Stock Number: 41041
Popularity indicated by multitude of popular names; "Shiny Creeping Charley," "Giant Baby Tears" "Mini Peperomia", by any name an excellent terrarium groundcover easily grown, attractive base for any leggy houseplant.
Stock Number: 53150
Carpeting "Silver Sprinkles" or gray artillery fern--very prostrate much branching stemlets with multitudes of tiny (barely a pea's width) glaucous oval leaves. A fabulous tiny featured groundcover, perfect for terrariums or for dishgardens--proven in the latter as has proven remarkably tolerant of low humidity,.
Stock Number: 41046
Also Pilea grandis superba. "Copper Pilea" Striking richly quilted pinkish- copper shimmery leaves on erect large spreading Jamaican bush. Easy.
Stock Number: 41045
Bright ochre basil green glossy leaves, toothed & puckered. Reliable in a wide range of climates--fun to add this quilted texture to windowbox and patio urn combinations.
Stock Number: 41047
"Panamigra Friendship Plant" Deeply quilted and tucked oval leaves of coppery brown in tight,low clusters enjoying considerable levels of light; Easy houseplant always tempting you to pet it. Sometimes this name is incorrectly applied to P, bertertonia! Extremely intolerant of any chill.
Stock Number: 41049
"Waterfall Fern" Prostrate succulent stems with tiny watery leaves create a ferny, weeping effect when used in hanging baskets; perfect for terrarium carpet. Due to waxy surfaced tiny leaves, the most tolerant of any finely lacy appearing plant of lower levels of humidity and of higher levels of direct sun. Very popula...
Stock Number: 56553
Marvelous white toned new tear drop leaves foiled by darker foliage below; the "Snow Tipped Artillery Plant" produces "gunsmoke" pollen shots--cute beyond cute. Very slow growing and very sensitive to chill--we can ship this demanding cultivar only during warmer periods of the year.
Stock Number: 41048
"Artillery Plant" Small, densely branched succulent upright stems arch with tiny "Fern Mimic" teardrop leaves; tiny flowers release pollen in puffs like gunsmoke, thus the common name. Easy to grow critter endlessly popular with children of all ages. A basic groundcover plant in any terrarium design as a fern mimic.
Stock Number: 41050
"Creeping Charley" Pairs of quilted pebbled leaves overlap trailing prostate stems. Once commonly offered as a bright apple green hanging basket plant--but we would suggest an area with higher humidity. Great in the larger Wardian cases as a brightly toned richly textured carpet.
Stock Number: 53000
Unusual foliage resembling the "Coin-Leaf Peperomia" (P. polybotrya) on succulent stout stems eventually suckering from the base. Curious slow growing native of Yunnan, China where it grows upon limestone rocks. T
Stock Number: 41051
Beautiful bright, completely silver-pink leaves ruffled and serrated; marvelous striking mounds of thick foliage make this the crown jewel of the Pileas. Very intolerant of chill. Brightens up any terrarium design. Extremely sensitive to chill.
Stock Number: 41044
Clouds of tiny lance leaves form compact mounds topped by large heads (stools) of tiny pink bubble blossoms--actually one of the few species one would grow for the infloresence. Reliable and terminally cute "Gnome Stools" plant good for windowsill or terrarium. One of our best terrarium plant subjects.
Stock Number: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
Stock Number: 41054
Puckered oval black green metallic leaves quaintly quilted and rickly banded pewter; low growing stoloniferous species from Peru with tiny clusters of rosy toned tinsy flowers when happy in your terrarium. Extremely sensitive to any chill, thus only shipped during the warmer months.
Stock Number: 41053
Pointed, serrated chocolate leaves with dual pewter-silver bands; forms self-branching compact mound; a colorful easy addition to terrariums and dish gardens.
Stock Number: 53502
Extremely aromatic "Root Beer Plant" or "False Sasparilla" Marvelous greenhouse plant with rigidly erect thick bamboo like stems supporting dramatic marvelously soft fragrant leaves. (Nonetheless, some of our customers tell us that they have grown it beautifully in a two gallon pot in their plant room.) These leaves pl...
