Thick curving, sometimes nearly prostrate leaves, richly mottled black-green, with very dramatic blackish mahogany stripes streaming from base, as if some new concept of plaid were in the works--the whole framed with the bright white parchment edges. Choice form which sometimes offered as 'Coppertone" (!?!) or described as 'variegated' by growers; but we strongly and emphatically feel that it is more accurate to consider this to be more richly "patterned" form than the species form. This distinction is further imperative because we do maintain and occassionally offer an actual variegated selection of the species with wide cream stripes--a clone certainly not to be confused with the standard S. kirkii pulchra. Very beautiful; very easily grown if you avoid scalding sun and any chill.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×