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Cissus tuberosa filigree
Stock Number: 41359
From smooth swelling woody caudex arise annual stems with quite attractie snowflake incised (palmately dissected) leaves and meandering tendrils. One of the easiest caudiforms performing well as a houseplant.
$12.00
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Citrofortunella mitis
Stock Number: 66862
Excellent miniature "Calamondin Orange" popular as a decorative Christmas gift; without doubt, the easist citrus to set fruit in your hobby greenhouse--especially popular because the extremely colorful fruit is at its showiest during the Christmas season when you most need it. Many plant growers have good luck with thi...
$10.00
Citrus Limon Sungold
Stock Number: 41362
"Variegated Lemon" Beautifully gold-streaked foliage; leaves much smaller than variegated 'Ponderosa Lemon" and splashings are yellow-gold & green, not creamy white; fragrant flowers, if polinated, produce dramatically striped fruit. Popular for it produces fruit as a small container subject given good light and fertil...
$18.00
Clerodendrum fragrans pleniflorum
Stock Number: 41360
More correctly Clerodendron philippinum (since a native to India?)--the deservedly famous "Chinese Glory-Bower." Woody erect stems with dramatic pairs of heavy wide leaves terminate in lovely bouquets of double white hydrangea-like white blossoms fading to shell pink for a truely Victorian look. In North best grown as ...
$10.00
Clerodendrum indicum
Stock Number: 41244
"Turk's Turban" or "Tubeflower" Erect woody hollow stems are ringed with whorls of wide leaves and white tubular flowers (thus called "Cathedral Bells") on long (even up to two feet) terminal spikes followed by blue fruit. An odd one--often the hollow stems reach 12 feet before setting their teriminal flower spikes. Ev...
$12.00
Clerodendrum quadriloculare
Stock Number: 54450
"Black Stemmed Tubeflower" Large clusters of 8" long tubular bright pink blossoms in a starburst pattern tops a beautiful shrubby vine. Beautiful dusky foliage, blushed violet underleaf. Excellent conservatory subject.
$12.00
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Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Stock Number: 69021
The dark leaves paired on this attrative vine decorated with terminal clusters of inflorescence of odd "Bag Flower" white calyxes from which emerge brilliant red "Bleeding Heart" corollas. A traditional favorite from the very warm Cameroon, thus will lose foliage if kept cool during the winter; but can bloom throughout...
$6.00
Clerodendrum ugandense
Stock Number: 40133
"Blue Butterfly Flower" Upside-down blossoms of bright blue with indigo stamens (filaments purple, anthers blue!) suspended like chains of butterfies from the slim straight stems used as arrow shafts; beware the strongly scented (and we mean seriously scented) foliage. Perhaps more odd than beautiful. But still, every ...
$8.00
Clivia miniata grandiflora
Stock Number: 51017
"Belgian Hybrid Clivia" The usual commercial selection with large umbels of orange-red tubular blossoms, throated yellow, over very attractive deep evergreen leathery strap leaves. Unparalleled as a winter flowering houseplant, flowering in bright light; but hardly demanding direct sunlight or even good humidity to per...
$8.50
Clivia miniata variegata
Stock Number: 51020
While each seedling is of course different, we will send one with good stable patterns.
$110.00
Clivia miniata Yellow Seedlings
Stock Number: 66945
 These are three years old at least--the winter heads of pale yellow blossom clusters are breathtaking..although not many blossoms per head are produced as in the Belgian hybrids.
$50.00
Clusea guttifera
Stock Number: 40137
Excellent dwarf cousin of the "Autograph Tree": freely-branched candelabra stems studded with apple green 4" long triangular leaves with waxy gloss. Handsome as bonsai; recently discovered by designers of wardian cases; excellent houseplant tolerating low humidity.
$10.00
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Clusia lanceolata [hort]
Stock Number: 40136
Thick propellar-shaped leaves; forms stilt roots with maturity. Similar to C. fluminensis but with angular stems set with the succulent foliage; easy to grow if given strong light and bottom moisture, distinctive small statured relative of the more famous (and much larger statured) "Autograph Plant."
$22.00
Clusia rosea nana variegata
Stock Number: 58326
Compact "Autograph Plant" with thick cardboard leaves narrower than rosea with often whiter and more brilliant streaked centers or variegated sections. This is most likely another species, but growers have not ascertained that yet. Showy and easy to grow.
$22.00
Clusia rosea variegata
Stock Number: 40134
"Variegated Autograph Plant"  Pairs of thick laethery leaves brightly variegated.  Easy to grow.  Leaves are much wider and more cardboard textured than the 'nana' form offered above.  Quite splendid.