Stock Number: 53513
Famous clove flavored "Betel-leaf" stimulant (for wraped aound a betel nut--Areca catechu) from India also used treating diphtheria in Asia; this National Botanic Gardens clone has trailing habit of P. nigra, but with larger glossy heart shaped leaves on slightly folded petioles--very attractive vine easily grown on th...
Stock Number: 54578
"Japanese Pepper" Dark dull-glossed deltoid leaves on semi-scandant vines, each leaf variably variegated with golden yellow, dark cream and/or cloudy pale green flecks, wedges and spots to create a splendid subtle tapestry. Possibly Z9? Forms a fabulous low tapestry carpet as they stems root as the wander about. Thanks...
Stock Number: 53507
"Black Pepper Vine" Small leathery deep green heart leaves on strong vines--the source of commercial peppercorns. Quite easily grown low-light houseplant. Used in Asia also to treat food poisoning, to aid digestion. As with most of the Pipers, as the new leaves unfurl a scrufty surface wax (which protects the tender ne...
Stock Number: 23780
Shrubby vine with basil green glossy wide leaves accented by cute erect catkins. A charming low shrublet originally sent to us from China by Robert Newman. Excellent for a low light accent.
Stock Number: 30631
"Water Lettuce" Glorious open rosettes of spongy pearly-lime leaves with tiny caladium-like flowers nestled at their base. Great in a pool; or follow G. Elbert's suggestion and grow these "Floating Roses" with their pubescent pillow leaves in moist wet sphagnum for a perfect plant under lights--just anchor a rosette in...
Stock Number: 72792
A Chinese shrub with white margined foliage; with maturity this Z9 beauty produces small fragrant yellow flowers. Very petite in appearance, but quite sturdy--growing remarkably fast for a plant so heavily variegated. Gaining popularity with tropical bonsai enthusiasts.
Stock Number: 40819
"Tropical Mock Orange" Shrub with pseudo-whorls of glossy gray-green leaves margined white; orange-scented white flowers.
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Stock Number: 13040
While the most commonly found of all the "Staghorn Ferns" in cultivation, still one of the most beautiful off setting types--with the added attraction of thriving indoors.
Stock Number: 13041
Robust French selection of this impressive "Staghorn Fern" with erect fronds covered with fabulous white tomentum--that is, a white pelted specimen. Beautiful when grown in a pot, but truely astounding when mounted on a plaque so that bright light and perfect air movement can bring out the fantastic white pelt. We have...
Stock Number: 55572
Called "Cuban Oregano" or "indian Borage" for culinary uses in Mexico & West indies, although from SE Asia where its handsome foliage is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, headaches, burns, & scorpion sting; the leaves are used in tea, or to scent your laundry. Certainly the most attractive hanging basket plant ...
Stock Number: 42354
Arched stems weighed down under the weight of the succulent pelted paired leaves, each with a central pale lime flare on rich avacado green, margined with mint green crenulations; a "Spanish Thyme" with lavender-pink flowers along showy spikes. Used in Caribbean cooking.
Stock Number: 42086
"Margined Spanish Thyme" or "Indian Borage" Arching stems present showy pairs of fleshy crenate leaves boldly bordered in bright white. New aromatic shoots in tropical culinary use, as "Cuban Oregano"--Astounding as a hanging basket subject; splendid cascading from urns and windowboxes. Excellent for drama in the winte...
Stock Number: 54034
Strikingly beautiful native of Queensland, Australia, with upright, then cascading succulent stems cloaked with thick leaves heavily pelted silver-gray; used by Longwood Gardens in their famous Silver Garden. Perfect in baskets or pots; very popular in patio containers and tropical bedding currently.
Stock Number: 58423
A beautiful selection of the "Scaredy Cat Plant", with each succulent pungent leaf on the thick tumbling stems brightly margined ivory white. Will need bright light and perfect drainage to thrive.