbergia battiscombei
Stock Number: 54014
Shrubby vining Kenyan species with beautiful glossy leaves and racemes of electric blue (with a hint of violet) trumpet blossoms with yellow throats; best kept in a warm greenhouse during the winter so can start its big display early on. We've grown many "Clockvine" species, and this remains the most impressive flower-...
$7.00
Thunbergia erecta Fairy Moon
Stock Number: 53146
Attractive reliable shrubby "Picottee King's Mantle" with lavender blue trumpet shaped blossoms edged in white and throated yellow. Height of blooming in midwinter for us, although not exclusively. Foliage always beautifully maintained.
$8.50
Tibouchina grandifolia
Stock Number: 54528
Collected from the hillside of Roberto Burle Marx's nursery, the woody "Rio Pincess Tree" produces pairs of large dramatic deeply veined furred leaves & terminal clusters of rich purple blossoms with white centers fading to rose. Demands plenty of space, bright light, and air movement--but can survive more neglect ...
$18.00
Tripogandra False bromeliad [hort]
Stock Number: 50532
"Streaked False Bromeliad"  Now considered a Callisia fragrans Variegata cultivar [as Identified by Dr. Robert Faden.]   Large upright whorled cups of tightly overlapping white-streaked fleshy leaves. A very popular, handsome plant even if of uncertain nomenclature. Showy--your friends will not believe this i...
$4.25
Tropical Gardens - Cheap Glitz
Stock Number: 99690
For a quick fix without serious bank account shock--this might (depending on the week) include Sanchezia, Acalypha, Caladium, Synadenium, Pennisetum, Tripogandra, Costus, Talinum, vigorous Begonia, Dietes, Carex, Cordyline, Strobilanthes, Tetrastigma, showy Plectranthus, even a shameless giant Kalanchoe. Five plus plan...
$20.00
Tropical Gardens - Spectacular Substance
Stock Number: 99691
The serious impact of Ligularia, Breynia, Clerodendron, Musa, Alocasia, Alpinia, Anthurium., Bougainvillea, Eragrostis, Colocasia, rare Canna, Aucuba, leafy Euphorbias, Crinums, Colocasia, summer blooming Hibiscus, Brugsmansia, etc. Five plus plants. We must be doing something right with this selection as many customer...
$50.00
Xanthosoma violaceum
Stock Number: 30440
"Blue Taro" Purple stems arch into swooping arrowhead leaves of dusky violet darkening to a rich purple toward the margins; this West Indian semi-aquatic "Blue Ape" must have warm winter conditions to maintain evergreen foliage; easiest to grow as a semi-aquatic in summer (but very successful as a container companion p...
$12.00
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