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Dombeya wallichii
Stock Number: 54561
Stout stalks with impressive foliage present the remarkably showy balls of crowded rich pink flowers emitting a rich honey fragrance. Needs light and room. Always good to observe that an old favorite is so totally back in style--especially with our many Florida and Texas collector customers. Nevertheless, most likely t...
$8.50
Dorstenia carnulosa
Stock Number: 41748
Marvelous caudiform species with bowling pin trunk studded with small thick leaves and cute "open-handed" hypanthodiums. Prefers warmth, thus ideal for growing under lights. Certainly the least demanding (culturally) of the caudiform group of Dorstenias.
$5.00
Dorstenia contrajerva
Stock Number: 40202
"Tortus Herb" Haired 8" silvery-patterned leaves deeply elaborately lobed arch out from succulent segmented stems; rayed receptacles (hypanthodiums) resemble crazed sea coral. Odd one with much slower growth rate and less fertile than the following easily grown form. Thus: for the jaded collector of the fig family.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Dorstenia contrajerva amplifolia
Stock Number: 40203
"Wart Flower" Wider, shallower hypanthodium lobing than the species form (see previous entry) with the typical leaf also less lobed; the thick tuberculed succulent stem is unsegmented. Easy culture. Probably the species known as "Drake's Foot" used as a cure for snakebite in Central & South America, thus also known...
$5.00
Dorstenia psilurus
Stock Number: 41582
"Cheshire Cat Plant" From surface succulent caudex of odd lumpy old-man-knees arise short slim stems studded with lvs ending in fleur-de-lis tridents; distinctive hypanthodium shaped like a smiling sliver tipped with cat's whiskers. Best to grow a year plus with the splitting pale "E.T.' Fingers" caudex burrowing happi...
$25.00
Dorstenia radiata
Stock Number: 40207
Similar to upright purple blushed succulent stalked mannii, but leaves darker & hypanthodium producing a great number of shorter rays; perfect in any child's collection as the necessary "Hand Plant" demanding only high light to succeed.
$4.50
Dorstenia turneraefolia
Stock Number: 40209
Shiny deep green elm-shaped leaves and ray-less round purple receptacles on glossy maroon tubercular stems; low light preferred to keep rich dark sheened foliage color. Perhaps same as Dorstenia bahiensis (Sucre), even though the sap is a remarkable orange! Excellent house plant.
$8.00
Out of Stock
Dracaena deremensis Shogun Gold
Stock Number: 41732
The "Golden Pineapple Top" is a sport of 'Janet Craig Compacta' with new leaves emerging golden ochre. Very rare--we faithfully maintain this treasure originally received from the Singapore Botanic Gardens for it seems to have vanished from the trade. Please be advised that the lime gold will not be very apparent if th...
$22.00
Dracaena fragrans margined victoriae
Stock Number: 58483
Wide leathery leaves heavily striped with cream and butter yellow thoughout; stout woody trunk. Similar but easier and faster to grow than the true D. Victoriae.
$22.00
Out of Stock
Dracaena reflexa gracilis
Stock Number: 40223
Formerly Pleomele reflexa. Short attractive waxy leathery dark strap leaves in tightly overlapped worls to cover slender upright strong stems. This attractive deep green houseplant will grow where all else fails; indeed, if you kill this you automatically enter the "Brown Thumb" hall of fame.
$3.25
Dracaena reflexa Song Of India
Stock Number: 40224
Ribbed trunks support thick swirls of short dark strap leaves margined in wide ivory bands. Formerly listed in reference books as Pleomele reflexa variegata or 'Song of India.' Few house plants this highly variegated flourish in normal dry indoor conditions as well as this one.
$8.00
Dracaena reflexa Song Of Jamaica
Stock Number: 40225
Swirled strap leaves with central yellow stripes; readily tolerates low light conditions. Waxy foliage withstands lack of humidity indoors where other plants fail.  We are often low in stock.
$18.00
Dracaena thalioides
Stock Number: 40232
Stiff fans of crepe mimic leaves; this Pleomele thalioides famous for surviving very low light conditions. The terminal spikes of highly scented flowers may be fragrant to some, but reminescent of airplane glue to others. Not the most stunning showpiece, but a handsome survivor with attractive leathery foliage.
$6.50
Duranta erecta Gold Mound
Stock Number: 57500
Low arching stems lined with lovely small solid golden leaves (pale lime in low light) forming the perfect golden gilded bonsai. Lovely as a windowsill plant expecially when producing its delicate wands of white flowers; a popular new outdoor shub in the warmer edge of the subtropics. Far more duminitive than the large...
$5.25
Duranta erecta [speciosa] aureo-media
Stock Number: 41880
Unusual "Lemon Drop" clone of "Skyflower" with each small leaf center splashed golden ochre. Freely produced white blossoms. Excellent twiggy small foliaged subject for small statured tropical bonsai as can be easily trained in lateral directions, yet beautiful also as a windowsill plant or in a patio container.  ...
