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Justicia brandegeana jambalaya
Stock Number: 50091
"Compact Shrimp Plant" A cultivar selected for its compact much-branched habit with attractive bronzy red drooping chain of bracts persisting much longer than the species form. Will bloom most seasons if given full sun and adequate fertilizer.
$4.00
Justicia brandegeana variegata
Stock Number: 50040
"Snow Shrimp" Fabulous snowy white variegation on foliage fading to pure white margins; white bracts turn copper in bright light. Rare and striking sport. Not a totally successful houseplant unless you can provide the essential levels of humidity necessary to prevent spider mite. But with good light and a pebble tray t...
$4.25
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi variegata
Stock Number: 60391
"Rosy Dawn" version of the "Aurora Borealis" plant.  The central section of the crenate leaves are arrestingly streaked and mottled with rich yellow-cream and aqua tones. Unusual clone, yet still produces showy khaki-pink heads of dangling blossoms on short terminal spikes late winter. Unusual variegation for the ...
$6.25
Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri
Stock Number: 60392
Handsome large wide coppery "Donkey Ears" leaves inlaid with purple heiroglyphics and liberally dusted with silver on very short central trunks--striking basket subject with masses of midwinter blossoms of delicate pink emerging from the bell like calyx cups. Unique species needing saturated (but never burning) light t...
$4.25
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora [luciae]
Stock Number: 60419
"Paddle Plant" or "Flap Jack" or "Oyster Plant." These common names reflect the considerable popularity of this South African species with flat oval diagonally-placed leaves with an arresting silvery effect from white mealy surfaces, & with a distinct red rim appearing when grown in high light. A paniculate inflore...
$5.25
Ledebouria socialis Gila Monster
Stock Number: 65829
A lovely olive ovals scattered on ash blue to glaucus green leaves held in bunches over the swollen bulbs which ofset to form a perfect hemisphere. Originally shared with us by Ruth Crane, this beauty is probably a separate species not accurately identified.
$4.00
Ligularia tussilaginea aureo-maculata
Stock Number: 40436
"Leopard Plant" Gorgeous glossy rounded leaves with big yellow spots, brightest lemon gold spots produced when grown in cool conditions; pale yellow daisy fls. Often listed as Farfugium japonicum from the Victorain era when the colder (no central heating) houses allowed this evergreen giant daisy to easily grow as a fa...
$10.00
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Macfadyena ugnis-cati [bignonia tweediana]
Stock Number: 71663
From Argentina, this vigorous Zone 8 "Cat's Claw Vine" clambers with neat claw tendrils under small attractive leathery leaves; showy clusters of tubular cupped bright crome yellow blossoms are 4" across. Excellent for the cool greenhouse in the north; fab outdoor vine in the deep south where it forms a considerable tu...
$10.00
Maranta leuconeura kershoveana variegated
Stock Number: 41434
Variegated "Rabbit Tracks" with white splashed leaves. When foliage burns this warns you that the humidity levels are too low or that the salts buildup in the soil is too high. Any order with multiples of this will needs be treated on a propagate-to-order basis.
$7.75
Monadenium ellenbeckii
Stock Number: 67332
"Octopus Arms" Sleak bright green stems with art-deco relief on round surfaces, tipped with green cymes which can become pink-toned in full sun.
$7.00
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Neoalsomitra podagrica
Stock Number: 40661
"Sea Urchin Plant" From huge "Swollen Pickle" ground-level stems, thinner succulent stems arise, bearing rough waxy, fingered leaves; unique yet of easy culture. The basal thick "pickles" form the first season, then send up vines the next. Too much fun not to grow. Every collector needs a cucumber in their windowsill. ...
$15.00
Neomarica caerulea Blue Hawaii [hyb?]
Stock Number: 54394
Remarkable "Giant Toad Cup Lily" with tall strong, nearly glaucous, fans of erect iris leaves; showy wide clear pale blue "Iris" blossoms with elaborate multihued designs. Must have full sun to perform well. This species does not reliably produce plantlets on the old flowering tips as does the following much more easil...
$12.00
Nephrolepis biserrata furcans
Stock Number: 14002
"Fishtail Fern" Large; frond tips fork into sections; this is a very large statured robust fern demanding a considerable space when mature--as tolerates full sun, now also a popular deck subject--but will take some time to achieve its full potential. Jones classifies this ornate cultivar as Nephrolepis falcata forma fu...
$6.75
Nerium oleander Cardinal
Stock Number: 40669
Leathery leaved "Oleander" with unrepentantly rich red flower clusters. These toxic sapped shrubs need full sun in order to bloom; so best considered a deck container subject or greenhouse citizen in northern climes. Traditionally an outdoor shrub in such areas as the Rio Grande valley.
