Stock Number: 67470
Remarkable pinkish bronze "Pencil Cactus" stems with darker cocoa red surface lines. Very rich color if given excellent light and heat. Much redder in color and tone than the "Sticks on Fire" clone below. Color varies as to where it is grown. In Ohio, we cannot get the deep red shown in one of the pictures above.
Stock Number: 67264
"Pencil Cactus" or "Milk Bush" Narrow rounded much-forked stems rapidly grow to form a tree. Used in Tanzania to cure sexual impotence and as a mosquito repellent. (We will not refund for this if, after a year, your child support payments increase dramatically.) Very toxic sap--be sure never to get any sap near your ey...
Stock Number: 67758
Remarkable coppery toned new growth--dramatic "Fire Sticks" gives that special extra effect. This is the clone #73350 from Huntington Botanic Garden; all the warnings given on the species form above, apply equally to this beautiful variegated form.
Stock Number: 67106
"Red Milk Bush" Easily grown cultivar of this upright three sided trunked, side branching basic, but with the added attraction of beautiful red foliage when grown in bright light. The entire stem also turns purplish-red in high light. Easily grown as a house plant.
Stock Number: 66795
"Creamy Indian Milk Tree" This is not very common. We are rooting plants of this new item and hope to have it availble this Fall. Order for future delivery. We will announce when these are ready for shipment. The erect 3 or 4 angled succulent stems are streaked with cream, as are the deciduous leaves. We are quite plea...
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Stock Number: 67273
Flattened moulded branches of dull-gloss apple-green form remarkable designs. Central Madagascar native becoming a tree in time.
Stock Number: 67274
"Christmas Ribbons" Deep green striation on the bright ochre flattened stems; rare selection of this Madagascar native. We had not propagated this rariety from the Hummel collection for 15 years or so--it remains of special interest to the collector of rare unique variegation.
Stock Number: 99697
This collection can include some of the dwarf species in this group of plants to add to the diversity of this collection. This group is for the collector of oddities and visual diversities. If you want particular hybrids or species, be sure to order them individually with their stock numbers; because we gather this sel...
Stock Number: 60692
Caudiform with brown-barked vine studded with purple-backed, pointed leaves. Not Fockea natalensis, but a plant sometime allied with Tacazzia. Often called Fockea tugalensis or Pentodentia natalensis. You'll find this handsome caudiform vine ignores all of this, instead concentrating on being beautiful.
Stock Number: 60057
A favorite of caudiform collectors, this asclepiad from the Karroo forms a thick swollen turnip like caudex, slowly growing to impressive dimensions while topped with a succulent twiggy vine with wavy margined small rubbery oval leaves in pairs. Of Easy Culture
Stock Number: 60184
"Leafy Starfish" Semi-erect, then pendant leafy branches produce beautiful convex red starfish flowers spotted sulphur yellow. From india, prefers constant warmth and even moisture in an epiphytic mix. If ordered to be sent during a less warm period of the year, we typically send as an URCutting in dry moss so it will ...
Stock Number: 68387
Smooth-edged succulent with clear white stripe. Unlike the species "Mauritius Hemp" this variegated cultivar is essentially spineless: Nearly trunkless rosettes of succulent deep green leaves with a bold central white band.
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Stock Number: 68072
"Giant False Agave" Beautifully striated soft sword-like leaves in wide open habit; occasional marginal spines. A native of Brazil formerly included in Amaryllidaceae. Handsome. F. gigantea probably more correct as F. foetida--no matter which name mere humans wish to use, this splendid living sculpture will eventually ...
Stock Number: 99025
Strong growing selections from our considerable stock of these fat lilies to emphasize the range of habits & charming designs from translucent rosettes to bowties to rigid sculptural columns. 5 plants
Stock Number: 65099
"Blacktie Plant" Quite short wide leaves open flat to display raspy black-green surface; initially distichous, but will spiral with age. South Cape.
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Stock Number: 65152
This collection of the "Dwarf Bowtie Plant" seems far more vigorous than most: tiny deep John Deere green succulent leaves in opposite ranks--smooth surface sheen with decorative milky green splotches. Offsets with maturity forming tuffets
Stock Number: 65103
Much-spiraled twisted glossy spotted leaves in very petite upreaching cute clusters; excellent compact form with elongated leaves. This sometimes is listed as Gasteria bicolor. Nomenclature of this petite charmer remains uncertain--perhaps it is a species locked into a juvenile stage.
Stock Number: 65132
Dark dull gloss deep olive bowties of leaves, somewhat blunt-edged, with rasied pale bumps on the entire surface. Seldom offered.
Stock Number: 68491
"Black Bowtie Plant", very thick deep John Deere green tongue like leaves in opposite ranks. Unusual rippled surface with a semigloss finish.
Stock Number: 65666
Very congested hemispheres of multiple disticous heads of very short fat silvery gray leaves. Coral toned tubular blossoms presented on short erect stems are for more showy than any other species we have observed. Fat offsets are sent. Very very beautiful when grown to a full specimen comprising a hemisphere of obese p...
Stock Number: 65649
The wonderful fat leaved "Silver Tongue" with whorled ranks of succulent platinum colored short fat leaves with some occasional green random lines. Not the "Bowtie" disticous form also known by this name; this is the Gastrolea type.
Stock Number: 65670
A remarkable large statured "Warty Bow Tie Plant" with fat flattened olive hued leaves with lime striations, all strewn with oddly decorative rasied warts. Certainly as close as a plant would need to morph in order to imitate a toad's coloration and skin texture. Currently in short supply thanks to a recent blog salute...
Stock Number: 65114
Fat short leaves in tight "Bow Ties" are embossed with rich milk-chocolate and ivory stripes. Remarkably beautiful miniature.
Stock Number: 65117
Hybrid or selection we received thirty plus years ago from Ed Hummel; Upright, rigid fans of strikingly pebbled green striped coriaceus leaves with ridged surface of gray-silver. Very easily grown even though it looks so challenging with its unique designs resembling expensive jewelry.
Stock Number: 65174
Tightly congested columns of plump dark green leaves generously strewn with bright speckles. Soon forms an attractive clump.
Stock Number: 60363
"Ghost Plant" Fat angled amethyst-gray leaves, with a silvery bloom giving a "mother-of-pearl" effect, on swooping thick stems; modest white flowers. A traditional favorite potplant for the sunny windowsill, for that pearly foliaged patio accent plant and for that hanging basket showoff; certainly imperative in any suc...
Stock Number: 51047
Ciliate-margined evergreen leaves with downy leaf surfaces; "White Paint Brush" flowers presented on top of short thick stems, mid winter. Some sources relegate this to just H. albiflos, yet we find this to be easier to grow and to bloom, more attractively foliaged, and slightly more compact than the species form; This...
Stock Number: 65213
The "Albino Zebra Plant" The new pale cream foliages darken with age. This plant is often in limited supply.
Stock Number: 65212
The "Zebra Plant" is horticulturally known as H. fasciata (actually a separate slow H. coarctata type). White pearls of raised tubercles form bright cross-bands on dark stiff leaves in upright rosettes. The one grandma had.
Stock Number: 60013
Beautiful flat thick rosettes of fat leaves with pink flattened widowed tips