Stock Number: 68121
Seed collected in the Transvaal by Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens Yet some writers still consider this correct for hort. guineensis (a Ceylon species!)--but this still seems to have remained quite distinct for us over the last twenty years with handsome thick, curved abbreviated strap leaves, strongly banded, and margine...
Stock Number: 68122
Short rigidly curved leaves horny-edged in very compact, tight rosettes. Manda's clone (we bought this in the mid 70s at Manda's Greenhouses in N.J.), habit of an extreme skinny aethiopica type but with a more out-arched habit: A dependable dwarf houseplant subject tolerating very unfavorable conditions. Colorati...
Stock Number: 60871
Short vertically challenged rosettes out arched in tight extremely abbreviated rotund rosettes. The slight gloss and deep tones these compact sculptures achieve in indirect light can be considerably amplified by growing this under lites where it looks like a miniature hahnii sidetracked by a sausage stuffer. These maho...
Stock Number: 68127
Bold erect rosette with curved flat cardboard-stiff leaves with gray-green mottling/barring and horned reddish wavy edges; juvenile plants from leaf cuts initially have flat-spreading leaves. Handsome easily grown Zanzibar native with white flowers tinted green and scented most oddly. Always popular with collectors who...
Stock Number: 68125
Known horticulturally as S. metallica; or as the "Star Sansevieria." Wide flattened rosette of thick wide stiftly undulant leaves richly mottled pale green on black-emerald; astonishing cone-shaped inflorescence of greenish-white scented blossoms (we say "scented"; we do not say "fragrant" as do some books and catalogu...
Stock Number: 68126
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 describe...
Stock Number: 68409
The dramatic foliage sports a pellucid glaucous surface "bloom." This is Chahinian's clone (which seems very very close to Grigsby's "Special Clone" or "Super Form") which will eventually produce prodigious large thick leaves far more erect than the other species forms with a ghostly surface tone and paperlike edge. Sl...
Stock Number: 68133
Longwood clone of "Botswana Hemp" for the serious collector. Rugged upright sword leaves with pale green to olive blushed cross-marks and horny-corky rim. Handsome, though not particularly colorful. Name reflects distinction from S. guineensis,rather similar to S. aubrytiana for this has flowers with distinctivel...
Stock Number: 68134
Impressive "Botswana Striped Hemp" with tall wide (but not thick) succulent leaves much taller than and more erect than variegated guinensis cultivars--which are also even more chill sensitive. Striped gray, golden lime, milky basil and faded ivory; corky rims can be ivory or appear in a dark green variation; indeed, w...
Stock Number: 68247
Beautifully pinkish-cream striations over the arched sword leaves (appearing only as two or three per node, suggesting a possible affinity to S. guineensis); one of the most beautiful of all variegated plants--the original was found in Puerto Rico by Plant Shop's Botanic Gardens. Has no chill tolerance whatsoever. We d...
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Stock Number: 68285
The fabulous "Mason Congo" paddle, originally from Grigsby. GC 133-78, with beautiful dappled paterns of subtle mottling on unusually wide leathery glaucous leaves. Gets very large. Slow growing initially, but eventually gathers momentum to indulge in its favorite hobby--that of casually breaking through any plastic co...
Stock Number: 68249
Delightful miniature upright clustering rosettes of dark green short semi-glossed leaves; very attractive modest variant which was originally found by Clyde Reed at an Okeechobee nursery. Perhaps a species traped in a juvenile form. Not cupped or wide spreading like the hahnii "Birdsnest" crew. Small statured enough fo...
Stock Number: 68139
"Kenya Hyacinth" Thick deep green banded leaves in small dense rosettes which send out long pendant runners (stolons) ending in tiny plantlets; thus, excellent choice for growing in baskets. Fragrant palest pink bottlebrush blooms. Also known as S. d'amabilise, in early Sansevieria books; definitely more erect in habit...
Stock Number: 68141
There are several forms of this plant. We are offering the form with a golden rim. Pictures #1 and #2 show this plant. It is very handsome. Periodically we have available a white striated form (Picture #3); but this latter plant grows very slowly and with not be available probably for a good while at this point. It wil...