$35.00
Cochliostema jacobianum [odoratissimum]
Stock Number: 51918
Remarkable Ecuadorian spiderwort mimics a giant fleshy Bromeliad with long succulent sheathing leaves (like a short Crinum) blushed purplish violet beneath. With maturity, produces showy heads of dark blue violet flowers with a dramatic white claw and red tipped sepals. Demands warm conservatory conditions. We send lar...
$45.00
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Codiaeum superba [Pele's Fire]
Stock Number: 40141
Tiny twisted ribbon leaves sprikling gold, maroon, emerald. Thick foliage points upward to resemble a mini bonfire, thus the "Cumbustion Croton" a tongue-in-cheek name for this Moluccan native. Wonderful minature for bright light.
$5.75
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Codiaeum variegatum cornutum Thai Ballet
Stock Number: 40148
Emerald swooping, twisted spiraled petite leaves are richly purpled & gilted gold--alternate growths seem to produce elongated leaves, then disk-shaped leaves with "Lamb Tongues" dangling from naked midribs; most tiny leaves display the cute raised horn (cornus) mirib. While tiny enough for tropical bonsai and for ...
$8.00
Codiaeum variegatum Eleanor Roosevelt
Stock Number: 67531
Heirloom hybrid with dramatically long emerald green strap leaves with overlapping dot-dappling as thick as measles. Very rare "Croton" preserved from the thirties--as it matures, considerable space will be required. Liimited supply currently.
$8.50
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Codiaeum variegatum Magnificent
Stock Number: 73904
A large statured cultivar not always in production. Check on availablity before ordering.
$12.00
Coffea arabica
Stock Number: 40159
"Arabian Coffee" These are small seedlings of the Coffee Tree. You probably will not be able to grow beans to grind, but this is the plant that eventually will produce coffee.
$7.50
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Coleus Alligator
Stock Number: 56747
Congested Lohman critter not to be "seeya later"--rumpled wide liver toned chocolate leaves with guilded scaled violet and John Deere green brushings. Bizarre fasciation of stems may look like pulled licorice; like kelp or something evolving (devolving?) under the sea. For those who see Coleus collecting as an adventur...
$4.75
Coleus Amazon
Stock Number: 55628
Solid golden ochre leaves elaborately ruffled around quilted medallion centers-- looks like an absolutely mad basil plant bred on Mars. Upright sturdy habit; one of the very few ochre yellow color types holding up well in winter windows. Certainly more chill tolerant than most of the gold/ochre leaved hybrids.
$5.50
Coleus Apocalypse
Stock Number: 50564
Yet more drama from Frieling: A big dark tower of wide thick substanced deep chocolate velour leaves (closely packed like a stack of shingles) widely flared with violet veins and with dramatic ginseng green cut margin. So far blooms abort (this is a good thing for garden designers); seems to tolerate fall chill far bet...
$4.00
Coleus Atlas
Stock Number: 55624
Very large cupped leaves with flame patternd purple border. Pinks & violets with verdent green centers--but less contrast than the similar 'Dipt 'n Wine'; heavy substance makes this a natural for standards.
$4.00
Coleus Big Chief
Stock Number: 49463
Heap big showy. In the Spring, wide yellow leaves with lacy purple veined central medallion slashed through the center with deep maroon, the flounced petticoat margins richly crennate. Summer color is darker. Note the photos. Similar to 'Tiger Lily' but keeps winter foliage better and far less likely to bloom mid-summe...
$4.25
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Coleus Big Red
Stock Number: 55690
Erect plants cloaked in dusky red rose leaves, betraying no orange or purple (altho veins are violet) tones when in full sun, each scallop edged a solid John Deere green. This hybrid richly deserves its continued popularity--one of those reordered every season by the coleoholics
$4.00
Coleus Bipolar Bigolly
Stock Number: 23758
A more highly toned 'Schizophrenia' with dustings of ocher and red at the center of the leaf fading to pale violets, rose read, and wheat white at the tips--all with random deep maroon dustings. Needs full sun to achieve effect.
$5.25
Coleus Black Cherry Ribbon
Stock Number: 51772
Very current appeal with petite foliaged self branching selection perfect in many usese. Tight buns of diamond shaped wildly lobed mini leaves of blush pink shading to rose, banded chocolate and champagne. Ever so darling.
$5.75
Coleus Black Lace
Stock Number: 57505
Very frilled 'Cantigny Royale' sport forming petite tumbling mounds of frothy purple foliage developing a faint cabbage green edge in lower light; this excellent Charles Downer find seems to have developed an awkward alias of 'Duckfoot Midnight' in Florida trade. Renaming plagues the Coleus offerings nationwide. We are...
$4.00
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