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Ficus microphylla Tiny Limey
Stock Number: 58487
"Dwarf Tiger Bark Fig" Excellent bonsai with short, branching trunk and very dwarf leaves.  The petite waxy leaves, constant selfbranching and tolerance of lower humidity has made this beauty the most popular (most ordered) of all the minature figs for tropical bonsai;  perfect for terrarium culture and a mus...
Ficus natalensis
Stock Number: 40283
"Natal Fig" Small distinctively shaped thin leaves on much-branched plants excellent in containers; if chilled, will enter a dormancy cycle--do not be alarmed for the elongated somewhat rhomboid foliage will eventually emerge on new shoots. Please note that this species typically partially defoliates when shipped--but ...
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Ficus nitida Singapore monstrose
Stock Number: 42140
Originally distributed as Hansoti #24. Curious bonsai subject with thickened heavy, irregularly margined (outlined) foliage of small leaves and randomly angled stems give this odditiy an unsettling leathery appearance to some; a weird figal departure from normal figdom to others. Another of the treasures H. Hansoti bro...
Ficus pumila [repens]
Stock Number: 94028
"Creeping Fig" clasping stems covered by overlapping small dark oval leaves much valued as can be used in topiary, terrariums, wall covers, hanging baskets. Yes, this is the remarkable wall cover used so dramatically and beautifully at Longwood Gardens. The basic dependable plant for covering any moss filled wired topi...
Ficus pumila [repens] Curly
Stock Number: 42019
"Flame Leaf Creeping Fig" Quilted, irregularly lobed oakleaf with central chartreuse flame design; very open growth habit perfect for your terrarium. Known as 'Dorte' in Europe. Remove reversions immediately.
Ficus pumila [repens] minima
Stock Number: 40289
"Quilted Creeping Fig" lovely tiny puckered leaves; miniatured dimpled form of a miniature species--the clasping stems tend to be utterly plastered against whatever it is busily covering. The best choice for covering the base surface of any tropical bonsai as prefers to flatten itself to the contour of the surface and ...
Ficus pumila [repens] quercifolia
Stock Number: 40290
"Miniature Oakleaf Fig" Tiny deep green leaves are deeply lobed. Not only is the individual leaf considerably smaller than the species form but each dimpled leaf is deeply lobed as if a tiny oak shaped cookie cutter was at work overtime. More clumping than running in habit, this is the "to die for" choice for the sophi...
Ficus pumila [repens] Snowflake
Stock Number: 41881
Beautiful "Snowflake Fig" forms an overlapping mat made of irregularly lobed small glossy leaves with showy marginal bands of bright clear white. Show stopper known in Europe for reasons unclear to us as 'Arina' or 'White Sunny.'
Ficus pumila [repens] variegata
Stock Number: 40291
"Variegated Creeping Fig" White mottling best in cool conditions. This "sprinkled" form never reverts as do 'Snowflake' and 'Curly'; amazingly dramatic in its winter growth (in cool, not frosted spots) which emegers nearly white with lime green speckling and then gradually matures to a rich deep green tiny oval leaf sp...
Ficus quercifolia Montana
Stock Number: 40292
"Oakleaf Fig" Long prostrate branches display 3" to 6" long leaves lobed like an oak; accompanied by "acorn mimic" fig fruits; prefers low light. Excellent as an elegant arching groundcover; dramatic as an unusual, unexpected hanging basket candidate (if the basket never receives full sun which will burn this species);...
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Ficus religiosa
Stock Number: 40293
Not available until further notice. Our new crop is not ready at this time. "Bo Tree" or "Sacred Fig" Heart-shaped, very long-tailed leaves can be deciduous during winter; sacred to Hindus and Buddhists as "Peepul" or "Bohdi" enlightenment tree; thickened basal (caudiform) trunks form on these seedlings. Please be awar...
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Ficus retusa-nitida variegata
Stock Number: 40295
Laurel Fig. Available occasionally. This is more upright growing than the Ficus benjamina cultivars. Sometimes the leaves are quite variegated. This makes a good bonsai subject. Variegation on new growth emerges strong.  Yellow cream midrib on each new lf darkens with age, giving a lovely two-tone effect to this v...
Ficus salicaria (salicifolia)
Stock Number: 40301
"Willow Leaf Fig" Masses of narrow leaves (thus also called F. neriifolia as well as F. salicifolia) on upright dwarf multi-trunked trees; perfect bonsai. Roots are said to be chewed as a sterility cure in Zimbabwe! We make no guarantee on curative powers, but believe it an excellent container subject. Newly published ...