Stock Number: 68142
Originally distributed among collectors as USDA 19516. Fat overstuffed sausage leaves with deep furrows form congested off-setting clumps; nearly distichous congested gyring semi-columns eventually topped with white blossoms faintly scented. A most attractive compact plant seeming more to mimic a Gasteria on pygmy ster...
Stock Number: 68144
Cylindric grooved dangerously rigid leaves form a stiff fountain outline--appearance of a S. cylindrica becoming a trunked miniature tree. Handsome weapon. We have observed many varied plants under this name; our Kew Gardens clone remains distinct from any others we maintain--little agreement among "experts" can be exp...
Stock Number: 68147
Silvery-gray thick horny wedge leaves, channeled on top with rounded swollen underside, tipped with sharp spine--looks like an Agave trying to morph into a punk sausage. Kenyan native with odd paniculate horizontally branched inflorescence of swollen tube flowers. A formidable, yet easily grown, presence in any collect...
Stock Number: 68372
(Pf 1951; Kew 600-73-19550) Wide open fans of olive green woody leaves with slim horned rims As this matures, the habit becomes distischus as the heavy, very tough succulent leaves reach impressive dimensions. A long term project. This hybrid originated in the Pfennig collection in Germany; it was also donated later to...
Stock Number: 68153
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Rigidly stiff, terete leaves, glossy deep green, form tight distichous fans; further distinguished by its unspined flattened leaf tips and keeled bases; and typical lack of banding. Very beautiful rare Eritrean native. And of such a deliberate growth rate as to remain always rare!
Stock Number: 68154
Short upright curved leaves flattening toward the tip end with a slim point, the surface a matte-green with faint banding. Good compact waxy leaved species with reddish rhizomes & violet-white flowers (the species name tells of its countries of origin). If grown in a moss or coconut fiber basket, it loves to send f...
Stock Number: 68579
Attractive hybrid: short (in full sun never more than a foot in length) outarched thick leaves, obtriangular in cross section, with dark bands and distinct rim form an open armed "rosette"--perfect in a moss basket as new stolons plunge through. We are not aware of the origin of this modestly attractive cross--but woul...
Stock Number: 68271
Originally from the late Ed Eby who collected this from an abandoned USDA planting on this Hawaiian crater. Bright avocado green very rigid leaves with irregular chevrons in rigid fans punctuating a thick stolon. This is a cylindrica form that has runners that zigzag directly over the pot and over the edges. Like a hef...
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.
Stock Number: 68157
"Tea Spoon Hemp" Manda's compact houseplant with unique spatulate short leaves of deep green ending in "spoon handle" bottoms; pale fragrant tubular flowers. Certainly one of the most attractive and appealing of the small statured "Hemps" even if its botanic identity remains in limbo. Certainly much too compact and dar...
Stock Number: 68159
"Serpent Plant" USDA & Koko forms: Erect tall furrowed dark green terete leaves--juvenile plants are multi-leaved like S. cylindric with out arched fat leaves, with age each "head" becomes a single giant tusk looming over capitate flowering stalk produced at a basal node.
Stock Number: 68162
This clone we have is from Manda's collection, representing the most easily grown form most common in USA--Deep green-black undulate wide leaves on slender petioles, with bright horned edges; the very short leaves overlap in irregular tostled rosettes. Tolerant of much neglect. Some customers enjoy starting this in a m...
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...
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Stock Number: 68434
White and ocher-cream stripes with occasional yellow and dark green furrows accent the very erect succulent leaves; the "White Snakeplant" typically has a narrow green edge. 1940s laurentii sport originating in St. Louis. Because this is a trifasciata cultivar, the leaves are far more erectly rigid, of thicker substanc...
Stock Number: 55999
Large beautiful "Bowl Hemp" European import with unusually wide leaves totally dark green and banded bright yellow. Handsome and very reliable houseplant of the first order. This is a stunning plant. Possibly not a trifasciata sport , but probably a hybrid. Newly introduced.
Stock Number: 61094
Erect very dark emerald leaves with dramatic gold edge; very similar to the more dramatic 'goldiana' clones--perhaps shorter.