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Nephrolepis exaltata Emina
Stock Number: 11700
New fern in the 'Kinky' range. This somewhat gyring erect leathery fronds are very 3-D with much divided furled thwarterous pinnae. Slow growing compact cultivar requiring very high light and good air movement--this is a challenging cultivar for the jaded fern grower.
$12.00
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Nephrolepis exaltata Fringed Vase
Stock Number: 14021
"Fringed Vase Boston" This can take a fair amount of sun. Very congested grower with many "fringed" ruffles all along the rachis of each frond. We highly recommend for those needing a tight growing and slightly upright profiled fern. Sometimes labelled "Emerald Vase" or even (quite incorrectly) as "Floral Fantasy." Rem...
$12.00
Nephrolepis exaltata Pom Pon
Stock Number: 11653
"Pom Pon" could easily be called "The Cheerleaders' Fern"--but of course we will not stoop to such sorry humor! This is such a well behaved small statured Nephrolepis noted for each pinnae being quite rounded in outline that both growers and the public take to it instantly. The color is very consistenly a bright green ...
$6.50
Nephrolepis exaltata Suzi Wong
Stock Number: 11586
Dwarf lacy selection--unlike most extremely delicate types, if adaquate moving air is available, the fronds do not discolor & brown easily, even though layer after layer of froth develops on each frond. Avoid excessive humidity; best with good air movement--thus even though it has the perfect appearance for your Wa...
$15.00
Nephthytis swainei
Stock Number: 30756
Platinum toned small arrow outlined triangular leaves held rigidly on one plane above the slowly creeping rhizomes.  Thanks to Dale Wagner for sharing this petite African treasure.
$12.00
Ophiopogon japonicus Aritaki
Stock Number: 40678
"Silver Mist Lilyturf" with short narrow strap leaves richly lined in cream-white, pink tinted in high light. Rare because is slow to offset; considered at least Z7 hardy. Evidentally same as `Folius Albo-striatus.' Fabulous container subject.
$12.00
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Orthotanthus Red What
Stock Number: 52058
Beautiful "Copper Swirls" hybrid: small clumping arched rosettes of many softly toothed overlapping rosy bronze leaves. A bromeliad small enough to be a good terrarium subject. This is an intergeneric hybrid not often found in collections; this clone is a deep copper red in high light.
$8.75
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
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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...
$22.00
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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
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 caperata maculata variegata
Stock Number: 53537
This is a decidedly spectacular form of the regular Peperomia caperata, the "Emerald Ripple Peperomia." The hemispherical tuffet of deeply corrugated waxy leaves is highlighted by the pale foliaged center as new leaves emerge nearly albino, only adding champagne tones as they mature finally into rich green. Very sought...
$15.00
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
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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 maculata
Stock Number: 53597
A variegated "Pixie" beautifully splashed and slashed with cream and yellow--a Glasshouse Works selection from a sport that Ken Frieling discovered here. This lends a bit of vertical bling bling in any terrarium planting. We have trouble keeping up with demand, so please INQUIRE as to availability before ordering.
$10.00
Peperomia obtusifolia alba
Stock Number: 53603
New leaves strongly and dramatically emerge pure ivory, then gradually fade to pale lime, then glossy jade green; slightly reddish petioles. A Manda selection effective in lightgardens and striking in any greenhouse collection as well as a marvelous houseplant--quite unique yet easily grown; especially valuable as the ...
$6.00
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...
$12.00
Peperomia Silver Bandit [Species Unidentified]
Stock Number: 53655
(Catch the pun?) Reclining upright stems hold elegant pebbled leaves with upcurled edges and bright central silver flames--this Andean species prefers a coolish location to display best colors with perfect drainage. Astoundingly beautiful..
$5.00
Philodendron Nurse Noodles [Mini Spears]
Stock Number: 30327
Almost stemless, forms a mop of glossy small lance leaves, maintaining a miniature stature. By far the most vigorous and least fussy of any miniature we have trialed. And such a cutie for the terrarium or warding case; a new star in the world of Fair Gardens.
$18.00
Philodendron scandens micans
Stock Number: 30334
"Velvet Hearts" This is a bronzy velvety toned heart leaved vine very popular as is adaptable to low light as well as imperfect humidity. Adds a rich tone to any combination.
$10.00
Philodendron Zena (Xanadu Dwarf Form)
Stock Number: 33119
Elongated leathery leaves with many shallow rounded fingered lobes. Thickly overlaping dark leaves form a birdsnest shape rather than a clambering vine like P. elegans. This is a very compact form that would even work in larger terrariums and wardian cases.
$30.00
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Stock Number: 10960
Rosette of knife-shaped fronds. Can often be grown outside in a milder clime than ours. This is the famous "Hart's Tongue" fern. Needs cool temps during the winter.
$8.00
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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.
$6.00
Pilea cadierei minima Patti's Gold
Stock Number: 41040
Subtle splotches of honey yellow sometimes turn soft cream or pale lime on the already silver-pillowed leaf surfaces as they mature. A remarkable, though subtle, selection by Patti Lee.
$4.25
Pilea Dark Mystery [Species]
Stock Number: 58332
The eyecatching "Pewter Pilea" (unidentified species) with a low spreading habit. Short succulent maroon stems crowded with elongated dark rose blushed pewter leaves richly quilted by spruce green depressed veins and toothed deep green margins. Sometimes listed as Pilea species Ecuador. Quite the eyecandy in a terrariu...
$7.75
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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 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 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
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