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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
Sansevieria sp. Zebra Fountain
Stock Number: 68284
"Zebra Sansevieria" Unidentified species with long semi-terete, keeled thick leaves arched in rayed rosettes; deep green banding & sienna edges lined white. This antique clone, from Ruth Crane who received it from a Japanese friend, seems to be closely allied to roxburghiana and intermedia.
$25.00
Sansevieria sulcata [bacularis]
Stock Number: 68084
Narrow cylindrical "Narwhal Plant" leaves in groups of one to three shoot up ridgidly from the purplish basal sheaths to reach two foot heights. Dramatic if given full sun to encourage the rigid growth--can arch dangerously if the leaves emerge in lower light conditions. Unlike the very similar S. canaliculata, the lea...
$12.00
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Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii
Stock Number: 68173
The original "Birdsnest Plant" Cup-shaped tight rosette of broad spiral leaves dark green with paler crossbanding; freely suckers to form a clump. Found in New Orleans in 1939 and considered to be trifasciata trapped in a juvenile form. Common as dirt, but still totally reliable and cute as a button.
$5.25
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii Jade marginata
Stock Number: 60980
"Rimmed Birdsnest Plant" One of the most distinctive of the Hahni group as the foliage has no markings or chevrons, but rather, a most bold golden margin to contrast with the deep jade green of the main body. The contrast is stunning.
$22.00
Sedum Burrito
Stock Number: 60462
Smaller, rounder & whiter leaves than the traditionall "Burrotail" on strong stiff cascading stems; silvery meal-dusted leaves less likely to shatter than other similar species. The best form by far for a dramatic hanging basket plant; wonderful in succulent wreath designs.
$3.75
Strelitzia reginae
Stock Number: 40931
"Bird of Paradise" large leathery leaves fan out to perfectly set off the exotic orange & blue flowers emerging from the green boat-shaped spathes. Strong houseplant with good lite; blooms appear with maturity. This will outlive you. Does best in full sun, but not very demanding.
$9.75
Syngonium podophyllum Gold Butterfly
Stock Number: 30425
"Gold Butterfly Syngonium" Irregular yellow splashed arrowhead leaves--another antique cultivar which has disappeared from the trade (and nearly vanished from our collections as well!) but remains of great interest to compulsive collectors. A gold version of 'French Marble.' We must limit this to one per customer.
$20.00
Syngonium podophyllum Mouse Ears
Stock Number: 31470
"Mouse Ears Syngonium" Tiny bright arrow leaves darkly veined & edged. Very limited availability; please inquire--as it does not vine, a challenge to propagate.
$12.00
Tetrastigma voinierianum
Stock Number: 41085
"Chestnut Vine" or "Lizard Plant": Fianranatosa. Enormous fleshy digitate leaves emerge with a cinnamon toned tawny wool supported on fleshy reddish ropelike stems. Handsome Laotian grape vine for the brave of heart. This is large and quickly gets very much larger. An excellent way to start your collection of Laotian n...
$17.50
Tolmiea menziesii
Stock Number: 40938
"Piggy Back Plant" Fresh green, hairy, lobed leaves (sometimes with richly yellow-flecked surfaces) grow plantlets on the tops of the leaf base. Likes a cool spot with good humidity to form a richly textured carpet.
$4.25
Tradescantia [Rhoeo] spathacea [discolor]
Stock Number: 50570
The large statured traditional "Moses in a Boat" or "Oyster Plant" so called for the open oyster shell shaped bracts from which peep the white spiderflowers--boat shaped bracts tucked between the thickly packed outthrust fleshy green leaves, purpled beneath. See Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata Variegata (#50526) for the variga...
$8.25
Typha angustifolia [hort]
Stock Number: 80458
Very slim tall elegant strap leaves with long slim (and typically segmented) "Cattails;" edible root and shoots; pollen used in porridge (so you never need to miss breakfast if this is in your pond). The marvelously tubby fat little catkins are ever so perfect in dried arrangements.
$15.00
Typha latifolia variegata
Stock Number: 80455
"Variegated Cattail" Elegant erect leaves striped in ivory in this cultivar which flourishes only when slightly submerged in water in full sun; as brown-black spikes have naked segments occasionally, this may be Typha angustifolia. Sent freshly dug.
$22.50
Vriesea blehri
Stock Number: 52181
Closely clustered elegant small maroon-purple vases, often called "Lobster Claw Bromo" for its mid-winter inflorescence which mimics a Heliconia's attempt to attract every nearby hummingbird. as the short stalks are topped with opposite ranks of miniature pale orange claw-like flowers. Excellent in the greenhouse; attr...
$18.00
Xanthosoma atrovirens variegatum monstrosum
Stock Number: 30437
"Mouse Cup" "Pocket Plant" Incredibly grotesque bluegreen arrowhead leaves, splashed with white and heavily ridged (technically these are ectopic extensions), are fused at the tip into pockets sporting long surreal tails. Only dormant if temperatures are chill in your winter greenhouse. Likes wet feet during the growth...
$28.00
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Xanthosoma saggitifolia [inafaffa]
Stock Number: 56805
The truely enormous "Giant Elephant Ear" aroid with very decoratively prominate "ears". This giant bog "Yuatia" of the hot tropics is considered to remain evergreen if kept warm (but evidentally our greenhouses are not tropical enough as it is mostly dormant for us); but quite successfully kept dormant in winter along ...
$25.00
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
Zamia fischeri
Stock Number: 40978
"Fern Leaf Zamia" or "Fish Tail Zamia" Spindle trunks with thin, leathery shiny pinnate leaves giving air of elegance. Mexican native. Often in limited numbers.
$12.00
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Zingiber zerumbet mioga Dancing Crane [variegata]
Stock Number: 53110
Stiff stems cloaked with two ranks of Alpina-like leaves, each centered with a lemon flame whose stripes often reach the leaf margin. Classic Japanese pot subject with yellow basal flowers; always goes dormant late fall and remains so during the winter. If you find this dormant period to be boring, just remember that t...
$22.00
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