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Wardian Case Plants

Wardian Case Plants
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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.
$20.00
Out of Stock
Phyllitis [Asplenium] scolopendrium
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
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.
$4.75
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
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
Pilea Species Moonlight
Stock Number: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
$2.75
Piper kadsura Pied Piper
Stock Number: 54578
"Japanese Pepper" Dark dull-glossed deltoid leaves on semi-scandant vines, each leaf variably variegated with golden yellow, dark cream and/or cloudy pale green flecks, wedges and spots to create a splendid subtle tapestry. Possibly Z9? Forms a fabulous low tapestry carpet as the stems root as the wander about. Thanks ...
$8.00
Pogonatherum crinitum
Stock Number: 56236
"German Bamboo" A lovely grass of great delicacy with fast clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks reaching a foot height; these branched stalks are clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai; customers in the subtropics inform us this is a most successful thickly clumped vertical vase perfe...
$6.50
Polyscias paniculata elegans Clouds (variegata)
Stock Number: 55482
This is an amazing form of the Parsley Leaf Aralia with each highly divided leaf segment richly variegated. The miniature stature gives this a chance to be the star attraction in the larger terrarium.  A basic for Fairy Garden designs.
$17.50
Polystichum tsus-simense
Stock Number: 11152
"Painted Rock Fern" Miniature deep green fern; perfect for cool large terrarium or wardian case, while hardy enough for the protected woodland or sheltered trough.
$6.50
Protasparagus plumosus nana
Stock Number: 65639
Wonderful "Horizontal Asparagus" with flat level planes of delicate foliage (cladophylls) rigidly held on wiry erect stems--always popular as pseudo-bonsai, or for the corsage carnation! Traditionally a popular houseplant because survives adverse conditions while maintaining a delicate fragile appearance.
$4.25
Pseuderanthemum alatum
Stock Number: 50050
"Chocolate Plant" Wide dusky pink and coca-brown leaves figured with silver; short plants with racemes of small purple flowers. A Central American native quite popular in Wardian Case designs.
$10.00
Pseuderanthemum reticulatum Eldorado
Stock Number: 50056
Slim ochre-yellow lvd "Gold Vein Shrub"; much more limber stems more self- branching than the erect wide-leaved species form. `Eldorado' forms a lush bright mound of foliage.
$15.00
Pseuderanthemum sinuatum tricolor {hort}
Stock Number: 50058
"Variegated False Aralia" Preposterous common name for a small clumping plant with curved, frosted narrow leaves with tiny crennations. Great tuffet for the terrarium.
$7.75
Out of Stock
Quercifilix zeylanica [tectaria zeylanica]
Stock Number: 12232
Due to high demand currently, we need to accept orders for this very slow growing beauty on a propagate-to-order basis. "Oak Leaf Creeper" Dwarf fern from Ceylon with dimorphic fronds held very low and tight. Terrarium Fern--very slow growing; very shallow wiry roots; must have high levels of humidity and fibrous media...
$22.00
Reineckia carnea variegata
Stock Number: 40863
Outstanding carpeting "False Lilyturf" with short, ranked leaves striped bright ivory; vigorous Japanese clone with brick red flowers followed by berries. Green species form marginally winter hardy here in Zone 6--this variegated clone is less hardy. A far more successful and gorgeous citizen of your cool greenhouse (n...
$6.25
Rohdea japonica mure suzume
Stock Number: 65694
Fabulous "Dwarf Nippon Lily" forming dense clumps of tightly disticous leathery curved short leaves streaked and flecked creamy white and lime. By far the most tiny cultivar we have ever grown. Like the whole tribe, this demands perfect drainage (will not tolerate boggy conditions); a traditional subject for small bons...
$18.00
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Rosa Si [hyb]
Stock Number: 71152
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
$10.00
Ruellia makoyana
Stock Number: 50061
"Monkey Plant." Purplish mauve slightly pendant flowers bloom freely on scandent handsome leaved low shrub.Brazil. Soft dark velvet leaves with vibrant silver veins ensure the continuing popularity of this beautiful "Trailing Velvet Plant."
$6.00
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
Out of Stock
Sarracenia Scarlet Belle
Stock Number: 42902
Great colorful Scarlet and Green picture plant with elongated tubular leaves in impressive tight clusters to 15" with maturity; the highly ruffled hood over the pitcher is nearly parchment white with richly contrasting mosiac veins of red. A bog plant easily grown in a container.
$6.50
Saxifraga stolonifera Tricolor
Stock Number: 40915
"Magic Carpet" Wide gray and Ivory margins with pink tones & fine red edging on scalloped leaf edges; lovely in any terrarium and splendidly colored under lights--be sure your soil is sweet, be sure the temperatures are not too high. Can be a real challenge to grow in the heat of the South; but a lush grower in Van...
$12.50
Scindapsus exotica [species]
Stock Number: 30542
A more robust clone than our original slow growing clone. Leathery wide lance leaves of glossy grey green, nearly obscured with bright aluminum grey. Best grown on a moss pole with the lovely visual result of shingled silvery pewter toned foliage in a glowing column. Very sensitive to chill; thus, we can only ship duri...
$22.00
Scindapsus Siamense [species]
Stock Number: 30402
Ash green central tones feather out over the soft pewter colored thick leaves which can become totally silver blue in perfect conditions as they mature. Excellent vine with shingled foliage slightly smaller than its famous kin.  Extremely sensitive to chill.
$25.00
Selaginella martensii Frosty
Stock Number: 11656
"Frosted Club Moss" Arched, yet creeping, prostrate brittle, much-divided stems winged with scale-like glossy leaves with new growth and tipe growth frosted cream to white during the cooler cycle of the year; if kept constantly warm, will remain constantly green. Mexican mountain species for the larger terrarium. Not d...
$8.00
Selaginella plana
Stock Number: 11472
Strong erect stems hold bright branched fans of shimmery foliage. Very distinctive beautiful "Spikemoss Cypress" species achieving more dramatic height than most of the tropical "Clubmosses." Certainly not "creepy." Unmatched for giving an exceptionally elegant vertical effect in a wardian case or larger terrarium; but...
$7.00
Selaginella umbrosa
Stock Number: 11478
"Red Clubmoss" Dark reddish stems give bronze mahagony tone to the abbreviated deep green leaves; tossled waves of short foliage make this Mexican a collector's choice. Small statured plants somewhat slow to establish compared to some species. Avoid extreme heat and deep shade.
$8.00
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