$5.25
Duranta plumierii Golden Edge
Stock Number: 57476
Superbly flashy. Limber stems present showy buttery gold leaves, with central gray green flame, & terminate with purple elongated flower clusters, then gold berries. Excellent new Japanese selection of this Caribbean species which is much larger in stature than the Duranta erecta cultivars..
$8.00
Duranta plumierii [repens] variegata
Stock Number: 41585
"Ivory Margined Skyflower" Vining shrubs with woody out arching stems ranked with beautiful glossy toothed leaves with very wide creamy-white margins. The blue (fading to lilac) flower clusters are followed by yellow "Pigeon Berry" fruit. Carib native. Foliage flashier than the repens/erecta complex--although the nomen...
$12.00
Duranta repens [erecta?] variegata
Stock Number: 41254
"Variegated Skyflower" Serrated glossy small leaves splashed white--when grown in full sun the foliage may emerge ivory white, gradually fading with maturity. China blue flowers, if pollinated, are followed by bright "Pigeon Berry" fruit. The distinctive variegation (which is a speckling, not a solid margin) may disapp...
$6.50
Duranta Species Dwarf
Stock Number: 42142
Hansoti #26; possibly an extreme dwarf clone of D. repens (although Botanists now suggest that all are species erecta--bit of a contrast?), yet the sprays of delicate flowers are of rich lilac, not blue. Outstanding dependable pot plant from India currently gaining much popular favor with prunner armed bonsai fanciers;...
$5.00
Dyckia brevifolia Golden Glow
Stock Number: 52098
Hummel's selection of a yellow variegated succulent mounding Bromeliad eventually resembling a hemisphere of interlocked Agaves. Beautiful & rare, yet of easy culture demanding only very bright light and perfectly drained media.  Very slow growing; thus not always available immediately.
$20.00
Dyckia Burgundy Ice
Stock Number: 53396
This dramatic plant has the darkest and most cranberry colored overtones of any of the Dyckias we offer. Like the other Dyckias below, makes a great indoor or windowsill subject. This spectcular hedgehog with very downturned heavily armed waxy purple foliage is tolerant of very low humidity.
$15.00
Dyckia Carlsbad
Stock Number: 52099
Thick-leaved hybrid smaller than D. platyphylla parent; first forms an elegant very succulent rosette, then offsets to form an interlaced (spiny leaved monster) mound. Our price reflects our unwillingness to tackle the daunting creature! But remains an excellent impressive hemispherical Agave mimic in any succulent col...
$18.00
Dyckia Grape Jelly
Stock Number: 58535
Nicely formed hemispherical plants of a wild form of Dyckia that is purple in color probably closely aligned to the Burgandy Ice clone above. Nomenclature again in uncertain because of the fact that these were cloned from a superior growing plant in a private collection.
$9.00
Dyckia peruviana
Stock Number: 55249
Nicely formed hemispherical plants of a wild form of Dyckia that is compact and easily grown. Nomenclature is suspect.
$15.00
Dyckia Saber Tooth
Stock Number: 58534
Nicely formed hemispherical plants of a wild form of Dyckia that is silver in color, multiheading quickly.  The name reflects this tightly foliaged creature well - thrives in a sunny window sill with low humidity.
$9.50
Elaeagnus pungens maculata eleador 'Eleador'
Stock Number: 40234
Woody branching scaled stems covered with frosted slate green leaves splashed with bold yellow variegation.  This "Golden Silverthorn" is winter tolerant in the deep south; however, is a tropical for a cool (not freezing) location in the north, yet still forming the "Gumi Flower Red Berries"
$10.00
Elatostema sessile Weeping Lady
Stock Number: 41029
"Weeping Pilea" Slightly quilted toothed leaves of deep shiny green clusters on arched "weeping" fleshy succulent stems; this selection darker and more compact than species type--we are informed that many herbal cures include the sap of this plant. Adds height in a Wardian Case design.
$4.25
Eleocharis radicans Dwarf
Stock Number: 40237
"Nut Grass" Rich green 1" to 2" tufts of glossy spikes tipped with tiny decorative seedheads; much used as a carpeting base for bonsai and newly popular as a "lawn of grass" in fairy garden designs. Great tufted "Toe Tickler Grass" (tho actually in the spikerush clan) most popular for multiple uses, even for bright ter...
$5.00
Elettaria [amomum] cardamomum Dwarf
Stock Number: 53021
"Dwarf Cardamom Ginger" Small version of this spice--attractive, easily grown houseplant with wonderfully fragrant foliage quickly clumping in a windowsill pot. A tonic and expectorant, also ingested to aid digestion; belived by some to detoxify caffeine. We most emphatically do not stand by any of these claims!  ...
$4.25
Epidendrum radicans seidel
Stock Number: 41690
"Orange Reed Orchid" Clone from Seidel Orchids with very regular rounded inflorescence of bright orange blossoms. Easy.
$12.00
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