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.
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Stock Number: 67334
"Sausage Spurge" Fat tubercled stems, much branched, with fat sickle-shaped leaves and bract-cup cymes of greenish-white with lovely purple mottling; from Kenya. Quite successful as a "Medusa Head" on top of statuary.
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.
Stock Number: 40673
This remarkable "Madagascar Bonsai" develops thick woody (short) trunks with striking diamond shaped outswellings of bark supporting semi cascading short branchlets with a filigree of tiny black green pinnate leaves. Forms an impressive specimen without wiring and pruning; an all season performer. This pric...
Stock Number: 66283
"Cotton Candy Prinkly Pear" Flat pads of bright white spines on plants that branch and cluster with interesting shapes. The plants we sell are rooted plants with one to three pads. The pictures, of course, show the plant after several years. You do not want to touch the fuzz because the little spines will come off on y...
Stock Number: 66268
A wonderful rich bright green fasciation of "Eve's Pincushion " with the typical persistent fleshy needles erupting from a short tangle of white fuzzy spined cushions. Eventually forms a tall hemisphere of thick curved crests. Chilean native requiring full sun, reliable air movement, excellent drainage. We prefer to se...
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Stock Number: 56942
"Cotton Coral Cactus" Slim very furry slim columns densely cloaked with thin long white hairs--must have good air movement, full sunlite. Deep red flowers appear on this "Cotton Pole" with erect stalks.
Stock Number: 66267
"Cotton Coral Cactus" Slim very furry fans with dramatic fasciate tips densely cloaked with thin long white hairs--must have good air movement, full sunlite, and excellent drainage. Deep red flowers appear on any reverted "Cotton Pole" slim stalks. Usually most safely shipped as calloused unrooted cuttings, but best in...
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Stock Number: 66049
"Marbled Maverick Cactus" Remains the dramatic vertically bold tropical Cactus most easily grown into a stunning piece of living sculpture--even on a sunny windowsill, as it has no seasons and no objections to fertilizer or heat. Rich ivory marbled slightly flattened pad clusters become pinkish-violet in high light. Be...
Stock Number: 66050
"Joseph's Coat" Long flattened white chocolate pads with random designs of green. Must have full light to survive. An oddity originally received from Hummel--not to be confused with the dwarf, much branched "Maverick Cactus." Typically, we cut and root a pad for you only upon receiving your order; but can easily send a...
Stock Number: 60151
"Starfish Cactus" (But of course not a Cactus but a member of the Milkweed family.) Small stems bear large yellow starflowers marked umber and purple, accented by a central ring (called annulus). Formerly Stapelia variegata, requiring constant warmth, quickly rotting if chilled. These are sent as sections in dry perlit...
Stock Number: 65833
"Sea Onion" or "German Onion" Glossy strap leaves top the ever expanding, ever more impressive opalescent green bulbs (which sit on the surface of the soil) whose sides constantly erupt to give "birth" to new bulblets (produced in clusters under each onion skin of the bulb surface), thus known everywhere as the "Pregna...
Stock Number: 65616
Very showy glossy surface bulbs topped with sweeps of upright slim lf blades & wands of green flowers used for cutting in tropical gardens. Offsetting clumps soon produce handsome specimens with gradually forming hemispheres of the waxy endlessly offsetting bulbs. Must have full sun to keep the foliage erect.
Stock Number: 40701
Impressive stocky erect stems hold fleshy leaves and orange to yellow flowers. Grow as a succulent; prefers a Summer rest period in the warm south. Strong upright grower in your Winter greenhouse.
Stock Number: 66706
No two stems fasciate in the same pattern on this succulent species with yellow flower clusters. This photo shows a double crest as well as a species form reversion. This Oxalis will try to constantly revert.
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Stock Number: 60527
Thick caudiform trunk branches in threes with silvery spined tapering tips framed with paddle lvs and dark yellow fls. Central Madagascar.
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Stock Number: 60529
The famous silver type of the "Madagascar Palm" with glossy silver-gray spines and pinkish ribs on the silvery column topped with purplish strap leaves and white flowers.
Stock Number: 60530
Form of "Madagascar Palm" with leaves hairy beneath.
Stock Number: 60534
"Star of Lundi" Thick clubfoot caudiform bases--smooth bark of silver-gray--taper to branches covered with spur shoots covered with deciduous deep green leaves, each flanked with needle-like spines; white flared blossoms. South Africa. Ask about our specimen size plants.
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Stock Number: 67350
Mexican species with smooth erect stems with attractive fleshy velvety oval leaves and terminal reddish papery bracts hiding green centers; needs no cool dormant season to bloom. "Shoe Flower" (specific name) or "Slipper Flower." Very distinct from the other "Devil's Backbone" types.
Stock Number: 68473
The "Seashells Devil's Backbone" upright zigzagged stems are ranked with extremely concave (cupped) leaves like tiny turtle shells edged white ivory. Very erect stems are decoratively clasped by alternate ranks of these sea shell leaves, resulting in a fabulous living sculpture on your windowsill.
Stock Number: 67354
"Marbled Devil's Backbone" The zig-zag stems are richly marbled ivory-cream; the same vigorous growth rate and the same "Red Bird" bill-shaped red inflorescence of the species--remember that these flower buds form most reliably if the plant is kept cool (not freezing, please) and relatively dry throughout the fall.
Stock Number: 67355
Very choice miniature: the tiny leathery black-green leaves tightly line the congested shiny stems in two stiff rows; outstanding, handsome houseplant; Venezuelan form shown to great advantage in a small bonsai pot and most valuable to give a very compact upright accent in a dish garden design. We intend to have suffic...
Stock Number: 67356
"Boatleaved Devil's Backbone" Arched zig-zagging stems sport cupped, creamy ochre-edged reduced leaves (leaves thicker and much smaller than 'Variegata' clone); small-statured rarely available variety from Brazil--we have never observed any flowering. Self branches to form a very strong visual presence.
Stock Number: 58715
"Mottled Devil's Backbone" Wonderful introduction from Thailand, this clone not only has strongly striped zig zag stems, but heavily textured ivory leaves splashed and marbled with intense deep green. Easily grown if chill is avoided.
Stock Number: 67357
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
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Stock Number: 40745
"Succulent Geranium" Thick-trunked "bonsai" with rine toned-rimmed carroty leaves. The clusters of flowers have narrow white petals with a basal red spot. Grow in a shallow containter as the surface roots will not tolerate extended periods of moisture; give full sun. Inclined to go semi dormant mid summer -...
Stock Number: 53523
Very large waxy blush-silver leaves with dark "crab-legs" veins not quite reaching the margins. From Bruce McAlpin; during his tenure at the New York Botanic Gardens. Very showy "Watermelon Peperomia" clone unfortunately also very sensitive to chill, but remarkably tolerant of low humidity. Somehow we have lost track o...
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Stock Number: 53558
A fine addition to any collection. The "Prayer Peperomia" features thick fused windowed leaves sticking out from succulent stocky erect stems ending in long wand of tiny flowers. Lima-bean lime-colored leaves give a unique character to this Peruvian native. Succulent culture imperative: bright light, perfect drainage, ...
Stock Number: 53562
"Pincushion Peperomia" Short thick succulent stems topped with many narrow trough-shaped leaves very nearly fused; the easiest succulent species to grow. How this relates to iron (ferrea) we do not know, unless it was collected near a railroad track. Much more dependable than the similar dolabriformis.