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Wardian Case Plants

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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
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
Dionaea muscipula dente
Stock Number: 55594
Moisture loving "Venus' Flytrap" does best in a terrarium if not situated in a Carolina bog. This selected meristemmed form flaunts unusually large, wide traps with most of the marginal hairs fused. Distinctive.
$8.00
Dizygotheca elegantissima Galaxy
Stock Number: 40196
"False Aralia" selection with very dark wide leaflets of dark green with pinked (as with sheers) rims--deep violet toned undersides. Has also been marketed as 'Castor' and as 'Olympia' over the years.
$6.75
Dorstenia psilurus
Stock Number: 41582
"Cheshire Cat Plant" From surface succulent caudex of odd lumpy old-man-knees arise short slim stems studded with lvs ending in fleur-de-lis tridents; distinctive hypanthodium shaped like a smiling sliver tipped with cat's whiskers. Best to grow a year plus with the splitting pale "E.T.' Fingers" caudex burrowing happi...
$25.00
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
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
Equisetum scirpoides contorta
Stock Number: 40248
"Dwarf Scouring Rush" Tangled low mat of very dwarf twisted bright green wiry stalks; needs semi-aquatic conditions. Odd form small enough for terrariums; darling in troughs.
$8.00
Ficus benjamina Too Little
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...
$12.00
Ficus Fred Boutin
Stock Number: 41260
Unique woody, twiggy low growing "character" trunks give this quirky hybrid of F. carica x pumila high marks with cascade bonsai trainers who also value its richly haired, quilted foliage. This selfbranching jewel needs high humidity like its carica parent to maintain good spidermite free foliage; loves a pole or wall ...
$5.00
Ficus salicaria (salicifolia)
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 ...
$9.50
Ficus vaccinioides
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.
$8.00
Fittonia verschaffeltii fortissimo
Stock Number: 58329
If you wanted something bigger and more robust that could be grown anywhere, this is your choice. Not as colorfully bright as the other cultivars, but still a fine addition. Can be used to advantage in the Wardian Case..
$6.75
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Hedera helix conglomerata
Stock Number: 41161
Undulating leathery, blackish green leaves clasp stiff, often contorted, upright stems; forms semi-erect bush with time.
$6.00
Hedera helix filigran
Stock Number: 41212
"Filigree Ivy" Outrageously fluted, lobed foliage of dark glossy green--remarkable appearance. Very dark deeply cut foliage leathery enough not to winterburn here, surviving to cause a sensation in the rockery. Fantastic spilling out of a basket in your hobby greenhouse.
$15.00
Hedera helix Little Diamond
Stock Number: 42115
Small-statured 'Kleiner Diamant' with diamond shaped gray splashed leaves with delicate white border. Very shrubby; a conversation piece small enough for the alpine house; lovely as an upright accent in a terrarium.
$6.25
Helxine soleirolii Gold Pool [aurea]
Stock Number: 41031
"Golden Baby Tears" Tiny leaves a rich acid yellow: tempermental terrarium plant groundcover as can be charmingly bright in any terrarium design. If needed in larger numbers, we will consider your needs on a propagate-to-order basis as this can be maddingly slow to produce. Easily overwhelmed by a nearby Selaginella--s...
$6.75
Hippeastrum reticulatum striatifolium
Stock Number: 51058
The compact stunning "Striped Amaryllis" of Brazil. Mauve-pink flowers overshadowed by wide but short deep green strap leaves with brilliant white midribs quite stunning. This slow to increase dwarf bulb makes an excellent houseplant--remember that keeping underpotted as well as allowing a slight dormancy will help thi...
$17.50
Hoffmannia fantasia [hyb]
Stock Number: 40364
Hybrid with wide shimmering quilted leaves of green copper-satin. Handsome wide leaved hybrid of ghiesbrecktii x refulgens. Wonderful in the larger Wardian Case.
$25.00
Impatiens repens
Stock Number: 40384
"Ceylon Jewelweed" Cascading thick red succulent stems (which self branch to form a mat) populated by masses of tiny coppery kidney shaped leaves dramatically punctuated by occassional impressive cornucopia shaped yellow hooded blossoms. Always popular with indoor litegardeners and with hobby greenhousers as a wonderfu...
$4.50
Lepisorus Bicolor
Stock Number: 11430
Resembles a sophisticated Pyrrosia with very slim surface rhizomes; strap fronds with indented polka-dot spore patches distinguish this "Sechuan Ribbon Fern" which Eco-Gardens has determined to be Zone 8 hardy. Quite beautiful and distinct in pot or basket--even though its initial slow deliberate growth rate may test y...
$7.25
Maranta leuconeura massangeana
Stock Number: 11476
"Prayer Plant" Bluish-green leaves, with feathery centerband of silver in thin stripes of pink, later silver, extending out toward the margin, after passing zone of reddish brown fading to rich umber hues; dramatic purple blushed red underleaf. Newly offered again in 2012.
$6.25
Maxillaria tenuifolia
Stock Number: 41701
Series of fat oval pseudobulbs with leaf tufts send forth clusters of showy coppery red blossoms patterned with yellow, white and maroon. Small winter-blooming Orchid willing to grow in porch garden, hobby greenhouse, or under lights.
$25.00
Microgramma palmeri [nitida]
Stock Number: 10607
Many semiglossy small elongated-oval fronds held erect over the slim slightly flatened rhizomes meandering over cork or treefern; because this fern evolved upon tropical treetrunks, it survives low humidity better than some; but truely thrives when given artifical rain forest (good humidity) conditions in a terrarium w...
$15.00
Monstera karsteniana
Stock Number: 30282
Roughtly blistered, uneven leaves dramatically corrugated & so glossy as to earn the name "Plastic Vine" with each puckered leaf held by wide winged petioles so close as to form a shingled effect. A giant M. siltepecana.
$25.00
Monstera Silver Leaf [Species]
Stock Number: 30288
Similarly shaped, but smaller statured leaves than M. pittierii, but seldom forms windows until mature.The leaf surface is entirely blushed with lovely ash-silver. Availability of this can be irregular; please inquire before ordering--for sometimes is ordered in considerable numbers for moss topiary projects, seriously...
$8.75
Monstera Stanleyana Variegata
Stock Number: 30287
Available now. Rich ivory splashes on elongated, round tipped leaves; very beautiful selection of this scandent vine shingled with soft leathery foliage of deep green slashed with ivory white. The foliage remains quite small and the internodes long (even extended at times) on this demure species most at home in a terra...
$15.00
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Myrsine africana
Stock Number: 40654
"African Boxwood" or "Cape Myrtle" Thick-foliaged popular pseudo-bonsai, pleniful tiny leathery coin shaped leaves stud distinctly fastigate woody stems. We recommend this for indoor bonsai for it can be shaped successfully; nonetheless, the very erect woody trunks just cry out to be staked topiaries with single woody ...
$6.50
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