Ficus socotrana [hort]
Stock Number: 41746
"Socotran Fig" Narrow fastigate habit: slim stem punctuated with oddly angled propellar leaves of delicate substance. Interesting container subject if regulary shaped; several customers have used this as a standard quite successfully. Not the clone at featured in the gardens at Quail; this comes from the former USDA co...
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Ficus Species Sandpaper Leaf
Stock Number: 58321
Arching rose blushed willowy stems cloaked with smallish papery leaves extremely rough textured; easily produces petite figlets. From the collection of Ira Condot.  Very handsome and increasingly popular.
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Ficus tinctoria parasitica
Stock Number: 41390
Leathery, blunted trapizoidal to oblong diamond leaves; attractive habit with arched stems bearing many "mistletoe" fruits most likely to form only if the tree is given high levels of humidity. Not an actual parasite, but definitely loves to be an epiphyte. Performs well in a small container; performs too well with fre...
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Ficus triangularis variegata
Stock Number: 40304
Fabulous cream-white patched leaves on the "Vanilla Triangle Fig"--we recommend greenhouse humidity for success. Perhaps F. natalensis eprienrii variegata, for those at the absolute cusp of Ficus nomenclature.  Not usually successful as a houseplant. Home
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Ficus vaccinioides
Stock Number: 40300
Very low growing stifly arching stems are cloaked with attractive dark glossy leaves.  The leaves are smaller and more leathery than Ficus pumila. Very popular for bonsai ground cover and for Fariy Garden carpets.
Fittonia verschaffeltii argyroneura Autumn Flame (Forest Flame)
Stock Number: 58486
Popular recent introduction. This selection of "Pink Snakeskin Plant" features the bright pinkish to red fishnet pattern on a very miniature plant and miniature leaves. Great for the terrarium enthusiast.
Fittonia verschaffeltii argyroneura Stripes Forever
Stock Number: 50019
"Nerve Plant" cultivar with the bright white network of veins elongated as are the stretched elongated tiny leaves--must have high humidity to thrive. Unusual somewhat stretched fishnet patterns on the prostrate foliage make this a favorite for terrarium designers.
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Fittonia verschaffeltii Dark Star
Stock Number: 68485
Well, "Of All the Nerve Plants" with stunning new leaves emerging dark pink narrowed thick edged leaves in emerald green, the foliage gradually maturing to green with mosaic veins.
Fittonia verschaffeltii fortissimo
Stock Number: 58329
If you wanted something bigger and more robust that could be grown anywhere, this is your choice. Not as colorfully bright as the other cultivars, but still a fine addition. Can be used to advantage in the Wardian Case..
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Fittonia verschaffeltii Frankie
Stock Number: 53195
Well, "Of All the Nerve Plants" with stunning new leaves emerging pale baby bottom pink crimp edged in emerald green, the foliage gradually maturing to green with mosaic veins--must have humidity to survive. Will blink up any terrarium.
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Fittonia verschaffeltii pearcei Juanita
Stock Number: 31468
This selection of "Pink Snakeskin Plant" features the bright pinkish tan fishnet veins in a monstrose stretched mosaic; adds a brilliance to any terrarium.
Fittonia verschaffeltii Red Star
Stock Number: 50018
"Crested Red Nerve Plant" Deep red toned broad oval leaves with a mosaic of pink-tan veins. Heavy substanced low foliage fabuously crested with frilled margins; may be sent as mossed cuttings. Remarkable addition to any terrarium.
Fittonia verschaffeltii variegata
Stock Number: 58365
A cultivar of the larger leaved form of "White Nerve Plants" Works well in a Wardian case or under grow lights. See thumbnails.
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Fosterella penduliflora
Stock Number: 52107
Also Cottondorfia penduliflora in some reference books. Clumped soft whorls of gray-peppered leaves and arched "Lily-of-the-Valley" flower spikes. Easy.
Fosterella villosula
Stock Number: 52108
Bolivian with succulent purplish leaves in flattened starburst rosettes from which rise the wands of flowers; a colorful small Bromeliad tolerating lower light while maintaining its sophisticated coloration. Interesting successful windowsill potplant easily transferred to a starring role in any Wardian case.
Fragaria vesca albo-variegata
Stock Number: 80174
Cultivar of woodlands "Sow-teat Strawberry" with deep green leaves margined white; white fowers followed by small pale fruit. Emerald foliage develops crimson blush during winter. Great plant for the variegation fanatic.  While winter hardy, will perform in the winter greenhouse.
Fuchsia a triphylla Trandshen Bonnstadt [hyb]
Stock Number: 59226
Unusual erect woody stems cloaked with rich leaves feathered purple along their veins tipped with clusters of thickened pendant soft salmon flowers with rich pink flush. Distinctive habit combined with a willingness to bloom throughout the summer if shielded from extremes of heat and sun.
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