$8.00
Nicandra physalodes Splash Of Cream
Stock Number: 66803
Sold only to ancient children: yes, a blue flowered "Variegated Shoo Fly Plant"--we've not even seen a whitefly on the richly splashed foliage. As this "Apple of Peru" ships very poorly, we will send only packets of seed.
$6.00
Ochna serrulata [atropurpurea?]
Stock Number: 40672
"Mickey-Mouse Plant" Serrulated leathery leaves on woody stems with odd flowers followed by remarkable bright red sepals framing large "Bird's Eye" blackberry-like fruit. Marvelous African species appealing to the child in all of us--works best as a greenhouse subject. Flowers must be pollinated in order to form the fa...
$10.00
Pelargonium peltatum Crocodile
Stock Number: 40762
Beautiful golden netted "Ivory Geranium" leaves; pink flower heads. One of the traditional "Ivy Leaved" heirloom cascading types quite dramatic cascading from a windowbox, a summer urn, or a hanging basket.
$4.25
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
Platycerium bifurcatum Netherlands
Stock Number: 13040
While the most commonly found of all the "Staghorn Ferns" in cultivation, still one of the most beautiful off setting types--with the added attraction of thriving indoors.
$15.00
Platycerium superbum (syn: grande)
Stock Number: 13015
This is the standard form of the "Giant Elkhorn." This was known for years as Platycerium grande, now known to be the form only from the Philippines. This is the Australian giant staghorn. Refer to image.
$25.00
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Platycerium veitschii lemoinei
Stock Number: 13041
Robust French selection of this impressive "Staghorn Fern" with erect fronds covered with fabulous white tomentum--that is, a white pelted specimen. Beautiful when grown in a pot, but truely astounding when mounted on a plaque so that bright light and perfect air movement can bring out the fantastic white pelt. We have...
$17.50
Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$4.25
Polypodium (phlebodium) aureum Blue Star
Stock Number: 10900
"Blue Star Bears' Paw" Broad loose and just modestly lobed erect fronds from white toned rhizomes. This is not the wild form seen in trees in the south and it is not the ruffled "Mandianum" type! This "Blue Star" is a selected form of the species with strongly upright frond growth habit and good glacous blue color when...
$7.50
Polypodium (phlebodium) aureum mandianum
Stock Number: 11424
Manda's "Crisped Blue Fern" still offered as Polypodium 'Mandianum' in the trade. Over stout basal "Hare's Foot" rhizomes clothed with silery blond hair arise graceful glaucous blue fronds with wavy deep lobes. May take considerable time to establish, but worth the effort.  We will take a division of this upon rec...
$25.00
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Polypodium (phlebodium) formosanum
Stock Number: 11114
The "Naked Rabbit Foot Fern," so called as the small bright chalk white rhizomes are not furred but seem to flow over the surface, dividing like "E.T.'s Fingers" under a very low canopy of beautiful delicately lobed bluish fronds. Easy once established--a tremendous performer on a mossed topiary globe..
$6.25
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Portulacaria afra
Stock Number: 60551
"Elephant Bush" A natural for pseudo-bonsai with knobbed tan-reddish stems and sparry branches clasped by small jade leaves--forms a dense bush with time. South African native much valued in Japanese bonsai where it is known as "Zo-Yabu." This miniature scaled succulent has rapidly established itself as a basic in many...
$4.75
Portulacaria afra Gold
Stock Number: 60782
"Golden Elephant Bush" New leaves emerge completely golden ochre, fade to bright lime. Certainly a vigorous, easily grown visual treat in any hobby greenhouse display of succulents.
$6.00
Portulacaria afra macrophylla
Stock Number: 60553
Much larger variety of "Elephant Bush" with gray-green angular leaves and sparcer more symmetrical branching. Rare, yet of easy culture. Thrives as a succulent bonsai in a shallow container.
$5.75
Protasparagus densiflorus meyerii
Stock Number: 40040
The "Foxtail Fern" slowly produces a handsome set of stiftly erect plumes of tight bright green cladophylls. Excellent pot plant. Just gets more magnificant each year.
$6.00
Pseuderanthemum sinuatum [hemigraphis repanda]
Stock Number: 50057
"Narrow Leaf Flame Ivy" Metallic purplish papery narrow leaves in attractive trailing clumps; odd papery tan flowers. "Dragon Flame Creeper" newly popular as a lovely cascading filler for intimate windowboxes, small patio container combinations, moss topiary, and even as a semi-aquatic for tubs. Extremely sought after ...
$4.75
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